How to Turn Your Boring Backyard Into an Outdoor Oasis
Weather-friendly furniture for the ultimate outdoor upgrade.
Updated Sep 29, 2021 7:44 AM
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Ah, the great outdoors. There is arguably nothing better than enjoying the company of family, friends, and a little bit of sunshine—that is if it’s nice enough out. If you’re lucky enough to live in a climate that warrants an abundance of dining al fresco, outdoor lounging, and backyard entertaining, you’re lucky. For all us seasonal-dwellers, the coming of spring and summer means pulling out that patio or deck furniture for their few months of much-loved use.
But whether you spend the year outdoors or simply savor it for a few months, the decor is overlooked. Instead of using the same tired, plastic lounge chairs or dated glass side tables, why not upgrade to some trendier, higher-quality pieces that will withstand the test of time? We’ve rounded up a few our favorite all-weather furniture items that are fresh-air approved. So you can get to bask in the lovely weather—no matter how long it lasts.
Colorblock Woven Chaise Lounger, West Elm, $640
Whoever said pool chairs had to be boring? We’re obsessing over these colorful, whimsical West Elm additions that will give a slight boho vibe to your poolside space.
Spoolwork Indoor/Outdoor Coffee Table, Anthropologie, $1,798
Upgrade your boring outdoor glass coffee table with one that has a little more style. This sculptural one is too cool to pass up—and we promise, the ceramic top is just as easy to clean off.
Mastholmen Loveseat, Ikea, $140
Evoking tropical vibes, this rattan loveseat is the perfect upgrade for your old wicker one.
Dolce Vita Outdoor Bar Cart, CB2, $299
No party is complete without a fully-stocked bar cart, and this outdoor-friendly one can be multi-purposed as a serving cart.
Teaka Lounge Chair, Article, $349
Goodbye plastic, slatted lounge chairs, hello simple, streamlined and comfy chairs that complement any poolside or backyard.
Burton Sofa, CB2, $1,499.99
A bench is a great way to add a bit of extra seating outside. We love this one for its built-in side table and timeless design.
Samoa Outdoor Egg Chair, World Market, $279.99
This comfy, cushioned seat is just what your backyard needs. The weather-resistant wicker in a cool mod shape makes for the perfect place to curl up with a book.
Twill Ceramic Indoor/Outdoor Side Table, Anthropologie, $148
Add a pop of playful color to your backyard with these herringbone ceramic side tables that are fresh and eye-catching. We love the geometric detailing and style.
Modern Adirondack Lounge Chair, West Elm, $599
Upgrade your classic Adirondack chairs to these new modern basics that are both comfortable and durable.
Woodhaven Market Umbrella, AllModern, $67.99
Because no one likes squinting when you want to shade from the sun, you’ll want to invest in a basic, but stylish umbrella like this one. The neutral canvas complements any outdoor decor.
Brommö Chair, Ikea, $49.99
A modern take on those foldable lawn chairs, these wood, and rope chairs are ideal for keeping on hand when you need a bit of extra seating.
Alexis Contemporary Loveseat, AllModern, $279.99
An aluminum frame on this comfy neutral loveseat resists rust, UV, and water, so you won’t have to worry about covering it during those summer rain showers. Plus, the light gray color is the perfect outside neutral.
Ziggy Jacquard Indoor/Outdoor Pillow, Pottery Barn, $49.50
You can make virtually any outdoor space a little comfier with a few weather-friendly pillows.
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