It’s that time of year again folks…time to think about our outdoor spaces and count the days till summer. Or maybe that’s just me, always dreaming of summer. In any case, in both big and small ways, the great outdoors is more crucial than ever so it is high time we give our outdoor spaces some love. I know I said I was going to completely revamp my backyard last year but life happened and let’s just say I can really only focus on one project at a time. But this year my backyard is going to get the makeover she deserves, and I know a lot of y’all have been home thinking about doing the same, so if you are envisioning transforming your outdoor space, here’s your sign to start. And if it seems too early to be talking about outdoor furniture (it’s even raining here in LA after all) need I remind you how quickly things sold out last year?? We don’t want anyone to miss out on the new collections this year so today I am sharing our favorite outdoor furniture on the market right now so you snag something beautiful for your space while ya can. Let’s get to it.
Here’s how to be as chill and relaxed as Velinda’s sweet lil baby pictured above: get yourself a comfy lounge chair, make yourself a refreshing drink on the rocks, bask in the sun, and have no worries besides where and when to nap next. Step one is finding the perfect lounge chair for your space, so let’s start with these beauties:
1. Corvo Outdoor Lounge Chair | 2. Woven Tule Lounge Chair | 3. Ikast Lounge Chair | 4. Capistrano Dining Chair – Light Dune | 5. Onya Lounge Chair | 6. Pacifica Swivel Chair – Light Dune | 7. Beltaine Rocking Chair | 8. Darley Outdoor Lounge Chair | 9. Aeri Dining Chair | 10. Teak Outdoor Armless Chair | 11. Coastal Outdoor Lounge Chair | 12. Hamptons Lounge Chair
First off, sign me up for #7 because I am apparently still an infant at heart and love a rocking chair. Can you imagine rocking in that beauty while reading a book in the sunshine and sipping on a marg? That’s heaven. Then there’s #2 that is SO cool and sculptural which I love and #11 looks comfy as hell. You really can’t go wrong with any of these picks.
Chaise Lounge Chairs
Now if you are really ready to set up a relaxation station (who isn’t at this point?), you can level up to the chaise lounge chair. These chairs are nap-worthy and will make your backyard feel like a vacation in no time.
1. Lodi Sun Lounger| 2. Lanai FSC® Teak Chaise Lounge, Natural with Faye Sand Cushion | 3. Mirando Reclining Chaise Lounge with Cushion | 4. Andras Double Chaise Lounge with Cushion | 5. Montego Chaise | 6. Dereham Outdoor Reclining Chaise Lounge (Set of 2) | 7. Kinney Teak Chaise with Cushion | 8. Spencer Outdoor Lounger | 9. Galpin Lounger | 10. Solano Sunlounger | 11. Pacifica Chaise – Light Dune | 12. Safavieh Outdoor Navy/White Striped Adjustable Chaise
Dining Chairs & Benches
Back when I first started at EHD, I developed a real passion and appreciation for chairs. There are so many different shapes, styles, sizes, colors, PATTERNS to explore and they can really bring home a style. Not to mention I love a good ole fashion mix and match to even further liven up a space. Now, outdoor chairs may be more about function than form, but that won’t stop me from sharing some of the most beautiful outdoor chairs on the market right now.
1. Teak Windsong Outdoor Dining Armchairs (Set Of 2) | 2. Stu Bench| 3. Coastal Outdoor Dining Chairs (Set of 2) | 4. Loring Chair | 5. Manila Chair | 6. 2pk Wicker & Metal Patio Dining Chairs Stripe | 7. 2pk Wicker & Faux Wood Patio Accent Chairs | 8. 2pk Wood & Strapping Patio Club Chairs | 9. Linnea Outdoor Dining Chair | 10. Henning Patio Bench | 11. Offline Outdoor Dining Chair| 12. Outdoor Slope Lounge Chair | 13. Palma Outdoor Rattan Dining Chairs (Set of 2) | 14. Acacia Wood Artemis Outdoor Bench | 15. Antiqued Gold Metal Chair
How cool is #5?? I want to sit on it whilst enjoying an outdoor dinner party with friends and feel like a queen. Also, you have the space for a long outdoor dining table, benches are GREAT and bring in some more visual interest. But if you are a comfort lover, #7 is definitely your guy.
Anyone else missing intimate dinner parties with friends?? It’s been far too long so maybe now is your chance to set up an outdoor dining area so you can enjoy company safely once the warmer months come along. I know this is what I am looking forward to greatly so these are the dining tables are on my radar right now:
1. Wainscott Table. | 2. Conners Teak Dining Table | 3. Shaftesbury Wooden Dining Table | 4. Round Teak Windsong Outdoor Dining Table | 5. Aluminum Dining Table | 6. Gya Table | 7. Skoog Wooden Dining Table | 8. Laguna Outdoor Dining Table | 9. Circula Dining Table | 10. Evelyn Outdoor Coffee Table – Round | 11. Stein Table | 12. Bluffdale 6 Person Wood Round Patio Dining Table | 13. Sofia Dining Table | 14. Wicker Patio Coffee Table | 15. Hollis Table
If space permits you can absolutely create an outdoor lounging/entertaining space like Emily did in the Portland project pictured above. Bonus points if your home has a patio covering so you can enjoy the space year-round (ok, maybe that’s just us on the west coast..sorry!). But either way, a sitting area will guarantee your outdoor space gets a lot of use.
