Outdoor Bar Stools and Furniture

Get all the info you need on outdoor bar stools and furniture, so you can create a welcoming gathering place in your outdoor living space.
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By: Sean McEvoy

If you're considering adding a watering hole to your outdoor living space, you'll first want to browse the many options available for outdoor bar stools and furniture.

If you're in the market for outdoor bar stools and other bar furniture, chances are you've already settled on the design of the bar itself. But if not, you may be able to let the other furniture be your guide. The design options for outdoor bar stools and furniture are diverse enough that you're sure to find something that appeals to your sensibilities and fits with the overall aesthetic of your outdoor space.

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Invite the Indoors Outside

Create additional outdoor space with fabulous folding glass walls. This living room takes advantage of gorgeous outdoor views year-round, while the patio is a pleasant place to lounge as evening breezes flow through the house. 

Consider Durable Patio Furniture

Built-in seating is a great option if you want a patio that stands up to weather and other outdoor elements. This ultimate gathering space is made from concrete materials. Decorative pillows add a touch of color and softness. 

Add Flair With a Fire Pit

This majestic fire pit is ideal for gathering with guests on a cool evening. It's a functional focal point that invites relaxation and conversation amongst a crowd. 

Shade Your Patio With a Pergola

Not only is this beautifully designed structure an architectural focal point, it adds instant comfort on sunny days. Subtle bistro lights, an inviting fireplace, a grill station and cozy wicker furniture complete this outdoor room. 

Pick Interesting Accessories

Don't settle for dull patio furniture that's an uncomfortable eyesore. Upgrade your patio with artistic flair that complements your design style. Local craftsmen and artisans can be great resources for unique metal finds. Photo courtesy of Westover and Photography by Rich Pomerantz. 

Warm Up to a Fireplace

While a fire pit is a great option for larger gatherings, fireplaces create a cozy ambiance for intimate settings. This gas hearth features captivating flames and sleek design that enhances any outdoor experience. 

Design the Ultimate Outdoor Kitchen

Outdoor kitchens are becoming much more fully functional. From refrigerators to side burners, flat-screen televisions to surround sound, a full-service outdoor kitchen will take your patio to the next level. Photo courtesy of Cal Flame. 

Speaking of which, a good place to start when choosing outdoor bar furniture is whether or not you want to match the look of the rest of your outdoor living space, and your home in general. If so, your task is simple—find outdoor bar furniture that matches or resembles the overall design. If not, there are many paths you can travel, from a fun tiki bar to a sleek, modern design that sports metal bar stools and other bar furniture with plenty of curves and contours.

Another factor to consider is how many guests you plan to have at your outdoor bar regularly. This won't simply dictate how many stools you'll need—it could also influence their size and shape, and whether or not they play nicely with the other furniture on your patio or deck.

Once you've determined the style and scope of outdoor bar stools and furniture you'll need for your outdoor living space, it's time to sit back and relax with friends and family at your new backyard hot spot.

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