If you are working with a small space, stackable or folding pieces are a great way to create a welcoming space, but keep it uncluttered when you don’t need the extra chairs. Multi-functional furniture, such as watertight chests, is another way to save on space and use as storage.
Dealing with a larger space, how about hammocks or hanging chairs to create a whimsical setting. Sun lounges, deck chairs and even an outdoor sofa are some other things to consider to add to make your outdoor space more inviting. To have your furniture last longer, buy furniture made of woven synthetic fibers which are durable to weather and UV rays.
Protect yourself from the sun by including parasols, retractable awnings or shade sails. These are also great to keep your area cooler in those hot months when you are trying to stay cool.
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