The summertime is a great time to enjoy the outdoors, and what better way to do that than by relaxing on some comfortable outdoor furniture? In this blog post, we will discuss some ideas for outdoor furniture that will make your patio or deck look great. We will also talk about some of the different types of outdoor furniture that are available, so you can find the perfect set for your needs.

What Outdoor Furniture Should I Choose?

When you are choosing outdoor furniture for your summertime, there are a few things to keep in mind.

First, you want to make sure that the furniture is comfortable. This is important because you want to be able to relax on your outdoor furniture and enjoy the summertime.

Second, you want to make sure that the furniture is durable. This is important because you want the furniture to last for many years, and being exposed to the weather constantly, will destroy furniture that isn't built with the outdoors in mind.

Third, you want to make sure that the furniture is stylish. This is important because you want the furniture to look great on your patio or deck.

Outdoor Sectionals for the Family

There are many different types of outdoor furniture to choose from when you are looking for the perfect set for your patio or deck. One option is an outdoor sectional. Outdoor sectionals are great because they provide a lot of seating and can be arranged in a variety of ways. They are also very comfortable, which makes them perfect for relaxing on.

weather resistant outdoor sectionals

This Beachcroft 3-piece sectional is durable for both indoor and outdoor use. Its removable cushions are in Nuvella® fabric that's a breeze to keep clean.

According to a blog from Ashley HomeStore, Nuvella® is a performance fabric resistant to rips and tears, fading, and is eco-friendly. It's important to have fabrics on your outdoor furniture that withstand the elements.

Outdoor Sofas and Loveseats

Another option is an outdoor sofa or loveseat. These are similar to outdoor sectionals, but they usually have fewer pieces and can seat fewer people.

loveseats for the patio

This Captiva sofa is made from herringbone weave all-weather wicker. The accent pillows are optional, but they make this outdoor sofa so inviting. Palm Casual states that wicker furniture is popular for outdoor living spaces or sunroom décor because it has a light and airy feel. Wicker furniture comes with a natural organic quality that would complete other natural décor for the outdoors.

cute outdoor loveseat

Loveseats are good options for those who aren't ready to invest in full patio furniture sets but want some extra space for guests to sit. This adorable, Crystal Cave 2-piece outdoor loveseat and table set, has the appearance of traditional wicker, but actually is resin wicker woven over rust-proof aluminum. This way you have an outdoor loveseat with exceptional durability.

Outdoor Chaises for the Poolside

Outdoor chaises are also a great option for outdoor furniture. They are perfect for lounging on and can be placed in a variety of different positions.

set of chaise lounges for the pool

Summertime means days spent by the poolside to keep cool. This Katana outdoor 2-piece outdoor chaise lounge set, has sleek lines and flowing curves. It's important for your outdoor chaise lounges to resist water from all the people who will no doubt be using them to rest after a dip in the pool. This lounge set has all-weather resin wicker over a heavy-duty steel frame with a powder-coated finish.

Rocking Chairs for the Outdoors

Outdoor rocking chairs are a thing, and we have some. Nestled into your outdoor rock garden, or your patio, a rocking chair adds a touch of ambiance to your outdoor space.

rocking chairs you can use outside

This Emani Rocking Chair is made from eucalyptus wood and has an all-weather resin woven seat and back. It will withstand the elements of your backyard, while you sit back and enjoy the smooth rocking motion. Survey the space you have made for yourself in your home, and enjoy the outdoors.

Outdoor Fire Pits for Outdoor Heating

Outdoor fireplaces are also a great option for outdoor furniture. They provide warmth and can be a great focal point for your patio or deck.

circle fire pit table at furniture store

This is a classic Castle Island outdoor fire pit table, made with a durable, rust-proof aluminum frame. You're going to need a fire pit that resists rust because they aren't fun to transport whenever the weather takes a turn for the worst. The door conceals the propane tank (not included) and is easily push-button operated.

Gone are the days of acquiring wood from the nearby forest and struggling with your inner caveman to keep the fire burning. Now, everyone can relax and enjoy the warmth of the open flame.

Maybe you've envisioned one of those long fire pit tables? We've got those too!

wicker long fire pit table

This outdoor Beachcroft fire pit table is inspired by driftwood. The top has a chevron pattern and the sides are all-weather resin wicker over rust-proof aluminum. Pair with a few counter-height bar stools like this Meade Swivel Counter Stools from Bernhardt, that will complement its natural appearance.

wicker swivel bar stools

Imagine sitting with your friends, sipping lemonade at your fire pit table. The temperature begins to drop at night, but no need to take the party indoors, a simple battery-operated ignition system, and you can adjust the flame to any height.

Where to Buy Outdoor Furniture?

These are just a few outdoor furniture ideas for the summertime. Get creative and make your outdoor space work for you and your family. Whether you entertain often or just want a place to relax, outdoor furniture can make it happen.

We have several options to look through at the Furniture Mall. If you have a large family that will be spending the summer at your home, it would be best to prepare some outdoor furniture so you can keep as many people as you can outside. If you live in an apartment and only have a small sliver of space outside that you tenderly call your "patio", decorating it with some outdoor furniture can make it feel more welcoming and pleasant.

The Furniture Mall has locations in Topeka, Olathe, and Austin.


Written by Emily Holleran