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A home is not complete without its exterior comprising of the same comfort and beauty as its interior. But, the key question is where does one start?
Frank Lloyd Wright once famously said, “Form follows function—that has been misunderstood. Form and function should be one, joined in a spiritual union.” While the architect wasn’t specifically speaking about outdoor furniture, the same rules inherently apply. When designing your exterior space, be sure to source outdoor furniture that not only compliments your home’s architecture, but also checks off the fundamentals: Is it durable? How will it withstand the elements? Does it match your outdoor lifestyle?
From outdoor seating to outdoor appliances, here are the best outdoor furniture brands that’ll help bring your outdoor space to life.
To no surprise, Home Depot is a wonderful source for outdoor furniture. Not only does the brand have an expansive selection of outdoor pieces, such as this gazebo set ideal for patios, but also have a reasonable price point.
Frontgate excels in luxury furniture, but their outdoor selection is truly where one should set their eyes. Specifically, their dining sets, which are offered in a kaleidoscope of materials, colors, and finishes. Each are quite versatile for the setting they are placed in.
Crate and Barrel
For those who are equally as concerned about durability as they are aesthetics, Crate & Barrel may be your sweet spot. Among their offerings, their outdoor accessories truly enhance the outdoor lounging experience. Take the sun-resistant pillows, or outdoor plates (for those summer days when you are entertaining) for example.
Lowe’s is an obvious go-to for outdoor furniture, their strength lies in outdoor essentials. Case in point: this overhead patio umbrella. But, if this is either too large or too small for what’s desired, or perhaps not your choice aesthetically, Lowe’s has a wide selection of patio umbrellas and other home accessories ready to be added to your home.
Need an outdoor accessory or two? Want to furnish an area without breaking the bank? Walmart’s outdoor selection may be the right fit for you. Take this duo of wicker chairs, for example. Both sturdy and easy on the eyes, why not take the British Virgin Island experience to your backyard?
One Kings Lane
Not only does One Kings Lane have all your outdoor patio needs, but also offers a variety of furniture that checks off the stylish mark, too. Take for example this curved chaise lounge. Unlike most, this chaise moves in a fluid motion, matching the pool waves it’s likely to sit near.
As mentioned before, the big difference between indoor and outdoor furniture is weather. How do the pieces outdoor uphold when it rains? Or in immense heat? Luckily, Wayfair makes choosing easy with a variety of weather-proof outdoor furniture.
Quality and beauty manifest in the outdoor selections by Bitch Lane. Equipped with water-resistant cushions and sturdy materials (such as this wicker frame), their offerings easily make an exterior as gorgeous as an interior.
Williams Sonoma has mastered the art of living, both inside and out. Their selection of outdoor furnishings is a testament to this. Take this outdoor set for example: clean in appearance and sturdy against the weather. Their options for luxury outdoor furniture is ceaseless and will impress your summer guests.
The warmer months inherently mean dining outside. There’s no better feeling than spending the day poolside or on the beach and coming home a meal prepared on the grill. With that said, Castlery has you covered for all your outdoor dining needs. Their selection of outdoor furniture teeters between traditional and modern.
Pottery Barn’s outdoor selection offers a masterclass in classic elegance. Not only are the products constructed out of high-quality materials, but they are versatile, fitting into any outdoor environment with ease. Take this outdoor bar cart for example. Far from an eye sore, and a wonderful place to set outdoor refreshments.
For those who are interested in modern furniture design (Eames fanatics, I mean you), source your outdoor furniture at All Modern. Like the mid-century designers once did, All Modern provides options that’ll bring your exterior design into a new age.
For modern furniture, CB2 remains a top contender. Not only are the pieces made well for their price, but look, to put simply, beautiful. They are fashionable while still remaining timeless. What else can you ask for?
The loop lounge chair and matching ottoman found at Tupelo Goods feel like sculptures placed in one’s yard. The other products offered, such as the swings, cornholes, and other chairs, are the same. If you’re looking for outdoor accessories that are interesting to the eye, don’t overlook the products here.
Joss & Main
From seating to tables and more, Joss & Main’s outdoor furniture selection is not to be overlooked. Not only do they have a plethora of classic furniture, but they have a few pieces that veer into daring territory. Such is the case with these two accessory rattan chairs, they are a study in classic materials reimagined.
Ophelia Indoor/Outdoor Bistro Table
For those who live in urban settings and are without expansive area space, Urban Outfitters offers a selection of patio furniture that might do the trick. From outdoor cafe tables (such as this one) to compact outdoor sofas and more, Urban Outfitters is a one-stop shop destination for city slickers.
Like their clothing, Anthropologie is ideal for the client with the affinity for bohemian elegance. From hanging chairs (such as this. one) to outdoor seating and tabletops, Anthropologie is sure to inject the right amount of whimsical essence to your outdoor space.
All-Weather Classic Adirondack Chair
The great outdoors is LL Bean’s signature, so it’s no surprise that their outdoor furniture made it on this list. With their signature Adirondack-esque style, the outdoor furniture found here embodies the great outdoors.
Addison Kin Blue Outdoor Pillow
When furnishing your outdoor space, it’s best not to forget the accessories. After all, love is truly in the details. Along with the standard patio sets, Article has a selection of bohemian pillows, rugs, and more that are as weather resistant as they are stylish.
Like their interior products, West Elm’s outdoor furniture ranges from Scandinavian styles to Art Deco and more. While their patio and dining sets are never miss, their more lounge-focused pieces is where they excel.
Perigold, Wayfair’s luxury line, boasts some of the best furniture on the market. This is certainly true for their furniture line. With an expansive inventory of different aesthetics, the only drawback to shopping here is choice overload.
2Modern has been a great source for outdoor furniture since founded in 2003. High-quality is a pre-requisite, but the overall look of the pieces offered embody luxury contemporary living. Some of the pieces are reminiscent of the accessories used in Aman Resorts worldwide.
The products offered by Hay are both durable and modern, designed in a way that illuminates a garden without taking too much away from it. Take this steel table set, for example. It isn’t doing too much aesthetically, but is certainly adding to the garden’s overall look.
Outdoor Victorian Painted Iron Loveseat
For the vintage or second-hand fanatics, Chairish never ceases to provide the best options. Why not add a vintage loveseat to your patio space? Or perhaps a statement light? Whatever it may be, Chairish is a great source for adding layers to your outdoor space.
For those who have an affinity for contemporary luxury, Modani is the outdoor furniture store that’ll fulfill your needs. The products offered follow a neutral color-palette and easily exude a sense of ease and elegance; who wouldn’t want that in their outdoor space?
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