The 16 Best Places to Buy Outdoor Furniture in 2022

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“Where’s the best place to buy outdoor furniture?”

If you have an outdoor space, you’ve probably found yourself wanting answers to this question at some point, and in this article, we’re aiming to help you narrow down your search.

One of the best ways to turn your garden or patio into a space you enjoy spending time in is to furnish it. But finding the perfect outdoor furniture set that looks great, can stand up to the elements year-round, and fits in your budget can be a challenge.

So we’ve scanned the internet, analyzed plenty of reviews, and asked a few furniture experts and designers to chime in and help us find the best outdoor furniture companies to buy from in 2022.

Whether you’re searching for a modular sofa that’ll give you that relaxing living room feeling outdoors, the perfect dining set for an alfresco meal, or lounge chairs to crash out in on those warm summer afternoons, you’ll be sure to find what you’re looking for with one of the brands listed below.

Meet the experts

To write this article, we spoke with several interior design, home improvement, and outdoor furniture experts, including:

  • Bill Ferris, furniture industry expert and owner of Decor Interiors since 2007.
  • Award-winning interior designer, writer, and speaker, Pamela O'Brien.
  • Interior designer and co-founder of Retreat Design, Betsy Moyer.
  • Megan Dufresne, founder of MC Design, a boutique interiors firm specializing in coastal-friendly design.
  • Lindsay Schleis, Vice President of Business Development for Polywood.

The best outdoor furniture brands for your patio, backyard, or balcony in 2022

1. Neighbor

The Haven Sectional by Neighbor

Brand: Neighbor crafts outdoor modern furniture and goods meant to live a long life outside.

Products: Outdoor living and dining furniture and accessories.

Starting price: The Chair from $900, Loveseat from $1,500, Sofa from $2,100.

Delivery: It typically ships 4-6 weeks or sooner from when the order is placed.

Shipping fees: Free delivery and straightforward returns.

The Dining Set by Neighbor
Neighbor's furniture is made from high-quality, durable, and weather-resistant materials.

Neighbor exists to help people create outdoor spaces for connecting with family, friends, and neighbors.

Three friends founded the brand to help people transform their yard space into outdoor living space. Its products are made using durable and weather-resistant materials, many of which are sustainably sourced or recyclable.

"We believe that well equipping yards, patios, balconies, etc., we can empower people to unlock a physical space that can be enjoyed and utilized just as much as indoors for years to come," co-founder Mike Fretto told Living Cozy in an interview.

Neighbor offers a range of outdoor sofas, seating options, dining sets, and accessories. Its modern designs are brought to life through sustainably harvested FSC certified teak wood and weather-resistant Sunbrella Fabrics.

Learn more and shop now at hineighbor.com. 

2. Outer

Outer Teak Sectional

Brand: Outer is on a mission to help people enjoy the simple luxuries that our backyards, decks, and patios have to offer.

Products: It offers a wide range of furnishings, including outdoor sectionals and sofas, patio conversation sets, and outdoor rugs.

Starting price: Sofas from $3,550.

Delivery: For delivery estimates, enquire on Outer’s website.

Shipping fees: Free delivery on all orders.

Review: We shipped the Outer Brown Wicker Outdoor Loveseat with Armless Chairs Set to one of our contributors to give it a thorough test in their outdoor space. "In all honesty, I’m completely in love with this patio furniture set," says Kelly Weimert. "It’s as comfortable as it is gorgeous." Read our full Outer review here.

Outer Aluminum Collection
The Outer Aluminum Collection

Founded by Terry Lin and Jiake Liu, Outer wants to help people make the most of their outside spaces. Its founders realized that as we’ve become accustomed to living our lives indoors — from our homes to our offices and the commutes in between — we’ve forgotten how important quality time outdoors can be.

"We founded Outer on a mission to bring life outside,"  Jiake Liu told Living Cozy. "As Americans, we spend over 90% of each day indoors. After studying existing products, we realized that outdoor furniture was an afterthought. It was clear that we needed to purposely create products designed for better living outside."

