All American Outdoor Living Memorial Day Sale-ebration

Experience more than just casual outdoor living with up to 70% off our entire catalog 

The month of May is upon us, and with it comes a calendar chock full of reasons to party. May marks the beginning of the end of the Spring season. Star Wars fans will greet you with the customary “May the 4th be with you” on Star Wars Day; Cinco de Mayo is the next day, followed shortly by Mother’s Day, then The Preakness, and Memorial Day wraps up the month in style. No matter where you’re from, there are plenty of excuses to get out in the yard and celebrate! 

People are beginning to gather socially again as our world slowly reopens due to the success of the nationwide vaccine rollout. If you are among the many longing for a return to normalcy, this might be the perfect month to consider hosting a get-together with your fully vaccinated family and friends. The timing couldn’t be better either; it’s never been safer (in the last year) to visit with distant loved ones; there are plenty of holidays to choose from, we have spent over a year in relative isolation. We are all going slightly insane, and the weather is beautiful!

Here at All American Outdoor Living, we see this as a recipe for some long overdue outdoor fun and festivities. Now is the perfect time to upgrade your outdoor living space for maximum comfort and style. To help with your upgrading project, we have a Memorial Day Sale where you can save up to 70% on our entire catalog of elegant outdoor products.

Elegance in the Outdoors

When it comes to enjoying the outdoors, All American Outdoor Living has perfected the formula. We offer a diverse line of patio furniture suited to encapsulate your imagination. From rustic to modern, we are proud to present our customers with a broad, colorful selection allowing your unique ideas to flourish. Need a Fire Pit to complete that patio oasis? Need a Patio Umbrella to save yourself from that pesky sun? All American has got you covered – literally.

Meet Some of Our Partners

We pride ourselves on offering a selection of the finest brands in the outdoor furniture business. We, along with our partners, offer the highest quality products alongside top-tier service. Whether you are simply shopping online or required hands-on assistance upgrading your space, All American Outdoor Living is standing by to help with our premiere White Glove Service. We think it is a service that is second to none. 

Sunset West: An upscale line of outdoor products that include various modern and luxurious pieces that will make you and your family finally make proper use of and enjoy the external areas next to your home. These carefully designed pieces are produced to appeal to your sense of style and fashion so that your body and eyes can relax when immersed within the Sunset West patio furniture collection.

They create a beautiful contrast between the outdoor living area and your outdoor space’s vibrant natural colors and are available in tan, gray, and white. You can place any Sunset West outdoor furniture piece in a covered or open area and integrate it within a modern, traditional, or transitional style to accentuate the beauty of your patio or garden. You can even use these pieces in a commercial area such as a bar or lounge to attract more customers and offer an unforgettable and relaxing experience.

Cane-Line: The Cane-Line outdoor furniture includes some of our most inspiring and modern patio furniture in our collection. Cane-Line chairs are sleek and elegant. The Cane-Line outdoor sofas feature an utterly relaxing piece of furniture that will make your patio or garden seem considerably more beautiful and curated.

Our Cane-Line garden furniture comes in brown or other contemporary colors and can be matched with any design style, from modern to casual, rustic, or artisan. In addition, you can place any Cane-Line lounge chair or sofa in an open space without worrying whether you need to anchor it to something else. The captivating design of these chairs and sofas allow them to become accent pieces in any outdoor environment. The Cane-Line patio furniture can seat two people and is made of an aluminum, teak, or wicker frame, combined with a cushion, teak, or wicker seating material.

Ratana: The name Ratana signifies elegance in timeless design and exceptional quality of outdoor furniture, ranging from traditional to transitional and contemporary. Ratana outdoor furniture caters to any style and setting that truly enhances your home and casual living experiences. Our comprehensive line of contract and hospitality specification furniture can be seen worldwide, from 5-star luxury hotels to top-ranked restaurants, from international golf courses to global Olympic venues. Ratana patio furniture pieces are poised to create the ideal setting with premier comfort and prestige to achieve the ultimate relaxation for your luxury lifestyle.

Ratana outdoor furniture pieces are characterized by unique and modern colors such as pink, black, brown, purple, and gray. You can place them in both covered and open spaces to make your outdoor living room more comfortable and extra luxurious. Their sleek and elegant aluminum frames, combined with soft cushions, appeal to your sense of style and allows you to relax in your private oasis.

Fire Pits

Gathering around a fire with friends and family is an unquestionably enjoyable and social outdoor activity. The warmth and light of fire are incredibly soothing, whether you’re making s’mores and sharing ghost stories with the kids, catching up with neighbors over a few drinks, or simply stargazing with a partner.

These types of activities have become so commonplace that purchasing a fire pit has almost become a requirement for homeowners. However, with so many choices to choose from, it can be challenging to know which ones are a worthy investment.

Our line of fire pits is among the most adaptable, well-built, elegant, and efficient models available on the market today. The 42-inch Alumi-Crete Round Firepit is our top seller, and a great example of the high-quality pits open in our catalog. This line of fire pits is powder-coated in aluminum with a Teflon-coated clear finish for a look that is indeed the definition of a modern sheik design. Each model comes with optional fiberglass in an array of colors and reflections to truly elevate the style of your outdoor space. These pits are fitted with stainless steel burners powered by propane tanks, making them easy to maintain and incredibly affordable to operate. Make time this summer to gather with family and friends around your new fire pit and enjoy the best homemade s’mores in town. Just don’t let the marshmallows burn!

