Outdoor Furniture

Why You Need Outdoor Furniture

Decks, patios, porches, and balconies lure us outside, especially during cool spring days, beautiful summer afternoons, and crisp fall evenings. In many places of the country, an outdoor space is practically an all-year-long space. And these days, our outdoor spaces are considered an extension of the indoors. Filled with affordable outdoor furniture, these spaces become outdoor rooms perfect for entertaining family and friends or a place to relax in solitude.

When shopping for patio and outdoor furniture, it is crucial to keep in mind several factors, including comfort, functionality, and materials, as well as affordability and size. The decision-making process is similar to that of choosing indoor furniture, but there are some differences to keep in mind when creating your backyard paradise.

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Assess the Weather Conditions in Your Area

Is it hot, dry, or humid where you live? Does your outdoor area get a lot of strong midday sun? Exposure to the elements is an issue no matter what your local climate is like.

Assess Your Outdoor Space for Size and Shape

It may seem obvious, but this step is often forgotten. The size and shape of your space will affect the size and what type of outdoor furniture you can use in the space. If it is a smaller space, a bistro set may work better than a full-size table and chairs.

Where Will You Place Your Outdoor Furniture?

Is your outdoor space more indoor or outdoor? Is it covered or exposed to the elements? Does it have a hard surface like a paved porch or wooden deck? The answers to these questions will help you select materials that are appropriate for the elements.

Keep It Comfortable

Outdoor spaces are made for relaxing, so make sure you choose for comfort. This means plenty of cushions for chairs and lounges made of outdoor fabric that will stand up to the outdoor elements such as rain, sun, and snow.

Outdoor Furniture You Can Find at Old Time Pottery

At Old Time Pottery, we have everything you need to make your outdoor space.

Accent Tables

From bright, fun accent tables in vibrant colors to folding tables, you can quickly bring out and stow away as needed, you’ll find a wide range of tables to choose from at Old Time Pottery. Accent tables are ideal for rounding out the furniture on your porch or patio.


Benches adorned with colorful cushions brighten up porches, patios, balconies, and even decks. They are great for extra seating and can even stand in as a coffee or cocktail table if need be.

Bistro Sets

When you need a quiet, secluded place to sit and enjoy your morning cup of coffee or tea, a bistro set placed on your patio is the perfect spot.


Choose from colorful Adirondack chairs made of durable, fade-resistant plastic to traditional wood ones for maximum comfort and style. If you are short on space, choose stack chairs you can bring out when needed and easily stack for winter storage. These chairs come in myriad colors, so you’re sure to find one that goes with our porch décor.

Show your front porch a little love with an acacia wood rocker in either white paint or blond stain. Nothing says come on by and sit a spell like a rocker on your porch. For a casual look, try some barrel mesh back chairs or a durable plastic mid-back chair in Sand Maui. This neutral color will fit into any color palette.

Resin Wicker Furniture

For a look that is both casual and traditional, resin wicker furniture is the way to go. It gives you the charm of wicker without the upkeep, making it a functional seating option.


Get ready to relax on your back porch or in your backyard with one of our lounges. Soak up some rays beside the pool or read a book in the shade, it’s your choice.


Want to enjoy the warmth of a fire outdoors but don’t have a fire pit? We’ve got plenty of chimeneas that will make your outdoor space feel cozy and warm. Made of durable clay, they can withstand high heat and stand up to different weather conditions. Or opt for a 22.5-inch clay firepit that is deep enough to fit plenty of firewood and gives you a 360-degree view of the flames.


If your outside space has no or little shade, make your own with a gazebo or pergola. A popup gazebo lets you quickly add shade when needed and easily store it when you don’t. Create a unique, intimate space with a soft-top pergola that adds comfort to any outdoor space.

Umbrellas and Bases

Throw some shade on a hot summer day with a stunning patio umbrella. Available in vibrant colors and 6.5’, 7.5’, and 9’ sizes, you’ll find the perfect one for your outdoor space. Or go for a large, three-head, triple-vent umbrella with a heat transfer pole that provides shade for more than ten people. Grab a base so you can place your umbrella wherever you respite from the sun the most.

Sporting and Camping

Don’t forget to bring comfort with you on sporting and camping trips. Zero gravity chairs are sturdy and comfortable, convenient to carry along with you, and easy to store when not in use. And there’s always the traditional quad folding chair in adult and children’s sizes, another compact and foldable option easy to take with you and store when not in use.

Accessorize Your Outdoor Space

Now that you’ve chosen your furniture don’t forget to accessorize your outdoor space. Transform your outdoor space items that make them cozy and delightful. And once you’ve accessorized it, don’t forget the add the appropriate seasonal décor.

Add an Outdoor Area Rug

Spice things up with a warm outdoor area rug that flair to your porch, patio, or balcony. Outdoor rugs ground the seating area and provide a soft surface under your feet, bringing cozy vibes into the space. Unlike indoor rugs, outdoor ones can withstand the weather and heavy foot traffic. And if they do get dirty or muddy, you can easily sweep off the debris.

Add Outdoor Pillows

Outdoor pillows add comfort and style to porches and patios, making them just as cozy as inside rooms. Outdoor cushions are made of durable, stain-resistant polyester fabric and come in a wide variety of colors, prints, and patterns, as well as a variety of sizes. Oversized floor pillows offer comfortable extra seating.

Outdoor Tablescape

Create a tablescape on your outdoor tables just like you would inside. A table runner adds color, texture, and softness, making dining outdoors feel even more special. Add candles and small potted plants for simple, natural décor.

Outdoor Lighting

Soft, gentle lighting enhances outdoor spaces with a warm glow. String lights are a great option and flexible enough to go just about anywhere on your balcony, porch, or patio. Portable lighting such as lanterns with LED candles is another quick and easy way to light up your outdoor room.

Potted Plants

Plants in decorative planters help visually fill the space, especially surrounding doorways and in corners. Choose evergreens that can survive the winter and need little attention to survive. If you have a brown thumb, try some artificial plants with natural feeling leaves that give them a realistic look. Put them in a pretty planter that displays them to perfection.

Chimeneas and Fire Pits

We are all drawn to fire, perhaps a holdover from long ago when fire represented hearth, home, food, and family. Wood-burning chimineas and clay fire pits fit into the design of any outdoor space as they enhance the ambiance of fall evenings.

Wall Art

Mirrors, metal baskets, shelving, wood or metal wall décor, letters, and framed canvases can boost the wow factor of your porch or patio. We’ve got wall art and décor in all shapes and sizes, so you’re sure to find the perfect look for your outdoor space.

Get Best Prices on Outdoor Furniture for Sale at Old Time Pottery

At Old Time pottery, not only will you find the best selection, but you will also find the most affordable outdoor furniture for your home. We have every type of outdoor furniture for sale that you can imagine -- everything you need to enjoy your outdoor space, including candles, lights, and wall décor.

Visit the Old Time Pottery near you and browse through our huge selection of affordable outdoor furniture.