1. Round Outdoor Coffee Table | 2. Francis Outdoor Coffee Table – Rectangle | 3. Blithedale Coffee Table | 4. Lubek Coffee Table | 5. Marbled Drum Outdoor Coffee Table | 6. Porto Outdoor Round Coffee Table | 7. Round Dark Gray Barrel Wood Byron Outdoor Coffee Table | 8. Teak Outdoor Coffee Table – Square Leg | 9.
Tambor Concrete Outdoor Drum Coffee Table | 10. Large Round Gray Dotted Dorothy Outdoor Coffee Table | 11. Light Brown Eucalyptus Segovia Outdoor Coffee Table | 12. Teak Outdoor Coffee Table – Square Leg
If you want a really functional outside retreat, you must sprinkle in a few side tables. Ideally, for every sitting area, there should be places to set a drink and these side tables will certainly do the job:
1. Cami Ceramic Side Table | 2. Tucker Wicker Patio Accent Table | 3. Djembe Side Table | 4. Kora Small Rattan Table | 5. Hayes Side Table | 6. Bluffdale Wood Patio Accent Table | 7. Corbyn Accent Table | 8. Clarabelle Stool | 9. Laguna Outdoor Side Table | 10. Cutter Stool | 11. Concrete Outdoor Pedestal Round Side Table | 12. Bronte End Table
You may recognize #3 from Emily’s LA home living room and yes, it is technically an indoor side table but I think it could totally work outside (although I’d protect it from inclement weather FOR SURE cause it’s a damn beauty). In fact, if it rains a lot in your area, #1, #7, and #11 are great concrete options. I for one love the elegance and simplicity of #5.
Sofas & Sectionals
Have you ever accidentally fallen asleep outside, in the sun, on a sofa? It might be the best feeling ever. I am definitely dreaming of summer (clearly) and these outdoor sofas will make any outdoor space feel homey and inviting.
1. Alicante II 4 Piece L Shaped Outdoor Furniture Set | 2. Modern Outdoor Couch with Wood Legs | 3. Wicker Outdoor Sofa | 4. Dog Days Outdoor 2 Seat Sofa | 5. Halden Outdoor Sofa | 6. Kotelu Sectional | 7. Lubek Sectional Set | 8. Lagora Sofa | 9. Cadenza Indoor/Outdoor Sofa | 10. Wicker Outdoor Corner Sectional – 5 Seat | 11. Kotelu Sofa | 12. Cerca Striped 3-Piece Sectional with Ottoman | 13. Perch Outdoor 3 Seat Sofa | 14. Arca Driftwood Gray Sofa | 15. Cato Teak Patio Sectional with Cushions
Since I am a sucker for patterns, I am of course super drawn to #12. It would definitely make a statement and would make any space feel cool and eclectic. For a more functional sofa for entertaining (that’s gonna happen again right???) #6 is killer and so is #7.
Even if you have a small yard or even a patio, a loveseat will make you want to enjoy the space 10x more. Here are our favorites:
1. Bamboo Rattan Loveseat | 2. Morocco Graphite Oval Loveseat with White Cushion | 3. Britanna Patio Loveseat Natural | 4. Catskill Outdoor Loveseat | 5. Palma Outdoor Rattan Loveseat | 6. Benmore Wicker & Faux Wood Patio Loveseat | 7. Teak Outdoor Loveseat | 8. Ayden Patio Loveseat | 9. Standish Patio Loveseat | 10. Loveseat with Cushions | 11. Sunset Teak Outdoor Sofa | 12. Teak Outdoor Armless Loveseat
How cool is the shape of #2? I’d love to curl up with a book and my dog, although he’d probably love #10 because he prefers anything that his white fur will stick to indefinitely. Which one is your favorite?
I am definitely a patio set kind of gal because all of the furniture options out there can be overwhelming. An outdoor dining set or lounge chair/side table set will definitely get a lot of use this year and there are so many great options out there.
1. Dark Gray Barrel Wood Byron Outdoor Furniture Collection | 2. 3pc Faux Bamboo Patio Chat Set | 3. Eucalyptus Keon 3 Piece Outdoor Furniture Set | 4. Set of Two Lounge Chairs and Table | 5. Antique White Woven Rope Nevis Outdoor Furniture Collection | 6. Eucalyptus And Concrete Reza 5 Piece Outdoor Dining Set | 7. Oak Park 4pc Patio Conversation Set | 8. Solid Acacia Wood Outdoor Patio Sofa Furniture Set | 9. Martin Small Space 3pc Patio Chat Set | 10. 3 Piece Patio Furniture Set | 11. Paden 3-Piece Wicker Outdoor Patio Bistro Set with Grey Cushion | 12. Alda Lounge Set, Black/White
For a small patio or backyard, cute 3-piece sets are an easy (and most of the time, more affordable) way to furnish your outdoor space. For bigger spaces, if you are looking for conversational sets #1, #5, #7, and #12 will certainly do the trick.
Alright my friends, that is all for now but what other outdoor-related content would you like to see from us? Should we do a roundup of furniture covers too?? You tell me. xx
Opener Image Credit: Photo by Melissa Oholendt |From: A Foolproof Way To Create An Outdoor Room With Target