One of the beautiful things about decorating is the ability to take a house and make it your home. However, most of us are hardly Joanna or Chip Gaines when it comes to our home decor. Decorating can be a daunting task. To make this process easier, manufacturers began making full matching sets of furniture a long time ago. First the dining set. Then the bedroom set. And now, the chat set. Today’s goal is to introduce chat sets and show you some wonderful examples from our very own patio!

What Are Chat Sets, and Why?

First, let’s start by establishing that outdoor furniture has been around for millennia. Archaeologists have found wicker furniture from ancient Egypt, and garden benches buried in Pompeii near ancient Rome. Seemingly, the desire to relax or entertain company outside on a beautiful day is written into our DNA. So, patio furniture is hardly new. However, prior to embarking on careers in the furniture business, many of us had never heard the term “chat set”. Also known as “conversation sets”, think of chat sets as all-encompassing furniture sets for your patio or outdoor living space.

The foundation of the chat set is the seating. Usually this consists of either an outdoor sectional, or several sofas, loveseats, chairs or chaises. Depending on the size of the set, chat sets can seat anywhere from two to over a dozen people. Due to this emphasis on seating, it is easy to choose the size perfect for your deck, porch or patio. Are you entertaining half the neighborhood? Or are you enjoying a peaceful cup of coffee on the porch? We have chat sets ideal for both – and anything in between!

Finally, this seating is arranged around a central piece; often a coffee table, fire pit, or hybrid fire pit table. The latter is perfect for those who want to enjoy their patios year-round but also have a functional center table. Some chat sets tie everything together with a pair of end tables; perfect for decor pieces, flowers, coasters or citronella candles to keep the bugs at bay.

North Georgia’s Place for Chat Sets and Outdoor Living

Don’t wait! Summer is almost upon us and we’d love to help brighten your next summer-time gathering! Here at Woodstock Furniture & Mattress Outlet, we have a massive selection of outdoor furniture from Outdoor by Ashley, Paula Deen Dogwood, SunVilla and more. View our selection online, or swing by our Acworth, Hiram and Rome locations to view our patio today!

Be sure to check back next week for our post about all the industrial decor you can find in theLOFT!