How to Pack Modern Outdoor Furniture for the rainy season?

How to Pack Modern Outdoor Furniture for the rainy season?

Summertime means clear skies and beautiful weather. So what could be better than welcoming your guests to relax on your garden furniture for the ultimate comfortable stay in your hotel or restaurant? We can think of very few things that sound more tempting. But when winter falls and comes the rain, it’s difficult to decide what to do with outdoor furniture.

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Many of us can agree high quality patio furniture is made to withstand extreme weather conditions from the scorching sun to heavy rain. However, dull weather makes for an even duller outdoor experience, especially if it’s raining. Since the use of outdoor spaces and furniture is uncommon during the cold winter season, it’s best to pack up your pieces and safely store them for warmer days ahead. Here are a few steps to follow when doing so:

Cleaning the cushions and structures

Before packing your outdoor furniture for the season, it’s important to make sure that dirt and moisture have been completely eliminated. Otherwise, expect to find some mold or mildew on your garden furniture when it comes time to reuse them during spring and summer. Start with cleaning the cushions by mixing 1 gallon of hot water with ½ a cup of Lysol and using a soft brush to scrub off the dirt.

When it comes to cleaning the structures, each type of material has a distinct method. For more on how to care for aluminum, plastic, wicker, teak and steel, read SIMEXA’s article on “Winterizing Your Outdoor Furniture.”

Drying the items

After implementing each cleaning method and making sure all cushions and structures of your outdoor furniture are neat, give them some time to dry. If you are in a hurry, you can accelerate the drying process by:

  • Using a towel to drain wet spots,
  • Applying hot air with an electric dryer,
  • Placing them outside on a sunny day. Any remaining dampness left during storage, may lead to potential mold.

Covering the furniture and cushions

Once the furniture has dried, apply a protective coating that will conserve it until the next spring. For aluminum and plastic, use a thin coat of car wax, and for wicker furniture, use paste wax. Afterward, make sure that no external element will spoil them. Place the cushions in plastic bags and seal them properly. As for the structures, they can be coated with polyester covers with piped edges that keep water, humidity, and dust out.

Putting the bagged items in a storage room

During winter, some people put the bagged cushions inside and leave the structures covered outside. Although that could work, we advise you to safely place everything that won’t be needed during winter, in a storage room. However, it’s important to note that not all rooms can be used for storing furniture. Make sure that the dining table sets and sofa sets are placed somewhere with a dehumidifier to repel moisture damage to the maximum. Otherwise, apply double layers of plastic on your products. Finally, to make sure your furniture will remain intact, use odorless insect repellant outside the room and near your furniture.

Another practical way to keep your garden furniture safe is to place them inside your restaurant or hotel for internal use. Who says outdoor furniture can’t be used inside?

These simple steps will encourage you to contact your hospitality outdoor furniture manufacturer or supplier more often than expected. Taking each and every step of the packing process seriously will prolong your garden furniture’s life. So consider this minimal effort as an effective investment for your hotel, restaurant, or resort.

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Bringing Life to your Garden with Outdoor Solar Lights

Bringing Life to your Garden with Outdoor Solar Lights

Summer is here and it usually rhymes with long evenings in the backyard! 

With the development of waterproof outdoor furniture and new materials, the backyard is becoming a new room in your house that most people forget about.

However you still need to make the outdoor space usable at night. One way to bring life to your garden is to illuminate the outside of your home in an effective and beautiful way.

Good lighting can change your whole garden at night. Enhance the ambience by bringing a soft set during the evening hours; you can explore your property again, illuminate a path through the garden or highlight some beautiful features of your backyard. It can also be used for security reasons to improve safety.

You can enjoy all of the benefits and add aesthetic value to your landscape if you choose the right design and installation.

The most important thing is the angle of the light so it shines in the proper direction and not your eyes.


One of the technology used and that is becoming familiar is the LED.

LED continues to be the attraction of this summer. With a penetration rate of 30% of the market, it is expected to reach 60% in the next 4 years.
Another technology added to the LED that is being developed is the Solar light functionality. It is a good way to light your space with minimal investment and maintenance and it is an eco-friendly technology.

