19 Furniture Favorites for Your Backyard

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WORDS BY Gillian Grefe

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Published on April 29, 2021

The days are longer, the weather warmer—springtime is here, and we’re dreaming of backyard barbeques and starlit dinner parties. Because let’s be honest, going outside is the new going out

To prep your patch of grass (or gravel or concrete) for the spoils of summer, we’ve rounded up 19 of our top outdoor furniture pieces of the season. Your backyard will quickly become your favorite room “in” the house with these sofas, chairs, tables, and even fire pits fit for entertaining, or simply a solo wine night alfresco. Here we go: 


There’s room for two (or more) on these backyard-ready sofas. Many of these pieces have matching chairs as well, which makes completing your outdoor living space a snap.

Pavilion Sofa

Photo Courtesy of CB2

A delicate iron frame and sleek white linen cushions make for a streamlined and sturdy sofa that is both lovely and timeless.

Solvang Teak Sofa

Photo Courtesy of Pottery Barn

A teak frame supports all-weather sand-colored cushions on this bench sofa, and the warm, neutral tones and organic textures give it a boho-beach vibe. 

Jake Outdoor Slipcovered Sofa

Photo Courtesy of Pottery Barn

Bring living room worthy comfort outdoors. Sunbrella sofa slipcovers give you that upholstery look—outside. Sunbrella fabric is a tried-and-true outdoor staple that resists fading, mold, and mildew. Clean it up with a simple power wash or spot clean, and let it dry lightning-fast in the summer sunshine.

Loom Outdoor Sofa

The unique woven rope back and siding of this sofa give it that boho-casual look amongst your garden greens. Crafted with an aluminum frame and teakwood legs—and paired with removable, all-weather cushions—this sofa is made durable for outdoor use.  


Pour the lemonade, pull up a seat, and kick back with some of our favorite lounge chairs fit for backyard hangs. 

Paradise Outdoor Lounge Chair

Photo Courtesy of West Elm

With a knitted back and nest-like feel with plush cushions, this on-trend egg chair combines comfort AND style. It’s sure to be the one everyone fights over at backyard gatherings. Hint: it’s so chic, it can easily be brought inside as a stellar addition to any boho living room.

Breton Black Metal Chair

Photo Courtesy of CB2

A black matte metal frame topped off with off-white cushions gives this chair a modern, streamlined look. It’s part of a longtime outdoor staple collection from CB2 we still love. 

Lucara Lounge Chair

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Classic enough to pass as real wicker, this lounge chair is actually man-made resin—so it’ll better hold up to summer’s scattered showers and salty beach air. 

Sunset Teak Lounge Chair

Photo Courtesy of CB2

The dramatic angles create midcentury appeal with a distinctively modern twist in this lounge chair designed by Fred Segal. The base is made of teak wood, which is one of the best outdoor finishes—even when it weathers slowly and beautifully over time.


Because everyone needs a place to set down their glass of wine or keep burgers out of the dog’s reach. 

White Concrete Coffee Table

Photo Courtesy of CB2

Simple. Modern. Beautiful. What more do you need? This minimalist table crafted from white concrete has strong structural and industrial vibes, but fits in neatly in almost any backyard design. 

Madura Woven Outdoor Coffee Table

Photo Courtesy of Crate and Barrel

Rattan and wicker looks are having a moment. With the organic look and feel of real fiber, yet woven with synthetic rope, this cylindrical table makes for the perfect gathering spot on the patio. 

Concrete Waterfall Coffe Table

Photo Courtesy of West Elm

The sleek, classic design of this minimalistic concrete coffee table gives it a look that’s comfortably at home both inside and out. 

Ridge Side Table

Photo Courtesy of Crate and Barrel

The mid-century modern look will forever be relevant. Bring it to your backyard with this low-maintenance piece that functions as both a side table and a stool. Though it’s carved stone in appearance, it’s actually cast of polyester resin by hand—giving it a look that’s straight from the sculptor’s studio. 


Bring your loved ones together under the string lights for dinner parties lasting long into the night. You’ll never want to leave the comfort of these outdoor tables and chairs—prepare to make the patio your new dining room.

Navene Bronze Dining Chair

Photo Courtesy of CB2

We’re kind of loving the 70s resurgence. So naturally, we love an outdoor dining chair that nods in that decade’s direction. Plus, they’re stackable for easy postseason storage.

Slope Outdoor Dining Chair

Photo Courtesy of West Elm

Remember how we said that rattan and wicker are having a moment? West Elm brought one of their best-selling chair designs to the great outdoors with these dining chairs crafted of durable stainless steel and all-weather wicker.

Paris Outdoor Dining Chair

Transport yourself to Paris sans planes or passports with this chic dining chair with a rattan frame.

Anton Outdoor Dining Table

Photo Courtesy of West Elm

Your dining table answer—a concrete feature that can mix and mingle with nearly any style surrounding it.

A crackling fire casts a spell up the backyard like nothing else can. They’re not just for campfires and s’mores anymore (though you certainly could roast a few up)! Our favorite fire pits bring magic and warmth to your home without an expensive build or installation. 

Olivet Propane Fire Table

Photo Courtesy of AllModern

Low to the ground with a circular silhouette, this pit is the perfect piece to gather ‘round. Even better, the included propane tank holder keeps fuel close by—while doubling as a minimalist side table. 

Grenada Fire Pit

BRB, you can find us hanging around here, pretending we’re on vacation. Please do not disturb. This low slung bowl gives firewood a place, and it’s style offers quite the dramatic display.

Rectangular Fire Pit

Photo Courtesy of CB2

This minimalistic rectangular fire pit is sleek, simple, AND affordable. Yes, please!

Looking for just the right thing for your own backyard? Work with a designer by getting started with our Style Quiz

Words by Avery Johnson