Outdoor Couches and Seating

Designed to offer proper outdoor luxury seating, our line of outdoor couches, love seats, and sofa chairs take on proportions and scale usually reserved for indoor upholstery. The collection’s styling is timeless; the comfort is unsurpassed, the only thing missing is the environment in which to place it.

Your patio is supposed to be a place where you can unwind and relax, so some kind of seating is needed. If you have a small yard, luxury comfort chairs are a great choice. Garden chairs come in a variety of materials, including wood, plastic, wicker, and aluminum. You should choose the material based on your budget and needs. If your space is small, two chairs will suffice, but if your garden is more extensive, a collection of four or six chairs is suggested.

Loveseats: Our most popular loveseat combines modern and industrial design elements into one eye-catching piece. Its open silhouette and elegant, angular lines are thoughtfully enhanced by details like beveled extrusion edges and subtle soft curves. The Redondo range, which is made of the highest quality materials for comfort and longevity, will last a long time with little upkeep. It has a powder-coated aluminum frame with a polished burnished slate finish and resin feet to protect the foundation.

Large Sofas: Sofa sets are possibly the best choice for garden furniture if you have a large yard. They provide the utmost relaxation. Your garden will look attractive, classy, and decent with sofa sets. What could be better than sitting outside with your guests and talking while enjoying the cool breeze and the fragrance of fresh plants?

All of our large sofas are handcrafted, fully welded into a heat-resistant aluminum frame, durable, architectural grade, and come with a powder-coated finish. The cushions are made of quick-dry foam and come in a wide variety of colors to match your home’s style. They are also UV and weather resistant. Our Coronado Large Sofa is a popular choice and a great place to start your search for the perfect outdoor couch.

If you have ample outdoor space, consider a more oversized couch to fill the space and expand your hosting abilities. Consider our popular Redondo 3-Piece Sectional for the ultimate lounging experience. 

Chairs: If you’re working with a smaller space or budget, consider one or two small comfortable chairs for outdoor relaxing. The Coronado Club Swivel Rocker is an elegant choice that can add a natural boost of class and comfort to your yard.

Don’t wait; the deals are going fast! Visit our showroom for the best deals and be sure to ask about our new ROMA collection. 

Deep Seating Patio Furniture Done Right

There is nothing better than relaxing in your personal backyard patio in a deeply seated piece of outdoor furniture. Whether it is sleeping on a warm summer night or sipping a hot beverage on a cool winter’s morning, lounging in a deep seating chair or lounge can be done all year if you buy intelligently. Now with people spending more time at home than ever before because of the pandemic, it is the perfect chance to upgrade your patio space for maximum comfort. Don’t miss out any longer on getting the most out of your outdoor patio space.

Materials Matter

The important thing to remember when it comes to outdoor patio furniture is that materials matter. Depending on where you live and what the weather is like, this may be truer for some than for others. Weather and lifestyle can play a big factor in what materials are best suited for your outdoor space and it’s an important factor to consider when investing in quality outdoor furniture.

Choosing the right material can be the difference between long-lasting furniture that requires minimal upkeep and furniture that needs to be replaced within a couple of years. Let’s take a look at the most popular materials used for outdoor deep seating and which environments they are best suited for.


Back in the day, outdoor patio furniture of quality was often made of wrought iron. This furniture was great because it was heavy and would not blow around in the wind. On the downside, it rusted very easily and required constant maintenance. Nowadays, we have evolved into using much more efficient and durable metals that will last for years.

The two main types of metals used in deep patio furniture seating these days are steel and aluminum. Steel is hands down the strongest material, the heaviest, and most expensive metal available. This makes steel furniture a great choice if you live in a very windy area or experience hurricane weather on an annual basis. On the other hand, aluminum is an incredibly lightweight and versatile metal that can be shaped into any design imaginable.

Aluminum is perfect for homes near the beach or bodies of water as it stands up to rust like no other. Aluminum also stands up to the sun’s rays better than other metals. If you live in a windy city, aluminum is not the choice for you as it will certainly blow away at a moderately strong gust of wind. Aluminum is also more affordable and easier to clean.

Pro Tip: If you decide to go with a steel frame for your deep seating patio furniture, make sure to choose a steel that has been galvanized or is labeled as “stainless”. If you don’t you will end up with a steel frame that is going to rust at the slightest hint of moisture in the air.


Wooden outdoor furniture is pure class. Nothing screams luxury like finely crafted wooden furniture, especially if it is made of high-quality wood. The most common types of wood used in outdoor deep seating patio furniture are eucalyptus, cedar, and teak. Each type has its benefits, but in terms of durability and strength to stand up to mother nature, one wood stands above the rest.

Even though teak itself is a rarer and more expensive wood, it remains the most popular choice for wooden outdoor deep seating patio furniture. Teak is so prevalent because it can withstand very hard environments and weather. Because of its naturally high resin and oil content, teak is essentially waterproof, if not extremely water-resistant. You will never run into water permeation and wood expansion issues if you select a teak deep seating option.

Pro Tip: Teak will change color over time if left untreated. The strength and durability of the wood will not change, but you may want to invest in a quality wood sealant to prevent the wood from becoming a pale gray color. There are several great quality wood stain and sealant combos available so you can get the perfect color for your furniture while keeping it protected at the same time.

