Equip Your Yard or Patio
with this Outdoor Furniture
If the joys of spending time on your outdoor patio are overshadowed by furniture you can’t stand to sit on—or even worse, look at—it’s time for a furniture refresh. Whether lounging in the sun or relaxing under the stars, fashioning your outdoor space with high-quality pieces that offer comfort and style is the best way to make the most of your time soaking up nature. If the hunt for quality outdoor furniture is overwhelming, we’re here to help. Join us as we share our best patio secrets on finding quality outdoor furniture that you’ll use for years to come.
What Should I Look For in Outdoor Furniture?
As with any design project, there are a few things to consider when picking your outdoor furniture. First, think about your design direction. While people often feel limited in their outdoor design options because of furniture quality and cost, choosing a style that best fits your personality and the space's intended function helps narrow down your choices and ensures your outdoor furniture vision comes to life. Though cost is a common deterrent, investing in high-quality outdoor furniture means owning pieces that are built to last, and you can avoid those yearly furniture updates due to rusting or cracking.
If the entertainer in you is ready to revamp your patio for game nights, bonfires, or outdoor dinner parties, choosing plenty of comfortable seating is essential to keep the festivities going. Our outdoor sofas, lounge chairs, and loveseats are all great options for patio seating, offering comfortable, water-resistant cushions to relax on while you sip or snack. If you have a smaller outdoor space, stackable chairs and multi-purpose pieces are the perfect way to conserve space while keeping a stylish and functional outdoor furniture design.
Is Patio Furniture Different From Yard Furniture?
Though similar in use, outdoor patio furniture is typically more durable than yard furniture because it needs to be able to withstand the elements. Outdoor furniture is often crafted from materials like wicker, aluminum, or teak, which are all specially designed to withstand extended periods of sunlight or rain. In contrast, yard furniture is often molded from lighter materials like plastic, which is less expensive but also less durable. If you’re looking for pieces that will help you entertain for years, outdoor furniture is the way to go.
What To Look For In Outdoor Seating
We’re not immune to the “style over substance” trope, but when it comes to picking outdoor seating, comfort is key. Narrowing your search to chairs and sofas with weather-proof cushions will allow your outdoor adventures to last longer. If you plan on occasionally entertaining guests, consider plenty of seating—especially if it’s stackable! Benches are another great outdoor furniture option because they can accommodate more people while doubling as a coffee table or side table if needed.
Chairs or Sofas?
Why Not Both?
There is no right answer here—it’s really up to you! We believe there’s no reason you can’t do both, especially if you have the space. Pairing patio chairs with sofas allows you to design a more tailored outdoor space while having the freedom to move your outdoor furniture for different occasions.
A Place to Put Your Drink
We all love an outdoor drink, whether it’s a glass of wine under the stars or lemonade on a hot day—but having nowhere to set it is risky and inconvenient. That’s why including a coffee table or side table in your patio furniture purchase is a must. Outdoor coffee tables are great for holding drinks, snacks, books, and even décor for gatherings while withstanding light soda spills and spring showers. If you want a more robust piece for eating, consider an outdoor dining table and accompanying chairs so you can enjoy your meal in the open air.
Don’t Forget the Outdoor Accessories
Even in the rugged outdoor scene, you need a few accessories. Outdoor rugs are the perfect way to accent your outdoor furniture while offering a cozy place to step, and throw pillows are a great way to add extra comfort to those sofas and chairs—especially if they don’t have cushions! If you’re like us, you can never have too many candles. Choosing a Hurricane Varese for your candles is a unique way to add character to your outdoor furniture while offering an ambient glow and effortlessly doubling as indoor décor. If you’re lacking a storage solution for all your outdoor extras, adding a storage chest or bench to your patio is a quaint way to hide those elements while contributing to the overall outdoor furniture design.
Let’s Start Creating Your Outdoor Oasis
Whether designing a relaxing place to gather with family or an entertainment space for friends, outdoor furniture transforms your patio or yard space to an exciting oasis meant for gathering. With so many different styles of outdoor furniture available, it’s easy to get lost in the process, but keep in mind our simple tips to narrowing down your pieces and don’t forget that investing more in high-quality outdoor furniture is always worth it! Start creating your outdoor oasis today with Industry West’s outdoor collection.