The best outdoor furniture to settle in for the summer
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Outdoor Dining Sets
It’s a well-known fact in Australia that we love to eat al fresco – by the pool, next to a freshly mown lawn, it doesn’t get any better!
Viholmen dining set, $ 319, Ikea
This stylish set is suitable for small (larger) spaces. Made with a combination of plastic rattan and powder coated steel, it is easy to care for and ultra-durable. The table even has a hole in the middle to accommodate your outdoor umbrella – so cute (and an easy way to add personality and color)!
3-piece dining bench set, $ 229, Kmart
With its bench-style seating, this 3-piece dining set is compact in nature – just place the benches in and underneath when not in use! Its simplicity lends itself to modern style homes and is the perfect base for a large tray of colorful antipasti – just to say it!
Bistro meal package, $ 499, Liberté
Perfect for a couple household or a smaller scale home, this stylish set is crafted from eucalyptus wood and braided rope. Another fabulous feature is the versatility of this set – when you’re done, just fold and put away!
Outdoor lounges and sofas
Comfortable living space, but do it outdoors. The outdoor lounges, sofas and sofas are the perfect place to enjoy a cheese board and a bottle of wine with friends.
Remy 4 Seater Outdoor Chat Lounge Set, $ 1179, Luxo Living
If outdoor entertainment is your game, then this set is for you. Perfect for game nights, snacking, chatting over a few cocktails or even working outdoors at home. Remy is designed to be as durable as it is comfortable, made with durable and proven materials, so you can enjoy those outdoor cocktails for years to come!
Havsten 3-seat sofa, $ 955, Ikea
You only have to take a look at this Ikea lounge chair to get a feel for how comfortable it is – as the description says, “If you like the look, try how you feel.” The generous and plush seats, combined with the elastic mesh fabric, are the ultimate option for outdoor seating.
Mimosa Malibu 3-seater lounge, $ 549, Bunnings
True to the classic wood style, this comfortable 3 seater is made with sustainably harvested hardwood and UV stabilized and stain resistant padding. Ideal for families!
Outdoor lounge chairs and daybeds
Lying in the sun, under the sun, with your new favorite book, it sounds like perfection. All you need is the perfect lounge chair or daybed to complete your vision, right?
Aruba chubby side chair, $ 2,530, Globewest
This chubby chair epitomizes style and comfort. Upholstered in Sunbrella fabric, this plush, plush chair is perfect for snuggling up with a good book, whatever the season – just add or subtract a hearth and blanket!
Fortuna Side Chair, $ 399, Lounge Lovers
Rattan and wicker furniture has been taking its time in the sun for a few years now, and it shows no signs of going anywhere. This handmade armchair is the perfect addition to any coastal style home and with water and UV resistant protection it is perfect for indoors or outdoors.
Jumbo lounge chair, $ 1250, Domo
It’s time for color! This peach and terracotta tones lounge chair is made to literally kiss you with its hand-woven design inspired by elephant ears. Not a fan of colors? The design is totally customizable!
Add-ons and exterior accessories
Of course, it doesn’t end there – umbrellas, cushions, fire pits, and side tables will seal the deal on your enviable outdoor entertaining space.
Hiron foot side table, $ 319, Brosa
Simplistic and sturdy, this outdoor side table definitely has design and functionality at the forefront. Made with GFC (glass fiber reinforced concrete) – a unique blend of sand, cement, acrylic copolymer and water – the Hiron is ultra-light while maintaining its durability. Plus, it’s the perfect holder for that afternoon glass of wine!
Prato coffee table, $ 399, Premier colon
As durable as it is versatile; this sleek, weather-resistant aluminum table will be right at home in any style – from contemporary to country! With a diameter of 69 centimeters, it’s just the right size to hold a few drinks and a tray, to facilitate a game of cards, or to accommodate a tray of tea and cookies.
Ponti outdoor fireplace, from $ 695, Coco Republic
This playful design sets itself apart from a simple backyard fireplace. With its voluminous trio of cement legs and its steel bowl, the Ponti is designed to gradually adapt to aging, taking up the history of its environment.
Cantilever outdoor patio umbrella, $ 170.99, Catch.com.au
Have you ever had a sun visor that accompanies you from day to night? This one does! With its built-in LED lights, you can go from sun protection by the pool to an evening snack and a game with friends.
SÖTHOLMEN indoor / outdoor cushion, $ 24, IKEA
Last but not least, the cushions! A good pinch of extra comfort never goes astray, and just as you would adorn your indoor sofa and accentuate the style of your home with cushions, so does your outdoor space. Choose a fun palette to explore, or keep it simple, textured, and neutral.