The Perfect Furniture for a Day Outside

There's no reason your patio, garden, balcony, yard, whatever shouldn't be just as enticing for a Sunday afternoon nap as your living room! Get ready to lounge al fresco with these great pieces.

BBQs, picnics, fêtes, rooftop drinks—the best summer gatherings happen outside! So if you're lucky enough to have open-air space for entertaining (balconies, patios, backyards, porches, you name it), take full advantage of it by decking it out with the best outdoor furniture. Whether that's a hammock to rock in when the temperature becomes too unbearable to move, or a comfy couch for curling up with your favorite summer read, the items below will help ensure you're making the most of the long, sunny days ahead.

From: Seventeen
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For the Afternoon Snoozer

Weatherproof outdoor bean bags in a variety of ultra-comfortable shapes? Yep, go ahead and sign us up for those.

Outdoor Beanbag Lounger, $515, lujoliving.com

For Patio Picnics

A full table and chair set for under $200? Thank you, Ikea! These cheerful orange benches also stack up for easy storage, so they're a small-space shoe-in.

Väddö/Västerön, $120, ikea.com.

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For the Casual Hang-Out

Going for laidback vibes (and trying to save some cash)? Opt for a few easy-breezy fold up chairs that also add add a punch of color. Pop open a cold one on your balcony on Saturday, then pack them up and take them to the beach on Sunday!

Sand Beach Chair, $10, target.com.

For Zero-Gravity Gatherings

The Last Workshop specializes in interior furniture, so we're glad they made an exception for this swing-set table. A late dinner under the stars just became even more romantic!

Swing-Set Table, price upon request, thelastworkshop.us.
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For Cozy Firesides

On cooler nights, cuddle up with some delicious s'mores and hot chocolate on this waterproof wicker sofa.

Corfu Resin Patio Love Seat by Keter, $124, target.com.

For Furniture That Doubles as Art

Van Dyke Chairs, price upon request, zacharyadesign.com.
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You may not think "concrete" when you think of easy summer patio furniture, but then again you've probably never sat in one of Zachary A.'s chairs.

Wave Breaker Chair, price upon request, zacharyadesign.com.

For the Love of Optical Illusions

Speaking of concrete—don't be fooled by these soft-looking cushions! This is one type of padding that won't do much to soften your landing. Thankfully, they're meticulously crafted to be surprisingly comfortable in spite of their unyielding material.

Concrete Bench, $1,465, annabadur.de.
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For the Hardcore Lounger

Hang this up on the corner of your patio and you've just created the ultimate reading nook.

Rope Hammock Chair by Hammaka, $35, wayfair.com.

For Portable Dining

Maybe you've seen a beautiful wooden table before, but have you ever seen one that's sturdy, foldable, easily stored, and which can be used outdoors as well as indoors? Style, meet functionality. You'll have to wait a few months for this one, but go ahead and pre-order your table from this inspiring Kickstarter success story now!

Everyday Folding Table, $600, kickstarter.com.
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