HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT PATIO FURNITURE

DESIGNING THE PERFECT OUTDOOR SPACE

In South Louisiana, we’re blessed to enjoy backyard living almost year-round.  Outdoor living spaces are comfortable and inviting for both quiet relaxing time and for big family gatherings.  Luxe dining and living room furniture rivals the best offerings for indoor spaces.

TYPES OF OUTDOOR FURNITURE.  Enhancing outdoor living space is the best way to add seating for meals and entertaining.  The size of your space and your intended use will set the stage for the type of furniture you want on the patio. Design one main space or multiple vignette-type spaces.  For inspiration, you can see some of our furniture and décor here: https://sabinepools.com/outdoor-furniture.

Dining.  How many would you like to seat?  Does the space dictate a round, oblong, or square table?  What dimensions work after allowing 3 feet around the table for dining chair movement?  Do you prefer table height, counter height, or bar height seating?

Deep Seating.  Here’s the ahhh in the drama of backyard living.  Sofas and chairs with big, comfy deep cushions in fabric choices as varied as you can imagine.  Choose neutral fabrics or bright colors or patterns to achieve the design aesthetic you want.  Measure the space and decide on how to best fit sofas, loveseats, gliders, swivel rockers – even recliners!  Add end tables and a coffee table and voila! your outdoor space is now as inviting as the rest of your home.

Chat & Firepit.  The options are endless for gathering around a fire pit.  Group 2 or 4 Adirondack chairs or deep seating swivel rockers around a square or round fire pit OR enjoy a gas fire pit built into your dining or coffee table.  Creating a separate space for the fire pit, away from the main patio, is an excellent way to add seating for intimate events or big gatherings.

Chaise & Other Furniture.  Add chaise lounges by the pool (or IN the pool) and other furniture pieces to enhance your space.  Chill out in a hammock or add a rolling cast aluminum bar cart to up your entertaining game.

FINISHING TOUCHES.  The finishing touches are what perfects the design of your outdoor living space, just as accessories complete your interior design.

Lighting.  Look up.  Got lights?  Proper lighting sets the tone of your space. 

Rugs.  Look down.  A perfectly sized rug sets the stage in outdoor spaces the same as indoors.

Décor.  Look around. Add a patio umbrella to seating areas not under cover for shade and a pop of color.
Personalize your patio with plants, décor, and a little bit of whimsy (and very likely a big TV for following your favorite team!) 

Where do you start when you’re ready to dive into creating your perfect backyard living space?  Take measurements & pictures and then visit one of our Patio Furniture Showrooms to take advantage of complimentary design services.  Sit in the chairs, feel the fabrics, choose your style and frame colors.  Start with a little planning, add in your style and personality, and the result is an extension of your living and entertaining space – The Best in Backyard Living!

Fully-Stocked Patio Furniture Showrooms             3213 Common St., Lake Charles                337-433-1193

                                                                                            1221 Kaliste Saloom Rd., Lafayette           337-984-9884

Patio Furniture Closeout Showroom                        4244 W. Congress St., Lafayette               337-984-9881

Breezesta Sales Center                                                 13375 Hwy 44, Gonzales                              225-647-2669

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