There’s nothing more inviting than comfortable furniture laid out on your patio. Be it a housewarming party, a bridal shower, or a casual get-together with close friends, the look of your outdoor living space can make or break the impression other people have of you and your home.
One of the most important aspects of designing your backyard to perfection is determining the way your backyard furniture should be placed.
If you’re tired of rearranging the furniture for every event over and over again, take a look at these tips to help you get it right the first time around.
It should complement your lifestyle
Keep in mind that the arrangement of your furniture should be tailored according to your needs. If your backyard is primarily used to host brunches and dinners, opt for an outdoor dining set.
On the other hand, if you use your outdoor space for relaxing, a chaise lounge, along with some side tables, will be more appropriate.
Create a focal point
Deciding on a focal point to anchor your outdoor space allows you to gain clarity on how you want your furniture to be placed. It will serve as the primary gathering point for your family and friends.
You can make your yard or the view of the city your focal point, in which case, the furniture will be pointing toward those landscapes. You can also use a fire pit as a focal point and arrange chairs around it in any formation you prefer.
Try to create a flow
Imagine getting cut off every time you start a conversation because people keep moving past you. This happens when you throw several pieces of furniture around haphazardly and ignore the flow of the outdoor living space.
Keep in mind how your indoor space opens up to the outdoors, what the focal point of your patio is, what the entryways to the patio are, where the pots and plants kept, and if people can easily maneuver on foot in the space.
With so many patio arrangement ideas available, it’s easy to get overwhelmed and overdo it. But it’s important to understand that furniture is bought and arranged according to how big or small the patio space is.
Other than that, you should know that not every patio is designed to help you arrange your furniture in a symmetrical manner. It’s important to focus on achieving balance as opposed to symmetry.
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