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When you have a large yard, entertaining outdoors is one of the best ways to accommodate a dozen or more people — as long as you have proper seating, that is. With all the outdoor furniture options available, it is easy to find affordable wicker patio furniture or porch furniture; the hard part is figuring out which patio sets will work best for you. More 
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How much outdoor patio furniture should I buy?


Before you head out to make your purchase, analyze your backyard or porch to see how much room you actually have to work with. In an outdoor space, you don’t want to overcrowd. Be sure to allow plenty of room for guests to walk around that beautiful wrought iron patio furniture or porch swing.

If you have a larger outdoor space, you can always opt for a patio set. Sets often come with five or more pieces — complete with outdoor chaise lounges, chairs, tables and sometimes patio umbrellas — so they can fill up your patio in a fairly inexpensive way. Because they’re all part of the same furniture set, they create a cohesive, consistent look.

If you prefer a more eclectic mix, or maybe don’t have room for two outdoor sofas and chairs, you can always purchase individual items. Even just a pair of outdoor chairs or bistro table and chairs can do the trick. To provide a lot of seating in a small space, opt for folding chairs or outdoor stools and benches, which take up less room and can be quickly scooted off to the side when not in use.

What outside furniture pieces do I need?


Once you set up your space, be sure to consider how the area will most often be used. If you love to eat outdoors with family and friends, invest in patio dining sets instead of an outdoor seating set. If relaxation is key, fill your space with a hammock, outdoor chaise lounge and a side table to store snacks and icy drinks. Although it’s great to have room for entertaining, it is more important for you to enjoy your space on a daily basis, so ensure it serves both (or several) purposes. Don’t forget to purchase some patio furniture covers to help protect and prolong the life of your pieces.