More Millennials are Building Families and Buying Homes in 2021

It seems they’ve finally given up the daily avocado toast and expensive lattes. 

The millennial generation is the largest American generation, with over 80 million people spread across the United States. While this group often takes flak from the Boomer generation for moving at a different pace than they did, current statistics show that this trend is shifting. The eldest of the millennial horde are finally reaching a place in age and financial security to consider buying a home. For most millennials under 40, this is or will be their first time purchasing a home.

The generation before millennials could purchase a home with a high school diploma and minimum wage job. On the other hand, most millennials see homeownership as a pipedream, despite being significantly more educated than their predecessors. As it now stands, millennials currently out-earn any other generation. This higher education and more significant wealth accumulation channel this generation’s spending power into investing in homes and making them comfortable, including expanding patio backyards.

This surge in home purchases, combined with a global pandemic that forces people to spend more time at home than ever, has caused a massive increase in demand for home decor and furnishings for inside and outdoors. This article will explore what home decor trends are most popular amongst the millennial homebuying crowd in 2021.

The Industry is Growing with the Demand

Demand for outdoor furniture in the United States, such as grills and accessories, is expected to drive the industry to $9.1 billion by 2019. Now, more than ever, consumers can do online research to ensure they’re buying the best outdoor furniture. Additionally, people are spending more disposable income to create these outdoor living spaces.

Reports show millennials are the fastest-growing segment; this growth is encouraged because this age group is beginning to build families and homes. In 2014, millennials accounted for 37% of outdoor furniture sales. They are redefining how they relate to the space around them, both indoors and outdoors.

Millennial Minimalism – Less is More

This generation has a fond affinity for minimalist designs and aesthetics. They are asking for their homes to be comfortable, visual, and functional. Consumers aim for the most decorative bang in their minimalist-decorated dwellings, looking for statement pieces that can virtually stand on their own. Maybe Marie Kondo is to blame for encouraging us to transform our lives by tidying up our spaces. 

Perhaps we grew up watching futuristic cartoons that made technology and minimalism seem very appealing and progressive. Whoever is to blame, we know that minimalist designs are popular amongst millennials and that home decor purchases match this trend. With new ideas about how people relate to their space and emphasizing the room’s architectural elements, minimalist decor and furniture have seen a surge in popularity in the United States and worldwide. 

Merchants who supply modern minimalist designs show a higher sell-through rate than merchants who carry more traditional or antique style decor. The benefit is that most modern minimalist decor is relatively inexpensive and easy to produce en masse. These stylistic preferences hold for indoor spaces as well as outdoor patios and backyards. Sleek, functional, and minimally designed furniture and appliances are all the rage in outdoor home decor.

Multi-functional Furniture and Appliances

Not only is the millennial generation a fan of the minimalist mentality, but they are also all about practicality in their products. Millennials are more likely to invest in products that serve more than one purpose; the classic “bang for you buck” mentality. This logic seems doubly right for outdoor furniture and decor, which resulted from people stuck at home because of the pandemic and have exploded in sales over the last year.

When looking for outdoor furniture and appliances that serve several purposes, the bar for what constitutes “multi-functional” is relatively low. This tech-savvy generation is not looking for a refrigerator that can tweet and play Skyrim. They are looking for something more along the lines of a barbecue that is also a smoker, or a fire table, which is a fancy way of saying a “coffee table with a built-in fireplace.” Fire pits are also a great multi-functional accessory, as they provide a place to gather, a source for heat, the perfect setting for a ghost story, and the best way to cook a s’more. 

Environmentally Friendly Furniture

Millennials as a group are more conscious of the planet and the current climate crisis. Millennial consumers factor their carbon footprint into the decision-making process when buying outdoor furniture, and they love a product marketed as being friendly to the environment. They consider how the piece is made and what will become of the work once discarded. According to a recent Furniture Today survey, 70% of people said they would be willing to spend more on outdoor furniture if environmentally friendly materials and processes the manufacturer uses.

When looking for your next environmentally friendly piece of outdoor furniture, focus on the materials and processes used in manufacturing. Responsibly sourced woods and metals are what you are looking for. Woods such as bamboo, oak, mahogany, maple, and pine are l incredibly sustainable and affordable. Avoid purchasing wood furniture made of teak, wenge, Merbau, or ebony, as these are all rare, expensive, and endangered. Bonus points if you can find a piece made of reclaimed or recycled wood materials from lumber yards and salvage. Metal furniture made from steel or aluminum is ideal for its weather-resistance and because it is affordable and recyclable. You can also find some companies that offer outdoor decor and accessories made from recycled fabrics. 

Grilling Gadgets, Gear, and Gizmos

One trend that seems to transcend generations is the love of the grill and grilling products. However, with millennials, the passion for good food and fine dining at home is taken to a whole other level. This generation of people who grew up watching cooking competition shows like significant sporting events. With chefs becoming celebrities, affordable kitchen gadgets, and the explosion of Instagram food pictures, it’s no wonder we have a generation of talented home chefs and bakers. 

Buying trends over the last few years indicate an increase in popularity in the grill and barbecue space and for smokers, pizza ovens or stones, fire pits, flat-top grills, re-circulators (for sous-vide), and Mongolian BBQ grills. All of these can be installed in your backyard or outdoor kitchen to improve your outdoor cooking game. That said, not all millennials are food-fanatics. A large part of the generation will be more than satisfied with a more straightforward all-in-one barbecue grill and all that it can do. You get bonus points for getting a mobile unit and has wheels so you can transport it as you see fit. 

Bringing the Indoors Outside

Arguably the most popular new trend in outdoor decor is the concept of bringing the full feel of an indoor room to your outdoor space. This aim can be accomplished by assembling a collection of outdoor furniture such as chairs and couches alongside durable outdoor rugs, tables, and comfortable throw pillows and blankets. Ceramic lamps are often used for their durability to bring light to an outdoor room so that you and your family can enjoy the outside into the night.

A variation of this popular trend from 2020 that is carrying into 2021 is the outdoor kitchen. Millennials are building kitchens outdoors to really up their outdoor cooking game. These outdoor kitchens can be simple builds that feature a grill and a stove, while others can be as loaded or more so than the indoor kitchen. Refrigerators, beer taps, pizza ovens, smokers, microwaves, dishwashing machines, and more can be installed in an outdoor kitchen. Don’t forget to install and fully stock the bar, and you are set for any party or gathering.

