Is this area going to be an extension from your home? Does it flow from inside to outside and reversed? When searching online, imagine the space size, what style do I like. Will these items fit in my space comfortably and not be cramped. With all the various material available, one must do their homework. Wicker, resin /polyethylene plastic, metal, hardwood or softwoods. All important questions that you must answer about your new oasis.
While many would say such decorations and added detailing for the outdoor furniture can be stored inside the house, it would be a complete hassle to go back and forth indoors especially when the outdoor space is frequently used. You don’t wish to go trudging in and out in the afternoon to bring cushions to your outdoor seats. Or, have to fetch table linens or placemats from your stock room when you decide to take dinner al fresco every day.