The type of seating for your outdoor furniture should match your personal preferences as well as the uses it will serve. One option is the sling-type of furniture, or open-meshed fabric stretched tightly across the frame. Usually made of vinyl-coated material, this type of seating offers a stylish look with good durability. They allow water to pass through easily and are generally less expensive than cushioned furniture. You can find them contoured in different shapes and can choose colors that match your décor. Visit a furniture dealer in your area to see which type of outdoor furniture can best suit your needs.