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.

Photo by: onepony

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By: Sean McEvoy

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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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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