Tips for Choosing the Right Patio Furniture For Your Home
Posted on March 11, 2013

Your patio and other outdoor spaces are important parts of your home. For many families, it has become one of the best places to build relationships and warmly entertain guests. Choosing the right patio furniture for your home ensures that you are able to spend quality time with the people who are important to you, in a comfortable and welcoming space.

Here are some tips to consider when selecting patio furniture:

Primary Purpose

One of the most important questions you should ask before purchasing furniture is how you intend to use your patio. Do you frequently entertain large gatherings? Does your family mainly use your patio for small barbecue dinners? Do you like to lounge, but not dine, in your patio?

Whatever the primary use, there is a full range of patio furniture to meet your needs. Your choices include sofas and hammocks for lazy afternoons, individual bar stools, and full-size dining tables with matching chairs.

Design Consistency

The style of your home’s architecture and overall decor should be reflected in your choice of outdoor furniture. You should also consider the landscaping of your yard or garden. A cottage near a sandy beach presents a different aesthetic from that of a Spanish-style bungalow. The same goes for an eclectic vs. minimalist design.

Treat your patio as you would other rooms in your home. Consider how the indoor spaces flow into the outdoors. Strive for consistency and harmony in choosing your pieces.

Available Space

The size of your outdoor space is also an important factor. Make sure you measure your available space, and have those measurements handy when you go furniture shopping.

Don’t attempt to squeeze large furniture into a small backyard deck. You will want to leave room for people to move around and enjoy the outdoors. Likewise, tiny furniture will look out of place in an expansive deck.

For medium-sized spaces, you can mix one large piece with smaller seating options to give you flexibility. Dallas, Texas Consumers’ Choice Award winner Casual Living Patio and Fireside offers a range of choices, from modular seating to barstools, that will make your outdoor space both comfortable and stylish, whatever its size.


No matter what the intended use or style, it’s important to select durable and easy-to-maintain furniture pieces that will last for years. Features to look for include high-quality materials, fade-resistant finishes, and comfortable cushions in all-weather fabrics.

The right patio furniture is an investment that will give you years of enjoyment, with minimum worry and maintenance.


As with any purchase you make for your home, the cost and your budget are important considerations. Look for the best combination of furniture pieces that will meet your needs while also giving you long-term value for your money. In this, your choices are wide-ranging: from full sets to individual pieces that you can mix and match.

Your home’s outdoor spaces are an expression of your family’s personality and lifestyle. Whether it’s for the occasional barbecue or a space for regularly entertaining a crowd, Casual Living Patio and Fireside provides outdoor furnishings for years of building relationships with your loved ones.



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