Some things to consider before you set out to buy your outdoor furniture

1. Make sure you measure your outdoor space and the specific areas your furniture is going to live in. 2. Carry a measuring tape to measure the furniture on display, just in case the dimensions aren’t readily available. 3. Take some pictures of your outdoor space for reference. You’ll want to colour coordinate and decide on your desired outcome for the space. 4. Do some research on common outdoor furniture materials such as teak, metal, fabric, and foam.

How to pick the right furniture for your outdoor space

Key Aspects to keep in mind: Colour, Size, Compatibility & Aesthetic



The right blend of colours can make or break the design of your space. Picking the right colours that go with your flooring and walling is essential. A useful tip is to incorporate a pop of color in a neutral setting and opt for neutral shades in a more vibrant environment. This balanced approach ensures that your furniture seamlessly integrates with the existing elements, creating a visually appealing and cohesive outdoor space.



Selecting appropriately sized outdoor furniture is crucial to avoid overcrowding or under-utilizing your outdoor area. Remember, these pieces are meant to facilitate relaxation and recreation. With a wide array of options available, ranging from outdoor lounge chairs to sofas, and from outdoor dining tables to compact coffee tables, it's imperative to choose furniture that aligns with your specific needs and spatial requirements. For smaller spaces, a strategically placed coffee table paired with a couple of lounge chairs, accompanied by an optional outdoor umbrella, can optimize functionality without overwhelming the area. On the other hand, expansive spaces offer more room for creativity. This is your opportunity to infuse your personality and style into the space, but always ensure that the selected furniture is proportionate to the available area.


Compatibility and Aesthetic

Consider the existing elements in your outdoor space. This includes the architectural style of your home, the landscaping, and any existing outdoor features like a pool, garden, or fireplace. The furniture you choose should complement and enhance these elements rather than clash with them. If you have a more traditional home with a lush garden, consider classic or rustic-style furniture. Think about the overall aesthetic you want to achieve in your outdoor space. Gather some inspiration via Pinterest or social media before stepping into the store. This will help you choose furniture that aligns with your vision. 

Lastly, the furniture material is a vital consideration. Different materials require different levels of maintenance and care, and all perform differently outdoors. Think about where your outdoor furniture will live (under full sun, in shade, water exposure etc.) and what amount of time you’re willing to invest in maintaining it (Here’s our guide to maintenance and care for different materials).

If you're looking for a complete outdoor transformation, explore the diverse range of natural stone, flooringwalling, and furniture offered by Eco Outdoor.

Now that you have everything you need, explore these top furniture stores in your neighbourhood.


The best outdoor furniture stores in Adelaide

Visit the stores below to explore a wide range of furniture options.

  1. Eco Outdoor

  2. Cosh Living

  3. Freedom

  4. King Living


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