How to Purchase Patio Garden Furniture That Fits Your Space
Enhance your outdoor living room with stylish and comfortable patio furniture
By Sabah Karimi
The right style of patio furniture can enhance your landscaping and garden and complement the theme and style of your home. Choosing the right size patio furniture set is equally as important as selecting the right materials for your outdoor space. Whether you're interested in patio furniture to accommodate a large group or your small family, take several steps to ensure the set you select is the right fit for you.
- What You Need to Know
- Look at interior design catalogs, magazines and the internet for inspiration on the types of sets and layout options for patios similar to yours.
- Consider the strength and durability of patio furniture materials so you can select a set that will last for several years but is still within your budget.
Measure the entire outdoor space where your patio furniture will be placed. Take accurate measurements of the available space so you have a strong idea of how many pieces of furniture will be able to fit easily into the area without looking crowded.
Evaluate the style of your landscaping and garden. Rustic, modern, traditional, country and whimsical styles of gardens and landscaping designs will be best complemented with a similar style of furniture.
Decide how many pieces of furniture you need. Determine whether you need an entire set with chaise lounges, dining table and chairs, rocking chairs and stools to accommodate for larger groups and parties, or just a few pieces of seating furniture to accommodate for everyday use.
Map out a furniture placement layout with your selected pieces. Decide exactly where each piece of furniture will be placed, what it will be facing, and what type of view the person sitting in or using the furniture will have. You may need tall the pieces that come in a set. If so, see if it is more cost-effective to buy each piece separately.
Consider options in convertible or foldable furniture. Some types of patio furniture can be disassembled within minutes for easy storage. Consider this option for a patio with limited space so that you can enjoy an open area when the furniture is not in use.
About the Author
Sabah Karimi is a regular contributor to DexKnows.
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