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The Best Modern Outdoor Furniture & Patio Furniture

From the early days of spring through the vibrant heights of summer and into the crisp early months of fall, your patio, garden or balcony becomes an integral extension of your home and deserves the best patio furniture to match your style. Whether you're enjoying a breakfast outside at a bistro set, taking a relaxing moment on your garden bench or gathering a big group for a neighborhood barbecue, having the right outdoor furniture in your backyard sets the stage for a memorable time. If you're looking to get your outdoor oasis set up as soon as possible, be sure to shop in-stock outdoor furniture that's ready to ship.

Stylish Modern Patio Furniture for Entertaining Guests

Create an alfresco area for dining and grilling gear by bringing your home kitchen and dining style outdoors. For larger patios, set out some lounge chairs or outdoor side tables closer to the grill to create some space between the heat of the charcoal and your main patio dining set. When choosing the best deck furniture for your space, consider the space you have available and the look you want to achieve. Create a modern outdoor furniture feel with patio furniture collections coordinated with sleek lines and architectural details. For a different style, choose a high top outdoor table and place outdoor bar stools around it. Ensure you're completely ready for the season by picking up outdoor drinkware and dishes in shatter-resistant materials like acrylic and melamine.

Create an Outdoor Oasis with the Best Modern Patio Furniture for Lounging

It's easy to bring the comfort and style of your living room to your deck, garden or yard with the best modern outdoor furniture for relaxation and lounging. Choose outdoor sectionals that bring the style and comfort of your living room outside to the patio. Durable patio furniture is essential to maintain the comfort and look of your deck furniture and reduce the need to replace pieces over time. Consider patio sets in top brands such as Sunbrella or POLYWOOD for fade- and weather-resistant outdoor furniture options. You don't have to sacrifice style when you pick out patio furniture from these brands or in materials like weather-resistant wicker or resin. You can also find patio furniture covers designed to fit all types of outdoor furniture and keep it looking great year after year. Don't forget to protect your gatherings from the elements either. Pick out a patio umbrella to provide shade or cover from rain. A larger cantilevered style is versatile in a large space, or pick out a smaller outdoor umbrella to shade a smaller bistro set or garden furniture grouping.

Complete your Modern Outdoor Furniture Set with Decor

Once you've chosen the best patio furniture configuration for your backyard, garden or balcony, tie the area together with decorative touches to show off your style. A durable patio rug helps bring additional touches of indoor style to your outdoor space and adds plush comfort. Take advantage of the growing season and bring bright splashes of color and greenery to your patio with outdoor planters spaced around your deck furniture. Choose a mix of heights using floor and standing planters and plants of varying sizes to create interest and highlight natural variety. Finally, complete your patio gathering space with outdoor lighting that casts a glow on your gatherings and lets them continue into the night. Check out our guide to pergola decorating for more ideas on setting up the best modern patio furniture for your yard or deck.

Transform your outdoor gathering area with sleek deck furniture. From dining sets to lounge furniture, accessorize the space with just the right pieces. Hosting summer barbecues? Near the grill, place a dining table that seats up to eight—that way you can entertain an entire party. Nestle a patio umbrella into the center of the table to keep guests cool as temperatures increase. For a twist on the traditional look, pair dining chairs with a dining bench equipped with a comfortable seat cushion. Set up an outdoor bar cart to keep guests hydrated. Drinkware, such as acrylic margarita glasses, an ice bucket and a bar tool set complete the look. If you prefer deck furniture for a lounge area, opt for armchairs that tie the space together. Accessorize the seats with outdoor pillows and a blanket or two for chilly nights. Alternatively, an outdoor pergola defines the space while adding vertical decor. Read our pergola styling guide for tips. Be sure to regularly maintain wood and metal furniture by using protectants, beeswax polish and furniture covers.

Contemporary Outdoor Furniture for the Patio

For a modern aesthetic on the patio, decorate your space with contemporary outdoor furniture. Do you frequently host alfresco dinner parties? Furnish the backyard with a dining set that makes it easy to accommodate large crowds. For instance, go with a rectangular table that seats six to eight. To keep cool on sunny days, be sure to set up a patio umbrella, too. Prefer lounging poolside? Go with contemporary outdoor furniture for relaxing: outdoor patio chaise lounges, sofas and loveseats are great for unwinding with a mocktail and good book on a summer day. POLYWOOD patio furniture makes an especially smart choice for the cabana due to it's durable, fast-drying plastic surface. Whether you want lounge or dining furniture, keep everything looking its best by protecting your pieces with covers.

Prefer your patio furniture to have a natural look? Consider a set of unfinished patio furniture made of weather-resistant teak wood. Then, allow it to weather naturally to a mild grey, or add a teak protector to maintain the wood's warm tone. A set featuring a sofa, chairs and a dining table coordinates on the deck or beneath a pergola. Look for Sunbrella cushions in the same bright hue or pattern to maintain a uniform feel. Or, shop individual pieces for your balcony, front steps or lanai. If you're a frequent warm-weather host, consider a combination bar and work station or a table drop leaf table for extra surface area. Ottomans also provide for versatile use—acting alternatively as foot rests or additional seating when needed. Complete your outdoor entertaining space with melamine dinnerware, outdoor lighting and planters to showcase fresh blooms.