Patio Furniture Buying Guide
Regardless of the size of your patio or terrace you can have a cozy space for enjoyment. Buying a complete set of furniture or create a perfect custom combination of these essential pieces of patio furniture. We want to share a mini guide on how to choose the right patio furniture.
Know Your Size and Seating Capacity
Besides the style and material, size is the most important aspect of your patio table. Outdoor tables come in all sizes, as well as expandable options to accommodate surprise dinner guests. Allowing 18 to 24 inches per guest means greater ease (and fewer spills from clumsy elbows) when dining. Ideally, there should be between 6 and 12 inches between place settings. Because dining tables are generally 28 to 30 inches tall, the ideal height of your dining chairs should be between 18 and 20 inches from the ground to the top of your seat.
|2 for dining, 4 for drinks
|Square||38 to 40 inches square||4|
|Rectangle||46 x 36 inches
60 x 36 inches
72 x 36 inches
84 x 36 inches
96 x 48 inches
132 x 48 inches
6 to 8
6 to 8
8 to 10
Consider Your Climate
If you live in an area that receives a lot of rain or snow, you’ll want to buy outdoor furniture that won’t warp, crack, or become discolored. Some wood can wear when it’s exposed to excessive moisture; however, you can apply a waterproof coating and move the furniture out of the weather as much as possible to protect it. If you live in an area that gets considerable amounts of wind, choose heavier wrought iron patio furniture over plastic.
Stick to Your Style
Wicker outdoor furniture complements a vintage home, and you can dress up wicker chairs and benches with colorful floral pillows for a relaxed look. On the other hand, teak outdoor furniture adds tropical glamour to a modern decor style. If you’re unsure which material suits your home best, consider the versatility of wooden styles. Depending on the cushions you add, wooden patio furniture can look old-fashioned or starkly contemporary, and you can blend it with your existing decor by selecting other accessories you like too.
Whether you want to host a dinner party, create a calm sanctuary for morning coffee, or have an outdoor place for games and projects, choosing the right patio furniture is a must.
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