Tips on how to arrange garden furniture

Good arrangement of your garden furniture can be an eye-catching and functional way of adding a little design flair to your garden.

By following a few simple guidelines, you can improve your garden and make it to look inviting and welcoming to visitors, whilst still keeping function at the forefront. Moreover, a well arranged patio will help to create additional living space for you and your family to enjoy during the summer.

And who better than Lazy Susan to give you some easy tips on how to arrange garden furniture.

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The first thing that you have to do is to make sure that you purchase garden furniture that will fit in the space in which you are going to use it in appropriately. If you choose furniture which is too large for the space available on your patio, it will not allow you to walk freely around your garden.

On the other hand, if you choose garden furniture that is a little on the small side for the space you have, then the end result can be a patio that seems empty and incomplete. The second thing you need to consider, is about how the space is currently used by you and your family.

You should keep the traffic patterns and walkways clear since they are unlikely to change, and you also need to make sure that all windows and doorways can be fully opened and are easily accessible.

Another great starting point when it comes down to how to arrange garden furniture is to set the largest piece of your patio furniture against the longest open wall or railing.

Generally, this is the table and after you have this piece in place, then it will make it much easier for you to arrange the rest of your garden/patio around it. If you’ve gone for total relaxation and purchased some large comfy patio chairs, then why not position them close to the table as this will promote easy conversation and help to create an inviting feeling.

Also, if you go down this route, then you have to remember to place a small table near your patio chairs so that you have somewhere in a way to pop your drinks and also your favorite gardening magazine. Simply place the tables as you would place the end tables and coffee tables inside your home.

Creating a truly comfortable place to spend time outdoors requires careful selection and arrangement of your garden furniture. Good arrangement can substantially add to the usefulness of your outdoor space.

However, arranging furniture without the traditional boundaries of walls and ceiling can be a bit overwhelming to many people. It is easy to make your stylish new outdoor dining set look ‘plonked’ or lost in your garden. By following these basic principles, you will create something that fits with layout of your outdoor space.

I can’t stress enough the importance of keeping it to scale. You should always plan your garden furniture arrangement based on the size of the patio or deck area. Also, make sure you carefully consider the number of pieces you have in mind for the space.

If the area is quite a bit larger than the furniture you have chosen, one very attractive solution is to create one or two smaller seating areas within the bigger space, keeping one for more formal seating and the other for simply sitting back and relaxing on a hot day.

Also, try and think about the shape of things. Depending on the style of your home and the style of your furniture, different shape patterns can be very appealing. With contemporary garden furniture, for example, you may want to try a clean linear and symmetrical arrangement, where as your more traditional furniture by its nature can support a more free-flowing arrangement.

We speak to many customers who simply don’t know what size garden furniture they need or how many pieces they should purchase. They have a large patio or decked area, but they’re simply unsure about what they need.

In our humble opinion, balance is the key to a successful patio layout. A good outdoor seating area should always help conversation flow and make people feel relaxed.

However, only you know how you and your family like to spend your outdoor time, so just make sure that you arrange your garden furniture to maximize its use. For example, an outdoor patio furniture set can be arranged to help people interact over a meal or a sun lounger can be arranged with a side table and a parasol for pure relaxation.

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