No outdoor kitchen, bar, or space is complete without a television. Televisions specifically built for outdoor exposure are available for the discerning customer. The millennial generation is famous for binge-watching television shows, and I don’t think being outdoors will stop that. Speakers, audio systems, smart speakers, and other gadgets can be installed on your patio for the ultimate in outdoor comfort.

People want the green look, feel, and texture of plants without the hassle and maintenance worries. Artificial plants give it to them. The Millennials are massive travelers and don’t want to worry about watering them or having space without great lighting. Artificial plants always look perfect and have that feel of foliage.

The Season of Change

Spring is the time of year where the most considerable portion of customers chooses to refresh their living spaces. Maybe it’s the “spring-cleaning” bug that does it, but nearly one-fourth of people do upgrades during this time of year. Millennials are no exception. If you are a patio furniture retailer trying to capitalize on this generation and its trends, you still have some time to get up to speed with your product offerings. 

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.

Top 8 Tips for Creating a Christmas Wonderland in Your Outdoor Patio

Whether you are in a hotter climate or a classic winter, you can find ways to make your outdoor patio space feel just as festive as the indoors.

As Thanksgiving approaches, our thoughts turn to the upcoming holiday season — and immediately after Turkey Day the world shifts from warm-toned, orange hues to the classic reds, greens, and sparkle that indicates the Christmas season is upon us. Most Christmas decor is focused on the indoors; staircases, mantlepieces, etc. 

Why not spruce up your outdoors with a little spruce tree, create an outdoor patio as cozy as a living room with a roaring fireplace, and decked out a Christmas tree? We’ve compiled a list of design ideas to help get you started on your journey to a winter wonderland regardless of the weather!

Stick to a Traditional Christmas Color Scheme

When piecing together the plan for your great outdoors, stick to the traditional color scheme of red, green, and white. Add in your favored metallic (gold or silver) in accents to complete the look. It might be time to retire your summer accessories and get fresh cushions for your chairs, lounge furniture, and sofas, and swap out those throw pillows. 

Do not be afraid to go bold. It is the holidays, after all! Go for a red couch cushion and compliment the couch with a textured white pillow that is reminiscent of snowflakes and the magic of the season. Throw in a couple of green checkered or woven pillows to tie in the traditional look of the season. Grab an outdoor rug that helps make the colors pop, add a plaid throw blanket into the mix, and suddenly your outdoor seating is as cozy as the couch inside in front of the roaring fireplace.

Don’t Forget the Twinkle Lights

A staple in Christmas decor is the classic twinkle light. Not to be confused with the colorful Christmas lights put up on the front of houses, the twinkle light is more delicate, evoking the magic of a starry night in the dead of winter. Here at All American Outdoor Living, we can’t get enough of festive twinkle lights.

Get creative with where to hang the lights — wrap them around the base of your umbrella stand, for starters. But don’t stop there. Any support beams or columns on your patio are primed for twinkle lights. If you have an awning, line the edge of the awning with the lights. Hang them across the entire outdoor space, back and forth, creating a veritable night sky specific to your own backyard. (Think bistro lights but much smaller and much prettier.) Do the same underneath your umbrella and have a delightful mini sky. You could also take the twinkle lights one step further and add them to your garden. 

Decorate Your Garden

Add twinkle lights throughout your garden, lining trees with them, weaving them through bushes and hedges, even laying them in the flower beds to create a sense of wonderment. And do not stop at just the lights — turn your garden, whether planted or potted, into replicas of your Christmas tree. Deck the garden with ornaments, tinsel, and tree toppers. If you have a lawn, find some Christmas gnomes and elves that can be sprinkled throughout the space.

If you live in a warmer climate and want to replicate the feeling of a white Christmas, go ahead and use a biodegradable flocking on your bushes and hedges. Treat your entire garden as if it is a Christmas tree. Whatever you put on your Christmas tree inside, try it outside in your new Christmas garden.

Have fun with turning your garden into a Christmas wonderland. If all you have are cacti to work with, treat them like a tree! Wrap lights around them, hang ornaments off of the needles and toss some tinsel over everything.

Bring All the Christmas Plants Outside

After turning your garden into a flatter, wider Christmas tree, go ahead and get some potted Christmas trees to accent your patio space. You can treat them the way you would any Christmas tree and decorate them until they are overflowing with Christmas spirit, or you can just leave them to be beautiful and bare, creating a verdant Christmas forest in your garden. 

And you cannot forget to include the other Christmas classics! Poinsettia makes a beautiful, bright red, cheery accent to any space that adds that holiday pizazz. Little bushes of holly here and there add that extra ambiance and detail that makes space feel cohesively like Christmas. For an extra fun touch of romance, hang mistletoe any place that you can think of. Under the umbrella, any awnings or overhangs, and above any tucked away alcoves found in the garden. Make sure to include lighting so that no one misses their chance!

Add More Warmth with Lanterns and Candles

Get moody with your use of candles outside to increase holiday cheer and atmosphere. Grab some lanterns of varying sizes and fill them with electric wax candles. Some of the candles available today have realistic-looking wicks and timer settings so that they automatically turn on at the same time every evening. Set them up on all the tables and counters, as well as on the ground around the patio. 

Mix and match the lanterns around the space, using odd numbers in each cluster to create balance. You can never have too many lights, so do not be afraid of overdoing it. Allow for the lanterns to create enough warm light that your outdoor space is filled without turning the outdoor lights on. With the candles in lanterns and twinkle lights hung throughout your patio and garden, space will take on an otherworldly Christmas charm akin to what you see in films.

Create a Christmas Tablescape to Rival Your Dining Room

Do not hesitate to outdo your indoor dining room here. Imagine a deep, dark wooden table such as the Farmhouse Dining Table, with garlands of deep green fir offset by red berries and candles flickering. Or even mixing in the twinkle lights through the garland. Golden or silver charger plates can simultaneously blend into the scenery and help a festive red or green plate pop against the dark wood. Allow your imagination to run away with you. The safe-for-outdoors melamine dinner and drinkware available today has reached new decorative heights; to the point that you are guaranteed to find something that meets your tastes and sophistication. 

Have Christmas Themed Treats Ready to Go

Not all Christmas treats are equal! At All American Outdoor Living, we can’t get enough of treats with a holiday twist. As the outdoor and patio experts, we brought you our favorite outdoor treats with a Halloween twist and now we are bringing you our top convenient outdoor treats made for the perfect holiday season. And having them prepped for popping out at a moment’s notice can be as easy as one, two, three.

