If you're serious about outdoor entertaining, a 7-piece outdoor dining set is ideal. Seat all your guests with ease by choosing rectangle or oval tables that seat six. Or, you can opt for extension models to invite even more people to the party. Look for collections that include swivel armchairs at each end of the table to give guests of honor the best seats in the house.

Style matters when it comes to outdoor decor. When creating a coastal look, try driftwood gray wicker seats topped with silver cushions. If clean contemporary design appeals to you, look for 7-piece outdoor teak or aluminum dining sets surrounded by sleek sling chairs in neutral colors like gray or beige. Love the classic look? Ornate antique bronze-finished metal collections are a lovely addition to your deck or garden.

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