Read more: Outer is Reimagining Outdoor Furniture for Better Living Outside

The brand sells its products directly to consumers to keep costs lower, and it also takes an eco-friendly approach to manufacturing. The Outer Sofa is made from 30% recycled materials and is 100% recyclable.

Learn more and shop now at liveouter.com. 

3. Yardbird

Yardbird Langdon Sofa

Brand: Beautiful, high-quality outdoor furniture at honest prices.

Products: Sofas, loveseats, outdoor dining sets, chaises, and accessories.

Starting price: Patio furniture sets from $1,980.

Delivery: All in-stock orders will ship in about 5-7 business days. Once shipped, orders typically take between 3-5 days in transit to deliver.

Shipping fees: Free curbside delivery on orders over $2,000, any orders under $2,000 pay a flat rate of $145 for Curbside Delivery.

Yardbird's patio furniture is made from recycled plastics.

Founded by father-son duo Bob and Jay Dillon in 2017, Yardbird was launched to bring eco-friendly and affordable outdoor lounge furniture directly to consumers.

The Dillon's found that when it comes to the outdoor furniture market, most consumers feel trapped into buying high-end sets at exorbitant prices or junk from big-box stores that require hours of assembly. So they decided to create a better option.

The Minnesota-based brand has a strong focus on sustainability, and in 2020 it incorporated over 150,000 lbs of plastics collected from beaches, waterways, and highly susceptible locations in the Philippines material into its furniture and packaging.

Learn more and shop now at yardbird.com

4. Villa

Villa Outdoors

Brand: Durable, high-quality modular patio seating sets.

Products: Sofas, loveseats, conversation sets.

Starting price: Sofa sets from $1,399.99.

Delivery: Standard shipping takes anywhere between 3-7 days depending on where customers are in the country, as the pieces ship from Los Angeles, Houston or Atlanta.

Shipping fees: Free shipping for all orders placed in the contiguous 48 United States.

Bristol Wicker Outdoor Set

Villa offers purpose-driven modular designs for real people with real backyards where they need to live, entertain, play and enjoy. Villa’s outdoor furniture is stylish, flexible and easy-to-care-for.

"I’ve loved having Villa’s Parker aluminum set and I only wish I’d thought to get it sooner," says Alesandra Dubin who reviewed one of Villa's outdoor seating sets for Living Cozy. "With top quality-construction and Sunbrella fabric, I expect this set to hold up well for years to come, even with our rough-and-tumble family usage. I’d recommend the set to any of my friends — and in fact, during the yard party where the set made its debut, I already have!" Read the full Villa seating set review here.

“Villa’s mission is to offer high-quality, tailored patio furniture for every outdoor space, large or small," says Maggie Gala, Digital Marketing Manager at Villa. "When developing the current collection, our design team thought outside the box to produce modular sets that can adapt easily to any environment, size of the outdoor space, or need."

The brand makes its patio furniture using aluminum or rust-resistant steel wrapped in PCR wicker. Plus, high-performance fabric and plush cushions. It aims to deliver quality at an affordable price and its modular designs creates flexibility allows for custom configurations and groupings.

Learn more and shop now at villaoutdoors.com

5. Floyd

rand: Furniture designed for keeping.

Products: Floyd's outdoor furniture was designed in collaboration with Brooklyn-based design studio Uhuru and includes outdoor tables, benches, and chairs.

Starting price: Outdoor dining sets from $1,050, individual pieces from $265.

Delivery: Estimated delivery is 7-14 days.

Shipping fees: $99 or orders of $500-999, $149 on orders over $1,000.

Rectangle Table with Bench and Chairs in Citrine.

Floyd's outdoor pieces are designed to withstand the elements and provide comfortable outdoor seating and dining options, whether for a family BBQ on a sunny afternoon or a cold winter drink with friends around the fire pit.

