Patio Furniture Selection Guide
coffee in the morning, wine in the evening and quiet family dinners or even large gatherings if you have the space. There are several
different options for all of these uses. If you simply want a place to sit down and drink coffee or wine then a pair of sumptuous arm chairs,
rockers, swivel gliders with a pair of ottomans and a simple end table between the chairs would suffice. You could also look for a bistro
set which adds an elegant touch to any small balcony or terrace.
There are more options if you have a larger patio space and would like to find pieces with a more relaxed look. Outdoor living rooms
work well in situations where the space will be used for drinks and socialization. These sets often consist of a sofa, loveseat, arm chair,
an end table and a coffee table. Outdoor living rooms add a feeling of relaxed and casual ambiance. If larger gatherings are what you anticipate then a dining set with a large table and chairs may be what you are looking for.
If your space allows, another idea is to arrange the new patio furniture into zones. One zone can be for lounging where you have your pair of chairs with an end table in-between or an outdoor living room set. The other zone can be for a dining set. Allotting specific zones to your outdoor space not only enhances seating room and makes guests more comfortable, it also allows for organized and cohesive movement throughout.
If you live in a climate that has harsh winters then it is important to make sure your furniture is placed in a storage area or covered with furniture covers or heavy-duty tarps. Patio furniture will not last as long if it is not protected from a winter climate.
The factors to consider may be seemingly endless when deciding to invest in patio furniture. If you follow a few simple guidelines your patio will be the place to be in the warmer months. Just remember to measure first and plan ahead; you won't be disappointed.