Resin and Plastic:

A very modern and increasingly popular choice for outdoor deep seating patio furniture material is high-grade synthetic resin or plastic. You will often find these options style to look like a natural wicker rattan chair, but don’t be fooled, these are anything but the easily faded natural lookalike. While this is a commonly found style, resin and plastic can be used to create all kinds of outdoor furniture.

There are a select few synthetic materials used including PVC, polyethylene, resin wicker, and nylon. These are used because they are generally accepted to be lightweight yet durable in the face of extreme weather conditions. These furniture pieces are also considerably easier to clean and maintain as not much will stick to them that can’t be easily wiped off with a towel.

Due to the incredibly malleable nature of plastic and resin, furniture pieces are often available in a wider array of colors, shapes, and sizes. In today’s world of 3D printing, your imagination is the limit on what can be brought to life.

Pro Tip: When selecting a piece of outdoor patio seating furniture with a resin or plastic frame, make sure to look for the highest quality material. Be on the lookout for pieces that state they are made of High-Density Polyethylene (HDPE) wicker. These are made of a much higher grade of thermoplastic and can withstand much higher temperatures.

Synthetic Fabrics:

While it is completely acceptable to have deep seating patio furniture that is unupholstered, you are sacrificing greatly in the way of comfort and relaxation. Upholstered outdoor furniture is incredibly comfortable and can elevate your deep seating experience. There are a range of materials and fabrics to choose from and those come in all kinds of colors in patterns, giving you ultimate control over the final look of your patio.

Other than style, it is important to focus on getting the right material for your environment. Most outdoor fabrics are made out of water-resistant synthetic fibers such as acrylic, vinyl, and polyester. These weaves are often breathable and resistant to moisture and UV rays.

Cushions and Comfort

As we just mentioned, choosing the right fabric for your deep seating patio furniture cushions is important. Equally as important is the material inside the cushion that will be providing your backside with all the comfort and support. You will often find cushions that come with a patio chair to be of lower quality than those you purchase separately. In the case of cushions, you do get what you pay for. Look for outdoor cushions that offer at least 3 layers of material: a center layer of memory foam in between two layers of water-resistant polyester. These cushions will intersect at the crossroads of comfort and weather resilience.

One popular brand of fabric that is found all over for outdoor furniture is Sunbrella® fabrics. These fabrics are unrivaled in their class and offer protection from the sun and rain like no others. The best part of Sunbrella® fabrics is their warranty. If you follow their instructions on maintenance and care they will back up and replace your fabric for life. Hard to beat a guarantee like that!

Cleaning and Care

Once you’ve selected the right frame material for your deep seating patio furniture and have picked your favorite cushions, it’s time to enjoy your patio space. But don’t get lost in the comfort for too long, as your furniture will require maintenance regularly. The quality of your furniture combined with the dedication to cleaning and maintaining it will completely determine the longevity of your investment. Here are our basic tips to keeping your deep seating patio furniture in tip-top shape.

  1. Cleaning a dry surface is easier. Start by removing the cushions and wiping down the frame of your furniture to remove any loose debris or liquid. Proceed to clean the frame thoroughly with a chemical cleaner or soap and towel once the debris is cleared. Make sure to dry the frame afterward to discourage any potential rusting around the bolts and fasteners.
  2. Periodic deep cleaning is advisable. Using power washing tools or hiring a professional cleaning service on a semi or annual basis will extend the life of your furniture.
  3. Let it dry completely. It sounds simple enough, but drying off heavy water and letting it dry fully before using again is essential to the health of your frame and cushions. No one wants mold growing underneath them as they sit.
  4. Protect your cushions. Even if you have invested in weather-resistant cushions, it is still advisable to bring them inside during the worst weather conditions.

Visit our All American Outdoor Living locations if you have any questions, we are happy to help.

7 Design Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make with Your Patio Furniture

Choosing the Right Patio Furniture Material is Essential

Most rooms in your home have a straightforward name and matching function. You dine in a dining room, you bathe in the bathroom, you sleep in a bed in your bedroom, etc. Picking furniture and decor for these rooms is usually self-explanatory based on functionality. Comparatively, furnishing your outdoor patio can be a much more complex task.

Personal taste will greatly affect the patio furniture you choose, but there are some basic rules you can follow to guide your decision-making and design. Some enthusiastic DIYers get carried away and forget they are furnishing an outdoor room. You never want your patio to look like you just pushed the living room sofa, lounger, coffee table outside. Even worse would be to use an old indoor sofa in the patio or backyard, something that is all too common.

Let’s discuss some of the areas where you can avoid common mistakes while designing your outdoor patio furniture layout.

1. A Colorful Problem

When it comes to issues with the color of your patio furniture, the most common mistake is using the wrong colors. Either too little color is used, the wrong colors are used (i.e. they don’t match your home), or too many colors are used.  

The majority of patio furniture on the market comes in neutral colors, whites, tan, gray, beige, etc. These colors match with lots of other colors and are more of a universal choice. They can also be loud and vibrant colors, but oftentimes people will fail to match the colors properly and end up with an eye sore of a backyard.

When choosing the color of your patio furniture, focus on options in primary colors or in earth tones. You can mix and match earth tone furniture with a pop of color to great effect. If you want to branch out into more exotic colors, try using analogous colors (colors that are side-by-side on the color wheel). If none of these suit you, then try looking for furniture in your favorite colors!

