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Our 2022 Outdoor Furniture Picks To Get You And Your Outdoor Space Ready For Spring/Summer

Every year around this time I become giddy about the possibility of totally revamping my backyard with new outdoor furniture. It’s not a futile pursuit by any means (a new dining table and chairs would do wonders) but I am dragging my feet. Just as my living and dining room makeover took me almost two years to complete, I am sure my backyard will l follow a similar timeline. But I can’t help but wonder, is this is the year I finally transform my backyard for real?? Only time will tell. One thing I do know for sure is that the new outdoor furniture drops from our favorite retailers have me drooling. If window shopping has me this excited, I can’t imagine what the real thing will be like. If you are also in the market, the EHD team and I rounded up our favorite 2022 outdoor furniture picks, and folks they are GOOD. Almost too good.

And as a friendly reminder, we always encourage scouring Facebook Marketplace and Craigslist for second-hand options. You can often find “lightly used” furniture in your area and if you search the product name and retailer, you could find exactly what you are looking for. Alright, let’s get to shopping.

Dining Tables

design by jess bunge for ehd| styling by emily bowser | photo by sara ligorria-tramp | from: jess’s communal patio reveal

On Sunday morning I was cursing daylight savings, but at least the days are longer which means we can enjoy our outdoor spaces more. One of the best ways to do so is to create an outdoor dining space so you can savor meals and enjoy company in the great outdoors. Not sure where to start? We have you covered with these top picks:

1. Calliope | 2. Fernhill 4-Person Rectangle Patio Dining Table | 3. Eucalyptus Segovia Dining Table | 4. Sarno Outdoor Table | 5. Salterini-Style Patio Table | 6. Johnston Dining Table | 7. 57″ Eucalyptus Dining Table | 8. Railay Dining Table | 9. Britanna 4 Person Round Patio Dining Table | 10. Meadow Dining Table | 11. Midway Round Metal Patio Bistro Table | 12. Neuhove

Our friends at Lulu and Georgia are currently having their friends and family sale (use code FAMILY25 for 25% off) so if you are looking at #10, now’s the time to snag her. I do in fact need a large 6-8 person table for our weekly Sunday dinners so I am contemplating #3 or #4. But if I was looking for a bistro table, #11 would be it. I love the sleek legs and knob detail (and that it’s only $200!). Oh, and for those who were sad about Jess’ outdoor dining table (#1), IT’S BACK (plus they now have an oval option too).

Dining Chairs

design by jess bunge for ehd| styling by emily bowser | photo by sara ligorria-tramp | from: jess’s long and skinny balcony reveal

What’s a dining table without dining chairs?? Here are our favorites on the market right now:

1. 6 Piece Dining Chair Set | 2. Cypress Dining Chairs | 3. Fallon Stacking Dining Chair | 4. All-Weather Stackable Chair | 5. Briva Wicker Dining Chair | 6. French Bistro Stacking Chair | 7. Boomerang Rattan Tub Chair | 8. Anner Patio Dining Chair | 9. Vintage Wrought Iron Chairs | 10. 4 Riviera-Style Dining Chairs | 11. Morocco Stackable Dining Chair | 12. Manila Dining Chair

I love Target’s version of the French bistro chair (#6), especially at that price. I am a big fan of mixing dining chairs to create more visual interest, so I love the idea of mixing #7 with #4 or #11 with #12. And did you think I would move on without mentioning #9? Not a chance. The iron detail is very charming and the upholstery is even holding up so you wouldn’t have reupholstered.

Sofas, Sectionals, & Loveseats

styling by emily bowser | photo by sara ligorria-tramp | from: after three years we can actually use our upper deck

If space allows, creating a full-on outdoor living space will have you soaking up the outdoors any chance you get. Here at EHD, we even like to style our outdoor spaces how we do the indoor ones, but perhaps that is a whole other post for another day:) For now, here are our sofa picks:

1. Murrel Sectional Set | 2. Neighbor Haven Outdoor Sofa | 3. Studio McGee Metal Loveseat | 4. Rosen Sofa |5. Timo Patio Loveseat | 6. Jurgen 5-Person Sectional | 7. Onya Loveseat | 8. Havsten Sofa | 9. Perth Large Sofa | 10. Cana 3-Piece Sectional | 11. Eucalyptus Segoiva Bench | 12. Cerca Striped 4-Piece Sectional

I think cabana stripes are always in style (and perfect for outdoor spaces) so of course I am very attracted to #12. However, #3 or #5 are definitely more my speed. BUT if we are talking dream outdoor furniture, I would have to go with #9. Which one is your favorite?

Lounge Chairs

photo by sara ligorria-tramp | styling by velinda hellen and erik staalberg | from: 5 outdoor ideas & hacks that’ll instantly add style

If you are serious about your outdoor lounging game, do not skip a lounge chair or two. They can be arranged around your outdoor sofa or around a different area (like a fire pit) to create another conversational space.

