5 Tips to Choosing Patio Furniture

5 Tips to Choosing Patio Furniture


Summer is here and the sunshine is abundant! Be sure to enjoy your backyard to the fullest with comfortable and stylish patio furniture. This week, The Rick Beck Real Estate Team shares our top 5 tips on choosing the right patio furniture.

Top 5 Tips for Choosing Patio Furniture:

  1. Make a Plan: The first step to choosing the correct patio furniture is to envision what you want your patio to function as. Do you want to hold dinners, enjoy sitting around a fire pit, or lounge by the pool? There are many different styles of patio furniture depending on your plans for the area.

  1. Quality Over Quantity: Think of patio furniture as an investment. If you are willing to spend a little more, you can invest in pieces that will last for years instead of just through the short summer months. Do your research on brands and read customer reviews. They hold insight on how the piece actually functions and whether it lasts in the outdoor elements.

  1. Choose Neutral Colors: Summer is full of bright and cheerful colors, which show themselves in patio furniture. Be sure to hold off on painted furniture. Your style preferences may change in the future. If you are looking to incorporate trends, use the cushions and pillows as your canvas - they are easier and more affordable to switch out.

  1. Dual Purpose Pieces: The more the merrier when it comes to entertaining company. Be sure your patio furniture is flexible with how many people it can seat. Ottomans are great for extended seating without crowding a space. If you are looking for increased storage, try patio benches with hidden space.

  1. Test it Out: Last, but most certainly not least, be sure to test out your furniture before you purchase it. If you do not find it comfortable, you will not use it. Be sure to sit and lay down on the item in order to know if it is worth it. Some cushions need to be broken in, but if you don’t like the way the material feels, that doesn’t change with time.


After you update your backyard with the perfect patio furniture, your backyard will be your favorite place to unwind. Make the most of your yard and show off your style.


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