Choosing the right outdoor furniture for your family.
For instance, will you be using your outdoor space for eating dinner with your family? Entertaining on the weekends? Reading the newspaper and sipping coffee on Sunday mornings? The activities you’ll be spending your most time doing should be considered when choosing furniture and accessories.
Flip through a home décor magazine, browse Pinterest, or HOUZZ.com for some inspiration, and do a rough sketch of what you want in your outdoor living space. Then, you’re ready to go and invest in some new outdoor furniture!
Just because the three-piece iron bistro set is on sale, doesn’t mean that’s the best furniture solution for your space. If you’re looking for an intimate setting for entertaining or just relaxing as a family, look for comfortable couches, a lounge-style table and an indoor/outdoor rug. A couple of garden stools and some plants can also add warmth and personality.
If you want a dining area, choose a table and chair set that fits your space. Here, too, a rug will finish the space nicely.
Tip: Measure your space BEFORE you go shopping. You don’t want to end up with pieces that won’t fit properly when you get them home.