1. Salt Creek Lounge Chair | 2. Marbella Single-Seat Sofa | 3. Pavilion Metal Lounge Chair | 4. Grotta Wicker Lounge Chair | 5. Novel Lounge Chair | 6. 1960s Tiki Bamboo Lounge | 7. Seychelles Hand-Woven Chair | 8. Gray Rope Swivel Chair | 9. Aeri Chair | 10. Nunelle Indoor/Outdoor Chair | 11. Southport Patio Egg Chair | 12. Southport Patio Egg Chair

Can we talk about #7? The handwoven curved legs are so whimsical, yet it’s still neutral and not too loud. I love it. I am also very attracted to that vintage 1960s Tiki Bamboo chair for obvious reasons. We’ve also used #5 and #12 and love them both.

Coffee Tables

styling by emily henderson and  emily bowser | photos by sara ligorria-tramp | from: after three years we can actually use our upper deck (because we finally have the right outdoor furniture…and fabric)

An EHD rule of thumb is to style and arrange your outdoor areas similar to how you would your indoor spaces. An indoor living space consists of a sofa, coffee table, and maybe an accent chair or two and the same should go for your outdoor lounge area. That said, the perfect companion for an outdoor sofa is an outdoor coffee table like any one of these:

1. Monti Lava Stone Coffee Table | 2. Grotta Outdoor Wicker Coffee Table | 3. Portside Outdoor Round Concrete Coffee Table | 4. Faux Rattan Outdoor Coffee Table | 5. Terrazzo Black Outdoor Coffee Table | 6. Shoreline Small Rattan Scatter Table | 7. Toba Table | 8. Folsom Coffee Table | 9. Haven Outdoor Coffee Table | 10. Agata Glass Cocktail Table in Gold | 11. Spoke Glass Graphite Metal Coffee Table | 12. Hampton Indoor/Outdoor All-Weather Wicker Drum Coffee Table

Jess used #4 for her communal patio makeover and I have been coveting it ever since. I love the sleek metal legs and the woven texture. #5 would be an easy low maintenance option, and #6 could be used as a coffee table or ottoman.

Chaise Lounge Chairs

photo by sara ligorria-tramp | from: the portland outdoor living spaces and a lot of styling tips

If you are into sunbathing even a little, I know I won’t have to convince you to invest in a chaise lounge chair. And folks, they aren’t just for pools! You can set up a chaise lounge in any outdoor space to create the ultimate relaxation station.

1. Long Reclining Acacia Single Chaise with Cushions | 2. Chaise With Sunbrella Cushion | 3. Idle Patio Sun Lounger | 4. Palmetto All-Weather Wicker Chaise | 5. Porto Chaise Lounger | 6. Natural Wood Capari Chaise | 7. Leroy Chaise | 8. Bizerte Chaise Lounge | 9. Telluride Chaise Lounger

Technically #8 is more of a daybed than a chaise lounge but I won’t tell if you don’t. #5 has a woven detail around the base that is very special, but I do love a simple option like #1 or even #3.

Side Tables

design and photo by malcolm simmons | from: malcolm’s deck reveal

I think side tables are often overlooked in the outdoor furniture arena. I drink a lot of drinks (I love coffee, iced tea, sparkling water, wine, YOU NAME IT). At any time of day, I have a drink or two within 2 feet of my person so if I am to enjoy an outdoor space, a side table (or two) is a necessity. Here are some top picks:

1. Short Tiled Side Table | 2. Tulle Side Table | 3. 12″ Round Metal Table | 4. Profile Ceramic Table | 5. Seadrift Side Table | 6. Aalto Metal Accent Table | 7. Drew Stool | 8. Eyelet Tray Table | 9. Serengeti Side Table | 10. Tray Top Accent Table | 11. Labadi Natural Wood Table | 12. Round Water Hyacinth Table

I am extremely drawn to #2. Those legs are so dreamy and perfect for a French cafe-style outdoor space. For a more modern space, I love #8 or #10 that could act as a plant stand or accent table.

And that my friends, concludes our 2022 outdoor furniture roundup. If you are in the market, I hope this post helped you find what you are looking for. If you have any other furniture roundup requests, drop them below. xx

Opener Image Credit: Design by Jess Bunge for EHD| Styling by Emily Bowser | Photo by Sara Ligorria-Tramp | From: Jess’s Communal Patio Reveal

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Amy
1 month ago

How about an outdoor rug roundup?

Amy
1 month ago
Reply to  Amy

Another Amy crossing fingers for an outdoor rug round up! I’ve already been combing last year’s picks!

Susan
1 month ago

It rains here. Cushions end up being a huge pain. Even ones rated for outdoors take a LONG time to dry on humid days. Besides chasing the weather forecast and running cushions in and out of storage, what does everyone else do in places that aren’t sunny CA? We have a deck and a patio and neither are covered overhead.

Elisabeth
1 month ago
Reply to  Susan

We keep the cushions in the garage and pop them out when we want to be outside. Takes just a minute to set them up, a small price to pay to have clean cushions. Even here in CA, they get gross when kept outside all the time.

