The Best Patio Furniture for Spending More Time Outdoors

Are you looking forward to spending more time outdoors? Then it’s time to look at patio furniture and a set up that suits your lifestyle. Your outdoor space may range from a small urban balcony to a medium sized patio to a huge backyard deck and pool. But no matter how much space you have to work with, there plenty of options. You may already have an acceptable  setup but there are simple ways to update your existing patio furniture with a few new pieces like pillows and planters.

Best Patio Furniture For Outdoor Living

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My husband and I are replacing our backyard deck this summer and I am starting to compile my wish list of all new patio furniture. We are considering staining the new cedar deck in Weathered Gray or a lighter natural color with modern clean lines, so the furniture can be in darker hues. I am envisioning a neutral pallet with white and pops of bold colors.

Outdoor Conversation Set

You should always consider how you will use your patio and one thing I think is important is to have a cozy and comfortable space to sit when we entertain guests. It’s also necessary to have furniture we can use anytime to relax and enjoy the warm weather and fresh air. This Modway Convene 5 piece outdoor patio sofa set from Target has armrests and cushions which is a must-have on my list. I appreciate the clean lines and how you can use the ottomans to lounge or to move around for additional seating.

Portable Fire Pit Table

When we were planning the backyard renovation we considered adding an area of paver with a fire pit, but then wondered how often we would actually use it. So now I am looking into something portable like this Plateau Rectangle Fire Table. It would create a wonderful ambiance and warmth on cool nights and extend our use of the patio furniture into the fall. I will be on the lookout for something very similar and less expensive like this fire pit table from Wayfair, but this one from Crate and Barrel is gorgeous and on my wish list.

Patio Table and Chairs

We also need a place to eat outdoors! I think I’d like a round table with the option of adding a sun umbrella. Again, I prefer comfortable seating and this Project 62™ Bangor Round Patio Dining Set from Target is perfect. Target also has a slew of umbrellas in neutral or bright colors to choose from. If you don’t have a table you can opt from one of their floor umbrellas and move it around on your patio as the sun changes direction.

Large Planters

I’m amazed at how resin planters can look like real ceramic. They are lighter than ceramic and really inexpensive too. I can bring florals and greenery right onto the deck in these 15” honeysuckle planters from Amazon. I am crazy about the neutral textured colors or may opt for a pop of color like this red hot one in Ember. You can literally choose from a dozen colors!

Outdoor Throw Pillows

As I mentioned I’m all about comfort with my vision of our patio furniture. Since I am going with neutral colors and solids I can add pattern and texture with throw pillows. This will be the finishing touch. Target offers some excellent options like this vine diamond black and white print or this yellow tassel pillow.

Accent Lighting

We will have built in lighting on our deck but I think this Grand Patio outdoor solar powered resin wicker floor lamp is sleek-looking as an accent piece and it’s functional as well. When the sun goes down it will still be shining!

Shop My Patio Furniture Wish List

Convene 5pc Outdoor Patio Sofa Set – Modway, $2,599.99

Crate and Barrel Plateau Rectangle Fire Table, $3,799

Bangor 5pc Round Patio Dining Set – Black – Project 62™, $830

Best Choice Products 7.5ft Heavy-Duty Outdoor Market Patio Umbrella w/ Push Button Tilt Easy Crank Lift, $42.99

Classic Home and Garden Honeysuckle Planter, Patio Pot, 15″ Grained Beige, $21.45

Classic Home and Garden 553-138R Honeysuckle Patio Pot Planter, 15″ Ember, $22.99

Throw Pillow Vine Diamond Black/White – Project 62™, $15

Woven Tasseled Outdoor Throw Pillow Yellow – Opalhouse™, $25

Grand Patio Outdoor Solar Powered Resin Wicker Floor Lamp, $69.99

Do you have any plans to update your patio furniture this season? What pieces do you have on your wish list?


Carol Calacci

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