Get the Most Out of Your Patio Furniture This Summer

Summertime is the most fun – and fleeting – 100 days of the year. Maximizing this brief window of time means popsicles on the patio, bonfires under the twinkle lights, and plenty of al fresco meals. Make sure your backdrop matches your magical summer moments by outfitting your outdoor space with the furniture and accessories it needs to make it a true backyard retreat. Learn more about what your backyard needs so you can be ready to take advantage of the warm days, cool nights, and endless memories in the making.

Defining the Space

After a long day, there is no better place to spend a summer evening than relaxing on the patio with family and friends. Take advantage of the warm weather by treating your patio as an extension of your indoor living space. To create the perfect outdoor living area, there are several must-have pieces to create the perfect setup.

Define the space by laying down an indoor area rug, like the Archer Indoor/Outdoor Area Rug. A low-pile rug in polypropylene fabric is perfect for high-traffic outdoor spaces, is stain-resistant, can stand up to the elements, and you can easily spray away spills.

Nothing says outdoor summer living like an Adirondack chair. An Adirondack Patio Chair has a weather coating, which keeps it safe from rainstorms and sun discolouration.

To avoid overheating in the direct summer sun, no patio is complete without an oversized umbrella, like the Shanghai Patio Umbrella. This hanging patio umbrella lets you escape from the unrelenting summer rays while also being weather resistant.

If your patio is short on space, the Nassau 3-Piece Patio Package offers a place to sit, relax, have a conversation and rest your beverage. The comfortable padded grey cushions invite you to lean back and relax, and the glass-topped side table guarantees your drink is never more than an arm's reach away.

Ensure your patio is always happy hour-ready with the Lisbon 3-Piece Bar Set. Perfect for a date night at home or a place to entertain your guests, the three-piece par set is the happy hour essential you never knew you were missing. Its UV-resistant resin wicker bar will remain in like-new condition summer after summer, and its plush cushions welcome you to take a seat.

Patio Furniture for Family Enjoyment

A patio is a place to relax and be carefree – and not be worried about spills and wear and tear. Thankfully, nearly all patio furniture will stand up regular use because of its extra durability. If you're looking for a set to accommodate a revolving door of friends and family, consider the Lisbon 6-Piece Sectional With Table Set. This six-piece corner sectional has a powder-coated steel frame to resist rust, and its all-weather, UV resistant resin wicker stays bright and fresh summer after summer. The glass-topped coffee table is the ideal resting place for cold water bottles, juice boxes, and bowls of snacks.

Every patio could use some additional seating. So you always have room for one more, the Bali Frog-Style Patio Chair invites you to lean back and relax. The hand-woven resin wicker is wrapped around a steel frame to create a chair that boasts both form and function.

Patio Chairs

Patio Furniture for Family Bonding

You can create some of your best family memories right in your own backyard. Adding a conversation set to your patio can maximize outdoor summer fun and be a backdrop for family bonding.

An outdoor sectional, like the Morris 5-Piece Patio Set, is perfect on which to spend an evening relaxing. Its timeless resin-wicker finish, square frame, and neutral backdrop will let you swap out new cushions over the years.

If you're looking for the perfect combination of style and comfort, the Minnesota 6-Piece Patio Set offers lounge-inspired seating and an ottoman to kick up your feet. This six-piece set is ideal for slow afternoons with a good book or to enjoy the company of family and friends. Its steel and resin wicker design will stand up to the hot summer sun, stormy weather, and inevitable spills.

Catch up on the day with the Bermuda 6-Piece Modular Sectional Package. The coffee table and end table are excellent for resting refreshments and also open up to store cushions when the inevitable summer storms come through. This set is water-resistant, and its wicker resin-rattan design will stand out in any patio setting.

Outdoor Entertaining

The Electronic Equipment Every Patio Needs

An outdoor gathering isn't complete without good music. Portable speakers are perfect for enjoying patio tunes because they can easily be put away in outdoor storage when not in use.

The Sylvania 12" Tailgater Bluetooth Speaker lets you wirelessly stream your summer playlist, or connect with a USB drive. Its rolling wheels are perfect for moving it around the patio when you have a crowd gathered.

A set of outdoor speakers, like the Yamaha NS-AW194 White Outdoor Speakers elevate any outdoor gathering. This weatherproof version and its simple design allow them to be installed nearly anywhere and easily stored. If you want your speakers to blend in more seamlessly with the backdrop, the Sylvania SP147 Portable Bluetooth Outdoor Rock Speaker is a cleverly disguised Bluetooth speaker. Its rock-inspired exterior and waterproof design make it a perfect patio addition.

An outdoor television is the ultimate in indoor-outdoor living. The Samsung 55" The Terrace 4K QLED Outdoor Television has weather-resistant durability, meaning its a year-round solution for outdoor entertainment. You can enjoy the big game outdoors while having peace of mind that the television will avoid humidity, dust, and heat damage.

If you're looking to spruce up your outdoor space this summer, some new patio furniture can transform any patio or deck. Treating your outdoor space as an extension of your home can lend a welcoming and inviting vibe. With a few strategically selected outdoor conversation sets, the right electronics, and kid-friendly seating, your backyard will become your own oasis, in no time.