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Choosing Outdoor Furniture Like A Pro

Patio furniture brings function and comfort to your outdoor spaces. Turning a blank slab of concrete into a beautiful outdoor room where people want to spend time, can be challenging to say the least. Even if you don’t have a backyard, a balcony can be turned into your private oasis by keeping a few tips in mind. We can help you get the most out of your space with less stress.

First, decide on the functionality of your outdoor space. Are you furnishing an outdoor dining area for those warm Texas nights? Are you planning to host cocktail parties or looking for the perfect poolside sanctuary to relax and work on your summer tan? By making a list of how you want your space to function will help determine the types of furniture you’ll need. You may require an outdoor sofa, a table with deep seating chairs, or perhaps a hammock or lounge chair. If you plan to host dinner parties or dine outside often, we’d recommend a large outdoor dining table. If you prefer your space to be used for entertainment or light snacks and cocktails, we’d recommend an outdoor sofa and smaller end tables with a stylish coffee table as your centerpiece. Once you have an idea of the function and purpose, our experts can help you select the perfect pieces to create your outdoor oasis.

Now it’s time to measure, measure and measure! Nothing is worse than bringing home the perfect set only to find it doesn’t actually fit. If it fits, it doesn’t always mean it can be used comfortably in the defined space. So, not only should you know the dimensions, it’s also a good idea to grab some painter’s tape and mark shapes on the patio floor where you’d like to place furniture. This way, you’ll know if there’s enough room for doors to swing open, and enough space to pass by without having guests curl up into a ball. A simple way to determine this is to place a chair at the very edge of the tape so your feet are approximately where your new furniture would be in the space.

The next step is deciding on the style and colors to decorate your space. Outdoor furniture comes in many different materials and styles, ranging from recycled wood to iron and wicker. The key is to choose styles, patterns, and colors that complement your interior so your outdoor room truly feels like an extension of your home.

We also have a vast selection of colored cushions to choose from or to customize. You are not limited by materials or natural hues when decorating your outdoor living space. Brighten up your backyard with blues, yellows, and reds. Our outdoor throw pillows are stylish accessories and with fully-customizable fabrics and patterns, they work with any décor. Plus, they are made of high-quality, fade-resistant material that is extremely durable. They’ll have no problem standing up to Texas weather.

When choosing outdoor furniture, the most important thing you can do is invest in quality. We often do not invest in outdoor furniture as much as we do with our indoor living room sets. High-quality furniture can last for many years and withstand the elements without the excessive fading or deterioration found in cheaper products. This is especially important in Central Texas, where we have year-round weather, affording us the luxury of spending our time outdoors.

When you’re ready to begin, visit Outside in Style in Austin or San Antonio and our outdoor design experts will have you sitting pretty with the largest selection of in-stock items and immediate delivery, or same day pick up. 

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