The Best Outdoor Seat for Memorial Day

May 08, 2015
Consumers Are Looking to Celebrate the Holiday in Style with Comfortable New Chairs

High Point, NC – Hooray! It’s almost Memorial Day, the unofficial start to the summer season. Many Americans will celebrate the holiday at home with an outdoor barbecue or picnic, taking advantage of warmer temperatures and a day off from work.

To make their outdoor entertaining more comfortable and relaxing, many consumers will be shopping for new chairs. According to research from the American Home Furnishings Alliance, a chair is the No. 1 purchase planned for households that are in the market for new outdoor furnishings.


“Consumers will be pleased to find there is an incredible variety of outdoor seating to choose from,” said Jackie Hirschhaut, vice president of the American Home Furnishings Alliance. “Your outdoor space can be just as stylish as inside your home, with offerings including everything from classic woven wicker designs to the latest sleek contemporary styles. And, just as important, these new styles were created with comfort in mind, with deep, sink-in cushions that encourage relaxing and enjoying outdoor living.”

Another bonus to today’s outdoor seating is that advances in technology have made fabrics much more durable and resistant to soil and water. Colors are rich and vibrant and are less likely to fade than in fabrics of the past. “It’s no wonder that consumers are spending more time than ever in their outdoor spaces,” said Hirschhaut. “Today’s outdoor seating is just right for lounging and lingering in the open air.”

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