From Patios To Poolside: Must-Have Outdoor Furniture
With Memorial Day upon us, it couldn’t be a better time to buy new outdoor furniture. Creating the perfect space can be challenging because purpose often trumps design, but it doesn’t mean that it should. The key is to find pieces that flow stylistically from the inside of the home that will be durable enough to withstand your family as well as the elements. Whether you have a large backyard, a patio, pool, beach front property or just a small city balcony, here are the must-have outdoor furniture collections newly available this season.
The Inside is going outside with their recently launched collection of outdoor furniture. The number of pieces is scaled down to just wood cabana chairs, pillows, floor pillows, and a stool, but there are plenty of fabric choices available to mix and match with. This brand is known for their collaborations with influencers and designers including Peter Som, Claire V, Scalamandré and The EveryGirl among others. They really make coordinating indoor and outdoor spaces foolproof. The simplest way to do this is to match the cabana chair fabric outside with accent pillows inside.
These sets are ideal for pool and deck areas but they also canto create an upscale ambiance in smaller outdoor spaces as an alternative to a bistro set.
For high design and luxury Perigold’s 5 Piece Rattan Sofa Seating Group With Sunbrella Cushions checks every single box. This wicker set simply wows. With two chairs, a sofa, coffee and side tables (both of which come with glass), this set instantly upgrades any outdoor space. There are a total of 34 different fabrics to choose from including bright solids, prints, and cool stripes. The Sunbrella fabrics are water, UV and heat resistant so there is no need to re-upholster at the end of the season. This chic set will be enjoyed for years to come.
What’s a better summer tradition than sitting on a swing outside? CB2 proves that tradition doesn’t need to look traditional with this modern swing. Designed by Mermelada Estudio, this couldn’t be a more interesting and unique piece. It is an ideal choice for smaller spaces like balconies, where square footage is limited. Made of handwoven faux rattan PVC with an aluminum frame, it’s just as sturdy as it is stylish.
Two-year-old startup Yardbird has mastered designing accessibly-priced environmentally sustainable outdoor furniture. They have ten different collections to choose from including the newly available Winnie collection, which is made from teak wood. However, the brand is most known for its wicker resin pieces which are engineered from recycled plastic.
Yardbird has styles available from modern to traditional and contemporary with everything from dining tables to sofas in a variety of sizes. So whether you have a large family and need seating for BBQs or you just want to carve out a little area to enjoy a glass of wine after work, there are options. However, the brand’s most noteworthy pieces are the chic fire pit table sets. They run for up to eight hours on a single tank of propane or can be professionally installed to a gas line.
Pottery Barn X Lilly Pulitzer
Pottery Barn released a second collection with iconic brand Lilly Pulitzer in 2019. This collaboration has furniture and accessories for every room in the home. However, the Lilly Of The Jungle print options truly stand out both in terms of style and practicality. The chaise cushions are designed to fit any Pottery Barn frame, making it easy to do a quick refresh even if you don’t want to replace the furniture you currently have. The covers are also removable and machine washable, making maintenance a breeze. Accessorize with pillows to complete the look.
Society6, which is a marketplace of products featuring designs by independent artists, just launched a line of outdoor furniture items including sling chairs, folding stools, floor cushions, sun shades and more. There are a seemingly endless number of fabrics to choose from. It’s impossible not to find something to be drawn to. These chairs are ideal for beach houses and poolside. One great feature is that they’re collapsible, making storage easy during the colder months.
Wayfair recently launched an all-new exclusive line of outdoor furniture and decor called Sol72. There are over 2,300 pieces of furniture and 100 collections within the brand. But the Windsor collection wins for both style and practicality. This line of dining tables has a minimalist, but versatile look. Choose from a light or dark finish of different sized tables with seating for two all the way to eight people. These tables coordinate well with any other outdoor furniture you may already have. They’re also easily accessorized bright pillows, cushions (although they aren’t necessary) and tablecloths.