The best outdoor furniture to enjoy during summer 2022

Looking for the best outdoor furniture? You are far from alone – the category has experienced a significant increase in search volume over the past two years as the pandemic has sparked renewed interest in refreshing our backyards, patios, balconies and lawns. And the fervent interest shows no signs of stopping: “Outdoor furniture will become more sophisticated and refined as we continue to spend more time entertaining outside, and our patios will become true extensions of our interior decoration”, theorized Timothy Corrigan in vogues annual report on interior design trends.

Indeed, the home category has recently seen a glamorous burst: Louis Vuitton recently launched its own line of outdoor furniture, while Loro Piana has made its outdoor fabrics easier to order than ever. At the same time, Gubi revives the rare and sunny pieces of cult Milanese designer Gabriella Crespi. Seems like everyone realized the same thing during lockdown: beautifying your space (whether it’s a balcony, patio, rooftop, or garden) is necessary to social fun in the sun.

But where to start shopping? Let’s start with the basics: a place to sit. A lightweight, portable back chair is perfect for those who need something simple. Looking to make a more sustainable investment? You can’t go wrong with a classic Adirondack or a super plush padded lounge chair.

No summer night is complete without outdoor dining, but you’ll need the right dining set to make it happen. For city dwellers, a bistro set is a chic, space-conscious choice — and order in a splash of color, as it works wonders against concrete. If you have a sprawling lawn or patio and love to entertain, invest in a complete dining set. (Then please invite me over for a cocktail or two.) Meanwhile, an outdoor rug will tie the whole thing together. And don’t forget the accessories: a homemade planter, a round fire pit and an aesthetically pleasing inflatable pool (really).

Below, 39 of the best outdoor furniture, whether you’re a city dweller, country lover, modernist or traditionalist.

Chairs

From easy-to-move pumps to the plush lounge chair you’ll never want to get up from, here are the perfect seats for drinking rosé all summer long.

Jungalow Topagana club chair

White aluminum outdoor armchair

Bohemian lounge chair Gabriella Crespi

$4,000

DESIGN AT YOUR FINGERTIPS

Manila Outdoor Accent Chair

Roberta Outdoor Rocking Chair

Canapes

The outdoor sofas that you, your family and your friends will love.

White aluminum outdoor sofa

Black Breton outdoor sofa

Black and white striped Tropez sofa

Rombo green wrought iron outdoor sofa

Bohemian sofa Gabriella Crespi

$11,250

DESIGN AT YOUR FINGERTIPS

Outdoor coffee tables

The chicest tables to rest your morning paper, your coffee and your cocktails.

Lomina outdoor coffee table

Outdoor teak coffee table

Outdoor rugs

To bind the whole space.

Saint-Martin perennial rug

Bistro sets

Just the thing for your next cocktail party on the town, date on the balcony or even an alfresco office.

Wicker chairs and side table set

High table and chairs in Victorian style

Dining sets

For the entertainer looking to make their poolside patio the place to be this summer.

Traditional white picnic table

Accessories and Accents

After ordering the basics, get something to add a little spark, maybe literally, with a fire pit or pizza oven.

Candle Cintronelle Diptyque

Set of 4 Shellfish Napkins

Low Profile Round Fire Pit

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