2. The Wrong Amount of Furniture

When selecting your patio furniture, it is important to have accurate measurements of your outdoor space to properly plan your furniture possibilities. Getting too much furniture or conversely, too little furniture, is an easy way to mismanage your backyard. You don’t want to overcrowd your space or not have enough seating to offer your guests. Plan for the possible activities that might take place on your patio and purchase furniture accordingly.

If you are starting from scratch or are on a budget, you can often find plenty of items in good shape on local online sales websites. Try to aim for pieces that are made of the same materials (such as wood or metal) or come from the same design era. Look for stuff that is specifically meant to survive outdoors.

3. Not Enough Flair

The majority patio furniture available comes in neutral colors and earth tones, which can be quite boring in large quantities. It really does wonders for your backyard to add a pop of flair and personality. Don’t be afraid to add outdoor accessories to spice up your patio design and bring some fun into the mix. 

You can add fun things like statues, candles, lighting, wind chimes, pillows, etc. Just make sure these items can stand up to the elements if they can’t be covered or moved inside. You may also want to approach this step with restraint, as too many flashy accessories can make your space busy and confusing. Just a touch of personality will do the trick.

4. Poor Furniture Arrangement

A common pitfall for patio dwellers is to have a poorly laid out furniture arrangement. Sometimes you can lose half of an area’s visual space by a simple couch being turned the wrong direction. Consider your regular usage patterns of the patio furniture and see if there are any ways to optimize your layout. If you are designing a layout, consider how you and your family will congregate in that space. For example, if you will be eating outside frequently, a large counter or  outdoor table should be your focal point. 

5. Lack of Foliage

A common mistake is to forget to incorporate elements of nature into your outdoor space. Plants are very good at softening the look and feel of an outdoor room. Potted plants, trees, garden fountains, vases full of flowers are all good options for a patio. If you are smart about it, you can get some plants with pleasant aromas to really amp up the relaxation factor in your backyard.

6. Size and Scale

Minimalism is a popular modern style, but if followed too closely, it can leave your patio feeling barren and uninviting. It’s important to have a plan for the furniture you plan to get, especially when it comes to the size and relative scale to your other pieces. Pieces that are too small and spread out can leave a backyard wanting, while mismatching pieces can lead to a sense of overcrowding.

You definitely want to avoid overcrowding your patio with furniture, especially if you are a collector of used furniture. The last thing you want is to have your backyard look like you are having a perpetual garage sale.

7. Using the Wrong Materials

When selecting outdoor furniture, you’re probably going to look for many of the same characteristics that you look for with indoor furniture – durability, comfort, style, and price. The primary difference is that your patio furniture will need to endure regular exposure to the elements. No matter your style, an important consideration is how well your furniture will hold up to weather conditions, including moisture, the sun and strong winds. While there is virtually no 100% weatherproof patio furniture, there are big differences based on the materials used. 

Before you make a purchase, it’s important to understand the pros and cons of the various material options. Choosing the best material for outdoor patio furniture is dependent on matching your needs with the inherent qualities of each material.

Factors to Consider for Outdoor Patio Furniture Materials

When deciding on the material of your patio furniture, there are quite a few factors to consider. The most important factors relate to a material’s ability to survive against constant exposure to the elements. Will the structural integrity hold up? Will the material degrade in the sun? How often will these materials require maintenance? These are the basics, but let’s look at some of the other challenging factors to consider.

Rain & Moisture

If you live in an area where rain is frequent or that has high humidity, you want to be sure that your furniture is resistant to damage from water. Standing water or retained moisture can physically degrade most materials.

Mold, Mildew & Rot

Humid or moist conditions create an environment where various fungi thrive. Organic materials that retain water are susceptible to mold and mildew. Luckily, they don’t damage most materials and can simply be cleaned off. Rot, on the other hand, leads to biodegradation and decomposition of the material.

Rust & Corrosion

Metals that contain iron or steel are vulnerable to corrosion when they are continually exposed to water and oxygen. The corrosive oxidation process slowly weakens these metals, resulting in visible rust and other discoloration. Salt in the air and water accelerate the chemical process, so rusting is often more prevalent in coastal regions or if you have a pool in your backyard.


Materials that allow water penetration can dry unevenly, resulting in warping of the original shape. It may be imperceptible at first, but over time it can distort the material, misalign seams, loosen screws and other fasteners used to hold the furniture together.


Some materials expand and contract when they are heated or cooled. They can crack, split, warp or become brittle when exposed to extreme temperatures or drastic fluctuations. Dry air can also cause furniture to bend and crack.


If you live in an extremely windy area, it’s important that your outdoor furniture is heavy enough that it doesn’t tip over or blow away. 

Cleaning & Care Difficulty

The look and functional durability of your patio furniture is also affected by how well you take care of it. Some materials require very little attention and are easy to clean with soap and water. Others require more time-intensive care and special products to keep them looking great and working properly. If your time is at a premium, or you just don’t want the hassle, you may want to opt for lower maintenance materials.


At the end of the day, most everyone looks at the financial implications of choosing one material over another for furniture. You need to stay within your budget, but it’s also important to understand how expensive materials are in the long run and their price versus benefits value. Will it need to be replaced frequently? Does it take an inordinate amount of time and effort to maintain? These are key cost considerations for designing the perfect patio furniture that you might not immediately think of when evaluating alternatives.