"We have an affinity for optimistic design. We wanted the colors of this set to be mood-boosting and serotonin-filled while still being timeless," says Floyd Co-Founder and CEO Kyle Hoff. "Each piece is united by a strong graphical silhouette that is strong without being bulky and elegant without being fragile. The Outdoor Set is extra durable, meeting contract-grade BIFMA standards to make it the perfect choice for public spaces or any space that takes a beating. Floyd's Outdoor Set is designed to be weatherproof - entirely water-resistant and slatted so that no rainwater ever collects."

Transport your dining room outside with Floyd's outdoor dining table and bistro set, which is perfect for a moonlit dinner or brunch. Floyd's square table is ideal for small spaces and balconies too. Its stackable outdoor chairs feature a distinct, comfortable curvature that provides the perfect sit, and they are designed to easily stack to save space when not in use.

The Outdoor Bench is a versatile piece that can be used as a seating option and double up as an outdoor coffee table.

Learn more and shop now at floydhome.com

6. POLYWOOD

PW Designer Series

Brand: POLYWOOD Transforms ocean-bound and landfill-bound plastic into stylish all-weather outdoor furniture.

Products: Colorful Adirondack Chairs, traditional Rocking Chairs, plush Deep Seating, Swings, Chaise Lounges, and more.

Starting price: Outdoor chairs from ~$200, sofas from ~$1,000.

Delivery: Most POLYWOOD products are made to order and the lead time of your order will match the longest lead time of any item on the order.

Shipping fees: Free ground shipping within the contiguous United States.

Latitude Lounge Outdoor Furniture
POLYWOOD has been making sustainable outdoor furniture for over 30 years.

POLYWOOD was founded in a garage by two high school friends that wanted to create outdoor furniture from recycled plastic materials. The brand's first product was an Adirondack chair but it has since expanded to offer a vast range of outdoor furniture including dining sets, rockers, armchairs, sofas, ottomans, and more.

"Over 30 years ago we were the first to create weatherproof outdoor furniture using recycled plastic materials," says Lindsay Schleis, POLYWOOD's Vice President of Business Development and resident interior design expert. "Our mission remains the same - to recover and transform landfill-bound and ocean-bound plastic into beautiful outdoor furniture that will last for generations to come."

POLYWOOD furniture is built to last and backed by a 20-year warranty.

Learn more and shop now at polywood.com

7. Ajna Living 

Brand: West Coast-inspired garden furniture and decor.

Products: Outdoor sofas, wicker and teak sets, benches, tables, and outdoor accessories.

Starting price: Chairs for around $800, 3-seat sofa from $1,885.

Delivery: Ajna Living has a range of ready-to-ship items that'll arrive within days.

Shipping fees: Orders over $2,500 are eligible for free shipping. Orders between $1,000-$2,499 ship for $145. Orders between $300-$999 ship for $95.

Ajna Living 3-Seat Sofa
Ajna Living 3-Seat Sofa

Ajna Living wants to make outdoor furniture shopping simple.

Its products are crafted through years of research, and every item is designed to be super comfortable, look great on your patio, and survive the elements for years to come.

Ajna Living's outdoor sofas were designed to include full-round HDPE wicker, Sunbrella outdoor fabrics, thick high-density foam cushions, and deep seating. Its direct-to-consumer approach means it can sell at prices cheaper than many big-box retailers.

With many of its pieces in stock and ready to ship, Ajna Living aims to get your new furniture to your door in days, not weeks.

Learn more and shop now at ajnaliving.com.

8. AllModern

Brand: The best of modern furniture, priced for real life.

Products: Owned by Wayfair, AllModern has an enormous range of comfortable patio furniture. From patio dining sets and sofas to chairs, benches, side tables, patio umbrellas, and bar stools.

Starting price: Sets from around $700.

Delivery: Thousands of items arrive within just 2 days.

Shipping fees: Free delivery when you spend over $35.

Jarin 4 Piece Sectional Seating Group by AllModern.
Jarin 4 Piece Sectional Seating Group by AllModern.