The easiest and most reminiscent of Christmas is the chestnut. Grab some chestnuts from the store to have on hand, and whenever you feel like living the classic song, throw some in a cast iron pan and pop it onto your grill or fire pit (if you are extremely bold!). About ten minutes later and you have delicious, buttery, roasted chestnuts.

An outdoor staple in the world of treats is the S’more, which also happens to have the longest shelf-life; ideal when you want something easy to pull out of the pantry and throw together. But here we add in something slightly different — peppermint bark. Instead of the traditional Hershey’s bar, we take a chunk of dark chocolate or white chocolate peppermint bark and complete our peppermint s’ more in true Christmas fashion.

Another quick and jolly option is the hot chocolate ball. Coming in flavors rich in holiday spirits such as caramel and peppermint, there can be a variety on hand to satisfy everyone’s desires. Just throw a kettle on with milk, pour it over the ball in a mug, and watch the mini marshmallows appear in the perfect cup of hot chocolate. Fun, fast, and effortless! Our favorite variation on the hot chocolate ball is to heat eggnog instead of regular milk, amplifying the cozy Christmas factor.

The Pièce De Résistance for the Perfect Outdoor Christmas: The Fire Pit 

Add an outdoor fire pit to your seating area to take your patio to the next and final level for the perfect outdoor Christmas. With your upgraded and holiday focused cushions and seating, the fire pit takes the place of the indoor fireplace, elevating your newly decorated wonderland garden and patio into the new living room. It becomes the gathering point for family and friends, to warm themselves while enjoying each other’s company.

There is nothing cozier than a night spent enjoying your outdoor furniture, under the twinkly lights, and surrounded by warm candlelight, with a peppermint hot chocolate in hand, the smell of freshly roasted chestnuts hovering in the air, chatting with loved ones around an open fire.

Plan the Perfect Thanksgiving Holiday Patio Party

The holidays are once again fast approaching and it’s time to start making your holiday preparations. Considering the majority of Americans have spent the better part of this year in quarantine, the holidays feel more necessary and important more than ever before. Never has there been a greater need for an uplifting season of spirit and holiday magic across our nation. Even though the weather is beginning to cool down, there is no reason to stop enjoying your outdoor patio space. Typically, we would plan to gather with lots of family and friends for a big meal at the end of this month, but with the recent resurgence of coronavirus cases, many American families are looking for alternative ways to celebrate safely.

While it may be tempting and difficult to not visit your loved ones this Thanksgiving, consider the health and safety of your loved ones and others. Maybe this is the year that you try something completely different, such as an outdoor Thanksgiving feast, and maybe in doing so, you’ll find some new fun traditions you can add to your yearly celebrations.

Here at All American Outdoor Living, we have a few ideas you can use to change up your holiday plans and still make this a memorable holiday season. Let’s take a look at how you can throw a holiday patio party to rival the greatest of Thanksgiving meals.

Upgrade Your Patio Furniture to Accommodate a Crowd

Most patios are furnished to accommodate the regular use of your family, which generally speaking, is fewer people than your average Thanksgiving meal celebration. If you decide to throw an outdoor patio party for Thanksgiving, you’ll need to consider upgrading your furniture selection to accommodate a larger crowd of people. This applies not only to your outdoor dining table for seating, but also to your lounge areas and social spots.

We have a wide selection of furniture pieces that are perfect for hosting large outdoor patio parties. First, you’ll want to make sure your guests have a comfortable space to socialize, conversate, and eat appetizers before the big meal. Our Edge 5-Piece Sectional is a great and durable piece for larger groups. It can seat five comfortably and adds a really classy and comfortable option to your patio.

Edge 5-Piece Sectional

If you are looking for something a little smaller or more portable, consider getting a handful of these Parc Rocking Chairs to strategically arrange around your yard. These are affordable, fit with most modern designs, and can be moved in and out of storage easily. These chairs are best accompanied by outdoor end tables on which your guests can set down their drinks or appetizer plates. We have a large selection of end tables and coffee tables to fit most designs.

Parc Rocking Chairs

Next, you’ll need to consider where your guests are going to sit for the actual meal. A large outdoor patio dining table with plenty of seating is just the ticket you need this year. Our Amalfi Dining Table is a beautiful and classy choice for larger groups and is made of gorgeous Indonesian teak wood. This all-around table is a great choice for small to medium-sized groups. If your quarantine pod is a little larger, you might need a bigger table to accommodate the extra bodies.

Amalfi Dining Table

Consider our Hyannis Extension Dining Table which is features fold-away leaves that allow you to expand your table size as needed. Also made of beautiful Indonesian teak wood, this table is versatile and functional. It also comes with optional Sunbrella fabrics for the chairs.

Accessorize and Plan for Your Guest’s Comfort

The accessories you choose for your outdoor space will make or break your Thanksgiving patio party. If you’re looking to host the perfect evening, you’ll want to consider everything from the point of view of your guest. Consider the weather, the temperature, the lighting, and just how these things affect your guest’s comfort and enjoyment.

Plan for the Possibility of Bad Weather

Due to the nature of this season, inclement weather is always a possibility. It may be a smaller or larger factor depending on where you live in the United States, but it’s better to be safe than sorry. Patio space heaters are a great option to fend off the impending chill of the autumn evenings. You can always purchase a fancy outdoor space heater, similar to those you might find out at a restaurant, but an indoor space heater plugged into an extension cable and run outside can also do the trick for smaller yards.

If you are worried about rain, hail, or snow, consider an outdoor patio umbrella. Our collection of Cantilevered Umbrellas offer sleek and stylish protection from the elements. They come in a wide variety of colors, sizes, and finishes, allowing you to customize to your heart’s content. These are a great investment for your patio all year round, especially the Summer months.

Cantilevered Umbrellas

If your outdoor space doesn’t have room for an umbrella or has an exposed area that could use some extra coverage, consider installing some outdoor blinds. If you experience windy nights as the temperature drops, consider strategically installing outdoor blinds to drastically reduce airflow and windchill. Outdoor blinds can also assist in protecting your outdoor furniture from rain, hail, and snow.  All American Outdoor Living offers custom outdoor blind solutions. Featuring magnetic locks, guided tracks, and the ability to roll up and disappear, these blinds are second to none. Outdoor blinds are also seen as a valuable investment as they can increase the value of your home. Alternatively, a cheap set of patio curtains can help block wind or rain. It can also make it easier to heat your patio on a cold evening.

