Modern Outdoor Furniture

Add a contemporary look to your outdoor living space with modern outdoor furniture.

Modern Outdoor Furniture

Modern Outdoor Furniture

Three pieces of modern wicker outdoor garden furniture sitting on a concrete patio.

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Gone are the days when patio furniture was flimsy, functional and frankly unattractive. Modern patio furniture comes in countless designs that can add flair and function to your outdoor space.

Clean lines and fresh, durable, comfortable materials can complement your patio or deck. There's no reason your obsession with Midcentury modern has to end as soon as you exit into the back yard.

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Invite the Indoors Outside

Create additional outdoor space with fabulous folding glass walls. This living room takes advantage of gorgeous outdoor views year-round, while the patio is a pleasant place to lounge as evening breezes flow through the house. 

Consider Durable Patio Furniture

Built-in seating is a great option if you want a patio that stands up to weather and other outdoor elements. This ultimate gathering space is made from concrete materials. Decorative pillows add a touch of color and softness. 

Add Flair With a Fire Pit

This majestic fire pit is ideal for gathering with guests on a cool evening. It's a functional focal point that invites relaxation and conversation amongst a crowd. 

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Not only is this beautifully designed structure an architectural focal point, it adds instant comfort on sunny days. Subtle bistro lights, an inviting fireplace, a grill station and cozy wicker furniture complete this outdoor room. 

Pick Interesting Accessories

Don't settle for dull patio furniture that's an uncomfortable eyesore. Upgrade your patio with artistic flair that complements your design style. Local craftsmen and artisans can be great resources for unique metal finds. Photo courtesy of Westover and Photography by Rich Pomerantz. 

Warm Up to a Fireplace

While a fire pit is a great option for larger gatherings, fireplaces create a cozy ambiance for intimate settings. This gas hearth features captivating flames and sleek design that enhances any outdoor experience. 

Design the Ultimate Outdoor Kitchen

Outdoor kitchens are becoming much more fully functional. From refrigerators to side burners, flat-screen televisions to surround sound, a full-service outdoor kitchen will take your patio to the next level. Photo courtesy of Cal Flame. 

One thing to keep in mind when choosing modern patio furniture is that you don't have to "beware of curves." In fact, some of the most contemporary designs feature rounded wicker 'egg' chairs, sofas with curving, vaulted backs, and surfboard-like oval coffee tables. Curved designs can often feel more welcoming in an outdoor space, especially if the landscape boasts its own natural contours.

One of the biggest trends in modern outdoor furniture is the "outdoor bed." Often in the form of a small all-weather mattress or futon-sized cushion, this sitting area provides a comfy, relaxing and decidedly modern take on the outdoor experience.

As you're exploring modern outdoor furniture ideas, you may want to explore creating contrasts between surfaces and furniture. For example, if your deck or patio features a clean, geometric design—rectangular pavers or long, thin deck boards, for example—consider adding a gently curving chaise longue, a rounded fire pit, or oval-backed chairs.

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