Outdoor Furniture Talks – What Does it Say to You?

Posted by on January 30, 2015

Remember when your backyard outdoor furniture was a weathered picnic table and 2 rickety benches? You always brought a towel too, so you could actually sit down without getting splinters. But you got them anyway. We’ve come a long way, Baby!

Picnic Table - Outdoor Furniture circa 1964 - Nashville Billiard & Patio Blog

Outdoor Furniture circa 1964

Leisurely Outdoor Living

Do you yearn for a break from your hectic pace – a mini nature getaway? Well now you can have it, right at home, even November through March! Create a magical experience of the lush changing seasons here in Middle Tennessee.

Whether you live in an urban Nashville nabe, Brentwood, Franklin, Murfreesboro, or just about anywhere, you can instantly step outdoors and melt into your own private wind-down space.

Just add relaxing patio furniture, comfy outdoor furniture cushions, a fire pit table and/or outdoor heaters, and you’ll create a year-round outdoor retreat that’s cozy – and affordable, too.

Metropolis Fire Pit Outdoor Furniture Nashville Billiard and Patio

Socialize and Entertain with Outdoor Furniture

Of course, the outdoor furniture you put in your space is also an important part of socializing and having fun with your family and friends. An outdoor dining table set with chairs is essential, and relaxing outdoor lounge chairs are especially important too.

How about a pizza oven?! Your kids will even plunk down here with their friends if you let them! The outdoor gathering area is a natural extension of your indoors. By making it just as inviting as your indoor space, you’ll create treasured memories for years to come. Are you ready? Your new outdoor room is calling!

At Nashville Billiard & Patio the sky is the limit. From colors to styles to materials, outdoor furniture is designed to take your gathering space from ‘so-so’ to ‘so-inviting’. Here’s a brief tour of the terrain.

Looking for the Finest Name Brands in Patio Furniture?

Nashville Billiard & Patio is proud to offer the best Outdoor Patio Furniture by these amazing top brand name designers and manufacturers:

      Tropitone                                Patio Renaissance

      OW Lee                                    Breezesta

      Woodard                                 Alfresco Home

      Gloster                                     South Sea Rattan

      Sunbrella                                Treasure Garden

      Winston                                   Elegant Earth

      Jensen Leisure                      Fornetto Pizza Ovens

      Erwin & Sons

What’s Your Patio Furniture Style?

Traditionally there are five types from which to choose:

     1.    Aluminum

     2.    Iron

     3.    Wood

     4.    Wicker or Rattan

     5.    Resin

Find the Right Style For YOU!

Do you love the look of a really nice set of wicker patio furniture? Wicker or rattan is amazingly comfortable with the right outdoor furniture cushions!

Wicker Outdoor Patio Furniture Tobago by Lloyd Flanders Nashville Billiard and Patio

Most of the time it comes down to personal preference.

  • What feeling do you want your patio furniture to evoke?
  • What will you use the furniture for?
  • Can you put a wee bit of time into annual maintenance?
  • And what about style? Furniture and accessories set a tone and create an atmosphere.
  • Are you casual and comfy, upscale and elegant, rustic, eclectic, or ‘know-it-when-you-see-it”?

Answers to these questions (and we can guide you) will help you find the best outdoor furniture for you and your unique needs.

Do you have a pool? We can show you what kind of outdoor cushions will hold up to the frequent splash of chlorinated water. Not to mention the rough-and-tumble ways of the little ones.

Did You Know that Furniture Talks?

It does! That’s why it’s so important to choose pieces that speak specifically to your outdoor space.

deep seating - Chelsea Patio Collection by Kingsley Bale - Nashville Billiard & Patio

Chairs Talk

A chair, bench or stool will say, “Come sit down and gather around!” or “I’m just for show, don’t even think about sitting here.” Carefully placed chairs can help direct traffic through your outdoor room. You can even control the amount of time that guests sit by keeping comfort, or lack of it, in mind.

A soft lounging chair says “Stay as long as you want and relax” while a wooden bar stool seat or hard chair may say, “Perch a few moments and talk”. A chair by itself can indicate, “Move around and be social – or sit and be alone.”

Tables Talk

Round edges sooth the eye and encourage people to talk. Square tables seat more people and allow people to keep a personal bubble of space around them. (Now you know why people are more hesitant to join a stranger at a round table than a square one.) Surfaces talk to people too. Glass says “elegance.” Wood says “casual.” Plastic says, “I’m kid-friendly!”

The items you place on your table talk as well. Crowded table? “Don’t spread out here”. When entertaining you might consider putting your food on one table and arrange seating at another table “Sit down, put your feet up, set down your drink”.

Outdoor Accessories, Talk Too

Flowers on a table can be wonderful, but be careful your centerpiece isn’t too tall. It can keep people from talking and opening up: “Don’t get too close”. (On the other hand, that might be the reason to use a tall centerpiece!) An outdoor mat can also add a nice ambiance to your space. When the outdoor fire pit is roaring, it’s a full-blown invitation to “Come and stay – put your anxieties away”.

Every piece in your backyard entertaining space is saying something. So go have fun – and talk it up!

Need a Custom-Designed Patio Set?

Our outdoor furniture special order capabilities mean you’ll always get exactly what you want. At Nashville Billiard & Patio, you can custom order – mix and match anything and everything. Come browse through catalogs and choose from thousands of different options: fabrics, styles, frames, colors, and we’ll put those elements together to create a customized suite of patio furniture and accessories just for you.

FABRIC SWATCHES Nashville Billiard Outdoor Furniture Custom Orders

Our Staff Knows!

Our staff are all pros. It’s rare when we can’t answer a question or give excellent counsel on a particular situation. We’ll even come to your home—no fees, no-obligation—and help you narrow down your options and pick the ideal pieces for your home.

Choosing the right outdoor patio furniture can make your backyard a haven. Come on in to our showroom at Nashville Billiard and Patio. Look around and ask questions. We love to share insights we’ve gained through outfitting families’ recreation spaces over these many years. We’re excited to help you get started!

Delivery and Set Up

WE DELIVER and SET UP all areas of Middle Tennessee; including Franklin, Brentwood, Murfreesboro, Gallatin, Hendersonville, Mount Juliet, and BEYOND!


UPDATE! Outdoor Pool Tables and MORE – Now Available!

Nashville Billiard and Patio has expended their fine line of outdoor furniture to include OUTDOOR GAMESpool tables, ping pong tables, foosball tables, and even shuffleboard tables that are all made to withstand the elements. Take a look and add one or more to your backyard entertainment space. Fun for kids aged eight to eighty – and beyond!


Cliff Gilchrist Co-Owner Nashville Billiard and Patio Blog Author

About the Author:
Cliff Gilchrist is co-owner of Nashville Billiard and Patio, Nashville Tennessee. He is passionate about high quality pool tables as well as kitchen and bar stools, and has worked with (and around) them since he was just a child. One of Cliff’s greatest delights is to visit with customers years after delivery, and hear the stories of how their pool table with accessories and game room furniture – especially seating and stools – has brought the family together for rollicking good times – year after year. Just like they do for his own family. You can call Cliff at the store 615-254-7882 or email him: cliff@nashvillebilliard.com

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