Tips for Designing a Relaxing and Productive Outdoor Work Environment

How to Make Your Patio the Perfect Workplace of the Future

One of the silver linings about our current need to shelter in place for our collective safety is the opportunity to create a workspace at home. More and more people are working from home and companies all over are starting to see how cost effective and safe it can be to cut the commute to the office. 

As a result, more people than ever are pursuing the idea of extending their living environment into their home patio and backyard in order to have the space and freedom to work in a peaceful and open-air environment.

An outdoor office helps home-based workers separate their work space from their living space. Research studies show that spending time outdoors helps us think more clearly and be more productive. Employees with views of nature also report they like their jobs more.

Now is the perfect time to consider upgrading your patio into an outdoor office. Let’s look at the things you should consider as you establish your outdoor work space. 

Protection from the Elements 

The outdoor elements need to be carefully considered in order to establish a productive workflow that won’t be continuously interrupted by mother nature. You’ll want to put in a work surface that is both comfortable and resistant to the outdoor elements. 

An outdoor granite countertop or table is a perfect solution for an outdoor work surface. If you’re more inclined to a traditional set up, consider an outdoor patio table, preferably one that is designed for comfort if you plan to work or hang out for long periods of time.

Shade is the most critical element when it comes to being able to work productively outside. You have to be able to easily see your computer monitor and glare on your screen can make it impossible to work and can actually hurt your vision.  Be sure to situate yourself and your equipment to take full advantage of shady protection from the sun. 

You can also conserve energy and lower your carbon footprint by working outdoors with the help of awnings, umbrellas and blinds. 

Patio Awning for Your Backyard 

Your patio awning provides the majority of your shade during the day. If you plan to be outdoors in the evening, you might be better served with an awning that is retractable for when the sun goes down. There are models that are manually retractable and some that are controlled with electronics. Consider your lifestyle when choosing between the two options.

You want to choose an awning that compliments your current design style and can span up to 20 feet. We also recommend looking for one with a 16-foot drop and that employs a magnet at the base of the cable guidance system to allow your fabric to hang flatter. This will keep your awning more stable on a windy day.  

Patio Umbrellas 

Patio umbrellas can be used for cover from shade all year round, but they are critical when it comes to being able to work outside.  

Of course, you want your umbrella to look elegant and match your current patio design style, but also consider that you need a quality, outdoor fabric (such as Sunbrella) that will last a long time and stand up to the sun’s powerful rays. It won’t do you any good to get a fancy umbrella if it doesn’t effectively cover you and your work space. 

Look for an umbrella with the ability to tilt so you can get a good angle of shade any time of the day. Don’t forget to get an umbrella stand that can support the weight of the umbrella.

Patio Blinds 

When it comes to patio blinds, looks are important, but functionality is key. Look for blinds that fit your design style, but also ones which feature an HD magnetic lock system that uses magnets to hold the fabric in place. This will reduce movement in windy conditions and keep your blinds from flapping all over the place.

Another extremely important detail to remember when picking out patio blinds is the fabric retention track shade. A fabric retention track shade holds fabric on the inside of the track and will create a seal, keeping out insects, critters, dirt and weather. 

Outdoor Fire Pits 

Here’s your chance to live the dream of having an outdoor firepit. You may not have it going all day, but what a wonderful and relaxing element to have as the sun starts to set and you are still working.  

You can choose from a vast array of fire pits made from marble, slate, concrete and cast aluminum. Fire pits come in all different shapes and styles.  

Outdoor fire pits are available with natural gas, propane and ethanol to complement any patio furniture setting. They are an amazing conversation piece and a place where your family can join you at the end of a long work day.  

Outdoor Kitchens 

Outdoor kitchens are all the rage right now. Why not incorporate one into your outdoor office so you can cook lunch and do your video conferences at the same time. Add an outdoor bar and happy hour can start early every day!

There are some practical and affordable all-in-one outdoor kitchen units that can create a luxury outdoor space without the need for a large construction project. They come in designer colors, stainless steel, and realistic wood grains. With a BBQ and bar in your outdoor office, you will have everything you need to create a premier outdoor dining and work space.  

Outdoor Lighting 

Outdoor lighting is available in many contemporary and modern designs. Look for options that are durable and water-resistant to hold up in all climates. Lighting needs to be reliable so interruptions don’t break up your workflow. If you are working around dusk time, you will need extra lighting for your outdoor office. Ceramic outdoor lights are a great choice for this as they are practical and add a “wow” factor to your outdoor office.

Noise or No Noise? 

Do you work better with music and ambient noise or are you better with silence? 

For those who prefer relaxing noise in the background, the easiest way to create a relaxing environment outside is to buy a high-quality portable loudspeaker system with a weatherproof design. 

For those who need a quiet work space, there is no better place to be than outside. Just make sure you can close the patio door and white out the noise from inside the house. If you have noisy neighbors, you may need to consider some noise cancelling headphones.

More Practical Elements 

WIFI is essential for today’s digital work environment. You need to make sure you have a strong signal to the area you will be working in. Range extenders can be useful if your patio is far away from the router.

Plan for your need to access electrical outlets.  Avoid grass areas where landscaping features require regular irrigation. You may need to invest in some extension cords and surge protectors.