Provide Proper Lighting

You’ll want to plan for proper lighting in all spaces of your yard throughout the evening. If the group moves around your space, make sure everything is evenly lit. While most lamps that can be used indoors can also be used outdoors, that doesn’t mean they are suited for the long-term outdoor use. If you are looking for an all-around solution to light a large space, look for ceramic lights. These lights are built with a durable exterior that is heavy enough to withstand heavy winds and light rain.

String lights continue to be a popular choice as they are affordable and add amazing ambiance to almost any space. Consider adding string lights as accents to some of the poorly lit areas of your outdoor patio.

If you’re looking for a more rustic approach and have the space for it, consider installing an outdoor fire pit for your event. We have a wide variety of fire pits, ranging from decorative showpieces to functional gathering pits that are perfecting for roasting s’ mores or chestnuts. We offer a wide array of outdoor fire pits including marble, slate, cast aluminum, and concrete outdoor fire pit styles. All fire pits are available with natural gas, propane, or ethanol types to complement any outdoor patio furniture sets.

Our line of fire tables is also a great choice if you are set on a pit but your outdoor space is limited.

Provide Ambiance for the Meal

As your guests mingle about your party, they are likely to chat with each other over cocktails or appetizers as they await the main course. You can add a whole new level of ambiance to your patio party by layering in some background music to fill in the spaces between conversations. An outdoor speaker is a great solution to elevating your party. High-quality Bluetooth speakers can be installed all over your yard for synchronized audio playback, but if you’re looking for a simpler and more affordable solution, consider the outdoor speakers by Escape. These portable speakers provide a rich sound and elegant design that truly elevates your outdoor space.

Outdoor Speakers by Escape

Create a Thanksgiving Tablescape for Outdoor Dining

What is a Thanksgiving meal without a proper centerpiece or tablescape? While not directly related to the food part of the meal, a fall-themed tablescape can really bring ambiance to your patio party. Adding elements of nature can really tie the whole outdoor meal theme together.

As part of your tablescape preparations, consider the types of flatware and dinnerware you will use. Avoid using paper plates or lightweight plates that might fly away in the wind. If you will have lots of children at your patio party, you may want to use durable dinnerware that can survive a fall or spill. This is doubly true if your outdoor space features lots of concrete or stone fixtures.

If you are looking to get crafty with your tablescape and centerpiece, consider making your own using elements from your local craft store. Cornucopias are always a classic hit, but maybe you are in the mood for a fall-themed wreath to hang on the door? There are so many options for sprucing up your dinner table, so focus on the ones that are fun and inviting to friends and family.

Fall Designs for Comfort and Style in Your Backyard Patio

Deep Seating Collections are all the Rage for This Season

Summer has come and gone in the blink of an eye this year. This unprecedented pandemic and subsequent lockdown have made the once glorious months of summer fly by. While we will long for the warm days playing at the beach or camping in nature, we can take comfort in knowing that an even better season has arrived to fill the void. Fall is here in full force and is changing everything in its path (especially the trees).

Fall weather is emblematic of comfort and coziness. The days are beautiful and the evenings are lovely to enjoy in your backyard patio. It is the perfect time to grab a cozy warm blanket, a cup of your favorite hot beverage, and a good book to read while you take in an autumn sunset. The only thing missing from this romantic image of fall is an inviting patio space and comfortable, deep seating furniture collections to enjoy it on. That’s where we come in. Here are a handful of ideas you can use to spruce up your patio and make the most of the changing season.

Deep Seating Outdoor Furniture

There is something so relaxing about lounging outdoors in a comfortable chair. The idea of a hammock has always seemed fun, but they never are quite as comfortable as you hope they’d be. Instead of trying to figure out how to tie a string between two trees, consider investing in an outdoor furniture set that has deep seated comfort built in. There are several options for deep seating, from sofas, to love seats and lounge chairs. These pair nicely with outdoor accessories like ottomans and coffee tables to really tie your outdoor room together.

The Best Bang for Your Buck: Wicker Weave Furniture Sets

Starting our list off strong is the best all-around value set for your backyard. The Frances 5- Piece Wicker Weave Seating Set is not only affordable, it also is made of a weather resistant resin wicker that can stand up to the toughest of mother nature’s elements. The color scheme and design are elegant and neutral, making it perfect for a wide variety of patio designs and decor. The couch offers an incredibly deep-seated comfort and is a great place to entertain guests or relax with your loved ones.

Frances 5- Piece Wicker Weave Seating Set

If you are looking for something that is just a tad more upscale in design and offers the same durability and comfort, check out the Antigua Wicker Deep Seating Set. The PVC-Resin material has an elegance about it that regular plastic lacks. Both come with a 5-year warranty for your peace of mind.

Antigua Wicker Deep Seating Set

Class Meets Comfort: Handcrafted Aluminum Furniture Sets

When it comes to class, quality, and comfort, these handcrafted aluminum furniture sets do not disappoint. The Madrid Cushion 7-Piece Seating Set is the perfect set for backyards set in a hotter climate (or themed decoratively as such). Dark and neutral tones bring out the earthy and outdoor feel of this set. This furniture would feel right at home in a Tuscan or Ranch style patio.

For a more modern approach, take a look at the Trento Cushion 6-Piece Deep Seating Collection. This handcrafted collection features lines and colors that are much more modern. They pop in a beach setting, garden or extremely modern home design and are handcrafted with spectacular style and a modern aesthetic for any patio, terrace or pool side deck.

Trento Cushion 6-Piece Deep Seating Collection

If comfort is more important to you, look no further than the Belle Epoque 5-Piece Crescent Deep Seating Collection or the Madrid 4-Piece Crescent Deep Seating Collection. Madrid is a collection of style, quality, and value for the Old World design.

Versatile Designs: Powder Coated Aluminum Furniture Sets

The furniture sets in this category are the definition of value, versatility, and comfort. These powder coated aluminum structures support a wide variety of comfortable cushions that can be tailored to match the design of your outdoor space. If you are looking for an all-around solution for your patio, check out the Kenzo Seating, Corsica Seating, Lucia Seating, or Lakeside Cushion Deep Seating Collection furniture sets.

Kenzo Seating

One of the more unique and homey-looking sets in this category is the Seattle Deep Seating Collection. The powder coating on this set has been shaped and stained to look like weather faux driftwood and is so kitsch it could be straight out of a Nicholas Sparks movie.

