Measuring Your Patio and Choosing the Ideal Layout

Once you’ve found a new outdoor furniture collection that perfectly fits your style, it’s time to make sure that it actually fits your space. Knowing your patio and furniture measurements will help you order the right number of pieces for the layout that best meets your specific entertaining needs. Here’s what you need to do to get the most out of your new furniture and your available outdoor space.

Double check all of the furniture dimensions

Our website provides you with the width, depth and height of every piece of furniture. This is your starting point, so be sure to write these measurements down.

Measure your patio

To make sure that the furniture you’re considering works in your outdoor space, it’s a good idea to use masking tape, painter’s tape or kraft paper cut to the size of the new item to map out the spot where it will live. Simply use the width and depth listed on our website to make sure you’re happy with the fit. If your furniture will be close to a wall, railing or fence, you may want to take the height into consideration as well.

Create the Perfect Furniture Layout

Depending on the size of your patio and how you intend to use it, there are several tried-and-true ways to arrange your new furniture for maximum impact.

The Gathering Spot

If there were a hall of fame for furniture arrangements, this one would get our vote. Just like in your living room, the classic combination of sofa, loveseat and lounge chair creates the perfect place to spend time with family and friends, while giving everyone plenty of seating options. Side tables on both sides of the sofa provide a convenient resting place for food and drinks.

Cozy and Comfortable

Loveseats are a great option when you’re furnishing a smaller space. By adding two lounge chairs and placing a coffee table in the middle, you have the perfect setup for a more intimate gathering and an evening of great conversation.

Beautifully Versatile

Modular furniture offers countless configurations that allow you to get the most out of your outdoor space, no matter what you have planned. Thanks to its iconic L-shaped design, modular furniture works equally well floating in the middle of your patio or wedged into a corner to open up your space. Simply add a fire table and you have an instant entertainment hub for gatherings that last late into the evening. If you’re spoiled for space and love to host large outdoor gatherings, you can simply expand your modular set to create a U-shaped layout that nearly doubles your available seating.

Not sure where to start? Our team of experts has all the answers – and tips for creating the outdoor space of your dreams.

Outdoor Furniture Guide

February 1, 2024