Will you use existing outdoor furniture or possibly create an area where you can have a standing desk? Why not plan for both so you can move around every few hours and give your body a chance to stand and sit? 

You will need storage for files that can be portable or you could invest in a cabinet that can be outdoors but covered from the elements. Don’t forget to create a system for yourself where you plan to put away your work at the end of the day. 

How much equipment besides your computer and phone will you need? Maybe your outdoor office needs a printer/scanner. Can you find a safe space to have this outside, or maybe you can keep this equipment just inside the home close enough to access remotely? This design gives you a chance to stand up and move a few times a day which is great for your body.  

Don’t forget to get a small waste basket so you don’t have to keep going inside or create a mess outside.  

Create a Space to be Productive and Relaxed 

Being close to nature is rejuvenating. It makes us happier and healthier and is definitely one of the highlights of having an outdoor home office. If you already have a beautiful landscape in your backyard, you may not have to add anything. 

If nature isn’t nearby, there are always ways to add plants, trees and other decor to bring nature to your outdoor space. You can either create a permanent workspace in your backyard, or an outdoor getaway from the office when quarantine life gets too hectic.

Being able to relax, focus and be productive while connecting with nature is a truly life-changing experience. Once you build your outdoor office, it might be hard to ever go back and work in an indoor office again! However, you choose to design your backyard office environment, your work and health are sure to benefit. 

The Best Patio Furniture: Outdoor Sofas You’ll Want to Buy Right Now

If you want to bring your patio to life, creating an outdoor living space will make it an inviting place to spend your time.

When it comes to choosing the perfect furniture, there are plenty of beautiful, high-quality outdoor sofas to choose from that will instantly enhance your space and make it more comfortable.

Before you commit to your newest outdoor furniture purchase, read on to discover some of the best outdoor sofas available that will add plenty of style and function to your outdoor loving lifestyle.

Try Something Sleek and Simple

You definitely want your outdoor space to be comfortable, but you also want it to look aesthetically pleasing. To accomplish this, choose outdoor sofas that offer the perfect mix of comfort and modern style.

Sleek, slender frames crafted of durable aluminum are a good choice, especially when they’re topped with comfy and colorful weather-resistant cushions. Try pieces from the brand Castelle that boast hand-painted finishes with deep colors and textures.

These sofas will impart an air of style that indicates the outdoor living space is just as important as the living room indoors. Pair a comfortable sofa alongside a single accent chair or loveseat made for two.

When you choose a sleek and simple outdoor sofa, look for muted colors like tan, light green, or gray. These hues will make your outdoor living space blend in with the natural world around them, and they do a good job of exuding contemporary style. The key to a sleek look is to pick out sofas that aren’t too big or overbearing that might take over your space.

Create a Laid-Back Look and Feel

Your outdoor space should be a casual place where friends and family can gather. To achieve this laid-back lifestyle, you’ll want to buy outdoor sofas that offer plenty of cushioning and carefree design.

Choose sofas that have durable frames made of metal that will hold up well to years of use. The design found in brands like Mallin Furniture Company utilizes thick, plush cushions in an array of fun and cheerful colors. From yellow to blue, these lively colors will make your outdoor space come alive.

If you prefer something less formal, select an outdoor sofa made of weather-resistant wicker. The wicker frame will give your patio or poolside a beachy, summery look and feel. Sturdy wicker can last throughout the seasons, so make sure you choose something crafted of high-quality materials.

In order to achieve the ultimate casual look, make sure you find outdoor sofas that are roomy and supportive. The more comfortable the furniture is, the more casual it will not only appear but will also feel whenever you sit on it.

Try Outdoor Sofas with Unique Features

If you really enjoy spending time outside, you want to use an outdoor sofa that does more than just provide you and your guests with a place to sit. Get creative and look for sofas that include unusual features to make them truly unique.

For example, if you have a fire pit outside, opt for a curves sofa that will surround this feature and create a conversation area where people will love to hang out. Sofas don’t have to simply be rectangular – go for something with a slight curve instead. A crescent sofa by Tropitone is perfect for this purpose.

Another great feature to consider is a storage sofa. The seating area of the sofa can be lifted up to reveal hidden storage. Use this option if you have a lot of pool accessories or gardening items that need to be neatly tucked away.

Any outdoor furniture that serves more than one purpose or has an unusual feature will give your patio or garden area a lot more functionality. Think about how you plan to use your outdoor space, and then choose sofas and other pieces that will work around your vision.

The key to a comfortable and pleasant outdoor living area is to incorporate sofas and chairs that give you more than just a place to sit down and relax. They should also be beautiful to look at while helping you to transform your dreams into reality.

Expand Your Horizons with Sectionals

For those who love to entertain a lot of people at once, an outdoor sectional sofa is a perfect choice. These large sofas can easily accommodate more than just three people and they come in a range of sizes depending on your needs.

You can add an outdoor sectional to a deck, patio, or just place one anywhere in your backyard. Thanks to their larger size, they can seat a lot of people together on one cohesive piece of furniture.

Modular outdoor sectional sofas allow you to transform the piece into several different configurations. Try a sectional that includes an ottoman that you can easily move to create a separate footrest or additional seating in your outdoor space.

Kingsley Bate offers an impressive variety of outdoor furniture including a large 9-piece sectional with an ottoman and more. This brand uses modern design and sturdy construction to create beautiful, comfortable furniture that lasts.

