If you're lucky enough to have outdoor space where you live, you've probably put a lot of thought into your yard, patio, pool area or terrace. You want the design to feel welcoming and stylish while also being practical and functional. Luckily, when it comes to outdoor furniture, many of our favorite brands and retailers have managed to marry all of those needs in the form of comfortable loungers, Parisian bistro tables and more.
From hanging rattan chairs that look straight out of a... boho tropical haven to bar carts that can stand a night out in the occasional rain—we've rounded up 10 outdoor furniture finds that will enhance your entertaining areas or just give you a great excuse to hang out.
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We like our outdoor furniture to feel salty, lived-in, familiar. Our Pacifica Collection manages to capture the sun-bleached look of weathered rattan with beachy resin wicker that lasts summer after summer. Features multiple reclining positions for comfy poolside lounging.
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There's something so whimsical and even slightly magical about a hanging rattan chair. It's more unique than a hammock, and has that certain kind of 70s nostalgia that really makes your mind wander. In 2017 though, we think piling on a few pattering cushions and a throw and suspending a set of these on your porch or just one, in a tree, will make your outdoor space feel just as magical...
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An Epic Daybed
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To make a small outdoor space feel more sophisticated, try setting up a small bistro table and chairs. Decorate your tiny little nook with potted plants to make it feel more natural. Terrain has these affordable bistro tables in a variety of colors, but the white and light blue are definitely our favorites.
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Teak furniture is an outdoor entertaining staple, and has been for generations. This classic bench has timeless appeal and just a bit of nautical flare thanks to the striped Sunbrella cushion. We'd use this in conjunction with a larger set of teak furniture, and keep the black and white stripes as your base. Then, find a variety of colorful and printed outdoor throw pillows to give your dining space some character.
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Bar carts are usually considered to be indoor furniture, but Crate & Barrel is changing the game. This silver-tone cart can live outside, which makes it perfect for those who love to host parties and gatherings outside all summer long—and who happen to be known for their Bloody Mary recipe.
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Hammocks are a lounging staple of every good outdoor space. There's really no sensation quite like swaying in the breeze, reclined and sort of cradled by comfort—all while reading a good book.
These Island Bay hammocks come on their own metal stand, and the cushion and pillow can be found in a range of prints and colors. While a traditional rope hammock might look more traditional, the truth is that one with this kind of cushion will lead to even longer, more luxurious summer naps.Continue to 9 of 10 below.
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Who would have thought that you could find such a sweet and Parisian-inspired conversation set at Bed, Bath and Beyond? This charming bench, chairs and coffee table set is under $400 and has all the charm you could want. Set it up in your grassy backyard for a shady place for long talks, or create a gathering space on your deck or patio. Who knows, you might just find yourself out there sipping coffee and humming 'La Vie en Rose' without even knowing it...
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Warm up cool summer evenings with a fire pit. We love the sleek and uncomplicated look of this cast iron fire pit from Red Ember, it looks like something you'd find at a campsite—but it's so much easier. Gather friends and family around the warm glowing fire into the fall season (that's what blankets are for) and maybe even roast a marshmallow or two!