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Planning your patio and choosing outdoor furniture

When planning your outdoor area, it can be a good idea to divide it into more than one space. Maximizing the use comes with choosing furniture that allows as much flexibility as possible. This way, your space is easier to adapt to different activities and all kinds of social gatherings.

A patio with a light brown outdoor modular sofa with beige cushions, plus a light brown outdoor table with a reclining chair.
A patio with a light brown outdoor modular sofa with beige cushions, plus a light brown outdoor table with a reclining chair.

Defining a clear dining area

An umbrella over the dining area ties your dining set together nicely. Of course, it provides pleasant shade when the sun is out – but it’s also quite nice leaving it up after sundown for a canopy over your heads creating a cozy vibe.

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A light brown outdoor table and six reclining chairs with beige seat/back cushions, plus a white HÖGÖN hanging parasol.
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Seating for more than eating

Multi-use furniture is always a good choice for your outdoor area as they set you up for more than just one activity. This reclining chair works just as well for dining as for relaxing or sunbathing. It’s foldable for easy storage too.

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A person in front of a light brown NÄMMARÖ outdoor reclining chair with a beige seat/back cushion, beside an outdoor bench.
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Using plants as dividers

High plants in large pots are a smart way to divide your patio into rooms with clear separation. This makes it easier to have more than one thing going on at once – which is ideal for parties, for instance. The greenery also helps create a nice, lush atmosphere.

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A row of four dark grey/beige RÅGKORN plant pots with large plants dividing the lounge area and dining area of a patio.
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Customized lounge set

Arrange and rearrange things to suit your patio perfectly. This outdoor sofa section lets you make a sofa any shape and size you want, as well as matching stand-alone easy chairs. Remove the backrest and it’s a footstool. Remove the cushion and it’s a side table.

Six light brown NÄMMARÖ outdoor seat sections for modular sofa forming a corner sofa and side table, plus various cushions.

The handy bonus bench

A bench is always useful to have around in your outdoor space. It’s perfect when you need extra seating for guests. Awaiting that, it makes a lovely flower bench that’s great for hiding storage under as well.

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A light brown NÄMMARÖ outdoor bench with various pot plants on top and beside it, plus stacked plant pots and a basket.
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