Chairs for Every Outdoor Occasion: From Lounging to Dining

Chairs for Every Outdoor Occasion: From Lounging to Dining

Chairs are essential for outfitting your outdoor area, serving as the cornerstone of your outdoor living experience, whether it involves dining, relaxing, or simply savoring the outdoor ambiance.

Selecting the right chairs will inform the functionality and aesthetic appeal of your outdoor area. Here are some tips on how to find the perfect outdoor chairs for every occasion.

Choosing the Perfect Chair for Your Outdoor Space

The fist step to choosing the perfect outdoor chair is in understanding your space and needs. Consider the size of your area, the style of your home, and how you intend to use the space. A compact balcony requires different seating solutions than a spacious garden. 

Above: AHNDA Lounge Chair by DEDON

Think about storage needs; foldable or stackable chairs are excellent for outdoor living areas that need to be cleared regularly. For further help with how to look for the right chairs for your outdoor area, book an appointment with our expert design consultants.  

Outdoor Dining Chairs: Comfort and Style Combined

Outdoor dining chairs should offer a balance of comfort and style. Look for chairs that complement your outdoor dining table and fit the theme of your space, be it modern minimalism or rustic european charm. 

Amanu Dining Chairs by TribuAbove: Amanu Armchair by Tribu

Comfort is crucial. Opt for chairs with ergonomic designs, and look for cushioned seats for added comfort during long, leisurely meals. Consider the Tosca, whose deep cushioning and supportive back and arms bring low-key luxury to relaxed dining settings. 

Tosca Armchairs by TribuAbove: Tosca Armchair by Tribu

Outdoor Lounge Chairs

Lounge chairs are all about relaxation. They invite you to sit back and unwind, perhaps with a book or a drink in hand. Look for designs that support the body comfortably, such as the TIBBO collection by Dedon.

TIBBO Collection by DEDONAbove: TIBBO Collection by DEDON

For the ultimate in outdoor decadence, a sun lounger is the perfect platform to soak up the sunshine and unwind. 

Senja Sun loungers by TribuAbove: Senja Lounger by Tribu

Chairs for Small Outdoor Areas

Small outdoor spaces demand creativity. Choose chairs that are not only compact but also make a style statement. Sleek, minimalist designs such as Branch or  a hanging chair like Kida, can enhance a small space without overwhelming it.

Kida by DEDON
Above: Kida Hanging Lounge Chair by DEDON 

Multi-functional chairs that double as storage or that can be easily folded away when not in use are also ideal for small areas. Consider the SEAX range to add easily-storable seating options to your space.

SEAX by DEDONAbove: SEAX Lounge Chair by DEDON

The Importance of Weather-Resistant Materials

When it comes to outdoor furniture, durability is as important as design. Weather-resistant materials like hardwoods, aluminium, and wicker can withstand various elements, from scorching sun to torrential rains.

Addis Teak Table and Bench by KettAbove: Addis Teak Table & Addis Teak Bench by Kett

The perfect outdoor chair can transform your space from a simple outdoor area to a vibrant extension of your home’s aesthetic.

Contour Club Chair by TribuAbove: Contour Club Chair by Tribu

By carefully selecting and arranging these key pieces, you can create an outdoor living space that is both beautiful and functional. To find out more, contact us today.

Frequently Asked Questions

What materials are best for weather-resistant outdoor chairs?

The best options for outdoor furniture are hardwoods such as teak, which are ideal thanks to their durability and elemental resistance; aluminium, which is lightweight and rust-resistant, perfect for a contemporary aesthetic and wicker, offering a comfortable & relaxed aesthetic. 

Natal Alu Sofa Armchair by TribuAbove: Natal Alu Sofa Armchair by Tribu

How do I maintain and care for my outdoor chairs?

Caring for your outdoor chairs varies based on the material. Wooden chairs need occasional cleaning and oiling to preserve their colour. Aluminium chairs are low maintenance, requiring only regular cleaning with mild soap and water. Wicker can be maintained by wiping down with a damp cloth and mild detergent. For more information and to purchase cleaning products, visit our website.

Nomad Easy Chair by TribuAbove: Nomad Easy Chair by Tribu

What are some creative ways to arrange chairs in an outdoor space?

Consider forming a cosy circle for intimate gatherings, positioning chairs to face a garden, pool, or other scenic views for visual pleasure, and defining different zones for dining, lounging, and relaxation with varied chair styles. Additionally, mixing and matching different chair styles can create an eclectic and personalised look that enhances the uniqueness of your outdoor setting.

Mbrace by DEDONAbove: MBRACE Daybed by DEDON

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