Love the idea of dining alfresco? A traditional patio table set is an obvious choice, but conventional doesn’t necessarily mean boring. Look for styles with a center bowl that can double as an ice bucket or fire pit.
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.
Tile tabletops can bring an artistic element to any outdoor space. They may chip, fade, or crack, depending on how it is sealed, though, so shield it from the elements to prevent premature wear.