Patio sets usually consist of one table and a set of matching chairs. The actual number of chairs can vary depending on the size of the table but 4 to 6 seating arrangements are the most common. Make sure you match the size of the table to the space in your garden or your own specific needs. Patio sets are generally built for outdoor use so the majority will be made from metal materials or wood. Some patio sets are complimented with cushions to provide extra comfort, something that is recommended for hard outdoor furniture.
The best thing about buying a patio set is that is saves you the hassle of picking out the components yourself. There is so much variety available that the chances of you finding the perfect patio set for your environment are very high. Just look up the best places in your area or do an online search to find a solution that suit your style and needs.
Doing a little general browsing is a good start but you will need to narrow your choices down pretty quickly to not get overwhelmed by all of the possibilities. Key factors to considers include the amount of room that you have available to place your furniture, the types of material you desire and how well they match your weather conditions and the general style that you are trying to achieve for your backyard living space.
The other primary consideration is how you intend to use the patio set. Is it first and foremost for outdoor eating in which case a dinning set is in order. Or is it to entertain guests? In that case a conversation set will be a better choice. A conversation set is a coffee table surrounded by lower height seating.
If you have a large family or many friends and you plan to invite them around for outdoor meals quite often, choose a patio set with a large table and many chairs. If it gets very hot where you live, make sure your set comes with an umbrella or two. Remember also to place your outdoor dining area out of the wind if your area is known to get windy.
Keep your furniture in tip top condition by cleaning it right away when there are spills or stains. Metal can corrode so clean and paint any bare spots and make sure cushions are put away in the garage or equivalent during the off season.