Clever Outdoor Furniture Design Ideas for Your Pool, Porch or Patio

Combining different furniture styles is also an option for a comfortable, collected feel.

What style of outdoor furniture will blend well with my home’s design?

Consider the style of your home’s exterior when shopping for outdoor furniture. Modern, clean-lined furniture pairs well with Art Deco, Prairie and Mid-century Modern exteriors.

Detailed furniture goes well with Colonial, Victorian or Farmhouse homes. Combining different furniture styles is also an option for a comfortable, collected feel.

Arranging Outdoor Furniture

Here are three outdoor furniture design ideas for setting up your al fresco digs for ideal relaxation.

Pick a Focal Point

A focal point is an object or highlight that attracts interest in a room. A focal point may be a fireplace, fire pit, wall art, or a large window with a beautiful view.

Arrange your furniture to center on the focal point. It’s a great way to energize an outdoor space.

Formal or Casual?

Furniture placed in a straight, symmetrical arrangement creates a formal feel; while slightly angled seating emits a relaxed, casual feel.

Traffic Flow

Take into consideration where and how your guests will move about the room.

Arrange your furniture to direct pass-through and prevent congestion.

Minimize ‘backups’ by placing your furniture to direct guests around the perimeter of the seating area — not through it. Keep entrance, exit, and doorways clear of large obstructions.

Additional furniture arranging tips can be found here .


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