Making Your Modern Outdoor Space This Season
There’s nothing like the collective excitement that comes with the official arrival of summer. From endless pool parties and food coma-inducing backyard BBQs, to fun impromptu date nights, the season lends itself to so many #takemeback Instagram caption-worthy moments.
However, the search for outdoor furniture that truly complements your lifestyle can be an unnerving experience. With so much to consider (aesthetics, durability, size, budget…), it’s hard to know where to start. Lucky for you, our team of experts has curated a selection of outdoor bundles to help you live your best life without breaking the bank (or breaking a sweat).
STAYCATION STATUS: ELEVATED
Whether you’re looking for a place to enjoy slow mornings with a cold brew in hand, get your dose of vitamin D while working on that vacay tan, or simply unwind after a long day playing tourist in your own city, creating an idyllic oasis that encourages unhurried vibes is a must.
Perfect the art of “Summering” by recreating the charm and ease of coastal living right in your backyard with the aptly-named Naturally Relaxed Bundle. Featuring a faux banana leaf wicker construction and sturdy aluminum framing, and generously topped with weather-resistant pillows and cushions, the deep seated Capra Sofa and Capra Lounge Chair allow for both comfy upright and horizontal lounging. Keep the accompanying Nivos 32” Coffee Table close so that your refreshing Aperol Spritz and tasty homemade tapas are always an effortless arm stretch away. Consider adding lighting like the Vezda and Bori Lanterns to make the space feel even more calming come sunset. Now give yourself that 5-star rating already!
OPEN AIR DINING: NO RESERVATIONS
Who doesn’t like alfresco dining? Even the most boring meals seem to taste so much better when shared under the sky.
If you plan on cooking and flexing your hosting muscles all summer long, you may want to forgo the outdoor sofa and opt instead for a statement-making dining set like The Party Has Begun Bundle. Boasting a clean-lined profile and a rust-resistant powder-coated aluminum frame, the modernist Ofer Dining Table is expansive enough to present all your menu items — from your cheese and charcuterie board and homemade pasta dishes, to your natural wine assortments. The table’s leaf extension and stackable Manna Dining Chairs allow you to welcome surprise guests as if you knew they were coming. Easy to maintain; just wipe clean with a damp cloth after you’ve cleared the table and you’re good to go. We can’t say the same for that pile of dishes though…
Perfect for enjoying light meals solo or with good company, The No Beach Necessary Bundle works well in smaller spaces. Characterized by a solid acacia wood top and a sculptural faux wicker base, The Calliope Natural Oval Dining Table ushers in textural interest while the accenting Aloe Green Svelti Dining Chairs bring a welcomed dose of vibrancy. When not in use, the included Kempel Bench can double as a display for your little family of potted succulents.
(NEARLY) ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES…
We love cohesive yet adaptable layouts that give you the flexibility to play around with configuration and reshuffle seating. Featuring resin wicker, powder-coated aluminum, and an abundance of outdoor-ready cushions, the 4-piece Boho Industrial Bundle is comprised of matching seating arrangements and a coffee table suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. Although the Onya Lounge Chairs and Onya Sofa facilitate conversation when arranged together, they can easily be split up to create entirely new cozy nooks should the moment call for it. You’ll find yourself spoiled for choice when deciding where to go curl up and finish that book.
THE PRICE IS RIGHT. RIGHT?
When outdoor furniture shopping, your wishlist items’ aesthetics are likely what send your dopamine levels through the roof. These levels probably drop just as fast once you see some of the price tags. Generally speaking, outdoor furniture tends to lean on the pricier side for a variety of reasons. Designed to last, well-made outdoor pieces are typically crafted from naturally durable materials that are specially treated to be rendered weather-resistant. Shipping is another significant expense as outdoor furniture tends to be bulkier and heavier. This should not push you to compromise on quality. When investing in outdoor furniture, materials, durability, and comfort should always be at the top of your list of criterias. Quality pieces that check all these boxes will allow you to get the most out of your outdoor digs all summer long and beyond.
STORING IS CARING
Make sure your outdoor space is always in prime position to be fully enjoyed season after season. Although designed to withstand the elements — and the rigors of your fabulous outdoor living life — we recommend that you keep your patio furniture covered and stored away during the off-season to protect it against fading and weather-related wear. So get out there and take full advantage of the great outdoors (but keep it close to home) this season.