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.
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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