Rooftops are for more than just gazing out of here and there. Patio living rooms are becoming more prevalent and they certainly are an exciting way to give a unique perspective to your guests. Choosing the right pieces for such a setting is very important whether you simply have an overhang or a spacious rooftop studio era.
When choosing pieces they can vary from the mundane (a simple table) to the extravagant (a rooftop pool or grill). Any of these pieces can make a big impact as long as you choose the right outdoor furniture for you.
The first thing to take into account is how much shelter your building provides. Will your outdoor furniture pieces have to contend with just a bit of rain or other weather? Or do you have an open environment with light shelter that they will be constantly assaulted by the elements in? You at least want to get some pieces which are durable enough to withstand being soaked for a decent duration. Be sure to avoid anything that cannot stand up to unexpected severe weather. Wicker, treated wood and steel are all types to consider for durability.
Along with that there is the consideration of safety. You want to always make sure that your furniture is strong enough to stand up to even a severe gust of wind. Why does this matter so much? Because when dealing with a rooftop piece some very bad things can happen very quickly. The worst case scenario would be your furniture literally flying off during severe weather and landing on someone unfortunate. That could lead to legal fees and huge problems for you down the road.
This style is especially popular for those who want outdoor restaurant furniture. Many of the hottest modern restaurants have a skyline viewing area or at least an upper deck patio. Tastings of all sorts from wines to meats are very popular in these areas. Many of these restaurants can also charge a premium for this service as the view is part of the charm of the restaurant.
Plants are also a popular choice. In a proper setting they can even be watered by the elements. Trees make the setting look great and can grow very well on a large rooftop area.
Once you have taken all these factors into account you want to choose the style. Many people go for a modern style because rooftop furniture is essentially a modern style. It wasn’t used much in bygone eras just because there really wasn’t sufficient shelter on or near rooftops for it to work. As such it’s a modern trend that is being created in our lifetimes.
This means that you can innovate the style yourself with your own flair. Perhaps you want to add a few classical elements to it in order to shake things up. Any way you do it should be exciting for you and your guests. Now you just need to get to work and well, find a rooftop.