If you’re a fan of indoor-outdoor living and enjoy being outside when the weather permits, you’ll want to make your balcony, patio or garden a comfortable space fit for entertaining or simply chilling out in. Invest in durable outdoor furniture that you’ll love as much as you do the furniture in your interiors.
When choosing tables, consider your design style as well as functionality. A sleek bar table and matching stools will work in a contemporary, minimalist home. If classic furniture is your go-to, opt for something made from wood that looks a little more traditional. Simply add retro-style wicker-look wingback chairs for a quirky, contemporary contrast. Only got a small balcony? Go for a small, square or round table that can seat two to four people.
But furnishing for your outdoor space needn’t only be dining tables and chairs. It can include anything to make spending time there more comfortable, which can mean everything from shelves and dividers (for ornaments, crockery, pot plants and more); rugs; parasols; lanterns; stools; sofas; side tables; and serving accessories, such as trays. These days, even plush-looking lounge swivel chairs are made with outside elements in mind. So there’s no need to sacrifice on comfort when fitting out your outdoor space.
For a truly coastal-chic, relaxed vibe, indulge in a Riviera-style sofa where you can read and relax during your free time. Place a coffee table in front of it. Then grab a drink and your latest book and you’re ready to take some well-deserved downtime.