Many years ago, before patios, decks and patio furniture became popular, the main outdoor furniture was an old rocker on the front porch or some old kitchen chairs that were left outside. It was an accepted practice to move out to the front porch after dinner in the summer time, because the house was already warm from the summer sun, As time went on the furniture and comfort on the porch improved and more types of outdoor furniture were used. Wicker was popular piece of furniture for the front porch. Porch swings became almost as common as the large porches were and metal furniture moved from the veranda of the wealthy to the front porches of the middle class. One of the most popular early lawn chairs was the wood Adirondack style chair that had wide arms, which also served as a table. Some innovative sorts cut round openings in the arms to hold tapered glasses, so they wouldn't be so easily knocked over. The Adirondack chair was and still is extremely comfortable with cushions in them. The back of the Adirondack chair has a comfortable slope with a slope of the seat, which gave a feeling of a straight chair leaned back against a wall. Patio furniture is often placed as an extension of the house. They are often offset with various beautifying accessories like flowers and scented candles. Patio furniture now looks more and more like living room furniture. The chairs and loveseats look like they are made of linen but are actually made of a water proof material. These days, sitting on the patio is just like sitting indoors, but with the added beauty of nature. More and more people are setting up elaborate patio furniture because they often prefer to entertain outside as it is less stressful to the home.