An outdoor sectional will make spending time outside a whole lot more fun for everyone. It’s the perfect choice if you plan to do a lot of entertaining outside and need something larger for a bigger group of people.

Go Versatile with Simple Designs

Your outdoor sofa doesn’t have to be overly decorative, intricate, or over the top. If you’re more concerned about function, put your focus on versatile pieces that can handle lots of use while adding a bit of style and comfort.

When it comes to versatility, choose pieces that feature simple colorways like tan, brown, and gray. You can easily change out the cushions later if you want to add a pop of color to your outdoor sofa.

The brand Ratana makes durable outdoor furniture designed for the casual lifestyle. They create furniture that works well in any space from contemporary and modern to classic and traditional. You’ll find this brand in businesses like hotels as well as for use in your own outdoor space.

The key to any type of versatile furniture is its ability to blend in with any environment and any style. Neutral colors and simple, clean lines are the hallmarks of this design. Choose outdoor sofas that will work with whatever else you have going on outside and won’t overtake your space.

Create a Rustic, Beachy Outdoor Space with Wood

Whether you love the idea of a beach-themed backyard or you prefer farmhouse-inspired style, wood is an excellent option when choosing outdoor sofas. The addition of wood to an outside space makes it feel more natural, cozy and inviting.

It’s important to note that not all wood furniture is the same, so make sure you select pieces that are made of high-quality wood that has been treated to make it weatherproof. The type of wood your sofa is made from also plays a major role in its overall durability.

Be sure you select wood sofas and chairs that are made of solid wood and not just a pressed composite or plywood. Sturdy and solid, wood should be something that is built to last for a long time to come.

Outdoor furniture crafted from wood can create a more natural look, even if you live in an urban setting. The addition of wood to your outdoor space will give it a rugged, rustic feel.

The way your patio looks can also depend heavily on the finish you choose. Try dark cherry or espresso for a modern backyard, and natural or weathered finishes if you prefer a nautical or rustic style.

When it comes to wood outdoor sofas, top them with extra-thick cushions to ensure that they’re comfortable to sit on. Most manufacturers include cushions that are custom-made to fit their wood furniture. These cushions will ensure that your beautiful wood sofa isn’t just nice to look at, but that it’s also comfy to sit on.

Transform Your Home with Stylish Sofas

From the endlessly contemporary to the rustic and inviting, there’s no shortage of trendy outdoor sofas to choose from. Whichever style you go for, make sure it’s built to last with durable materials and weatherproof cushions.

Enhance your outdoor living space with a sofa made of wood or try something versatile that comes in a fun, curvy shape. There’s really no shortage of gorgeous options to choose from that will enhance your patio and make it unique to you.

Visit our website and browse our selection of beautiful outdoor furniture, and be sure to contact us so we can help you with all your furnishing needs.

Custom Patio Throw Pillows

Sunrbella Throw Pillows

Spring is here and summer is coming. With that combination, you can expect a lot of more bright sunny days for the next six months. Because of this, protecting your outdoor furniture from the sun is going to become very important. However, there is one accessory of outdoor furniture that is not going to need much help; Your outdoor throw pillows customized at All American Fine Outdoor Furnishings. Our patio throw pillows come with tons of Sunbrella fabric choices that are guaranteed to last through all kinds of weather conditions.  Here is a look at why these throw pillows are the right choice for you.


The most important benefit of all Sunbrella equipment is their durability. These throw pillows are no different. Sunbrella uses a unique quality of fabrics that allow your pillows to withstand all of the elements. The sun can be tricky and extremely harmful to any patio furniture. Fortunately, these throw pillows can withstand the power of the sun and remain in great shape throughout the entire summer.


Yes, style is very important and rightfully so. Although Sunbrella throw pillows are on the cutting of weather resistance, they do not sacrifice their style or design in one bit. Most people think that when one feature is focused on, the other is not as effective. Whether you want a solid color to match the rest of your patio furniture, or you want a stunning designed fabric, these throw pillows have the ability to make you happy. It is very easy to keep the entire themed, colors, and design consistent with Sunbrella.

As the sunny days of the spring and summer become more frequent, it is essential that you obtain a solid quality of accessories that can fend off bad whether as effectively as your patio furniture. Sunbrella throw pillows are the best option when it comes to this. Have you ever used Sunbrella fabric for any of your patio products? We would love to know your experience with it! Message us in the comments below or on our Facebook or Twitter pages!

Who is Parker James?

Parker James is one of our favorite manufactures that we carry here at All American Fine Outdoor Furnishings.  Established in 2002, Parker James is already known for their unparalleled casual furnishing that all feature well-made and durable materials designed for luxury living.

Parker James prides itself on their stellar reputation as being one of the leaders in the industry by “seamlessly combining the best available materials and finishes to produce authentic, timeless furniture built to last”. Not only are the Parker James’ collections diverse and inspired from several places around the world, they are constantly updating their collections and adding new ones to ensure there’s a collection to fit everyone’s lifestyle.

The Parker James’ corporate office is located in Atlanta, Georgia with show rooms located in both Chicago, Illinois and China. Here are some of our favorite collections by Parker James:

The Alyssa Collection:  

Alyssa collectionThe Alyssa collection is among one of our best sellers.  Made with natural, all-weather wicker, hand woven over an aluminum frame, Parker James describes this collection as “a wicker collection with flare.”  The Alyssa collection features resin block feet and is a great collection for big or small sized patios and porches.

