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Cozy Backyard Escapes

With the summer months in full swing, it’s the perfect time to create an outdoor living space that’s in sync with your lifestyle and unique design taste. Creating a cozy backyard oasis in which you can escape the from the rest of the world for a little while is always a welcomed retreat. Whether you’ll be hosting family cookouts, catching up with friends, or just lounging around, choosing the right outdoor furniture pieces will set the scene for comfort and versatility.

From deep comfy seating to daybeds, umbrellas, and swings, there are many types of outdoor furniture options to consider. Here are a few of our favorite outdoor furniture pieces to help you create the perfect setup.

Lounge Chairs

Outdoor chairs and alternative seating options are at the core of any exterior entertainment area. You’ll need a couple of accent or lounge chairs to go with your cozy outdoor sofa. We’ve rounded up some fun and unique chairs to mix up with a sofa. Not one chair fits all, so luckily there are several designs to sink yourself into!

Emilia Raffia Lounge Chair

Tofino Swivel Chair

Capistrano Lounge Chair

Hemingway Plantation Lounge Chair

Frances Lounge Chair

Dining Chairs

So many amazing outdoor dining chairs! You can mix and match some of these dining chair and pair them with a beautiful table below.

Isabell Outdoor Side Chair

Bok Outdoor Teak Dining Chair

Ann Outdoor Rope Wing Chair

Chaise Lounges

If you're looking for extreme comfort, consider adding some chaise lounge chairs to your backyard. We adore these chaise lounges for relaxing and taking in the day. It’s the perfect reclining option for tanning on a marshmallow-soft cushion.

Jack Teak Outdoor Adjustable Lounger

Frances Chaise

Frances Striped Chaise

Capri Outdoor Teak Chaise Lounge & Tray


Lounging on an outdoor sofa with a book and a glass of lemonade is a dreamy way to enjoy summer evenings. Here are some of our favorite sofas!

Capistrano Sofa

Sundial Luxury Depth Sofa

Cara Outdoor 3-Pc Sectional

Winterthur Estate Daybed

Emilia Raffia Sofa

Daybeds & Swings

Are you searching for an outdoor accessory that’s comfortable, on trend, and versatile to boot? Then it may be time to consider adding a backyard daybed to your outdoor living area. One of the many benefits of outdoor daybeds are the creative possibilities they present. For those looking to put a unique spin on these leisure classics, a swinging daybed is the way to go.

Sipsey Porch Swing

Capistrano Daybed

Bed Swing

Dining Tables

Outdoor tables provide a space for refreshments, meals, hors d’oeuvres, and décor. There are several tables shapes and sizes. Host dinner parties, Sunday brunch, and family mealtimes with a roomy dining table.

Clip 118.0 Dining Table

Round Outdoor Teak Dining Table

Coffee Tables

You definitely need a place to put your ice cold glass filled with your favorite beverage this summer! These side tables and coffee tables are as gorgeous as they are perfect for drinks, snacks, and outdoor décor.

Brant Round Outdoor Coffee Table

Blithedale Coffee Table

Boonville Coffee Table


If your backyard doesn't have an outdoor umbrella, it's not yet complete. Whether you're relaxing and shooting the breeze with friends, reading a book, having a romantic dinner, or just taking a break from yard work, it's always better beneath an umbrella.

Daiana Two-Tier Fringe Patio Umbrella

Phoebe Scallop-Edge Patio Umbrella

Ari Pagoda Fringe Patio Umbrella

Outdoor living space trends extend your home’s entertainment footprint. Whether you’re hosting family, friends, parties, or cookouts, any outdoor deck and patio furniture enhances the experience. We hope you found this post helpful in picking out some new outdoor patio furniture this year. Which ones are your favorite? Let us know in the comments below!

~This blog was brought to you by S. Donnelly Interiors. Learn more about the interior design project process by following Stephanie Donnelly and her interior design services in Glen Ellyn, Illinois and the surrounding areas!

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