Whether you’re choosing patio furniture for a new deck or giving your current outdoor space an update, it can be challenging to find the right furnishings. You need flexible options that suit your family’s lifestyle, but also want attractive looks that reflect your home’s aesthetic. Fortunately, today’s homeowners have more options for patio furniture than ever before. Need help creating your perfect outdoor living area? Check out a few helpful planning ideas from Adirondack Furniture to get started.
What is the Focal Point?
When designing an interior room, it’s important to choose a focal point. This could be a large piece of artwork, a couch in a vivid hue or a coffee table at the center of the room. Your patio is no different, and you’ll want to choose one standout item that brings everything together and creates a central point for relaxing and entertaining.
In many cases, a dining table is a logical focal point. You’ll have plenty of space to create a buffet or host a sit-down dinner, as well as room for a striking tablescape. However, there are plenty of other options to consider. For example, grouping chairs with colorful cushions will draw the eye and encourage friends and family to stay and chat throughout the day. When space is limited, a bench lined with pillows or framed in plants can make an ideal centerpiece for the deck.
What’s Your Style?
If you imagine there’s nothing more to patio furniture than wicker and metal, think again. At Adirondack Furniture, our assortment of outdoor furnishings includes everything from bold modern looks to classic styles. As you browse the options available, consider the following:
- Your home’s exterior features: Your patio furniture should complement the outside of your home, including its design features and color palette. Pairing a midcentury chair and table set with scalloped siding and farmhouse shutters may create a lack of harmony, while mixing in rustic gliders will provide the perfect touch.
- Interior furnishings: Many homeowners prefer to echo the look of their interior design on the patio. If your indoor entertaining spaces embrace a simple, minimalistic aesthetic, your outside décor can reflect this as well.
- Formality: While we often think of the patio as casual, it can also be elegant. Choose sleek finishes and clean lines to create just the right atmosphere for more sophisticated gatherings. On the other hand, bright colors and more classic outdoor furniture shapes, such as picnic tables and Adirondack-style loungers, offer a more laidback appearance.
Above all, be sure to pick patio furniture that feels right. Your furniture should last a long time, so it’s important that you love the style and will continue to do so for years.
What Makes a Patio Stand Out?
Simply adding furniture to your deck will create functional space, but you’ll need a few creative accents to set your patio apart. If you love greenery, a planter with bench seating blends style and function in one flexible piece. Prefer a more intimate setting? A porch swing provides a great place to watch the sunset, while settees offer a spot to chat with a convenient, built-in tabletop that keeps drinks, snacks and other must-haves nearby.
You’ll also want to prioritize comfort. If your chairs don’t come with built-in cushions, add a few pillows for a touch of softness. And while everyone loves to soak up the sun, there’s no denying that its rays can become too intense during hot afternoons. Be sure to create shady spots with umbrellas and umbrella stands that let everyone cool off when the temperature rises.
Everything You Need for the Perfect Patio
From working on your tan to outdoor meals, your patio is one of your home’s most important areas during the warmer months. Make sure you have everything needed to enjoy this flexible outdoor space to the fullest with help from Adirondack Furniture. Visit us today in Syracuse or East Syracuse to meet our team and find the best patio furniture for your family’s needs.