For many of us, our outdoor living space acts as an extension of the indoor version, especially in warmer climates. Believe it or not, this is the perfect mindset to be in when choosing your outdoor living furniture. Even if your backyard is only accessible for part of the year, accessorizing it properly is the first step to getting the most out of the time that you have.

As fun as it is to think about style, color, finish and fabric, try not to get ahead of yourself and rush into the selection process too quickly. Remember, the three components listed above are designed to be open to interpretation. Figure out what they mean to you first and then match that interpretation with the appropriate style.

For instance, seating can be minimalist and lightweight. You obviously want to upgrade from a plastic table and chair set, but you have several options. Do you want traditional wood style pieces or something heavy, durable, and more comfortable? You can choose from chairs, couches, or benches.

Ask yourself some similar questions about your table of choice. Consider things like:

  • Size
  • Color
  • Material
  • Available finishes

These distinguishing factors will help you narrow down the right selection as you determine which types of outdoor living furniture will be the most functional for your space.

Outdoor entertainment is a very individual thing. It may involve grilling, sitting around a fire pit, relaxing by the pool, swinging furniture, or adding water features that accentuate the natural surroundings.

What you like to do most should really be the centerpiece of your outdoor living furniture design. Whatever the choice of entertainment, it’s always possible to get table space and additional seating that complements it.

Shopping With Confidence

This brings us to the aforementioned style portion of the outdoor living furniture conversation. Some signature pieces are difficult to pass up, but there are at least 5 things no patio space should be without.

They are:

1. The patio sectional-that’s right, this type of seating isn’t just for the living room. Patio sectionals can tie a space together and make that space easy to reconfigure depending on where the evening’s activities take you.

2. The outdoor ottoman -this oft overlooked patio accessory can be defined by one word: usefulness. Typically, it is hollow inside, making it the perfect solution for extra storage. It is easy to rearrange and can pull double-duty for additional seating.

3. The patio side table -it’s the perfect solution for that wayward dinner plate or wine glass.

4. The outdoor coffee table -consider it the perfect complement to a sectional. A coffee table is the perfect place to rest your beverages, serve snacks to guests, or display a beautiful plant.

5. An outdoor lounge chair –no backyard space is complete without a comfy chair that you can relax in with a book or cup of coffee.

Picking outdoor furniture depends on the buyer’s personal preferences, especially in regards to color and style. One person’s must-haves may be another person’s have-not’s. Still, for people who want to spice up their backyard with stylish furnishings and accessories, you can’t really go wrong with these classic, must-have pieces.

Livening up your backyard with outdoor living furniture is an exciting home improvement project. It will take time, but it’s definitely time well-spent. Start by contacting Cabana Coast or browse our website for ideas that will transform your outdoor space.