How to Choose Patio Furniture in Three Easy Steps
blog updated on February 7th, 2019
Warm weather is just around the corner and now is the perfect time to plan how make the most out of your outdoor space with patio furniture. If you’re wondering where to begin our outdoor designers have a few tips on what you should consider before when choosing your patio furniture.
STEP ONE: Know Your Standard Patio Dimensions
Before you make decisions on what patio furniture you’d like to purchase it is important to figure out your patio’s dimensions. In a larger outdoor and patio space you can let your imagination run wild! You can accommodate your patio seating area for up to twelve guests, or if you’re living in a city a small nook for two people. Your patio can be designed with an accent rug, garden art, lighting, or plants. The possibilities are endless, no matter the size of your space.
If you have a small outdoor space, you can still make your back yard, balcony or small patio a magical atmosphere. We suggest choosing a four-top table with stackable chairs, or a simple bistro set that includes two chairs and a table. If you have a small balcony with room for a few pieces, our team would suggest a lounge chair, or two small chairs with a small standing table with some beautiful outdoor plans or a mini vegetable garden.
STEP TWO: Learn About the Different Types of Patio Furniture
When you envision yourself outdoors it’s best to think about what you see yourself doing. There are actually different kinds of outdoor furniture you can accentuate your patio with, which is all dependent of how you plan on using your outdoor space.
Patio Furniture for Entertaining:
Are you entertaining with food? Maybe you’re planning on having people over for BBQs, or parties? If so, you should consider getting a patio bar furniture or dining set so that guests have both seats and settings for their plates and cups.
Outdoor Pool Furniture:
If you see yourself doing more lounging and relaxing, a chat set is a great option. Also consider sling chairs for easy lounging and moving. Laying by the pool all day is so relaxing, which is why sling chairs are great for their lightweight build and strong materials. Consider love seats and sofa options as a way to make a lounge nook around your above ground or in-ground pool.
Fire Table Patio Sets:
One of the advantages of adding a fire table to your lounge area is that you can extend your outdoor season through the fall and best enjoy cool evenings. Fire table sets are perfect for all-year-long outdoor activities, no matter the season.
STEP THREE: Consider Weather Proof Patio Furniture Options
Ideally you’ll be enjoying your patio furniture in the rain or shine, which is why you should consider good weather proof patio furniture. For example, your outdoor space may get a little too much sun, which means your patio area is in need of shade, or just an outdoor umbrella. Consider our other two weather proofing options.
Water Proof Patio Furniture:
Seasonally you’ll have some rain on those sunny days, so a tip to best preserve your cushions is to make sure you have a storage box or buy water-proof patio cushions that are rain resistent.
Heavy Duty Patio Furniture:
And finally, don’t forget about wind. Some newly built homes may have high wind areas without trees or fences to break those gusts. We suggest getting heavy duty tables and chairs that will not blow away.