AllModern believes that great indoor and patio furniture shouldn't come at high prices. It has one of the largest ranges of outdoor furniture you'll find online, with hundreds of items ready to ship right away.

AllModern has tons of supremely affordable contemporary wood and cast aluminum furniture sets, but you'll almost always find a sale on too, so keep an eye out for a bargain. No matter how much space you have and what your budget is, you'll be sure to find suitable patio or backyard furniture for your needs at AllModern.

"[AllModern makes] good quality, modern style furniture," says Los Angeles-based designer Megan Dufresne, Principal Designer at MC Design. "AllModern is reliable and consistent. They have a good return policy should you need to return something."

Learn more and shop now at allmodern.com

9. Frontgate

Frontgate outdoor furniture

Brand: Furniture and accessories for a life well-lived, Frontgate offers a wide range of indoor and outdoor furniture.

Products: Frontgate has a wide selection when it comes to outdoor living furniture, including wicker, aluminum, and teak seating sets and sun loungers, Adirondack chairs, porch swings, and chaise lounges.

Starting price: Outdoor sofas from around $1,300.

Delivery: In-stock items will generally arrive in 3-7 business days.

Shipping fees: Orders ranging between $200.01 to $2,700 ship for 11% of the total order value. Orders over $2,700.01 ship for a set fee of $299.

Frontgate Graham Outdoor Collection
Graham Outdoor Collection

Since 1991, Frontgate has offered a broad range of functional, high-end outdoor furniture. It sells its own-brand products and stocks some of the best patio furniture and accessories from some great brands.

"They offer good style and quality at a fair price point," says designer Pamela O'Brien who recommends its Baleares Day Bed "to add a touch of resort-style" to your outdoor space.

Whether you're looking for pieces of furniture like outdoor dining tables, chaises for lounging away those perfect summer afternoons, or accessories like umbrellas or cushions and tabletop pieces, you'll find it all at Frontgate. It also offers a range of water-resistant furniture covers to help protect your furniture from mildew, fading and cracking in the sun, and freezing temperatures during the off-season.

Learn more and shop now at frontgate.com.

10. Arhaus

Brand: Heirloom quality pieces that can be passed down for generations.

Products: Arhaus has a range of outdoor sofas, daybeds, chairs, rocking chairs, dining sets, and outdoor decor.

Starting price: Outdoor sofas begin at around $1,300.

Delivery: Standard shipping in 3-7 business days.

Shipping fees: From $199.

Montego Outdoor Rectangle Dining Table.

Founded in 1986 on environmentally conscious beliefs, Arhaus is committed to creating heirloom-quality, high-end outdoor furniture pieces that can be passed down for generations.

Whether you’re looking for furniture for your porch, pool, or patio — Arhaus will have something to fit your needs and help you slip into vacation mode in the comfort of your own space.

Each Arhaus outdoor furniture set is created to weather the elements year-round and designed with relaxation in mind. Many pieces are handcrafted from solid wood, all-weather wicker, or reconstructed stone.

Learn more and shop now at arhaus.com.

11. Lulu & Georgia

Cadendza Sectional.

Brand: Elevated essentials and coveted statement pieces for an inspired home.

Products: Lulu & Georgia's outdoor collection has something for everyone, from outdoor coffee tables and chairs to outdoor sofas and sectionals. Lulu & Georgia's outdoor collection has something for everyone.

Starting price: Outdoor accent chairs from around $1,400, sofas from approximately $2,700.

Delivery: Shipping timelines on many items are 14-18 business days.

Shipping fees: Orders of $220.01 and above are charged 10% of the merchandise total.

Ness Dinning Table.

Based in Los Angeles, Lulu and Georgia makes and curates a range of home decor and furniture to "awaken your creative spirit."

Clean lines, earthy tones, and cool white contrasts lend Lulu & Georgia's outdoor patio furniture collection a timeless, Mediterranean-inspired appeal. "They have a fun, unique aesthetic and are constantly bringing in new items," says Dufresne. "They are always current with what is in style."