If you are going to be entertaining a large number of guests, you will likely need a couch that is big enough to accommodate the extra seating needs. The Urban Retreat 4 Piece Sectional is ready to serve with an extra-long couch and connecting loveseats to ottomans. This is the perfect couch for watching a movie outdoors.

Urban Retreat 4 Piece Sectional

The best part is that all of these furniture sets come with a 15-year warranty, so there is no safer place to invest your patio furniture money for the long term.

Warmed by the Hearth: Furniture Sets for Fire Pits

An ever-popular trend for backyard patios is the fire pit. Making s’mores and telling ghost stories are just some of the fun things you can enjoy when you install a backyard fire pit. There are options for both gas and wood burning pits and you can’t really go wrong with either. The price and construction requirements will likely determine what set up is best for your patio.

Once you have your pit, you’ll need a good hearty patio furniture set that can stand up to high temperatures. The Park Place 7-Piece Cushion Seating Collection is a great set for a patio fire pit. Its handcrafted aluminum frame has been treated to be heat resistant so it’s not only durable, but also resistant to heating up to an uncomfortable temperature. Several fabrics are available which are naturally flame retardant in case of a runaway ember.

Dining in Nature: Outdoor Kitchen Furniture Sets

One of the best parts of having an outdoor patio is the idea of an outdoor kitchen. They come in all shapes and sizes, with varying functions based on your culinary preferences. Barbecues, smokers, grills, cocktail bars; the possibilities are endless. Focusing on the cooking aspect of your outdoor patio kitchen is only half the battle; you also need to consider where you’ll be eating your delicious food.

If you love to cook and enjoy your meals while taking in a breath of fresh air, you’ll need a set of patio furniture that is centered around traditional tables and chairs. Look for a furniture set like The MAD Fusion 5-Piece Lounge Collection to keep you comfortable during your outdoor dining experiences. The stainless-steel frame is heavy and comfortable, improved by the high-density polyethylene lumbar support seating. It has a central table for a focus on food and drink along with a set of chairs that bring the whole group together. Best of all, this product has the longest warranty of all at an astonishing 20 years.

Tying Your Whole Outdoor Room Together

After you have chosen the perfect outdoor patio furniture set for your home, it is time to begin filling in the decorative gaps between the other elements of your yard. Here are some hot design trends for this fall season.

Outdoor Lighting: Proper lighting can really make your outdoor space feel inviting. If you are looking for a more traditional lighting set up, try a ceramic outdoor light. They are affordable, durable, and most importantly, portable. These lights are aesthetically pleasing and can illuminate a large space.

For a more elegant approach, try string lighting. The medium sized round bulbs are a popular trend this year and can make your backyard patio feel magical. The light is also soft and nonintrusive to neighbors.

Breakfast Patio: People are working from home in larger numbers than ever before because of the pandemic. As a result, less people are having to eat breakfast on the way to work or grab a doughnut at the office and can actually enjoy eating a nice meal. Why not enjoy your breakfast and coffee from your own outdoor breakfast nook? A small table, a few comfortable chairs, maybe an umbrella, and you have a cozy little place to start your day off on the right foot.

Unique Seating: Another hot trend right now is adding unique or funky pieces of furniture to your patio. Hammocks are always in for people who enjoy them, but porch swings have seen a recent uptick in popularity. Traditional porch swings are easy to use and pretty affordable, but people have gotten quite creative with what can be used as a swing. While it may not be for your average backyard dweller, swinging sofas have become a thing amongst those who have the proper space for it. It sounds strange, but also incredibly comfortable.

However, you do it, take the time to spruce up your outdoor patio this year. We are all spending more time at home but that doesn’t mean you have to stay inside. Let All American Outdoor Patio help you build your ideal patio space for this fall season and don’t forget to ask about of free custom design assistance.

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. 

Is March the Best Time to Buy Patio Furniture?

Large terrace patio with rattan garden furniture in the garden on wooden floor

Everyone loves a great patio.

It’s a place to be outdoors while still at home (who doesn’t love that?). It’s a place to host BBQs, parties, tend to the garden, or watch the kids in the pool.

It’s also one of the top outdoor upgrades you can make to your home, according to realty experts. An 18′ X 20′ patio that costs $7,200 can earn you a 69 percent ROI. That’s a fantastic value to your home.

But, you need functional accessories out there. When’s the best time to buy patio furniture, so that you get the highest quality at the most affordable price?

We discuss the details in this tell-all guide. Grab a fresh-squeezed lemonade and settle in! Soon, you’ll be enjoying that drink on your brand-new patio furniture.

Why March Is the Best Time to Buy Patio Furniture

Arizona is starting to jump headfirst into some beautiful weather. Rather than spending the day indoors, it’s time to deck out your patio with the best furniture and hang out in your backyard. Grab a book, take a nap, or just watch the flames dance in your firepit.  

Whatever your reason for wanting patio furniture, March is the time to buy.

Weather reports show that between February and March, the most significant jump from relatively colder weather to relatively hotter weather occurred. Suddenly, everyone wanted to slide open their doors and breathe in the fresh air.

So, temperatures aside, why else is now the best time to buy patio furniture?

  • To observe and enjoy the changing of the seasons
  • March typically has a surplus of deals available, due to the weather
  • Prices are affordable because they’re not inflating due to supply and demand problems
  • You can avoid shipping delays that are bound to happen in the busier season in spring

If you wait until the heart of springtime, you can bet your bottom dollar you’ll face higher pricetags (with fewer specials going on), higher wait times for delivery, and the potential for fewer options. That patio set you’ve had your eye on for weeks may sell out if you don’t invest now.

At All American Outdoor Living, we’re currently offering a St. Patty’s Day special that’ll bring your patio to life without breaking the bank.

Types of Patio Furniture You Need

When it comes to shopping for patio furniture, you have a few options.

You can shop by brand name, getting every piece from that label, or you can mix-and-match various labels. Many brands offer patio collections so that you can choose from an already-curated selection of patio furniture options. These collections make the decision process simple and straightforward, simply:

  • Choose an inspiring collection
  • Mix-and-match different fabrics, finishes, and sets

If you have trouble choosing, that’s what our designs are here for!

What size and type of patio furniture you get largely depends on your taste and the size of your patio. Regardless, you’ll need a few key pieces to tie the whole look together (you don’t want it scattered). Some patio necessities include:

  • Outdoor seating 
  • Patio tables
  • Patio shade, such as umbrellas or retractable awnings

You can even choose to invest in extras like patio kitchen equipment or an outdoor fire pit. Outdoor fire pits are great because you can position the furniture around it, making a beautiful U-shaped layout, for example.

