8 patio pieces that will keep your bum dry after a rainstorm
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With warm weather comes plenty of parties, barbecues, and outdoor gatherings, but no one likes to wait until the patio cushions have dried to take a seat.
Most summer rains blow through quickly, so having outdoor furniture that you can use as soon as the rain has passed is key to getting the most out of your outdoor spaces, no matter their size. We rounded up all-weather options so you can find the right fit for your backyard.
1. Portside Outdoor L-Shaped Sectional
Your patio may be an outdoor space, but that doesn't mean it can’t be as stylish as your indoor spaces. West Elm is known for its high-quality and stylish décor and furniture, and its patio furniture is no exception.
The Portside L-shaped sectional is great for a large space, big families, and those who love to have everyone over in the summer. The sectional’s frame is made from “moisture-resistant solid mahogany and solid eucalyptus wood” and even has a back ledge that you can rest drinks on.
The thick cushions are yarn-dyed and weather resistant, meaning you can go outside as soon as the rain stops and enjoy your seating. While the sectional is built to last in outdoor climates, a sofa cover will prevent fading.
2. The Outer Sofa
If you’re looking for function and style, you can stop here. The Outer Sofa is built to be enjoyed, regardless of the weather in your area. The sofa is modular, so you can readjust your layout to accommodate other furniture or more guests.
The cushions are super plush and the sofa features an OuterShell cover that “quickly rolls out and over the cushions to protect from everyday dirt, debris, and morning dew,” so you don’t need to wait for the sun to dry the cushions before you sit and enjoy the fresh air.
The sofa can have one of three frames: teak, wicker, or aluminum.
3. Melrose 5-piece Patio Dining Set
This dining set comes with four dining chairs and a large dining table that sits six comfortably. Both the table and chairs are made with steel frames to withstand hot and rainy days, and the chair cushions have UV- and weather-resistant fabric, so they’ll stay dry even if you don’t have an umbrella. I’m also a big fan of the chairs because they swivel!
4. Devoko 5-piece All-weather Patio Set
Even if you have a large patio space to decorate, modular pieces can be really amazing. They’re functional, comfortable, and movable. It can be nice to have options, especially if you’re someone who likes to host. This 5-piece set has four square seats and a low table that can be combined into a long sofa, two loveseats, an L-shape arrangement and more.
All the pieces are made with high-quality PE wicker that will last even in the rainiest climates. The seat cushions are thick and comfy, as well as water-resistant. Reviewers love this set’s durability, and say it’s a perfect set that doesn’t cost a fortune.
5. Makowski Plastic Adirondack Chair
While driving around your neighborhood you’re almost certain to find a few yards with Adirondack chairs, and for good reason! The classic chair is sturdy, durable, and weather resistant.
Growing up, my family had a few of these chairs that we’d sit in on the porch and patio while playing cards, eating popsicles, and watching sunsets.
Though the chair may take a bit more space because of its design, it’s a sturdy option for friends and family of all ages. You can also add a water-resistant cushion to make it more comfortable.
6. Yardbird Lily Outdoor Dining Arm Chair
Yardbird creates sustainable, eco-friendly outdoor furniture that is high quality and sophisticated. There are several different styles of dining chairs—even some that swivel—but sometimes simplicity is best, especially with outdoor pieces.
This outdoor Lily dining chair is simple and easy to clean, since it’s made with a “hand-poured cast aluminum frame” that will last. The seat’s cushion is highly water and stain resistant, so you don’t need to bring the cushions inside on rainy days.
7. Torparo Dining Set
The Torparo dining set from Ikea has a table and four chairs—which is perfect for hosting small evening gatherings or having a family dinner outside. The chairs fit underneath the table when not in use, so the set is relatively compact.
All the pieces are washable and durable, so you can hose them down and use them immediately, or just wipe off the rain and sit. The perforated chair backs also help the chairs dry quickly.
8. Christopher Knight Home Bistro Set
I love how charming this matte-coral outdoor set is. The oval table is abstract and space-saving, so you could even fit this 3-piece set on an apartment balcony.
Both the chairs and the table have iron frames and are polished with a “protective coating to hold up to the elements.” It can be difficult to find affordable patio options, so this whimsical set is great for those trying to stick to a budget.
Prices were accurate at the time this article was published but may change over time.