Its modern outdoor furniture collection includes chaises and outdoor lounge chairs to sofas, chairs, dining sets and patio tables, rugs, pillows, and even hammocks.

Learn more and shop now at luluandgeorgia.com.

12. Crate & Barrel

Abaco Outdoor Sofa.

Brand: Inspired living through high-quality products, exclusive designs, and timeless style.

Products: Outdoor chairs, sofas, chaises, coffee tables, and more. Crate & Barrel stocks just about every piece of outdoor furniture you can think of.

Starting price: Outdoor sofas from around $1,500.

Delivery: In-stock items can arrive within 3-5 business days.

Shipping fees: Orders of $220.01 and above are charged 10% of the merchandise total.

Paso Teak Chair.

Whatever outdoor furniture space you have, Crate & Barrel will have something to suit your needs in its patio furniture collection. Known for its indoor furniture, Crate & Barrel brings the same level of detail and quality to its versatile patio furniture.

From patio chairs and sofa sets to outdoor dining chairs, Crate & Barrel has a wide range to choose from and offers pieces in various colors and styles to match the aesthetic of your outdoor space.

What really makes Crate & Barrel stand out is the sheer choice available to its customers. Its outdoor furniture options include a range of materials, including metal, wicker, and rattan.

"[Crate and Barrel is a] tried and true brand. They are easy to work with and have a great return policy if anything is not to your liking," says Dufresne. "Their aesthetic is transitional and can be incorporated into just about any design, and they use good quality materials."

Shop now at crateandbarrel.com.

13. Article

Callais Outdoor Sofa.

Brand: High-quality furniture at radically lower (and much fairer) prices than comparable retailers.

Products: Article's outdoor furniture collection includes a range of outdoor lounge pieces, backyard dining sets, and small finishing touches and accessories like umbrellas, lighting, and pillows to complete your outdoor living space.

Starting price: Outdoor sofas available for under $1,000.

Delivery: You can find the delivery estimate for the product(s) you are interested in by entering your ZIP or postal code on the product page.

Shipping fees: If your order totals $999 or more before tax, you qualify for free contactless delivery.

Farum Outdoor Dining Table.

Looking to create an outdoor oasis? Article has something for anyone trying to bring the feeling and comfort of indoor furniture outdoors.

Its timeless furniture will last many summers and always be in style — and many pieces are also highly affordable, with some more petite outdoor sofas available for under $1,000. Patio furniture sets, solid wood dining tables, and upholstered sectionals come in a little more expensive (ranging from around $1,500 to over $2,000).

If you're a fan of alfresco dining, Article also has several outdoor dining sets made from solid teak to weather-resistant metals.

"I've personally worked with Article. It carries quality, on-trend outdoor furniture," says Kelly Marohl, owner, and designer of The Greenspring Home. "We have the driftwood gray Tavola outdoor dining table in our home, and the teak is absolutely stunning in person! Almost all of my guests comment on how much they love the look of it."

Shop now at article.com.

14. Rove Concepts

Louis Outdoor Sofa.

Brand: Rove Concepts specializes in mid-century, modern Nordic, and contemporary furniture design and has indoor and outdoor furniture collections.

Products: Its outdoor furniture is designed to look and feel like your favorite indoor furniture. Rove Concepts has a range of outdoor modular sofas, accent tables, patio chairs, and outdoor stools.

Starting price: Outdoor sofas from around $1,200.

Delivery: US standard shipments have an estimated 5-14 business days, standard Canadian shipments have an estimated 6-16 days.

Shipping fees: Rove Concepts offers tiered flat rate shipping to Canada and the United States except Hawaii, Alaska, Puerto Rico, and Nunavut.

Mika Outdoor Modular Sectional.

When the warm weather arrives, you want to make the most of your outdoor space. Whether you have a balcony, patio, or backyard to fill, Rove Concepts has a collection of comfortable living and functional dining to create your perfect setup.