Speaking of accessories, there’s plenty more you can do to beef up your patio along with your new furniture. To make your set-up look natural, lived-in, and unique, consider adding some cool extras. These ideas include:

  • Outdoor cushions (perfect for taking that afternoon nap)
  • Outdoor lighting (a necessity for nighttime hangs)
  • Outdoor rugs
  • Planters
  • Small end tables (for drinks, candles, magazines, plants)
  • Planters
  • Throw pillows
  • Speakers (for all the parties you’ll be throwing!)

If you’re going to get patio furniture, you may as well deck out the whole space while you’re at it.

Where to Get High-Quality Patio Furniture at a Reasonable Price

Now that you’re ready to buy, and you know what you need, how do you know who to buy from? These are valid concerns—after all this, you don’t feel like wasting your money on anything subpar.

Here are a few questions to consider when finding a furniture supplier that can get you what you want:

  • How long have they been in business? Outdoor Living has been in operation since 1973!
  • Do they offer free patio design assistance? This is crucial to those who are at a loss for inspiration
  • Do they provide financing options for those who need or want them?
  • Do they have a large selection of brands, styles, and prices?
  • Do they also sell patio extras, like fire pits, pillows, rugs, and the like?

Outdoor Living has a 12-month, interest-free financing option. It’s incredibly rare to find such a great deal on patio furniture—even when there aren’t specials going on. We also provide free white-glove delivery, another rarity in furniture stores.

Additionally, we have a massive collection featuring tons of high-end brands, as well as unique, lesser-known brands (so you don’t have the same patio furniture as your neighbors). 

The Time Is Now

There’s no better time of year than now.

March offers clear benefits—great selections, great prices, great weather. It’s the best time to buy patio furniture!

We’ve got fantastic deals going on—but you have to act quickly. Our St. Patrick’s Day deals don’t last forever. Until March 31st, enjoy 70 percent off select items. 

After that, contact us for all your patio needs, or browse our various patio collections online. We’re always ready to get you set-up with the best backyard!

2020 Guide to the Best Outdoor Furniture Brands

The warm months evoke memories of spending time with family and friends outdoors, which is why you need to choose patio furniture made by the best outdoor furniture brands in the business.

From conversation sets to lounge chairs, a high-quality piece of patio furniture should always blend style with durability and comfort.

Read on to discover more about some of the best outdoor furniture brands for 2020 so you can find the perfect pieces for your home.

Mallin Casual Furniture Brings Comfort and Style Together

When it comes to comfort and style, Mallin is one of the most respected brands in the industry. Starting at $1,995, Barletta by Mallin features an ultra-plush, modern design that’s perfect for modern patio spaces. This contemporary furniture is in limited quantities, which makes it a highly sought after brand.

The classic sling furniture from Mallin blends timeless designs with reliable, durable construction. You can easily move pieces around your patio, and their deep cushion lounge chairs offer incredible comfort for lounging and spending time outside with family and friends.

For classic modern design that you can add to a patio or deck space, look for the Albany collection by Mallin boasting rich, deep colors. If you prefer something a bit more timeless, the Terraza collection adds a classic element to your favorite outdoor space.

Sunset West: One of 2020’s Best Outdoor Furniture Brands

Sunset West manufactures fine outdoor furnishings that boast ultra-plush comfort and intricate details. Their Monterey collection boasts beautiful, durable aluminum frames featured in a large-scale design.

A blend of casual-cool and laid-back vibes mesh with a touch of modern sophistication to make Sunset West furniture one of the most stylish and timeless brands available. Look for their assortment of comfortable seating options, sturdy tables, and seating pieces topped with thick cushions covered in Sunbrella fabric.

Trending: Tropitone

If you’re looking to spice things up around your patio, furniture from Tropitone is an excellent choice. This highly versatile brand boasts a wide array of styles to choose from that range anywhere from vibrant and tropical-inspired to sleek and contemporary.

Each piece made by Tropitone is crafted of the highest quality with sturdy, weather-resistant frames. Colorful cushions lend a vibrant element to your patio, and you can integrate them into any outdoor space with ease. 

For outdoor dining, Tropitone offers gorgeous sling chairs, sturdy and sophisticated tables, and a range of sizes to suit your needs. Conversation sets boast comfortable seating and some collections include tables with a built-in fire feature for added flair.

Get Modern with Furniture from Kingsley Bate

For those who appreciate contemporary style, Kingsley Bate is one of the best outdoor furniture brands on the market today. This revolutionary brand uses only the finest teak wood and crafts each piece using precise mortise and tension joinery for durability and style.

A combination of modern stainless steel and all-weather wicker gives Kingsley Bate furniture a distinctive aesthetic. Modern silhouettes on chairs and tables will transform the look of your patio with just one purchase. 

The blend of high-quality materials and fine craftsmanship means you’ll get a perfect blend of style and durability with every piece of furniture from Kingsley Bate. Warm wood tones blend beautifully with neutral cushions to give your patio a seamless look.

Take Care of Your Patio Furniture with Treasure Garden

With a wide range of high-quality, custom made and handcrafted patio umbrellas, Treasure Garden is a leader in the industry. The brand combines advanced technology with the newest color and fabric trends so your patio is always on point.

In addition to their stylish umbrellas, Treasure Garden also manufactures a wide range of patio furniture covers to help you protect your investment. Whether you need to protect an outdoor table or enjoy some shade, you’ll get what you need with a purchase from Treasure Garden. Their selection of large cantilevered umbrellas provides amazing cover to keep you cool in the sun.

Choose Polywood (HDPE) for an Eco-Friendly Choice

If you’re looking for new ways to go green this season, be sure to check out the selection of furniture by Polywood. This eco-conscious brand makes outdoor furniture from recycled milk jugs and plastic bottles, resulting in an extremely strong, weather-resistant selection of furniture.

Polywood offers modern designs and an endless assortment of colors to breathe new life into your patio. Their blend of sustainability and style makes them a leader in the outdoor furniture industry.

You’ll find everything from Adirondack and rocking chairs to durable tables from Polywood. Each piece is low-maintenance, resists damage from weather, and uses UV inhibitors to protect your furniture from fading in the sun.