Jmarie
1 month ago
Reply to  Susan

We generally flip our seat cushions up so they absorb slightly less water or tuck them into some waterproof deck boxes when not in use.

Amanda
1 month ago
Reply to  Susan

Same, have a stacker for cushions for the couches, but my outdoor dining table chairs are mesh so they dry quickly

Lisa H
1 month ago
Reply to  Susan

We just bought a sectional from Yardbird. It’s an investment we hope lasts a long time. They have slipcovers that zip together into the configuration you need. They’re waterproof. I put it on yesterday, for the first time. A storm was on the way through Colorado. I was able to put it on by myself in 5 minutes. I was able to leave throw pillows on the cushions. Easy!

Meg
1 month ago

Sadly I have that World Market dining table. The size is great but it’s not holding up. The legs are starting to fall apart. I’ve only had it a year.

1 month ago
Reply to  Meg

Good to know. I was eyeing that table.

Rebecca
1 month ago
Reply to  Meg

Same-definitely can’t get rained on at all!

Joan Renee Stark
1 month ago
Reply to  Meg

I have that World Market table and It is doing under the covered patio.

Michelle
1 month ago
Reply to  Meg

Same. After 2 years ours is warped and barely useable. It also looks terrible from how the stain is wearing off. I would have bought a much less expensive ikea table if I planned for it to be disposable.

Nina
1 month ago

I admit it’s pedantic, but I still get the willies reading “chaise lounge”. Yes, I know it’s now ok to write that and the term is apparently in the middle of its transition (says Merriam-Webster: https://www.merriam-webster.com/words-at-play/chaise-lounge-or-chaise-longue), but originally it was “chaise longue”, you know, a LONG CHAIR. Which it is 🙂

🥰 Rusty
1 month ago
Reply to  Nina

Yes, like Emily’s one she recovered in wild florals. You’re correct.

Emma
1 month ago
Reply to  Nina

The French person in me appreciates this comment! Chaise longue FTW.

🥰 Rusty
1 month ago

Ryann, nice round up. I like that you put your own 2 cents into the options too.😊
So many great choices and a whole bunch of price points.

I seriously wish Australia had the same Target that the US has. Ours has the same logo and name, but it stops right there. #Envious!

I’d like to add BUY NOTHING GROUPS via Facebook to the “…scouring Facebook Marketplace and Craigslist for second-hand options”. Buy nothing isn’t cheap, it’s generally FREE, with people giving away their good stuff to worthy homes. Outdoor furniture is just the start – appliances, rugs, antiques (I kid you, not), lawn mowers, you name it. And if something is “gently used” you can see what the quality is like and if it’ll hold up, where with a brand new utem, you can’t really tell.
Reduce – Reuse – Recycle. 🌏

Eliot
1 month ago
Reply to  🥰 Rusty

Freecycle.org is also a good option, if you don’t use Facebook

1 month ago

I’d appreciate a round up of smaller items. I need a new bistro table. We have a small courtyard and make it good for lots of activities (badminton) by having smaller furniture. Also would love a sturdy swing. I got a rocking bench to add movement, but now have some regret. Thanks though. Love to see the beautiful ideas here as always!

Jean
1 month ago

Hoping for that long lumbar pillow link!

Brit
1 month ago

I appreciate the attempt, but I also feel like this list prioritizes looks. Durability is a major concern for me, alongside cost and certain functions. It’s disappointing I don’t see any motion pieces or fire tables in this list. A few years ago, my cousin got a set from Costco – two rocker/swivel chairs, two rocker loveseats, all with Sunbrella fabric, and a large fire table – like $2850. They aren’t super fashionable, but they’re neutral, comfortable, and sturdy. Aside from an aggressive squirrel incident, they have stood up fabulously well. Those rockers are so fantastic I don’t feel like I can live without movement, and a fire table seems like a must for the PNW, but those sets aren’t only difficult to find in the first place but also *so* much more expensive now. It’s demoralizing. I don’t want to buy an outdoor furniture set that is less fashionable than an indoor set, costs just as much, and deteriorates within a few years.

Suzanne
1 month ago
Reply to  Brit

Durability is so important. Of my outdoor furniture that’s held up best is the cast aluminum dining set with Sunbrella cushions. It’s just over 20 years old, and still looks great.

Beth
1 month ago

Link to #11 in lounge chairs is not correct. Can you correct? Thanks.

Christine
1 month ago

I own a few pieces from Leisure Made and am happy with them. Cheaper from their site than on Home Depot.

1 month ago

I like to add some the lounge chairs. They would e the best place for relaxing and we can enjoy the sunshine.

1 month ago

These furnitures you shared are really amazing. I really appreciate your efforts.

1 month ago

Love this. Our interior / exterior designer has been bringing us ideas like this for our home fixings. You would be surprised how much value some of these ideas can add to a home, it’s quite wild! Thank you for the inspiration!

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