How to arrange your patio furniture
Summary: It can be tiring to keep re-arranging furniture. Arrange your area properly by creating a focal point, create proper paths in and out, and start by placing your longest piece against the longest wall facing the focal point. From that point, add the remaining chairs and create some separation from the outdoor kitchen.
Are you tired of rearranging your furniture over and over and never being happy with the result? Here is a list of tips that will help you arrange your furniture. Read through and plot out the plan on paper, it will then be easier to visualize the new layout and make further changes before you commit to moving things around.
Create a focal point. The focal point is the heart of your outdoor space and serves as the gathering point for everyone who spends time outside. Everything else will build around the focal point.
You can create either a formal living space or something more casual. Decide which one you want. Formal spaces require a symmetrical arrangement.
Avoid traffic issues by creating your layout in such a way that there is a clear path from the entrance and to the exit. You don’t want people coming in and then stacking up or bunching up.
Regarding placement, the first step is to place the longest piece along the longest wall. This chair or sofa should face the focal point. Surround the focal point with more chairs, symmetrically or asymmetrically, depending on your preference.
Make the area feel homely by adding side tables, stools, and other pieces of furniture where you keep drinks and snacks.
If possible, separate the outdoor kitchen from the dining area. The separation is for both convenience, style, and safety.