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14 Modern Patio Furniture Options for an Outdoor Glow-Up

Modern Patio Furniture
Design: theSkimm | Image: Homary, Urban Outfitters
May 19, 2023

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Keeping your patio tidy and backyard maintained can be a headache, but if there was ever a time to create your own little outdoor oasis, it would be now. If you’re in need of a little glow-up, but don’t know where to start, we’ve got you covered with our fave modern patio furniture options. Like a teakwood outdoor sectional, speakers that double as lanterns, and an outdoor shower that’ll have you feeling fresh and clean. All you’ve gotta do is add to cart and enjoy.

Hanging Lantern

A hanging lantern for ambiance…

If you’re in the market for some classy outdoor lighting, this faux rattan standing lamp might be calling your name. It comes in two sizes and is battery-operated so you can move it around without needing to find a plug. Plus, it comes with an LED light that gives off the perfect soft glow. ($199+, Article)

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An ultra-soft lounger for midday naps…

Hanging by the pool just got a whole lot comfier. This lounger is made from weather-resistant fabric and packed with beads so you can sink right in. It comes in three different colors, and customers say it offers good back support, too. ($699, Article)

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Side table patio furniture

The perfect side table for the minimalist…

This one’s made from sealed glass fiber-reinforced concrete that can withstand all weather, so you won’t have to worry about durability. It comes in gray and white, and its rubber feet will keep your deck or patio protected. ($467, Outer)

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Fire pit patio furniture

A fire pit you can grill on…

Looking for a new way to entertain on your patio? This fire pit is the ultimate multifunctional centerpiece. It’s got a sleek, modern look — complete with ceramic spheres that’ll evenly disperse your flames — and comes with an attachable griddle perfect for flipping burgers or grilling kebabs. Nights around the fire pit just got a serious upgrade. ($3,655, Outer)

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lounge chair patio furniture

A lounge chair everyone will be fighting over…

This one’s made from all-weather wicker with a galvanized steel frame, so you won’t have to worry about molding or rust. We love that it folds easily for quick storage (oh — and that it ships for free). Go for a pair to avoid the inevitable “move your feet, lose your seat” arguments. ($370, Burrow)

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Outdoor pillow

Outdoor pillows that’ll withstand any weather…

Like super sunny or rainy days, thanks to their UV coating and water-resistant fabric. They’ve got a colorful pattern and handles on the sides so anyone can easily move them. Keep a couple on hand for outdoor gatherings when seating is sparse. We promise you won’t regret it. ($79.20, Society6)

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Wayfair outdoor shower

An open-air shower for a little backyard luxury…

Outdoor showers don’t just belong on your next tropical vacation. This one is  freestanding and has a rain-style showerhead you’ll love to stand under. It’s also got a hardwood slatted base that’ll keep your feet clean and a built-in shelf for soaps and shampoos. As our beloved Lady Gaga would say, “rain on me.” ($294.99, Wayfair)

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Urban Outfitters Hammock
Urban Outfitters

An indoor-outdoor hammock with boho accents…

We love the macrame woven-fringe trim with hanging tassels. It’s also got wooden framing on either end, and is made from durable cotton cloth. BTW, the hanging hardware isn’t included, so make sure you snag some heavy-duty screws like these for easy installation. Oh, and if you’re looking for a more classic style, this ravenna hammock should do the trick. (It comes with its own hooks and screws.) Happy swinging.  ($149, Urban Outfitters)

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Amazon outdoor projector screen

An outdoor projector for family movie nights…

And an outdoor projector screen to use with it. This 120-inch screen is made out of polyester and can be mounted easily with either hooks, ropes, nails, or double-sided tape. The projector itself has a display of up to 230 inches, with an optimal screen distance of 10 feet. No speaker? No problem. It’s got two built-in 3-watt speakers for your optimal viewing experience. All that’s missing is the popcorn. ($199.99, Amazon)

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Outdoor patio umbrella

A crank outdoor umbrella to keep you out of the sun…

As far as interesting patio furniture goes, this half-round umbrella may take the cake. It’s perfect for balconies and terraces, and the hand crank makes opening it up a cinch. Plus, its durable steel ribs and aluminum pole will last you season after season. Go ahead, pull up a chair. ($56.99, HSN)

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Amazon outdoor speakers

Outdoor speakers that double as something else…

They look like outdoor lanterns, light up like outdoor lanterns, but they’re not only outdoor lanterns. They’re also portable, wireless speakers with advanced Bluetooth technology. Move them next to your outdoor movie projector or place them around the pool to set the nighttime mood. They’re waterproof, rechargeable, and come with a one-year warranty. Sounds like it’s time to start planning your next party. ($169.98/2 pack, Amazon)

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Wayfair patio planter

A bench and planter all in one…

Or should we say planters? This sitting area comes complete with two side planters ready to hold your favorite ficuses, rose bushes, or small trees. The whole thing is water-resistant and requires little assembly. Pro tip: Snag two and create your own outdoor bench-sectional. ($111.99, Wayfair)

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Wayfair metal patio furniture

Metal patio furniture with a colorful twist…

Teal blue has never looked so good. This seating area comes with two modern metal chairs and a sleek metal center table. We rec snagging some decorative outdoor pillows that’ll double as back cushions when you’re lounging. If you’re a little worried about dealing with rust, make sure you add the warranty to your cart before checkout. ($252.99+, Wayfair)

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Homary outdoor sectional

A modern outdoor sectional with a matching coffee table…

This L-shaped sectional will be your new favorite place to relax. It’s got four pieces — two couches and two tables — designed for multiuse. The couch section seats up to six, and comes with waterproof cushions that are washable, fade-resistant, and spill-repellent. The aluminum charcoal frame is corrosion-resistant, and the wood accents are all made from teakwood. We love the adjustable seat back and second aluminum table that can also stand alone, perfect for extra counter space during a larger gathering. ($2,799.99, Homary)

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