Once you've got the basics of our outdoor kitchen covered, it's time to start thinking about accessories. To keep you and your guests comfortable, some stylish outdoor furnishings may be the thing your dining area needs. No matter your style, the Grillnetics team can help you find the right patio chairs, patio tables and accessories — like chair cushions, umbrellas, pergolas and more — to make your backyard a hub for relaxing, entertaining and soaking in the warm weather.
- Bistro sets make for ideal patio furniture for small spaces (a balcony, a small patio at an apartment or breakfast nook) and are available in most materials.
- Dining sets are well-suited for enjoying meals outdoors, and you can find them with extendable tables should you occasionally host a larger group.
- Conversation sets will make it feel as though you've brought your living room outide. Pair them with an ottoman or accent table. Modular conversation sets can be rearranged as needed.
Swivel rockers and cushioned patio chairs are two of the most popular seating options, in large part because they can double as dining chairs. Some of the less conventional -- but equally awesome -- seating options include outdoor recliners, hammock chairs and patio egg chairs, as well as benches, daybeds, gliders, swings and garden stools. For the ultimate in relaxation and an unbeatable cool factor, treat yourself to a hammock.
For outdoor tables, there are two primary options - you can find one in a bistro set, a dining set, or a conversation set; or, you can buy one individually to make sure it perfectly suits your style. You can find table tops with many different options -- primarily glass, tile, wood or metal. If you'd prefer to piece together your own set, you can find stand-alone bar-height tables, coffee tables and end tables.
As for placement, you'll thank yourself later if you keep some space between your grill and your dining set, as this will give the grill-master-in-chief room to work and keep the guests away from the heat.
If you want to emulate the traditional outdoor kitchen look, go with long, rectangular-shaped dining tables and pair them with stainless steel, aluminum or unfinished FSC-certified teak. For smaller patios and decks, try using round bistro tables positioned throughout the seating area. Mirror the luxury, comfort and style of an interior living room in the garden area with the best outdoor sectional sofas, loveseats, armchairs and ottomans. Furnishing outdoor spaces is all about materials. In addition to timeless style and enduring comfort, your outdoor lounge furniture needs to be weather resistant.
Outdoor Kitchen Decor
Take advantage of the growing season and decorate with fresh green botanicals and potted flowers. Easily grow edible herbs such as basil, dill and rosemary in long rail planters designed to conveniently hang on a window ledge, deck frame or railing, or yard fence. Accent your patio space with tropical ferns, succulents and dry air plants in modern square and rectangular floor planters. Create an aesthetically and texturally interesting central display with a variety of outdoor planter heights. Alternatively, scatter your mix of plants throughout the balcony or deck, giving it a natural, woodsy look. Finish off your decor with atmospheric mood lighting to keep your patio illuminated well into the warm nights. Additionally, an outdoor pergola adds height to the display. Check out our guide to pergola decorating for more ideas. Choose the best modern patio furniture sets at an outdoor furniture store near you or online.