Create an outdoor space as comfortable as the living room in your home with an outdoor sofa. These welcoming and weather-resistant outdoor couches expand your living and entertaining area for parties under the sun or evenings under the stars.
Outdoor Sofa Sizes
Standard 6-foot outdoor patio sofas will fit up to three people comfortably. To seat a large family or group of guests for entertaining, consider an outdoor sectional sofa. It can adapt to your patio setup with separate sections and fit nine people or more. “L” shaped couches are perfect for bigger crowds. For a chic look that encourages conversation, consider a semi-circle couch. Complete the look with an outdoor coffee table for all the convenience of an indoor living room.
You don’t need a large outdoor space to fit a sofa. A patio loveseat or outdoor settee is ideal for a small patio or apartment deck.
Patio furniture is weather resistant, although some choices require more care than others. Here are some materials to choose from:
● Wicker. A wicker sofa is easy to clean, lightweight and durable. The woven texture adds visual interest to a concrete patio or wooden deck. Modern yet traditional, these pieces look at home on a farmhouse porch or a city balcony.
● Wood. Wood patio furniture is a classic choice, though it requires maintenance. It shouldn’t be left exposed to moisture for long if it’s not treated. Choose a wooden sofa for a covered patio. Or ensure the wood is oiled or varnished to protect it from the elements. An oil finish can last up to one year. Patio furniture covers will help keep your wood pieces in good condition.
● Metal. Aluminum patio furniture has a powder-coated protective layer. Consider a metal patio sofa for a polished, modern look. They’re typically lightweight, so you can move them from a three-season porch to an outdoor patio without much effort.
Most outdoor sofa cushions are removable, so they’re easier to clean and protect from inclement weather. Choose a sofa with neutral-colored cushions to keep it from overwhelming an outdoor space. A white sofa is an elegant choice for a poolside retreat. Or go for a polished look with navy blue. For added color or contrast, add throw pillows in a festive hue or pattern.