Its stunning sectionals and sofas bring the vibes and comfort of indoor furniture to your outside space and wouldn't look out of place on a luxury resort.

Its outdoor pieces are made from high-quality materials, including fast dry foam cushion, UV resistant fabric, and teak wood. Some pieces also have removable cushions.

Shop now at roveconcepts.com.

15. Harmonia Living

Brand: Affordable furniture that occupies the middle ground between luxury and sensibility.

Products: Almost every piece of patio furniture you could ever need, Harmonia Living offers seating, tables, storage, and accessories.

Starting price: Outdoor seating from around $1,680.

Delivery: 'Quick Ship' products require an estimated 3-5 business days to ship out.

Harmonia Living's Ando Teak sofa.

Based in San Diego, California, Harmonia Living was born out of frustration with the patio furniture industry. Harmonia Living's founders realized the industry was filled with stylish, high-end brands that are too expensive or cheap with unreliable products, so they set out to build a brand in the middle ground — high-quality but affordable outdoor furniture.

Harmonia Living outdoor furniture really does give you more for your dollar," says Jen Stark. "This brand offers stylish, affordable outdoor furniture that will last."

"Its furniture has all the elements of the high-end brands: Heavy-Duty Powder-Coated Aluminum Frames, HDPE (high-density polyethylene) Wicker, Sunbrella fabrics, and Dacron-Wrapped Foam Core cushions but at a lower and affordable price," she adds.

Harmonia Living's outdoor furniture sets are available in several upholstery styles so you can add a pop of color to your outdoor living space.

Learn more and shop now at harmonialiving.com.

16. Mamagreen

Brand: Designer and manufacturer of luxury outdoor furniture

Products: Mamagreen offers a wide range of outdoor furniture collections, including seating, tables, and outdoor dining furniture.

Starting price: Chairs and seats from $2,500.

Delivery: In-stock items will usually be delivered 3-5 days from the date they ship (via Decor Interiors).

Shipping fees: Free shipping (via Decor Outdoor).

Baia Dining Set from Mamagreen.

"Mamagreen is one of the best outdoor furniture brands on the market because the company combines cutting-edge design with durable materials and finishes," says Bill Ferris from Decor Outdoor.

Mamagreen's luxury patio furniture wouldn't look out of place in elegant resorts, and range from traditional recycled teak patio furniture sets to contemporary powder-coated aluminum poolside sectionals.

"By using premium metals, woods, and fabrics, Mamagreen's commercial-grade seating and tables may be high-priced, but they are built to look great and last for years – saving you repair and replacement costs in the long run," adds Ferris.

Learn more and shop now at decoroutdoor.com. 

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2022 outdoor furniture trends to watch

In 2020 and 2021, people fell in love with the outdoors again, spending more and more time in their outdoor spaces and investing in making them as comfortable as possible.

But what outdoor furniture trends will take off in 2022?

We asked Lindsay Schleis, Vice President of Business Development for Polywood, and her predictions for the year ahead are here.

Alfresco dining is here to stay, and we'll see more people investing in making their outdoor space feel more like an indoor living room. "Outdoor dining was a huge seller, and we forecast consumers will continue to love their outdoors by adding lounge pieces to relax upon when not dining," she says. "Whether it be a traditional sofa configuration or a modular collection, trends are focused on lounge furniture and accessories."

POLYWOOD Latitude Outdoor Sofa
POLYWOOD Latitude Sofa

Consumers are also becoming more conscious of what they spend money on, and Schleis believes sustainability will have a "huge influence" on purchase decisions.

And when it comes to color, Schleis believes that blue tones and shades will find their place in our outdoor spaces. "Both Benjamin Moore and Sherwin Williams colors of the year for 2022 have blue undertones. Shades of blues offer both comfort and solace and will be a huge trend for 2022," she explains.

What to look for in a high-quality outdoor furniture

So what should you look for in great outdoor pieces?

