Make sure you’re ready for spring and summer with outdoor lounge furniture that’ll invite you to soak up the sun. Whether you’re looking for outdoor sofas, coffee tables or lounge chairs, we’ve got a wide selection to choose from. So when warmer weather hits, you’ll be able to sit back and feel the breeze right in your own front- or backyard. While you search for just the right pieces for your patio, allow the following tips and ideas to inspire you.
What will you use your outdoor space for?
When picking out your lounge furniture, consider how you envision using your outdoor space. Do you want to entertain friends and family with afternoon cocktail hours, or do you see yourself simply reading a book in the sun? Do you have a nice view to direct your lounge furniture towards, or do you imagine creating a cozy spot to socialize? Figuring out your goals for the space will help you pick out pieces that function perfectly within your yard.
For example, you might arrange an outdoor lounge furniture set around a coffee table or even a fire pit to create the perfect spot to host guests. Keep a serving cart off to the side, where you can store a carafe of lemonade or iced tea and your outdoor glassware. (Your guests are sure to be impressed!)
How much room do you have?
Another consideration to keep in mind is how much space you have. You don’t want your yard or patio to feel cramped with too much furniture, so choose pieces carefully. On a small patio or porch, a single lounge chair may be all you need to create an incredibly relaxing and comfortable space. Opt for a classic wicker loveseat and soften it up with a colorful cushion. Or, make a statement with one or two modern outdoor lounge furniture pieces, like a midcentury-style Acapulco chair.
Of course, if you do have plenty of space in your backyard, use it to the full! It’s hard to beat the comfort of an outdoor sofa or sectional, and they’re great for big parties. Outdoor ottomans can be used to simply put your feet up and relax, or as a spot to rest a drink if they’re sturdy enough. And if you’re looking for a new outdoor coffee table, consider your options: at Houzz we carry versions with a fire pit built-in for the ultimate entertaining set-up.
What style are you going for?
Remember to have fun with your outdoor lounge furniture! This is your chance to decorate and channel a particular look, just as you would do indoors. Consider your natural landscape and what sort of atmosphere you want to create. Do you prefer a coastal Cape Cod look with plenty of driftwood and crisp whites? Or is your style more contemporary, with modern lines and bright colors? Adirondack lounge chairs are classic, but you could also opt for playful midcentury pieces — perfect if you’ve got a modern bungalow house to match.