Backyard Furniture Ideas: 29 Unparalleled Ways to Relax
I know I love to curl up in my backyard with a cup of coffee or glass of wine each evening and enjoy the peace of the day. Your backyard is very much an extension of your indoor living space and, no matter the size of your area, it can be enjoyed as a place to relax within at almost any time of the year.
The use of outdoor furniture that can withstand weather fluctuations helps create the ideal outdoor space and allows you the opportunity to entertain in comfort. We’ve compiled some of examples of our favorite furniture styles and area layouts below to provide you with backyard furniture ideas for true outdoor living comfort.
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Old bar stools or school chairs are the perfect way to add inexpensive seating to your outdoor spaces. Often found at school and business auctions or flea markets, these well made relics are from an era when furniture was made to last and are easy to make your own with cutout designs and whimsical paint jobs.
#6 Recycle and Renew
Pallet wood is an excellent source of materials to create your ideal outdoor living area. As you can see, a little bit of elbow grease to cut and shape what you need, plus a few decorative pillow and throws is all you need to create a place to sit and chat the night away.
#7 Plush Comfort
The mention of outdoor furniture used to bring to mind hard plastic or wooden chairs and thinly stuffed cushions; definitely not the ideal place to relax upon. Innovative materials and technology has allowed for whole new era of outdoor comfort products like these lounging chairs that invite you to be enveloped in their softness.
#9 Sway to the Breeze
Hammocks are a great way to imagine yourself away on a tropical retreat, even if you are only hanging next to your own backyard pool. If you don’t have the trees to support a hammock, frames are readily available to help you get in the ‘swing’ of things.
#10 Escape Pod
There is something relaxing about free hanging furniture, and this little hideaway embodies everything lovable about such a product. Curl up and enjoy a good read or a late night talk on the deck with a free hanging papasan chair to take your mind off things.
#12 Outdoor Living
Take your outdoor living to all new extremes and truly embrace your yard as an extension of your home. Outdoor lighting, carpeting, and furniture is all readily available for you to pick and choose from to create an elegant spot to entertain within.
#18 Backyard Whimsey
Why have something that everyone else does? Take an afternoon with some of your favorite pots of paint and make something unique and whimsical out of your everyday furniture that you can enjoy all year round.
#19 Laundry Stop
Nothing is worse than having to pick up wet towels or trying to find a dry towel to wrap yourself in when poolside. Create a simple laundry stop that helps keep all your poolside needs at hand and also provides a place to drop your towels in for quick laundering.
#20 Double Duty
Double up the duty of your outdoor side tables by choosing those that help keep your clutter organized. These types of tables are made from sturdy, weatherproof materials that allow you to store anything you may need to keep tucked away or protected easily and with quick access.
#21 What’s the Special?
Keep an easy and portable patio bar on hand to serve up your favorite drinks in your favorite outdoor living area. Bamboo furniture is lightweight and easy to store, plus it weathers well and provides an excellent texture and hue to your outdoor decor.
#22 Contemporary Service
If you are looking for something a little less island themed, sleek modern lines are found in this metal and wooden portable bar that transitions easily from poolside to sunroom for year round entertainment.
#23 Rustic Remedy
Portable bars truly do provide a finished look to your outdoor decor. They help transition a lived-in look from indoors to out and can also lend a more formal atmosphere for when you are entertaining.
Modern lines, shapes and textures look just as good against a natural backdrop as any other style. If your home is more contemporary in design, carry that theme to the great outdoors and embrace the interest it brings.
#25 Outdoor Feasts
Save yourself the time and effort it takes to clean up after a dinner in your living room and take it outdoors. Even with company, you can purchase one-time use flatware and plates for a more elegant feel, and this way the accidental spill, or dropped food, is no longer the hassel it once was. This is especially nice if you have young children.
#26 Lounging Large
If you have the space, go large and complete your look with enough room to allow everyone in the family a comfortable spot to spread out upon. Deep cushions allow for true comfort and a place to spend hours in conversation, or simply relaxing watching a game or movie on an outdoor television.
Ready, Set , Relax…
No matter what choices you make to lend the ‘lived in’ look to your backyard space, make sure it’s everything you need for true rest and relaxation. Everything from shady getaways, reading hideouts, formal sitting and service with a smile can easily be attained through the many available design ideas we’ve provided above.
We’d love to hear about which are your favorites, or even what you’ve done to your own yard! Just drop us a comment below- and, as always, please share.