Whether you want to host a backyard barbecue or lounge solo by the pool, outdoor seating allows you to enjoy your outdoor space in comfort. From Adirondack chairs and porch swings to patio chairs and outdoor benches, here’s how to choose the right seating for every corner of your yard.
Patio Chair Options
Outdoor seating options are available for everything from expansive lawns to intimate balconies. Create an outdoor area that meets all of your entertaining and relaxation needs with the right style of patio furniture.
• Lounge Chairs. With wide seats, armrests and comfortable cushions, patio lounge chairs are ideal for relaxing on decks and covered porches. Consider an outdoor sectional or chaise lounge to complete the feel of an outdoor living space.
• Dining Chairs. Enjoy dining al fresco with a patio table and coordinating deck chairs or bar stools. Look for weather-resistant materials like aluminum and wicker. Consider an outdoor bench to complete your dining set—it may allow you to fit more people around the table.
• Lawn and Beach Chairs. Lightweight, portable chairs are perfect for picnics, sporting events or a day at the beach. Made of durable materials and foldable for convenient carrying, they’re easy to pack up for the season or pull out when more guests arrive.
• Specialty Chairs. Mix and match backyard chairs with other seating options, like gliders and rocking chairs. Hammocks and patio swings promote relaxation to help give your yard a unique and welcoming vibe.
Pick a Material
Outdoor chairs are built to be both durable and attractive. For an on-trend style that will last for seasons on end, go with wicker. Its sealed construction repels moisture, and it’s lightweight enough to move easily. Or, consider plastic chairs. They’re easy to clean and completely waterproof. For a more formal look, choose sturdy metal lawn furniture. It will stand up to the wind and provide a comfortable place to sit for outdoor dining. Consider porch chairs with removable cushions that are easy to wash and store inside between uses.
Complete your outdoor setup with accessories like a fire pit, throw pillows and string lights. You’ll create a seating atmosphere that’s cozy enough to never want to go back inside.
Ideas & inspiration for outdoor patio furniture
When it comes to patio dining sets, you have options. We put together some inspirational and fun patio ideas for every space and budget. You can customize your patio dining set to make it just right for you.