I finally decided for our family of four, a nice outdoor bench and two matching chairs should be just about right.
Well that would have worked. Except that I forgot about the stairs leading off the deck onto the yard.
So I turned the chair to a more of an angle and I think it’s even better. It’s still a great fit for conversation but the angle provides a nice invite to the yard action as well.
Whoever sits in that end chair can’t really reach the coffee table, so I decided to add a couple outdoor stools.