Best Patio Furniture to Spruce Up Your Backyard

If you’ve been considering sprucing up your backyard, now’s the perfect time to start exploring patio furniture. From bistro-style tables and chairs to upholstered sectionals, choosing the right pieces is a balance of form and function.

When choosing patio furniture you’ll first assess these five factors: 

  • Materials
  • Construction
  • Versatility 
  • Size
  • Maintenance

Now, it’s the fun part! Once you’ve established what you’ll be using your outdoor space for, it’s time to start picking out furniture and textiles. Here’s some inspiration to help you find the best patio furniture to spruce up your backyard!

 

Photo courtesy of Houzz: Unit Realty Group

Photo courtesy of Houzz: Unit Realty Group

Urban Escape

Lacking room out on the patio? Establish a furniture set as the focal point and take advantage of ottomans. They double as additional seating and storage!

 

Photo courtesy of Houzz: Lindsay Pennington Inc.

Photo courtesy of Houzz: Lindsay Pennington Inc.

Table for Two

If you’re single or married, you may want to opt for something portable. We love how this simple patio set can be folded and stored away when needed. Also, the simplicity and coziness of the space scream weekend brunch.

 

Photo courtesy of Houzz: Laura Moss Photography

Photo courtesy of Houzz: Laura Moss Photography

Desert Lounging

Wanting to incorporate some southwestern decor? Elements like wood and stone look fantastic with bright teals and oranges. Better yet, pair with macramé materials and potted cacti to really complete the look!

 

Photo courtesy of Houzz: Studio One Architecture Inc.

Photo courtesy of Houzz: Studio One Architecture Inc.

Rocky Mountain Rustic

If you’re a fan of rustic or farmhouse, you’re going to love this look. The textures and cool tones combine to create the ultimate lounge around the fire.

 

Photo courtesy of Houzz: Levitate

Photo courtesy of Houzz: Levitate

Modern Marvel

Looking for something a bit sleeker? Contemporary and modern designs are full of geometrics, clean lines and industrial finishes. We love how this designer paired these woven chairs to bring warmth to the space.

 

Photo courtesy of Houzz: Peter McDonald Architect

Photo courtesy of Houzz: Peter McDonald Architect

Coastal Paradise

These Adirondack chairs are perfect for kicking it seaside — or at least, Oklahoma lakeside. Pair them with stripes and anchors for the full New England look.

 

Photo courtesy of Houzz: TLA Studio

Photo courtesy of Houzz: TLA Studio

Parisian Rooftop

Create a space of warmth with wicker, linen and porcelain accessories. We love how this rooftop patio uses greenery for a burst of color (and also privacy). 

 

Photo courtesy of Houzz: McDugald-Steele

Photo courtesy of Houzz: McDugald-Steele

Spanish Riviera

Nothing says paradise quite like wrought iron, stone and vibrant flowers! Recreate this design by mixing and matching furniture pieces, finishing off the look with bright, tropical-hued textiles.

 

Photo courtesy of Houzz: Kenneth Philp Landscape Architects

Photo courtesy of Houzz: Kenneth Philp Landscape Architects

Garden Party

Make the Queen's gardener green with envy with this courtyard escape. Teak wood, cast iron and bronze accessories let the flora do the talking.

 

Photo courtesy of Houzz: Tucker & Marks

Photo courtesy of Houzz: Tucker & Marks

Little Italy

Are you a pasta fanatic? Or, do you simply love the look of Tuscan decor? If you said yes to either, this is the design for you. The biggest secret to this look is texture — clay tile, stone and teak wood.

 

Photo courtesy of Houzz: Frontgate

Photo courtesy of Houzz: Frontgate

It’s All Greek to Me

Light, airy linens, whitewashed surfaces and inviting wicker is your ticket to this Mediterranean getaway. We recommend using sectional pieces to create a relaxing ambiance for your guests.