Mix and Match Materials on Outdoor Furniture Geelong - Dress Your Space

Mix and Match Materials on Outdoor Furniture Geelong

by Christine Bernardo January 17, 2023

Pillows on hammock on terrace with round rug and rattan sofa in the garden. Real photo

Mixing and matching outdoor furniture is a fantastic way to achieve a unique outdoor space that reflects your personal style preferences and needs as well as making the best use of your outdoor area. At Dress Your Space, we supply a variety of outdoor furniture homeowners can use to decorate their spaces with confidence. Below are some of our expert tips on getting started.

Select Different Finishes

When selecting outdoor furniture, start with two or three different materials or finishes for the space. There is a variety of different weather-resistant materials to consider, including:

  • Timber (teak or mango wood)
  • Metal (aluminium or steel)
  • Synthetic resins
  • Concrete
  • Glass
  • Ceramic
  • Woven (wicker, rattan, bamboo, cane)
  • Upholstery (fabric cushions and shade cloths)

You could, for example, mix a woven outdoor sofa and hanging egg chair, a teak dining table and polypropylene resin chairs or stools in adjacent spaces. This mixture of materials will help to break the space up, avoid matching too much whilst still exhibiting a cohesive look.


Once you have your key pieces of furniture in place, accessorise according to your tastes with cushions, throws and other elements such as pots and plants. Depending on your preferences, you may want to minimise colour and opt for calm neutral tones or go bright and bold.

Add More Variety

If you really want to spice things up, you can mix and match items from different dining and lounge sets. For example, pairing one of our woven outdoor loungers with a black polypropylene Nardi table.

Choose Durable, High Quality Pieces

Whatever your approach, ensure you invest in high quality outdoor furniture to ensure your space stays looking its best and doesn’t suffer from weather-related issues. Ensure the materials you use are suited to your local climate. For example, if you live along the coast, opt for outdoor furniture with Sunbrella fabrics to ensure resistance to salt, UV damage and mildew.

Explore Our Range of Outdoor Loungers

To purchase a hanging egg chair, outdoor sofa or another outdoor furniture set to revitalise your outdoor spaces, visit Dress Your Space at our large showroom on Torquay Road, Grovedale or buy online with our fast and affordable shipping service. For more information or help, call us today on 03 5244 1720 or contact us online.

Christine Bernardo
Christine Bernardo


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