Enjoy the Rain and the Picnic at the Same Time
Rainy days can be some of the most relaxing, therapeutic days of summer. The calming sound of rain dropping overhead, fresh smell of nature, and wet vibrant colors everywhere. Instead of experiencing the joy of rain from behind screen windows, it’s now cozier than ever to sit outside, enjoy a picnic, in the mist of storm, and not feel a single drop.
Outdoor furnishings today provide water resilience in many ways – from pergolas that keep sitting areas dry, to water-wicking upholstery and throw pillows that prevent soggy cushions needing days of direct sunlight to recover.
Keeping outdoor furniture dry and usable in the monsoons or during light Indian summer sprinkles is easy and affordable. Here’s some simple options:
• You can invest in new water proof couch, chair and bench cushions, and pergola covers that you never have to think about again. Finished items can be purchased at outdoor living and garden stores, or you can purchase waterproof fabrics in a variety of styles from design companies like Gardener's Supply Company or make your own.
• Even more affordable, you can purchase spray-on fabric protector and protect what you have now. You might risk coloration or water damage issues from missed spots but if you are willing to take a chance on your current cushions and accessories, it is a good place to start.
• If you have indoor-style furniture outside that could suffer water damage, purchase pergola coverings to protect your sitting areas and keep you dry during any storm.
Whatever options you choose for your outdoor furnishings, make it a point to get outside and enjoy the rain! Soak in a vibrant sensory experience full of tranquilizing smells, sounds, moisture, all of which add up to a positive mental health moment!