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Outdoor Sitting Area Ideas

Updated on March 21, 2015

Outdoor Seating Areas Ideas, Designs, Pictures and Décor

Want some perfect outdoor sitting area ideas for your not so perfect yard? Sometimes we just need to pull up a chair and sit a spell, at least that is what I remember my Grandmother saying many years ago as she would sit in her rocking chair on the front porch.

Most of us have gotten away from enjoying our outdoor space whether its our front porch, deck, patio,or even our front yard or back yard.

Sometimes I think it comes to just a lack of ideas of how to arrange a good sitting area that works for the space we have and sometimes it can be decorators block or just a lack of funds.

Believe it or not all of those things can be addressed, sometimes we just have to think out of the box to create that perfect outdoor sitting area we all remember from somewhere in our childhood. The ideas are really endless, and if you don't see something you like the on the first visit, be sure to bookmark it as I will be adding more ideas, designs and pictures.

"Outdoor Sitting Area Ideas"

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Small Sitting Area Ideas for Your Outdoor Space - Ideas to make the most of your small outdoor sitting area

Whether you small space is a front porch, back deck or patio or just a quaint little spot in your yard, you can create a comfortable and charming sitting area with just a little planning. Built in benches are a great way to go when space is limited and you can really change up the look of built-ins by just changing the cushions depending on the season.

Bistro sets are another way to create a sitting area in a small space and finding these at affordable prices is usually pretty easy. You can always look for yard sales in your area for some really great deals!

Benches and smaller outdoor chairs can also be worked in together and you might be amazed how useful stools can be, especially when you have kids that want to join in on the outdoor seating.

"Small Outdoor Sitting Area Ideas"

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Outdoor Bistro Sets for Small Spaces - Make the most of your outdoor space...

RST Brands Bistro Patio Furniture, 3-Piece
RST Brands Bistro Patio Furniture, 3-Piece

I love the color of the Expresso rattan Bistro set! Great for your morning coffee or good book and a cup of tea.

Adams Manufacturing 8590-01-3731 Quik-Fold Cafe Bistro Set, Sage
Adams Manufacturing 8590-01-3731 Quik-Fold Cafe Bistro Set, Sage

This set is great for those smaller patios in a Moss green for blending in with the landscape. Can't keep it out all year? No problem, it folds for easy storage.


Outdoor Sitting Area Spaces - Relaxing, reading, or enjoying the fresh air

Whether it's the sun hitting your face or the wind blowing your hair, we all have a favorite space.

"My Favorite Outdoor Sitting Area"

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Where is your favorite outdoor sitting area?

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Outdoor Seating for Any Size Space - Get some ideas on creating your outdoor seating area

Garden Sitting Area Ideas - Relax and Enjoy your Garden

When you want to add some additional seating space for a great little get away in the garden, a simple bench can be the perfect choice. Depending on your style you can use a bench like the one seen here or you might want something in all wood or even metal with some comfy cushions.

Curling up with a good book, a glass of lemonade or enjoying a cup of tea can easily be enjoyed when you have the right outdoor space!

"Garden Sitting Area Ideas"

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Outdoor Furniture Material - Choosing for style and durability

When creating outdoor seating areas, we have to consider what type of furniture we want to use. Choosing a particular material to use can depend on personal preference, where we live, where we intend to put it and of course budget. So let's see what most of you prefer!

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Outdoor Sitting Area Ideas for Larger Spaces

Create your own outdoor oasis...

Need outdoor seating for the whole family? Create a warm and inviting space that both family and friends will love! Whether you are entertaining or just spending time outdoors with your family, these outdoor sofa or sectional sets can help create an outdoor oasis right at home.

Urbana 4 Piece All-Weather Wicker Patio Sofa Set with Sunbrella Canvas Henna (5407-0000) Cushions

Outdoor Space Size

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      sbconcepts 4 years ago

      @OhMe: I really like Bistro sets too! They are perfect for all those smaller spaces and even if you have a larger area you can add a set for that quiet little spot that's all yours! Thanks for stopping by!

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 4 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      I like the little Bistro Sets.