Contemporary Outdoor Lounge Furniture
The right pieces of contemporary outdoor lounge furniture can easily turn your patio or balcony into an extension of your living room. Whether you're looking to create a serene escape for moments of quiet solitude or a vibrant gathering space with oversized patio furniture for hosting large groups of friends and family, lounge furniture will help you create the seating arrangements you need. As you shop lounge seating, look for durable, high-quality materials that are weather-resistant, easy to maintain, and UV-resistant. These types of materials include powder-coated steel, natural stone, resin wicker, and teak and acacia wood.
Powder-coated steel furniture is especially ideal for outdoor lounge settings. It's lightweight enough to move yet it's sturdy enough not to blow over during a bout of high wind. Plus, it can be wiped clean with a damp cloth. Many steel-frame and wood furnishings are available with custom cushions to create increased comfort for long periods of lounging. Lounge furniture is available in a wide range of styles, too, from minimalist outdoor furniture to Bohemian-inspired pieces for an eclectic outdoor arrangement. Learn more about the different types and styles below.
Types of Outdoor Lounge Furniture
Outdoor lounge seating encompasses a wide range of pieces, including sofas, sectionals, lounge chairs, chaise lounges, and ottomans. Much like a living room sofa, an outdoor lounge sofa usually seats two to three people comfortably. These are available in a variety of styles, such as a powder-coated steel sofa with slim arms or a deep-seated, cushioned sofa with wide arms for beverages. Similarly, outdoor sectionals come in a handful of different types and styles, including left- and right-facing sectionals as well as U-shaped sectionals. Most sectionals comfortably seat upwards of three people, depending on the overall size.
Next, outdoor patio lounge chairs often feature a deep seat and low sit. They may have slim arms, wide arms, or none at all. Armless lounge chairs are a great choice for tight outdoor spaces since they have a smaller footprint than traditional armchairs. Patio chaise lounges are designed so that the sitter can lean back, kick up their feet, and recline. Some feature an adjustable back, while others are fixed. Finally, an ottoman is a versatile piece of lounge furniture that can be used across myriad contexts. Choose an outdoor lounge chair with ottoman to lean back and relax. Position an ottoman next to a chaise lounge to serve as a side table or use it as an extra seat when unexpected guests show up.
Choosing Lounge Furniture for Your Outdoor Space
If you're looking for patio lounge furniture or seats for your balcony, shop HAY's selection of contemporary outdoor furniture. For small spaces, choose an armless outdoor sofa or a pair of lounge chairs. For large spaces, select cozy outdoor furniture pieces, such as a high-back outdoor sectional. A powder-coated metal outdoor chaise lounge or two is optimal for poolside settings. Whatever your lounge seating arrangement looks like, be sure to include a side table or ottoman to have a place for snacks and beverages. Find the perfect outdoor lounge pieces at HAY. Read HAY's Studio Visit with Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec to learn more about some of HAY's most popular outdoor lounge pieces.