Create a haven for entertaining and relaxing with our expert advice on selecting al fresco furnishings
Don’t wing it - avoid a cramped patio or a sparse balcony by measuring out your area and check your furniture dimensions.
Choose lightweight furniture if it needs moving around. Opt for bulkier, heavier chairs for long hours of lounging.
Portable chairs may seem nifty, but they’re often too narrow, too close to the ground and flimsy to actually relax on.
Choose materials that suit your climate - go for non-upholstered benches and chairs if you’re used to regular showers.
If weather conditions drive you toward getting non-cushioned seating, rent cozy cushions that are easy to remove when the skies open.