Bigger is not always better.
Think Scale and Proportion of your outdoor space in relationship to the number of people and type of activities that will occupy it.
Matching everything is so 18th century.
Mixed styles give you a continental look; old architecture and landscapes are often paired with ultra-modern furnishings for a lived-in, refined look.
Lighting and accents are important outside as they are inside. Think artfully and go for special pieces to cherish and appreciate for a long time.