Outdoor living spaces have grown in popularity in the Hampton Roads region of Virginia. With proximity to the Atlantic Ocean, Chesapeake Bay and many tributaries, local residents of Chesapeake, Norfolk and Virginia Beach enjoy spending as much time outside in their yards as possible. Especially for those who live near the water, mild weather in Southeastern Virginia calls for cookouts, pool parties, ping pong and outdoor dinner parties. Deciding how to decorate with outdoor furniture is part of the fun of entertaining and socializing with family and friends.
Barbecues on Deck One of the favorite pastimes of locals is setting up a backyard deck with outdoor furniture. Chesapeake residents enjoy outdoor cookouts with pit-smoked barbecue, coleslaw and baked beans. Cornbread and fresh peach pie are popular accompaniments served with lemonade. Setting up tables and chairs for guests to sit comfortably and chat while they sip refreshing beverages is considered standard Southern hospitality. Matching resin patio furniture adorned with comfortable cushions fare well in the high humidity. For larger homes, the placement of multiple levels of decks makes a backyard barbecue even more inviting.
Resin serving carts, ottomans and chairs with high backs and armrests are the furniture of choice for outdoor furniture in Chesapeake. Norfolk Entertainment For folks in the city of Norfolk, a more urban lifestyle calls for relaxation on open-air patios. For homes near the Chesapeake Bay or the Elizabeth River, relaxing on the patio in wrought iron furniture is a popular pastime.
Setting up a table tennis table creates some friendly competition among friends and neighbors. Outdoor dinner parties with colorful hanging lights call for southern fried chicken, corn on the cob and potato salad. Popular for patio furniture in Norfolk is the five-piece round wrought iron table set with cushioned chairs casually surrounding it. For larger crowds, setting up a longer rectangular table buffet style on the patio leaves guests with a variety of chairs to sit in as they mix and mingle over dinner.
Virginia Beach Deck Parties For a more casual outing in Virginia Beach, the pool party on the back deck calls for a sturdy and contemporary aluminum table surrounded by chairs on a cement or natural stone surface. Chaise lounges at poolside can be accompanied by end tables and bench seating so people can socialize and sun at the same time. Fresh produce from the local farmer’s market makes the ideal snack for friends and family while the kids go for a swim. However the time is spent with family and friends, patio furniture enhances outdoor living spaces in Hampton Roads.