How much outdoor patio furniture should I buy?
2014-08-07Before you head out to make your purchase, analyze your backyard or porch to see how much room you actually have to work with. In an outdoor space, you don ’t want to overcrowd. Be sure to allow plenty of room for guests to walk around that beautiful aluminum patio furniture or wicker chair.
If you have a larger outdoor space, you can always opt for a patio set. Sets often come with five or more pieces — complete with outdoor chaise lounges, chairs, tables and sometimes patio umbrellas — so they can fill up your patio in a fairly inexpensive way. Because they’re all part of the same furniture set, they create a cohesive, consistent look.
If you prefer a more eclectic mix, or maybe don’t have room for two outdoor sofas and chairs, you can always purchase individual items. Even just a pair of outdoor chairs or bistro table and chairs can do the trick. To provide a lot of seating in a small space, opt for folding chairs or outdoor stools and benches, which take up less room and can be quickly scooted off to the side when not in use.
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