When the weather turns from mucky to sunny, suddenly your backyard and patio are whole new rooms to furnish. Outfitting your outdoors can be quite a task. You want comfortable, reliable furniture that can withstand the elements, and look good while doing so. So, why not take the same considerations when shopping for inside your house? We’re talking high-quality, design-minded brands that use non-Earth-destroying materials. And that will last for years to come.
If all that sounds appealing, these are some of our top places to shop for outdoor furniture—from alfresco dining to poolside lounging offerings you may never want to leave.
Terry Lin and Jiake Liu launched their sustainable DTC outdoor furnishing company, Outer, in 2019 with a super weather-resilient wicker collection made from recycled plastic. Its contemporary teak line launched in spring 2021, featuring sleek, modular seating made from Forest Stewardship Council-certified wood, was followed by a $50m Series B, to further their showroom and eco-friendly fabrication efforts, announced last September.
Lulu and Georgia
We’ll turn to L.A.-based Lulu and Georgia for online home furnishings that feel cool and on the style cusp of farmhouse and bohemian. Its seasonal selection doesn’t disappoint, with stylish designs in clean neutrals with luxurious details and richly textured wood.
The Inside by Havenly
Just in time for summer 2022, e-design platform Havenly has acquired custom-furnishing DTC site The Inside, and together they offer an inspired grouping for your great outdoors. We like the Cabana Chair and the opportunity to choose your own adventure from the company’s plethora of trad-to-trendy prints—more than 100 of them—made with a water-free digital printing process.
Travel-inspired Dear Keaton offers a swift, stylish getaway with their globally sourced outdoor collection. Full of natural, organic textures and statement design, the brand’s artisan-made patio dining lineup is both elegant and unique.
Article’s quick-to-ship reliability is available for your patio or deck in their robust outdoors section. We like the 9-year-old DTC company for its affordability—dining chairs start at $89—and style versatility, whether your dream outdoor space is flush with bohemian rattan or grounded in midcentury modern design.
URBN’s green-thumbed sibling offers a whimsical selection of outdoor lounge and dining furnishings alongside their botanicals and gardening tools. We love playful, beautiful pieces, such as the Havana Wicker and Teak Armless chair, a cheerful, deep-seated lounger made from recyclable synthetic rattan and preserved wood.
You’ll want to dive into nearly every piece in Arhaus’s outdoors seating and lounge collection. The line features the same so-deep-you-can-get-lost-in-them cushions as its indoor sections and sofas, for the plushest poolside seat in the neighborhood. We were particularly taken by the Porto Outdoor Chaise, an over-the-top, upholstered lounge inspired by Portugal’s coastline, and the Andaz, her nautical striped sister.