The Bella Collection:

Bella CollectionMeet the Bella Collection. Best known for its beautiful curves and tapers, the Bella Collection features an elegant design mixing both wicker and exposed aluminum. One of the most durable collections, the aluminum is stained to imitate mahogany wood. To top it off, Bella’s cushions are available in over 100 Sunbrella fabrics to ensure the best possible look for your outdoor space.

 The Calais Collection:

Calais WeatheredThe Calais Collection is one of Parker James’ most unique wicker collections. Made with long-wearing, UV-resistant resin strings, this collection is hand-woven into four inch squares creating great dimension and texture.  The Calais Collection features a rust-free aluminum frame and is great for places that endure a lot of sun.

Ready to purchase some new patio furniture that will last a lifetime? At All American Fine Outdoor Furnishingswe have a large selection of luxury patio furniture and patio accessories to turn your dream patio into a reality! All-American Fine Outdoor Furnishings is your source for great wicker and aluminum outdoor patio furniture covers! See our unmatched selection of outdoor patio furniture featuring wicker and aluminum furniture give us a call today to get started, 1.877.930.7070.

Spring has Sprung, Here Comes The Sun

Patio FurnitureSpring is almost here and this past Sunday most of the country set their clocks forward an hour, which always clues us into the fact that spring is right around the corner. This year spring falls on  Wednesday, March 20th and we couldn’t be happier!

With Spring already next week, it’s time to get your patio furniture ready for the long summer. There are many things you can do, that will make life easier for you once winter approaches again. Dust, mud, water, food stains, and sun damage are inevitable no matter where you live, so it is important to give your patio furniture a good seasonal cleaning. It is important to keep in mind that a quick clean before storing furniture away for the winter is always a good idea, however spring is the best time to give it a good detail cleaning, touching on every aspect. Plus, chances are you are going to want to be outside as much as you can in the spring and what better excuse then getting your patio ready for the fun months ahead!

The Process:

Cushions– Dust and dirt build up over the summer months, especially in fabrics. It may be tempting to just throw your cushions in the washing machine but some patio furniture cushions are not machine washable. Either way, be sure to read the labels for the proper cleaning methods. 
Furniture-Determining what kind of material your patio furniture is made out of will determine the best way to get that dirt and grim out. Wicker is always a bit more tricky due to its weave that allows dirt to wedge itself practically everywhere, however it is not impossible. For detailed instructions on how to clean different materials click here.
Fabric Protection– The steps above are important to take if you want your patio furniture to have a long, healthy and clean life. However, the most important part is added protection. This is where 303 High Tech Fabric Guard comes into play. 303 High Tech Fabric Guard will help restore both water and stain repellent that may have diminished over the years due to weather, dirt and everyday wear and tear from being used. 

What else does 303 do?

  • Restores water and stain repellency back to factory new levels
  • Resists soiling
  • Impedes mildew formation
  • Protects against harmful UV rays

At All American Fine Outdoor Furnishings we have a large selection of things to help maintain your furniture and spruce up your patio. Please visit your closet locations or shop our selection of patio furniture online!

Pride Family Brands Debuts 100% Custom Designable Luxury Outdoor Pillow Collection

We are proud to announce that Pride Family Brands, manufacturer of fine outdoor furniture brands such as Castelle, Prestige and Expressions, is launching a program that will allow consumers to completely customize their own outdoor pillows to their specifications, including size, fabric offering, embellishments and more. And All American Fine Outdoor Furnishings is thrilled to be a participant in this exciting, new program! Here’s more information from Pride Family Brands:

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. – July 30, 2012 – Pride Family Brands, an award winning designer and manufacturer of luxury casual furnishings, launches its Luxury Outdoor Pillow Collection with complete custom capabilities and hundreds of options for coordination with any outdoor décor. Designed in response to retailer requests, the Pillow Collection incorporates five throw pillow styles with the company’s complete fabric selections and multiple decorative finishing options.

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“Until now, outdoor pillows have been limited in availability without the design options to perfectly coordinate with furnishings,” said Steve Lowsky, president, Pride Family Brands. “With our pillow collections, retailers can take the lead in providing truly custom pillows for their customers through the use of hundreds of design options to enhance outdoor furnishings.”

The five pillow sizes available include three square pillows at 22”, 20”, and 17”; an 11” x 19” rectangular pillow and an 18” x 7” bolster pillow. Each pillow can be finished with weather-resistant fabric welting, acrylic fringe, cording or tassels. Center button features are available in fabric covered or Pride’s five oversized cast aluminum design motifs. Each cast button is further customized through the use of any of the finishes available in Pride’s cast furnishings lines.

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“With accessorizing as one of the latest trends in outdoor décor, this program enables retailers to capitalize like never before on providing a coordinated and luxury design accessory,” said Rory Rehmert, vice president, sales and marketing, Pride Family Brands. “The depth of this collection provides tremendous opportunities for dealers and consumers looking to create totally custom outdoor styling.”

For more information about Pride Family Brands and their distinguished lines of casual furniture visit or contact 954-735-9800.


Have any questions about this program? Feel free to call us toll-free at 1-866-254-5623, or visit any of our three Phoenix area locations.