At Simexa, the outdoor furniture supplier, we have chosen to provide our clients solar lighting due to its simple way to bring you light everywhere you are. It has no cords but must be charged during the day to allow it to shine at night.

It is also an adding value for the hotels, restaurants or resorts that are always looking for the latest trends to satisfy their clients.
We are offering to our customers, the MAIORI full collection outdoor solar lights:

  • La Lampe Paris: Inspired by the historical streets of Paris, La Lampe collection brings light to any required area. La Lampe shines where most lamps can’t.
Lampe Paris Charbon Navy
La Lampe Paris
  • La Lampe Petite, industrious and energetic, La Lampe Petite dresses up the spaces where it is set or suspended with a mellow, warm natural light.
Lampe Petite Charbon red
La Lampe Petite
  • La Lampe Parc is designed to be the brightest by providing rich and warm light magnified by the reflective base. Install La Lampe Parc at a high level to light up your path, on top of a table to provide cozy atmosphere, or use the U-hook to mount it on the wall.
Lampe Parc 40cm Noir 2
La Lampe Parc

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New Trend: Out with the “In”, In with the “Out”

New Trend: Out with the “In”, In with the “Out”

There’s a new trend in the furniture industry that we’ll refer to as “Out with the in, in with the out.” Over the past several months, you may have witnessed how effortlessly furniture pieces you’d normally see on a terrace are accentuating elements of a living room. We’ve also seen the trend emerging the other way around, with pieces you’d imagine only belong indoors, adding a homey touch to an outdoor seating area.

The New Outdoor Furniture Trend

The difference between outdoor and indoor furniture is slowly starting to lose its meaning. We’re seeing outdoor areas becoming an extension of interiors, and an additional place for homeowners and interior designers to express their personal style.  Likewise, people are starting to decorate their homes with more than just garden plants. We’ve seen everything from garden dining sets to wicker armchairs inside.

Trinity & Alaska by Skyline Design
Trinity & Alaska by Skyline Design

Out with the In

With the weather heating up in the region and very limited opportunities to enjoy the outdoors, given the unfortunate situation, more and more people are spending time on their terrace. Outdoor areas are becoming more personalized. While we used to look to outdoor spaces as excess space for unwanted items, we now look to terraces and backyards for solace, some sunshine, and perhaps an additional room of the house. But soaking up the sun and getting a breath of fresh air doesn’t compromise on comfort. The latest trends in outdoor furniture offer the luxury of enjoying the comfort of your own home, right outside.

Enter MESSARA Furniture. As specialists in outdoor furniture, we’re helping pave the way for outdoor furniture pieces that put our customers comfort above all else. From Skyline’s Windsor modular sets that look very similar to the comfortable couches you’d use to furnish your living room, to the Club collection by Maiori, we have stylish collections to take your comfort and ease of mind wherever you may be.

In with the Out

Another major trend that has revealed itself over the past several months is the use of outdoor furniture inside one’s home. Imagine aluminum-framed armchairs and sofas from Maiori’s Tresse collection used in place of leather armchairs or bulky heavy weight couches and you have yourself the best of both worlds. Transcending aesthetics, outdoor furniture is building on comfort using top of the line fabrics and impeccable manufacturing.

Aside from comfort, reasons you’d want to use your outdoor furniture indoors include its durability. Outdoor furniture is manufactured to resist harsh weather conditions and expected wear and tear. So if you have children, pets, or generally take pride in keeping your furniture in top-notch condition, consider styling your home with something like the Club by Maiori, that’s 100% waterproof and made completely of foam. The best part is they’ll still look stunning if you decide to move them to the terrace in the future.


Nowadays, it’s not uncommon to make use of outdoor furniture inside your home. With outdoor furniture pieces that can withstand even the harshest weather conditions, made to last even longer indoors, and the opportunity to add elements of your backyard to your interior, who could go wrong with jumping on the bandwagon? Likewise, giving your outdoor space a homier vibe with furniture commonly used indoors, gives you an extension to your home you never knew you had.

Maiori Indoor Furniture
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