Furniture Ideas for Your Outdoor Living Space


Are you looking to add some additional square footage to your home without the hassle of turning your living quarters into a construction zone or moving? It is not as difficult as you may think. Making use of your outdoor space by adding some attractive outdoor furniture is a simple and inexpensive way to create more living space for you and your family. If you are not sure how to use outdoor furniture to turn your patio, deck, or backyard into usable living space, here are some creative ideas to get you started down the right path.

Dining area

Dining al fresco is always a special treat in the late spring and early summer. It is one way to truly soak up all that is good about the warm weather. Setting up an outdoor dining area is a great way to enjoy this special treat whenever the weather allows without having to head out to an outdoor restaurant. To make the outdoor dining experience extra special, don’t settle for uncomfortable folding chairs and a plastic table. A beautiful yet functional wicker dining set provides ample room for diners to eat comfortably. Wicker dining furniture is also sturdy and can withstand the same amount of use your indoor dining room table can. Whether you are entertaining for a crowd or having a romantic dinner for two, wicker dining chairs provide comfort and style that everyone will appreciate.

Living room

When the weather is temperate, it is time to lose the idea that a living room needs a television set. Take advantage of the beautiful weather and turn your outdoor area into a second living room. Instead of gathering around the TV, the family can take in the sights nature has to offer right in your own backyard. All you need to create the ideal outdoor living room is some comfortable wicker furniture that is situated in a manner that is conducive to creating conversation. Wicker furniture has come a long way over the years. You can now find beautiful chairs, sofas, and tables. There are even sectionals available for those times when you need to seat a crowd of people. The cushions on living room-style wicker furniture are plush and billowy. So they are the perfect accompaniment for an evening filled with great conversation. Plus, wicker tables are great accents that are ideal for placing lamps, vases, or even an ice-cold beverage.


When the weather is pleasant enough to spend time outside, one of the best ways to wile away a day is by simply relaxing in a chaise lounge. The old-style chaise lounges that are made with aluminum frames and plastic straps are uncomfortable and can make anyone trying to lounge in it hot and sweaty. On the other hand, chaise lounges that are made of wicker are comfortable and stylish. Wicker chaises are made for the modern world. People who work hard and want to create a backyard oasis most certainly want to include a chaise lounge or two. Whether you want to spend a lazy Saturday reading a good book or taking a catnap, a wicker chaise lounge is the perfect vehicle.


One of the best parts about using your outdoor area as extra living space is that you have additional room to entertain. Believe it or not, there is wicker furniture that can help you out when you are expecting a crowd. Not only are there plenty of different types of seating available in wicker, but the material also works perfectly for a portable bar as well. A wicker bar and stools combine to create a great place for you and your guests to congregate for a few drinks and lively conversation. You can even set up a few high tables and stools to create a more bar-like atmosphere.

Don’t overlook your outdoor space as an extension of your living area. Adding a few touches of wicker can help you create a fabulous living space for a lot less money than an addition on your home or the hassle of changing addresses. If you need assistance choosing new wicker furniture for your outdoor space, the experts at Design Furnishings can help you choose the right furniture to meet your needs.

If you would like more information, visit our website and speak to one of our friendly and knowledgeable staff at Design Furnishings today!