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We all love to kick back under the sun al fresco but picking outdoor furniture can be overwhelming, especially if you have a small or oddly shaped area to work with.  Here are a few tips on how to choose pieces for your outdoor space so you can take full advantage of the warm weather.

1. Measure your space

You’ll need the dimensions to make a decision on what furnishings will fit the area. For a small space, a bar table and stools may work better because of their smaller footprint. For a large backyard, you can create multiple zones for lounging, dining and entertaining.

2. Determine the function

Defining the purpose of the space will help you narrow down what you’re looking for. Sometimes it’s as simple as a comfortable chair and a small table to enjoy your morning coffee while others are looking for an entertaining feel with a dining and lounge area.

3. Select dual-purpose pieces

Invest in versatile pieces that can be moved around to serve different purposes depending on the day. For example, our Boyd ottoman can be used as extra seating for entertaining, as an end or coffee table to hold a snack while you lounge, or simply as an accent to add a splash of color to your space.

4. Add finishing touches

The final step? Make your space comfortable and inviting with outdoor home decor. Complete your space with colorful outdoor throw pillows, planters and an all-weather rug!

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  1. Great article to help you plan what items to purchase for your outdoor space. A little planning can go a long way. Another thing to consider is how your environment affects different materials. Chic patio furniture is available in a wide variety of materials and each reacts differently in specific outdoor conditions. Woods, metals, plastics and wickers can look better and last longer, depending on how exposed they are to wind, rain, sun, heat, cold, moisture, etc. Be sure to understand which does better in each climate and how to properly clean and maintain each material. You’ll save a lot of money in the long run, if you don’t have to keep replacing tables and chairs

  2. Good post, Well Written and simply executed to understand everything. Thanks for writing such a good Article writing on this Topic . Really impressed with your ways of article writing with this depth. Furniture specially carved wooden furniture is always in demand and people enjoy the items with style.

  3. Jack Ford says:

    Thanks for the write up Nicole, those are some wonderfully effective tips!

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