Faux leather was previously considered a novelty that wasn’t really worth paying much attention to unless you wanted to save money. You certainly wouldn’t normally use it for any of your outdoor furniture for a variety of reasons. All of that changed slowly over time as we got better with making it and with working on it. The blends we have today are practically indistinguishable from the real thing. Many of them have broken off into their own patterns as well.
A new focus on a green world which cuts down on the killing of animals is yet another reason for the rise. Since even celebrities do not want to be seen as environmentally insensitive they have switched to this as well. After all people find little point in enjoying high fashion in the modern day when it comes at the cost of an animal’s life. While we didn’t always have this point of view it is one that has spread throughout all the developed countries in the world.
Finding Outdoor Furniture of this type is relatively easy. Both major stores and some online retailers carry it. Surprisingly thrift stores have less of it because it has a great look no matter where it is being sold. In most cases the visual appeal is all that matters. If you are someone that works in design or follows it then you know just how true this can be in many cases. Remember that taste is subjective though and you should always be working for those who follow it.
As faux leather become more popular it also became affordable. With the exception of designer lines everyone could now afford this look in their own homes. You can probably get some of this no matter what price point you normally buy at. We are also making it resistant to the elements so it can be a good choice for someone who wants a high-brow addition to their setting.
You may want to avoid this with outdoor furniture if you have friends who can tell the difference. Few of us have those though so we can safely say it is whatever we want, depending on what they ask. As such it can be a real crowd-pleaser. Tables are even made out of this now so you may want to use one as a centerpiece for your next party. It can make for an interesting conversation as people try to find out what material you actually used with this.
The only downside to this style is if someone can actually tell the difference from the smell. As always things are about appearance and even though this is more durable and useful in practically every way than normal leather some people simply will not care. They want something that comes off to them as genuine no matter how it looks and you will offend some people by offering them anything less. If you know some people like this then it may actually be a bad design choice for you.