Perhaps you just threw a bunch of old chairs up wherever they’d fit and forgot about it. But furniture placement can have a large impact on how – and who – uses your porch. Read on to see what type of seating you need depending on what type of porch person you are.
The solitary time-spender
If you’re the quiet type, or just enjoy solitude and privacy, one or two chairs may be all you need. You can have an upright one for activities that require it (typing, eating), and a lounger for more sedate pursuits (napping, listening to music).
On the other hand, if you see your porch as a neighborhood “vacation destination,” you’ll want seating that encourages socializing. In addition to having enough of it, group chairs and small tables in bunches, so there are plenty of places for people to congregate.
If you’ve got a large brood, you’ll want to procure porch seating that maximizes both fun and efficiency. Makes sure to have chairs for folks both big and small. Also, look for furniture that can do double duty, such as cushioned benches with storage underneath for games and toys.