The 7 Best Outdoor Furniture Pieces of The Summer

Posted on 07/12/2021 at 07:12 PM by Deonna Adams

Why selecting the right outdoor furniture is so important?

Rattan Patio Set

When thinking about the type of outdoor space you want to create, it’s essential to understand the purpose of your outdoor space. Once you know your ideal focus for decorating, you can decide which outdoor furniture pieces will suit the patio or backyard for the summer.

For instance, some people may only use their outdoor patio for entertaining, while others may have a calm and restful space for reading and relaxing. Whatever the reason selecting the right outdoor furniture will help you get the most use out of your outdoor space.


What should you know about outdoor furniture?

Outdoor patio furniture styles

1. Outdoor Furniture Styles

With so many options for patio decor and furniture to choose from, it could be overwhelming. However, after you decide how you want to use and care for your outdoor furniture, it should give you a good idea of what type of furniture will go great in your backyard or balcony.  

Suppose you are looking to entertain in your outdoor space. In that case, you might consider adding furniture pieces such as an end-table, outdoor sectional, cushions for your chairs, and a patio umbrella to keep your friends and family cool on those hot days. 

Check out some of American Country’s outdoor furniture pieces!


  1. Bistro  

  2. Wicker

  3. Cedar Log 

  4. Stone Harbor Collection

  5. Seaside Casual 

  6. Adirondack Chairs

  7. Rattan Furniture 


2. Outdoor Furniture Materials

Adirondack Chairs


Of course, not all outdoor furniture materials will necessarily be suitable for your space. However, there are a few things you may want to consider.


Will you keep your furniture outdoors all year round?

 While some furniture can be kept outdoors no matter the weather, some furniture pieces should be covered during the winter months. 

For instance, our wicker furniture collections include some all-weather wicker furniture, and somewhere it is just porch wicker.  

Our outdoor wicker Legacy Collection is made of an aluminum frame and polyethylene weave. This makes it suitable for total outdoor exposure and one of the best furniture pieces outdoors.

In addition to aluminum, another excellent material for your outdoor patio set is metal. Our timeless Bistro Metal Chair with a matching Bistro Table is not only popular but also durable for all-weather outdoor use. 


FYI: As the raw material, steel, is subject to corrosion (rust) near salt air conditions and chlorinated pools, Fermob recommends customers in these locations choose one of Fermob's Collections made of aluminum. 


How much work does it take to keep your furniture looking excellent year after year? 

Furniture materials such as teak or robina wood may require you to use a protector and cleaner. Robinia is a first resistance class wood and the most valuable European timbers featuring excellent hardness and is highly resistant to decay.


TIP: To clean and restore discolored, dark grey teak and hardwood, this water-based formula is not only a high concentration cleaner, but it also contains brightener ingredients, which bring back the original color of new teak or other hardwood.

The Haste Garden Nico Chairs are made of Robina wood. These beautiful chairs are similar to our Fermob Bistro Chairs but come in black and white.  Pair these chairs with any outdoor tables for a complete outdoor dining set. 


Plan now for next year 

Before the pandemic, we were accustomed to ordering online and receiving it relatively quickly. However, the demand for materials and workers has significantly impacted how quickly furniture and other products are shipped out.

With that in mind, think about any plans you may have for decorating and order those items now since it’s taking longer than usual. We hope you can enjoy as much time as you can on your beautiful new outdoor patio! 

For more information on our outdoor furniture, read our blog posts “3 Brilliant Ways to Create an Outdoor Space with Ambiance”. 


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