Must Haves for the Perfect Outdoor Living Space

Must Haves for the Perfect Outdoor Living Space

You've got a great patio! Great patio doors, nice patio space, maybe a pool? But do you have the right seating? The right lighting? A good dining table? Read on for some outdoor living inspiration to make your patio the perfect summer spot!

Patio Seating Sets

This first set from Birch Lane is great for homes with a lot of space and for someone that does a lot of entertaining. You can use the ottomans for extra seating or use them to extend the slipper chairs into lounge chairs. 

Birch Lane Benbow 8 piece outdoor patio set

Benbow 8 piece sofa set with cushions from Birch Lane 

Not into the wicker look? Try this aluminum set from Pier 1 Imports. Very sleek and contemporary set in gray with a fire table. 

Roman Outdoor 5-Piece aluminum patio set from Pier 1 Imports

Roman Outdoor 5-Piece Khaki Set with Light Gray Fire Table from Pier 1 Imports

If you like a more natural look but still want something modern and elegant aim for something like this patio set from Pier 1 Imports. This is actually a 4-piece set with two benches, a slipper chair, and table that can be easily rearranged for more separate seating, a long bench, an L-seat, or a U-seat. 

Natural 4-piece patio set from Pier 1 Imports

Natural 4-Piece patio set from Pier 1 Imports

Maybe you're looking for something that takes up less room or just some accent seats or a little additional seating for what you've already got. Check out these fun chairs from Target!

Bangor 3-piece metal mesh patio set from Target

Bangor 3-piece Metal Mesh & Faux Wood Patio Set from Target

Carag 3-piece sling rope patio set from Target

Carag 3-piece Sling Rope Patio Set from Target

Southport 3-piece wicker motion patio set from Target

Southport 3-piece Wicker Motion Patio Set from Target

Patio Dining Tables

Shopping for outdoor spaces is so much fun because there are so many options and combinations to play around with style-wise. This is currently my favorite table, it's a little more casual but it is definitely fun and I like the bench. Benches are a great option for entertaining with kids (and for squeezing more people into the seating!).

Arbus outdoor 6-piece dining set with cushions from Birch Lane

Arbus Outdoor 6-piece Dining Set with Cushions from Birch Lane

I think round tables are really underrated and also get you more table space to work with. This one is a beautiful Royal Teak from hayneedle. I'd also recommend checking out this Sybilla Teak Dining Table from Wayfair, it's very similar but it can also fold into an oval or square table.  

Royal Teak Round Table with seating for 8 from hayneedle

Royal Teak Round Table with seating for 8 from hayneedle 

If you buy this set from Tangkula YOU HAVE TO LET US KNOW! It looks very sleek and also very compact. You can find this one on Amazon.

Tangkula 11-piece dining set from Amazon

Tangkula 11-piece patio dining set from Amazon

Tangkula 11-piece patio dining set from Amazon


Patio Lighting

Set the trend with some outdoor floor lamps! Outdoor floor lamps like this one are made with rustproof and weatherproof materials so you can bring the elegance from indoors to outdoors as well. 

Classic urn floor lamp from Shades of Light for outdoor lighting

Outdoor Classic Urn Floor Lamp from Shades of Light

For more fixed lighting try some LED Sconce options like these from All Modern and Joss and Main.

Modern sconce from Modern Lighting

Modern sconce from Modern Lighting

Matte black steel sconce from Joss and Main

Matte black steel sconce from Joss & Main

I'm definitely pushing for everyone to try something other than string lights and if you saw my post on outdoor lighting inspiration I'm also a fan of outdoor chandeliers so here is some similar inspiration, a strapped globe pendant light from Shades of Light. :)

Strapped globe pendant light from Shades of Light

Strapped Seeded Globe Outdoor Pendant from Shades of Light

Bonus: Patio Games!

Maybe you've got a pool, maybe you don't but hey, look, here are some fun games that'll be great for your patio party!

Cornhole boards are fun and you can buy them from stores like Dick's Sporting Goods,, or order some custom made from sellers on Etsy, tons of options!

Cornhole boards!

Jumbo Jenga, anyone? Lots of fun and if you like DIY projects this is one game that's easy to make yourself

Jumbo Jenga!

It never ceases to amaze me how creative and resourceful people are. People push the boundaries of design and creativity every day and hopefully, this article inspires you to push your boundaries for your home or your own designs.


Brennan Enterprises is an exterior home remodeling company based in Northeast Texas. We specialize in replacement windows, doors, roofing, and siding. If you are looking for assistance with an exterior home remodeling project please browse our website to learn about our products, services, and pricing

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