One of the first pieces of furniture that you should consider for the exterior of your house is seating. This is essential to make the garden feel like a welcoming extension of the inside of the house. Decide on the vibe that you want your garden to exude – casual or formal – and think of different places that inspire you. Deep-seated chairs and sofas, for example, look ideal in a relaxed Mediterranean-style garden, whilst love seats suit a more formal English-style garden. You may wish to have dining-style chairs or bar stools in place of lounge-style chairs if you feel that the function of the garden will be inclined more towards entertaining and eating rather than resting and relaxing.
Other than seating, there is a wide variety of outdoor furniture that you can consider, including tables, lighting, parasols and storage areas. Combine several pieces with the same feel and your garden will have a solid theme, just as other rooms in your house do.