There's no one-size-fits-all way to define "best." It depends on your own unique sense of style and budget. There are a few things you should always look out for, though:

  • High-quality materials: Always check the materials used by each brand. Ideally, outdoor furniture materials will be sturdy, weather-proof, and made to last many years.
  • Warranties: Trustworthy outdoor furniture companies will always offer good warranties on their products (for example, Outer provides a 10-year warranty on its aluminum frame and legs and five years on its wicker and cushions)
  • Reviews: What have other customers said about this brand? Too many negative reviews could be a red flag.

Outdoor furniture industry expert Bill Ferris advises that you pay close attention to product photographs, especially if you're buying from online retailers.

"Patio furniture brands invest in high-quality photography. Most of the time, online shoppers don't have a chance to check out products in person, so the imagery on a website is critical. The best manufacturers provide shots of their products from various angles, in multiple colors, up close, and in different outdoor settings," he says.

Ferris also recommends diving into the product specs and documentation listed on a brand's website.

"High-end outdoor furniture brands pay attention to the details. Review spec sheets and instructions. Are they clear and comprehensive or confusing and general? The best manufacturers know that proper assembly, cleaning, and care ensure that their products are long-lasting," explains the Decor Interiors founder.

Outdoor and Patio Furniture FAQs

When is the best time to buy outdoor furniture?

"Any holiday is a great time to pay attention to online sales and great promotions," says Betsy Moyer, Co-Founder and Interior Designer at Retreat. "Since outdoor furniture is so seasonal in nature, we like to keep an eye out for Memorial Day sales to kick off the season with new outdoor collections. And of course, Labor Day, the last great sale holiday before much of the nation is headed into winter and retailers are trying to move final inventory."

"The best time to buy your outdoor furniture to ensure you have everything you need for summer fun in the sun is to buy during the fall and winter months," adds Dufresne. "Lead times for delivery are much shorter since demand is lower and more options will be available so you can get exactly what you want."

What is the best fabric for outdoor furniture?

When choosing the fabric for your outdoor furniture, "you want to make sure it is a high-performance material that will withstand the sun, wind, and moisture," says Dufresne. "Two of my favorites are Sunbrella and Perennials. They offer a large variety of styles that will last through many summer seasons with the proper care."

Moyer is another fan of Sunbrella. "The performance fabric market has come a long way in time, and I'm sure there are great competitors out there now, but Sunbrella seems to own the market," she says.

It's not just the fabric you need to think about. You should also put some thought into the materials used to make the furniture. "The most common materials are wood, metal, or synthetic materials like plastic or resin," explains Dufresne. "Each has its own pros and cons, but the ultimate gauge is what will last longest in your particular outdoor environment. By far the easiest to care for and most cost-effective furniture choices these days are made from man-made materials that can withstand the most outdoor wear and tear."

What are the best tips for caring for outdoor furniture?

Once you have your furniture, caring for it correctly will help it last longer and look fresh and clean season after season. Here are some pro tips from experienced designers Betsy Moyer and Megan Dufresne.

"Depending on your climate, the best thing always is going to be cover or stow away in inclement weather," says Moyer. "We live in Sunny Southern California where outdoors are as good as in for much of the year, but I still prefer not to let my seat cushions sit exposed in the heavy sun and occasional rainfall when they aren't getting much play. I recommend a large watertight storage trunk off to the side for smaller cushions and invest in furniture covers specific to your pieces."

Dufresne also advises investing in high-quality furniture covers and having a waterproof storage container to hold outdoor pillows and cushions when not in use to keep them clean, dry and prevent mold and mildew. "If possible, bring your furniture pieces into a shed or garage to keep them out of the elements during the off-season," she adds.

Written by
Ash Read
Ash is the founder of Living Cozy. He's been featured by publishers like MyDomaine, Realtor, Real Homes, Architectural Digest, The Spruce, Homes and Gardens, and more. As a writer his work has appeared in publications like FastCompany, TNW, and Entrepreneur.

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