Have you ever wanted to be a furniture designer? With Hayneedle’s great selection of outdoor gliders, you can practically choose the look you want as if you were designing it yourself. Part chair and part rocker, a glider combines the best of both pieces for functional outdoor seating you and your guests will love.
Outdoor gliders come in great styles that will fit any patio space. Choose a chair, a two-seat glider, a glider loveseat or a glider bench. Most patio gliders have matching pieces available so you can create the perfect set for your space. You can also select matching side tables or a coffee table and create a great conversation set.
As with most outdoor furniture, gliders come in several materials including wood, metal, wicker and recycled plastic. Resin wicker and recycled plastic material are resistant to fading, cracking, splitting, and rotting. These materials will last season after season with minimal upkeep required. Wood, fabric, metal, and painted materials will last just as long if treated to withstand the elements and receive proper care. Outdoor gliders designed with these materials that are properly maintained will refrain best from fading, cracking, and rotting. It always helps if they have some type of coverage from direct sunlight and rain such as being stationed under an awning or porch. These types of outdoor gliders are normally more affordable and easier to move back and forth from the porch to the garage for off-season storage.
You can find gliders in traditional styles, retro looks, rustic and farmhouse styles or cool modern designs. Different styles can often complement one another, and your outdoor patio, porch, or deck decor can help blur the lines between indoor and outdoor seating by selecting the right chair or bench glider that best balances your existing outdoor seating scheme. From Adirondack-style glider benches and chairs to the classic outdoor gliders ranging in styles from vintage to contemporary, you're sure to find the one that best suits your style. When choosing the material and the style for your porch gliders, consider the weather of your area and if you’ll be adding cushions. Metal gliders offer many appealing styles and can be made even more functional with glider cushions and throw pillows. Plastic and fabric gliders offer all-weather seating that is easy to clean and maintain in any climate.
Color is another factor to consider in your purchase of porch gliders. If you choose a wooden glider, you can select a natural wood, painted or stained finish. Resin wicker, metal and plastic gliders offer classic white options as well as many fun colors. Metal gliders also offer great color choices including many retro looks in turquoise, red and blue finishes. Have fun creating the perfect outdoor seating area for your home!
Deciding what style and size outdoor glider you intend to get can coincide with one another. The best thing to do is consider the space you intend to place your outdoor glider and measure the width and depth of the location. Consider gliding movements of up to 6- to 10-inch strides in case you want to place it against a wall. With seat size options ranging from 2 feet (chair glider) to six feet (bench glider) in length, you really have a ton of options for your outdoor decor makeover.