Ideas for Outdoor Living

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Ideas for…Outdoor Furniture

View our guide to choosing the right outdoor furniture for your personal retreat.

Swinging Hammock and Cushioned Chairs
Photo by Jean Allsopp

Consider Compatibility

Need some solo time with your favorite beach read? A hammock is ideal for those lazy summer days when your hardest decision is whether to turn the page or take a snooze. To avoid the notorious imprint on your backside, opt for a hammock made of canvas instead of rope.

Want to have a backyard bash every weekend? An outdoor sectional with weather-resistant cushions accommodates a crowd. When entertaining, remember that furniture arrangements influence how your guests interact. A group of cushioned chairs and a low table will encourage guests to linger over drinks and conversation, while limiting seating options may cue them to mingle.

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