Types of Outdoor Patio Sets

Dining Sets

Patio Dining Sets

  • Commonly seats 4-12 people
  • Standard dining table height is 26-30 inches
  • Table shapes can include square, rectangular, oval, and circular
  • Table options include lazy susan, ice bucket, and fire pit
  • Outdoor dining tables will typically include a hole in the center for a patio umbrella

Fire Pit Dining Sets

  • Commonly seats 4-8 people
  • Includes standard dining height table with fire pit in the center
  • Typically includes centerpiece cover for when fire is not in use
  • Versatile options such as fire logs or fire glass

Conversation Sets | Chat Sets

Outdoor Sectionals & Modular Seating

  • Commonly seats 4-12 people
  • Set usually includes deep seating pieces that fit together to form a large couch
  • Pieces can be arranged multiple ways
  • Other items may include a coffee table, end table, or ottoman

Patio Conversation & Chat Sets

  • Commonly seats 2-8 people
  • Versatile combinations of sofa, loveseat, and club chairs grouped around a table
  • Styling closelyresembles indoor furniture

Fire Pit Seating Sets

  • Commonly seats 2-8 people
  • Usually will include 2-4 club chairs with a fire pit table, or some sofa/loveseat/club chair combination with a fire pit table
  • Standard fire pit table height on seating sets is 20-25 inches

Chaise Lounge, Bistro, & Patio Bar Sets

Chaise Lounge Sets

  • Sets commonly seat 2-4 people
  • A chaise lounge is a reclining chair with or without arms, that has a long seat that forms a complete leg rest
  • Set will usually include at least two chaise lounges and sometimes an end table

Bistro Sets | Café Sets

  • Commonly seats 2 people
  • Set includes two chairs (stationary or swivel) and a small bistro table (with usually no more than a 50 in. circumference)
  • Table shape is typically round or square

Patio Bar Sets

  • Commonly seats 2-4 people, occasionally 6
  • Standard bar table height is 40-49 inches
  • Sets include bar stools, but are tall enough that standing can be an option

How to Choose Patio Furniture

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