How to Create Your Outdoor Living Room

When you create an outdoor oasis just to your liking, there’s no place you’d rather be.

The seating positioned for prime sunset viewing. The perfect spot in the shade for your morning coffee. A place you can escape to for instant relaxation.

Ready to create the ideal outdoor living room? Let’s build it step by step.

The World’s Best Furniture

Our passion is creating furniture with inspired design and lasting durability. Choose from among three primary groups of peerless all-weather seating.


Our handcrafted cast-aluminum collections are exceptionally strong and virtually weatherproof. Every piece features special touches like beveled details and hand-filed welds.


Our kiln-dried teak collections offer organic appeal. We source only high-quality, sustainably harvested teak, which is the only way to get the exceptional strength and beauty seen in every piece.


Lastly, consider our handwoven wicker collections. Skilled artisans intricately weave strands of all-weather wicker around durable aluminum frames to create works of art you won’t find anywhere else.

Consider Your Space

Eyeing a few favorite collections? Next, consider whether you prefer modular or traditional seating arrangements.

Traditional arrangements mimic the feel of an indoor living room, with sofas, loveseats and occasional chairs. If you’re outfitting an irregular space – or just looking to maximize seating – creating a custom modular arrangement is your best bet. Modular furniture also allows for flexibility, should you later wish to create separate seating groups.

Also, many of our collections are offered in both small space and full-size versions. Small Space furniture is ideal for patios and townhouse living, or when trying to create more seating in a spacious area.

Two Kinds of Comfort

Cushions vs. cushionless … which is right for your space? Both types are big on comfort, so it comes down to your taste and style.

Our high-density, foam-core cushions are just as comfortable as what you’ll find on indoor furniture. Our low-maintenance cushionless collections, which feature breathable open-weave wicker, also invite all-day lounging yet are virtually care-free.

If selecting a collection with cushions, you can choose from more than 100 all-weather upholstery options, ensuring you’ll add an extra touch of color and style to your space. And consider our 100% waterproof Sunbrella® Rain cushions for the ultimate convenience.

You’ll Love Outdoor Rugs

A rug will ground your space and make it feel more approachable – like a true outdoor living room. Our outdoor rugs will remain colorfast for years, and their durable construction makes them mold-, mildew- and weather-resistant, meaning they’re easy to care for. They can even be used indoors if you love the style.

Open an Umbrella

Featuring built-in UV protection, our umbrellas bring welcome sun relief to your outdoor space.

With a variety of sizes, shapes, pole finishes and canopy colors in solids, stripes and patterns, our classic Market Umbrellas add extra personality to your backyard. Our designer umbrellas boast additional features like handpainted patterns, contrasting piping and decorative fringe. And our larger side-mount umbrellas offer versatility in covering both dining and lounge areas.

Add an Accent

Drinks, food, books, sunscreen – no outdoor space is complete without an accent table to rest the essentials.

Side tables and stools fit in small areas between seating pieces, and they can easily be moved around your space for gatherings. Our stylish coffee tables would look just as good inside your home. Or perfectly accent your shade-maker with an umbrella table that also keeps your drink, phone and book close at hand.

Finishing Touches

It’s time to accessorize! Planters add personality to your outdoor living room, no matter your level of gardening skill. Our outdoor pillows are made to withstand weather and sun, and bring a pop of color and comfort to your seating. And lanterns make a decorative statement by day and add candle-lit ambience by night.

The Ultimate Guide

Ready to put it all together? To learn about measuring to maximize your space, how to care for your furniture, and how to choose your style, explore our comprehensive Outdoor Furniture Guide.

March 8, 2023