There is nothing quite as satisfying as the reward of a beautiful fall after the heat of a desert summer season. It’s coming.

We have a lot to look forward to as we prepare for as we prepare for cooler mornings, cocktails on the patio and dinner right off the grill. It’s a good time to prepare your personal outdoor spaces for fall weather. Think about what needs to be done to get your patio ready for the outdoor seasons.

Here are a few questions to consider as you plan your patio layout:

  • What is the purpose of your space? Relaxation, entertainment, etc.
  • How many people do you want to accommodate?
  • What is the purpose for your furniture? (dining, lounging, both, etc.)
  • What style do you want?
  • Choose a theme or color palette
  • What accessories will you need? Pots, annuals, herbs, umbrellas?
  • Plan for lighting to make the most of your time outdoors. Path or something closer to your table?

Metal Outdoor Patio Sets

If it is time to buy or replace your outdoor patio sets and lounge furniture, there are a few options to research. Consider the differences between aluminum and steel patio sets and select the best one for your environment, style and comfort. Wood works too, but often requires more upkeep and maintenance in this dry climate. (No one likes a splinter in her seat.)


Steel became a popular furniture material during the 19th century at the peak of the Industrial Revolution. Steel is often formed into traditional, cast-iron designs. Steel is flexible, durable, able to handle high traffic and withstand repeated use. It is heavier than aluminum and can handle higher winds. The Fermob Bistro Collection table and chairs bring the elegance of a French courtyard into your space. The tables can also be mixed with chairs from other collections.


Aluminum is a lightweight metal and weighs about 1/4 as much as steel. It is durable, cheaper to transport and easy to move around or to stack for space-saving in smaller outdoor spaces. Aluminum resists rust and moisture damage better than steel. The Luxembourg Collection offers a variety of beautiful aluminum pieces to put together your ideal outdoor space.There are many possibilities to combine tables and chairs to suit a space and style.

Aluminum and Cushioning

If you require deep seating, outdoor furniture made with aluminum and outdoor cushioning provides comfort for outdoor lounge and sitting areas. A current design trend that we’ve known for decades is Arizona is bringing the indoors outside which includes the family room. Now you can expand your living space into the outdoors with an upholstered sofa, armchair and coffee table like the Bellevie Collection. There are also cushion options for Bistro.

Weather Resistant

All of Fermob’s products are weather-resistant and designed to last. Every piece is made from powder coated aluminum. The technical fabrics and weaves are weather and UV resistant. They are not waterproof but they are water-resistant and will dry quickly in our dry climate.  The Alize and Sixties Collections are dynamic examples of comfort and durability. One is sleek and modern, the other is classic mid-century.

Powder Coated Finish

Fermob’s colorful outdoor furniture is treated with this dry finishing process. It involves spraying electrostatically charged coating onto furniture and then heat curing the pieces. Powdered coating adheres to metal better than liquid paint. The finish is strong, long-lasting and scratch resistant. Fading is not an issue.

Outdoor Fun

Remember to include soft lighting in your space. Outdoor candles are great but it’s nice to have something that won’t blow out in the wind or melt in the sun. The Balad Lamp light is a subtle, effective way to have a space with gentle ambiance. The lights can sit tabletop or hang from a custom stand. They are fully rechargeable and come in an assortment of color trims.

It’s no secret that spending more time outdoors can lift your spirits and bring joy as we celebrate the finer things in life, like quality time with family and friends.

Selecting the right for your environment and lifestyle will ensure that you have years of comfort and good times relaxing with loved ones. Come see our collection of Fermob. We can help you with colors, size and style and offer the same pricing as any you’ll find on the Internet. Our goal is to help you discover exactly what works for you.