Bring the Indoors Outside with Castelle Furniture

Castelle understands that your outdoor living space is just as important as the indoors, which is why the brand ensures that each piece is crafted of the highest possible quality. All items are inspired by nature, but they’re made from aluminum to ensure years of durable enjoyment.

Look for finishes featuring details like hand painting, hand polishing, and faux finishing that creates unique textures and deep hues for an exotic vibe. The wide selection of styles offered by Castelle ensures that there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Whether you’re a trend-setter or a classic furniture fan, Castelle has what you need.

Give Your Patio a Makeover with These Trending Brands

Whether you need a new outdoor dining set or some comfortable seating, browse the best outdoor furniture brands listed above to help you accomplish your goals. Each brand offers durable furniture made with attention to detail, and comfortable cushions allow you to sit back and relax in style all spring and summer long.

To shop our latest selection, visit our website today and contact us for more information so you can enjoy the patio space of your dreams.

10 Patio Rocking Chairs and Gliders You’ll Love in 2020

Brussel block design pavers on an exterior patio and summer living space with a covered gazebo, colorful petunias and comfortable seating

Do you love spending time outdoors? Are you looking to create a relaxing, peaceful space?

No outdoor oasis is complete without quality patio rocking chairs. 

Not only are these chairs comfortable, but also stylish and functional. Homeowners and guests alike can enjoy the comfort of rocking on one of 2020’s best patio rocking chairs and gliders.

Feeling overwhelmed by the countless choices? We’re here to help!

Keep reading for a breakdown of 2020’s newest patio rocking chairs and gliders to complete your space.

1. Ravello Cushion Double Glider

The Ravello line of outdoor furniture is synonymous with timeless beauty and traditional style. The Ravello cushion double glider is perfect for those who enjoy an oversized glider with plenty of cushion and comfort.

Designed by Robert Mainville, this glider puts a modern twist on the iconic porch swing. With RELAX plus® cushion technology, you won’t be disappointed when it comes to comfort or design. 

The wide arm support, luxurious seating, and proportioned frame offer comfort and style in one. If you enjoy hours of gliding in the peaceful outdoors, you’ll love the way the Ravello cushion double glider cradles your body. Thanks to the glider’s high backs, users experience just the right amount of support.

You can complete your collection with Ravello’s padded dining, seating, and bar chairs.

2. Ravello Padded Sling Double Glider

This sling double glider offers the same ease and comfort of the brand’s cushion double glider but with built-in padding. Instead of removable cushions, you’ll love this glider’s soft, durable padding that offers extra back support.

The oversized frame is aluminum construction with a powder-coated, weather-resistant finish. You can choose from numerous colors for both the powdered-coated frame and the sling material including 

When it comes to the appearance, this sling double glider offers a nice mix of ornate details and a more contemporary vibe. 

With pricing starting just under $1,000, you can’t beat the quality and durability of the Ravello padded sling double glider

3. Montreux Cushion Double Glider

Another popular line from Tropitone, the new Montreux cushion double glider brings the comfort of an indoor sofa, outdoors. 

If you’re looking for a stylish patio glider, look no further! The Montreux outdoor collection is named after an annual jazz festival held in Southern France. The soulful inspiration is clearly visible in the vibrant color options for both the aluminum frame and cushions. 

This collection beautifully blends extruded aluminum and cast aluminum detail for sturdy construction that is truly a work of art. 

Pair this cushioned glider with other Montreux products including sling, padded sling, and Woven-Wicker chairs. 

4. Montreux Padded Sling Double Glider

If you love the look of the Montreux glider but prefer a padded sling over traditional cushions, this new padded sling double glider is an obvious choice. The ability to use this glider in either a covered or open space makes it a versatile choice.

It offers comfortable seating for two and is perfect for any meeting or conversation area. Place the glider on your front porch, under your lanai or next to your pool.

The Sunbrella outdoor fabric is resistant to sun damage and fading, making it the perfect choice for those hot summer days or living full-time in warmer climates. The rounded, plush seating air dries quickly. 

The sling design of this glider also has an extra layer of fabric to add to its durability. 

5. Montreux Sling Double Glider

Some people prefer a fully-sling style patio glider without any cushion. The Montreux sling double glider showcases all the same features as the brand’s other patio rocking chairs without the added layer of padding.

The lack of padding on this sling double glider will reduce the price for budget-conscious shoppers without compromising quality or comfort. You’ll also have your choice of the same vibrant, jazz-inspired colors for both the frame and sling fabric as other gliders in the Montreux collection. 

6. Shoreline Sling Double Glider

Another stylish and comfortable sling double glider option comes to you from Shoreline. Easy to clean and perfect for use poolside or anywhere outdoors, this glider offers elegant style and relaxed comfort. Thanks to the sturdy, well-crafted aluminum, the Shoreline sling double glider will last you a lifetime. 

Perfect for your beach home, the glider’s graceful curves provide comfortable support for your arms and overall ergonomic design. The sling fabric draped across the seat and back frame provides full-body support. 

The shape of the gently curved back gives this glider a modern feel. 

7. Lakeside Padded Sling Double Glider

The new Lakeside padded sling double glider is scaled for today’s living, bringing the clean lines of interior seating, outdoors.

Do you love to entertain? Lakesides generous seating is perfect for large groups, families, and parties. If your outdoor space already has a rustic feel, you’ll love the rustic charm and simple elegance of this glider.

Choose from one of the gorgeous earthy tones for the frame finish and something warm and inviting for the sling fabric. 

The padded sling offers both comfort and durability. You can complete your outdoor space with Lakeside’s patio swivel rockers, dining chairs, ottomans, sofas, and recliners!

8. Corsica Sling Double Glider

If you’re looking for an outdoor patio glider that complements your existing furniture, look no further. The flowing curves and graceful design of the Corsica sling double glider offer a classic design perfect for any outdoor space.

The Corsica collection was designed by Peter Homestead and boasts durable and colorful powder-coated aluminum finishes. Colors range from snow and mocha to graphite and espresso. The sling fabrics come in a wide range of colors and patterns including mountain stone, sparkling water, and champagne. 

This sling double glider is sure to fit both your style and your budget, with pricing as low as $1,000.

9. Monterey Sling Loveseat Glider

The Monterey sling loveseat glider is perfect for anyone who enjoys vintage style and luxury living. This loveseat is the perfect complement to any luxury outdoor space.

Recognized for its style and design, this glider offers a fresh look that provides both comfort and quality. The aluminum frame is not only heat-resistant (making it perfect for warmer climates), but it’s also fully-welded and handcrafted. 

