On-Trend Outdoor Furniture and Decor

Fresh air, fresh look. Give your patio a major makeover with modern outdoor furniture. Is your place the summer spot for friends to hang poolside? Make sure everyone has a comfy place to catch some sun with contemporary lounge furniture. A few chaises set up near the water makes it easy for everyone to warm up in the sun, cool off in the pool and repeat. No water? No worries—a casual layout of sofas and loveseats provides a cozy spot to chill and chat or dive in to a good book. No matter what setup speaks to you, a few outdoor accent tables are always an option: they set up a spot to set your drink and shades.

If you're more into alfresco meals, go with modern outdoor dining furniture. Keep things low-key with a small bistro table and a couple of chairs—an IG-worthy spot for breakfast at sunrise. Hosting a bigger crew? Consider a longer dining table instead. Then, add an outdoor bench for a fresh take on seating, or go with outdoor dining chairs to keep it simple. Either way, add your own twist to the tablescape with acrylic cups and melamine dinnerware that add color. Bonus: they're break-resistant and easy to clean, too.

Once the outdoor furniture is in place, bring in decor that suits your style. Want to create cozy vibes? Tuck a few outdoor pillows in the chairs and sofas to keep everyone comfy. Contrast the designs with throws for chilly nights. If you want to invigorate the space, try arranging planters around the patio. Whether you go with flowers or ferns, a little greenery goes a long way. Another must: modern outdoor lighting. Prolong your summer nights by illuminating the space with on-trend sconces or string lights that wash the entire area in a moody glow.