The ideal outdoor patio furniture pieces for your patio area depends largely on how you intend to use your space, as well how large the area is. Outdoor sectionals are a great idea if you are wanting a space to relax in the evenings after work, or simply having friends over to visit. If patio space is limited, you can also create a living room effect with two loveseats or an outdoor sofa and chair.
Arrange furniture as you would if you were creating an intimate furniture grouping in your living room. Mixing chairs with loveseats can make an elegant and inviting combination. Benches, armchairs, rockers and Adirondack chairs work well on porches, balconies and smaller patios. Outdoor hammocks provide the perfect place to have an afternoon nap.
Be sure to leave room between furniture to provide an adequate traffic flow as well as keep the space feeling open.
Whether you have a small terrace in the city or a large outdoor living room in the country, there are plenty of patio ideas to make your open-air space the best it can be.
A few questions to ask are: Do you want a space to lie down? Do you need parts of the area protected from the sun? Is the area for one or two people, a large family, or for entertaining?
It’s important to define the space to provide structure. Rock walls, potted planters in a variety of shapes and sizes, and lattice structures work well to create an engaging space will elements of natural beauty.
Be sure to add color: Add color using pillows, throws and area rugs. Whether you want to create a mostly neutral space with a few pops of color, or a bright oasis – outdoor décor can make a huge difference in developing the cozy factor.
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