When designing outdoor seating, it is important to allow for separate sections and seating areas. We love yards which have a dining table and then other seating groups set off in different areas of the yard. When hosting a party, this allows your guests to mix and mingle throughout the yard. Once dinner is served, everyone can come together to the main dining table to enjoy a festive meal. If you’re just having a quiet afternoon in the yard, you’ll be able to find a comfy place to read a book, or a nice table to work on your computer or a quiet spot to take an afternoon nap. Please enjoy these fine examples of some of our favorite outdoor seating group ideas.
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This looks like a great place to sit and enjoy a chat or glass of wine. The bright red pillows complement the dark wicker chairs and light cushions with a dramatic splash of color. The accompanying coffee table would be the perfect spot for a cheese plate or even an intimate dinner for two.
The terracotta planters add a great detail to this out-of-the-way seating group with Adirondack chairs and a small side table. The rough-hewn small table in between the chairs is great for a glass of wine or a book while you relax the afternoon away.
This quiet spot is out of the way and perfect for an quiet spot to sit and soak in the sun. You can see a small table next to the chair which is a good spot for a glass of water and your sunscreen. We love the natural stain on the Adirondack chairs because it maintains the wooded feel of this nook.
This pod shaped wicker chair looks like a cozy spot to snuggle up with a book or your favorite person. The nearby water feature adds an natural element and the small blue table gives you a place for your drink while you nap.We love the striped pillows which add a little contrast to the blue cushions. You could dress it up even more by adding another set of small solid color throw pillows.
The seating area has a formal appeal but the wicker chairs with the striped cushions add a country feel. The design of this group allows your family or guests the opportunity to sit comfortably and chat over appetizers or drinks. The large fireplace in the center is sure to warm the area on a cool night and certainly adds to the overall design of the patio.
This seating group offers lots of spaces to sit and enjoy the beautiful backyard. We love the wildflowers growing in the yard which give this patio a natural pop of color. The large square center cushion is perfect so everyone can kick back and put their feet up to enjoy this lovely spot.
The multicolored pillow accent the seating group really well while the dark hardwood decking adds to the contemporary feel of the spot. The large flower pots on the edge of the deck are add a feel of privacy. We love the two joined square coffee tables which are a perfect spot for appetizers and drinks before dinner. Guests will feel comfortable and connected to each other in this seating group.
This corner seating area overlooking the ocean is perfect for sunning yourself or relaxing and what a view! The small round tables can be used for drinks and magazines while the guests relax and enjoy this amazing spot.
This dining table is set apart from the other sections of the patio to have two distinct areas for enjoying the outdoors. After a lovely meal, guests can meander over to the comfy couch and chairs to sit and enjoy an after dinner drink or dessert. The square slate tiles of the patio add a little modern feel to this otherwise country courtyard.
This yard also has two distinct areas for entertaining and eating. The firepit (see close up picture below) is a great focal point for conversation, while the large table is perfect for a lovely brunch or dinner. We love the containers used with plants of varying height and color. Adding a large tall spruce in one container then small colorful flowers in the other is an eye catching option.
Here you can see a close up of the firepit; placing small end tables in between the chairs allows guests to have a spot to set their drink or plate. We love the dragonfly throw pillows on every other chair. This gives the group a bit of color and an eye-pleasing detail.
This quaint seating area is perfect for a cup of tea and a nice chat. The bright pop of pink of the cut hydrangeas on the table compliment the pink in the pillows on the chairs. The white rod iron table adds to the old world look and feel of this spot.
The cushioned coffee table works both to allow you to sit back and put up your feet, or remove the cushion to serve appetizers and cocktails. The patterned cushions compliment the look of the dark wicker. We love the terracotta planters with the flowering bushes to add another color to compliment the orange tones of the cushions.
A perfect spot to sit and enjoy a glass of sweet tea and watch the kids play in the yard. The white wicker chairs add a southern appeal while the hanging plant from the eaves is a perfect place to add a natural element. With the dark green shutters and the brick foundation, this spot has just the right color balance.
This round patio is perfect for a firepit surrounded by wicker cushioned chairs. It’s easy to imagine having a wonderful time in this yard, spending the day enjoying the pool and relaxing in the comfortable lounge chairs. Then spending the evening around the firepit making s’mores.
We love this stone patio with the swing built for two. The dark stain on the Adirondack chairs compliments the beautiful yard with pretty colorful flowers. The extra natural greenery near the chairs give the whole area a peaceful aura. This would be a great spot to catch up with friends or read a book.
We love this beautiful courtyard which has a very European feel. The potted plants in a variety of different colors and styles add to the natural look and feel of the space. We love the built-in brick fireplace in the center of the courtyard because it becomes a focal point of the whole area. The dark chairs with bright throw cushions compliment the natural flowers perfectly.
These white wicker chairs are a fun, modern option for a small deck or patio. They can be used for relaxing or having a cozy meal for two. The glass table adds to the look by bringing a modern feel to the area. You could add a splash of color with another smaller brightly colored throw pillow.
These three couches with yellow throw pillows look terrific on the taupe colored travertine tiles. The beautiful pergola offers shade and a modern touch to the spot. We love the potted plants in the corner which really give the impression of this seating area being three-sided rather than three separate pieces. The bright yellow accent pieces on the table complete the look. You could even add a small potted flowering plant to the table as well.
This dark couch has grey and white patterned pillows looks lovely with the side table with fresh yellow flowers. The black side wire framed side table is a great coordinating piece because it compliments the look without taking away from the bold statement of the couch. The pop of bright yellow flowers in the clear glass vase work perfectly to complete the design.
Can you imagine spending an afternoon here? This gorgeous patio which overlooks the ocean offers the perfect setup for a lazy summer day. Spend some time relaxing and sunning on the chaise lounges in the back of the picture, then move over to the couches for lunch or evening drinks and appetizers. The large glass table in the center is a great size to enjoy a full meal too.
The white pots with trees, small shrubs and colorful flowers add the ambiance of these chairs and their bright citrusy pillows. We love the pop of blue and purple that the flowers add while the look was designed to maintain a significantly modern feel. The armed table adds a spot of convenience for your tea or drink while lounging in these comfy white chairs.
This wicker furniture with grey pillows are a comfortable spot to spend an evening with family or friends. We love the coordinating tall dark wicker planters with a pop of color from the purple flowers. The dark wood stained pergola add to the formal look of the space while framing the seating group perfectly.
For additional patio ideas, see our gallery of 20 Great Patio Ideas.