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How to furnish a larger outdoor space

In a larger outdoor space, there are many possibilities. To help narrow your options, think about your favorite indoor spot. What makes it cozy and functional? Repeat as much as you can outdoors!

A patio with outdoor sofa and a smaller white table and stools, a dining table with chairs and an umbrella
A patio with outdoor sofa and a smaller white table and stools, a dining table with chairs and an umbrella

Set up the centerpiece

Choose and position your largest furniture first – like a modular sofa or dining table. This way you know it fits. Then work around it as a focal point.

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See all outdoor sofa combinations

Create activity zones

Arrange pieces into areas based on relaxing, dining, cooking, playing, etc. To give your outdoor space the room-within-a-room feel, use rugs, flooring, lighting, privacy screens and gazebos.

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See all outdoor products

Make everyone feel at home

Give your family and your guests options. Think lots of seating, cushions and places to put their things. Remember children have their own needs too.

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Keep things close

Spend less time running back indoors. Shelving units, storage benches, cabinets, boxes and hooks can conveniently hold serveware, cushions, toys and more.

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