outdoor furniture mainSpending time in my beautiful and welcoming outdoor space on warm spring and summer days is something I look forward to each year. One of the reasons we bought our current home was due to the amazing outdoor area. With a large balcony and cement slab in the yard for outdoor furniture, I have two amazing spaces to enjoy in solitude or with family and friends. But having a functional outdoor space is dependent on getting the right furniture to fit your space. 

Patio sets for outdoor living

patio setsPatio sets come in a variety of sizes which means you’ll be able to find the perfect one for your outdoor space. A large area calls for a dining set to fit the whole family or a few guests to enjoy a meal or have a games night. Most have an umbrella holder which is nice to have on hot days and I love a vibrant umbrella to add a pop of colour to the space.  

If you have a smaller outdoor space, then a cute bistro set for two may be perfect for you. You can always add a freestanding umbrella to open for shade and privacy when needed. They come in plenty of sizes and most of them have adjustable angles to keep away the mid-day heat. 

Rest and relaxation 

lounge chairsWhile I love dining outside on a sunny evening, I love relaxing in my backyard even more. The sounds of the birds chirping, and the frogs croaking is so peaceful to me. There’s nothing better than relaxing in a comfortable lounger with a good book and something refreshing to sip on, especially after a long day.  

If you have the space, there are some cool hanging seating alternatives such as a hammock, a hammock swing, a swing chair or a hanging egg chair. Many of these chair alternatives come with a canopy but if your outdoor space has no shade then you may want to consider a gazebo 

A cozy firepit or heater 

fire tableEven though our summer days can often be hot, the late evenings can be cool and of course there’s mosquitos that will need deterring. You can stay warm and toasty on a late night with a cozy fireplace or heater. You’ll want to know the wood burning by-laws in your area before getting a fire pit that uses wood, but there are some great alternatives. A classic fire pit style with propane or natural gas is always stylish but I also love the look of the fire pit tables.  

If you’re looking for just a heat source, then a patio heater may be perfect. They come in a variety of sizes to fit all spaces and are available in infrared heat as well.  

One of the best things about our warmer months is being able to relax and enjoy the outdoors. Choosing the right furniture for your balcony, patio, or backyard will make your space much more inviting and you’ll be sure to make the most out of it. 

You can find some stylish and unique outdoor furniture at Best Buy online. 

Lindsey Reed
I am a mom of two boys who loves reading and trail runs. I am passionate about health, fitness and food and write about these topics and more on my personal blog www.organicfitnesstips.net.