The glider’s architectural grade powder-coated finish comes in a variety of colors including polished white, matte gunmetal, and cast iron. The sling fabric also comes in a variety of designs and patterns like Augustine denim or pewter and Elevation stone. 

Thanks to UV-resistant fabric, you can swing on this glider for hours without worrying about the sun fading the gorgeous colors. 

10. Lakeside Woven Double Glider

There’s nothing quite like the woven design of the Lakeside woven double glider. Boasting both durability and design, you can choose from chestnut or a weathered gray weaves. 

The aluminum frame finishes include bronze mica, espresso, and mocha. The all-new Tropi-Kane™ Woven Seating System provides a generous seating surface for multiple guests. Easy to clean and durable, this glider will do well in either a covered or open outdoor area. 

If you’re looking to add to the collection, Lakeside’s outdoor patio furniture is also available in patio swivel rockers, dining chairs, an action club chair, settee, or recliner. 

Versatile Patio Rocking Chairs

With so many brands, styles, and colors to choose from, there’s a patio rocking chair for every taste. But what makes these particular gliders so appealing in 2020?


Not only can you choose the material, cushion, sling, and frame color, but most brands offer entire collections to complete the look. Mix and match gliders, chairs, dining sets, ottomans, and recliners! 

All materials are also high-quality, easy to clean, and weather-resistant, making them perfect for both covered and open outdoor areas. 

If your cushions began to fade or experience wear-and-tear, you can easily replace them for minimal cost. This guarantees your outdoor space stays looking fresh, clean, and new for years to come.

Glide Your Way to Relaxation

Whether you’re preparing to decorate your patio space or looking to give it a facelift, these patio rocking chairs are a perfect choice. Not only are they beautiful, but durable and comfortable too!

There’s something relaxing and intimate about slowly rocking on a two-seat glider with someone you love. These gliders are also perfect for entertaining and creating small intimate conversation areas throughout your space.

Ready to decorate your patio? Browse our patio accessories here! Escape speakers, lighting, plants, and tables will help you create an elegant outdoor look.

You can also check our blog for useful tips and advice on creating your own outdoor oasis.

Exploring the New Trend of Woven Rope Furniture


Over 66% of homeowners who take on outdoor projects use those spaces for relaxing, and 40% use it for entertaining.

You may not realize it, but your outdoor space is extremely important in your day-to-day life. So the pieces you choose to decorate your patio with is vital to your quality of life and comfort.

Whether you’re experienced at designing an outdoor space or are brand new to it, an area worth exploring is woven rope furniture. This is a new trend that you definitely don’t want to miss out on. Keep reading to find out more about this type of furniture.

Why Rope?

There are so many materials to choose from, so why rope?

Well, first of all, it’s an exciting material to use because the possibilities are endless. You can create highly contrasting looks, all from one type of material.

Not only that, but it’s useful in both decorative and structural applications. You can use rope all on its own without any modifications, or you can weave, warp, braid, or knot it, like in macrame.

Because it’s such a flexible and strong material, rope can be used in conjunction with other materials to give your pieces breathtaking looks. For example, you can apply it around aluminum, teak, and steel frames. As a result, you’ll get some of the most interesting pieces around.

What Is Woven Rope?

Woven rope is a type of textile that’s been around for thousands of years because of how strong it is. It consists of individual pieces of rope that are braided and/or twisted to make a bigger, more robust piece of rope. Most people recognize it in nautical settings.

Before we had modern technology and manufacturing processes, woven rope played an important part in our daily lives, as it allowed for us to have sturdy materials for transporting goods (such as baskets) or securing things (such as nautical ropes).

As we discovered newer, stronger materials, woven rope quickly fell by the wayside.

However, that’s not to say it doesn’t have a role in modern society. It’s actually making a huge comeback lately, considering you can make all sorts of designs with woven rope. This gives designers a lot more room for creativity, which is why this is such a new and exciting trend in furniture.

Benefits of Using Woven Rope

Now that you know a little bit about woven rope, here are a few benefits of choosing this material over others.

More Choices in Style and Color

When you pick furniture that has woven rope on it, you have an endless amount of styles, looks, and colors to choose from.

This is because with rope, you can adjust exactly how thick it is, and just by doing so, you’ll create a whole different aesthetic. For example, you can use very thick cordage so any person who looks at it sees multiple strands tightly braided together. Or you can have thin cordage for a more elegant look.

Also, you can choose between round or flat rope strands; if you choose flat, these pieces are called “strapping.” Within the strapping option, you can have it either braided or looped around the frame of your furniture.

If you’d like weaving that’s more intricate and precise, you have the choice of crocheted pieces. This can really upgrade the look of your patio in an instant.

Not only that, but you can also customize the colors, textures, and patterns for each design. As a result, you’ll get pieces of furniture that are truly unique, where no one else has the same exact ones.

It Can Be Weather-Resistant

Remember how we said woven rope was used in nautical settings? This means it can be highly resistant to wind, rain, and other bad weather.

You won’t have to worry about having to bring your furniture indoors or into a protected shed when there’s a slight bit of rain. Nor will you have to worry about it becoming sun-faded. You can trust that your woven rope furniture will last you for years.

Get a Touch of Nature

With many materials (such as aluminum and steel), they can have quite a cold feeling to them when placed in a natural setting such as your patio. This may make any piece seem out of place.

When you add bits of beautifully woven rope on these materials, it can soften them up and make them warmer. Drape a throw on the arm of a woven rope sectional, and your patio will look extremely inviting to all your guests. If you have a fire pit in the middle, then it can be just like camping in nature, but in the comfort of your backyard.

It’s Highly Customizable

As we mentioned above, woven rope is a very flexible type of material for furniture. When you work with an experienced designer, you can tell them exactly what you want, and they can bright your thoughts to life.

If you’re someone who wants pieces of furniture that are unique to your home, then woven rope is what you want. Not only is this a new trend in furniture, but it can also be highly personalized to individual tastes.

Get a Few Woven Rope Pieces for Your Outdoor Space

Woven rope is an elegant furniture style that is sure to upgrade the look of your outdoor space. Considering it uses natural materials, it’ll fit right in with your beautiful backyard.

By picking furniture that utilizes a new and stylish design, you can give your patio a makeover without having to redo the deck itself. So if you’re looking to refresh your outdoor space, woven rope furniture is just the way to do it!

Are you ready to decorate your patio with some great woven rope furniture? Then contact a designer now to discuss your vision!