That European vacation may still be on hold this summer, but don’t despair. With some upgrades to your tired outdoor furniture, you can enjoy the next best thing: a staycation in your dream backyard. We all hope to be entertaining more this year and selecting the right furniture to suit your personal lifestyle is essential. So what is the best furniture for your outside entertaining style? Let’s examine a few options.
The Barbeque Wizard
Do you love to grill outside and serve your guests dinner alfresco? Consider putting in an outdoor kitchen with a built-in grill, ample storage for your gear, and some countertops to work on as well as for serving cocktails. Of course, selecting an outdoor dining set is of the utmost importance. You will want a table big enough to accommodate your guests and comfortable cushioned chairs that invite people to sit and visit long into the evening.
Are your summer days all about basking in the sun? Or is sitting for hours in the shade with a book and a glass of iced tea more to your liking? Either way, the choice of the right chaise lounge is important. For you readers and sippers, a lounge chair with nice thick cushions will be best. For the sun obsessed, a thinner mesh material will be more “breathable” and make you feel cooler. Best of all, it will dry off quickly after your frequent dips in the pool to cool off.
It’s Wine O’Clock
If you enjoy spending your summer evenings with a glass of wine or other beverage while unwinding from the stress of the day, a high-top cocktail table and bar chairs will be just the ticket. Play some upbeat music and enjoy drinks and conversation while the cares of the day fall away.
Do you have a small space such as a deck off the master bedroom or patio nook near the kitchen? Consider a bistro set for you and your partner to savor morning coffee, appreciate your view, or have a meal a deux. Bistro sets are a small table and two chairs that are perfect for starting the day with a hot beverage or ending it with a nightcap.
Do you enjoy larger gatherings? If so, you will need to provide an inviting, comfortable seating area that will accommodate your guests. A sectional sofa, with loads of colorful cushions will beckon your guests to sit and converse. Furthermore, don’t forget a coffee table and side tables on which your guests can place their drinks. An outdoor area rug will define the space and create a focal point for guests to gather.
More Intimate Seating
If your style is to entertain with smaller gatherings, create a cozy conversation area with a loveseat and a couple of comfortable cushioned armchairs. With furniture placed closer together, guests will be able to share conversation easily and be able to see each other well.
Add In a Fire Element
A fire pit is a brilliant addition to your outdoor entertainment space. Adults and kids alike love to gather around a fire pit for s’mores and conversation. Adirondack chairs circling a fire pit are an inviting place to lounge, stargaze, and share stories. Most Adirondack chairs have wide armrests that are perfect for setting a beverage. Depending on the space available and the size of the fire pit, four to six Adirondack chairs could be accommodated.
Fronheiser Pools has an outstanding selection of outdoor furniture that can transform your backyard from blah to breathtaking. You can visit our showroom or check out our online store and download our brochure. Our furniture makers are the most trusted in the US!