Outdoor furniture has come a long way in recent years, and there are now plenty of exciting outdoor design ideas to choose from. Whether you’re looking for comfortable furniture for your garden or patio, or you want to create an outdoor entertainment area, there are plenty of options to choose from.
One of the latest trends is for modular outdoor furniture, which allows you to create different configurations to suit your space. This is perfect if you have a small garden or patio as you can make the most of the available space. You can also find modular furniture in various materials, including wicker, metal, and plastic, so it’s easy to find something that suits your style.
If you’re looking for comfort, then cushioned outdoor furniture is a great option. There are lots of different designs available, and you can even find water-resistant cushions if you live in a particularly rainy area. For maximum comfort, look for furniture with built-in recliners or armrests so you can really relax in your garden or on your patio.
If you love entertaining guests, then you’ll need to think about creating an outdoor entertainment area. This might include a BBQ area, a pool house, or even just a seating area where you can chat and enjoy the views. Outdoor lighting is essential for this kind of setup, so make sure you have plenty of bright lights to create a welcoming atmosphere.
We have 10 outdoor design ideas with comfortable furniture and plenty of entertainment capabilities to inspire you.
1. Los Altos New Residence by Outer Space Landscape Architects and Klopf Architecture
Los Altos New Residence has an outdoor design idea with comfortable furniture and plenty of entertainment capabilities to let the house’s inhabitants enjoy the outdoors. Besides comfortable furniture, this outdoor area is also completed with a fire pit and a pool.
Photographer: Mariko Reed
2. Glenhaven Residence by Abramson Architects
An outdoor design idea with comfortable furniture and plenty of entertainment capabilities in this big house is about creating a cozy outdoor area with a warm atmosphere. Glenhaven Residence by Abramson Architects has a big fire pit and a small pool as well on its outdoor area.
Photographer: Jim Bartsch
3. ACK House by Studio AG Architecture
If you love nature, try this outdoor design idea with comfortable furniture and plenty of entertainment capabilities. ACK House by Studio AG Architecture sets its outdoor area in a natural setting by adding a lot of plants around the pool and pool deck.
Photographer: Ricardo Bassetti
4. House in Okolitsa by Kerimov Architects
House in Okolitsa by Kerimov Architects has an inviting outdoor area. The outdoor design idea in this modern house is about creating a cozy outdoor area with complete comforts. There is a seating area with cozy furniture and a fire pit and an outdoor dining spot to enjoy meals and views at the same time.
Photography: Kerimov Architects
5. Fire Island House by Andrew Franz Architect
The outdoor design idea in Fire Island House by Andrew Franz Architect is about using wood as the main material to design the outdoor part of the house. There is a pool, a cozy seating area, an outdoor grill, and also pots of plants.
Photographer: Albert Vecerka/Esto, Tria Giovan for Summer to Summer by Vendome Press
6. Old Orchard by BMA Architects
Old Orchard by BMA Architects is a modern house that has an inviting and awesome outdoor area. The outdoor design idea in this house is about creating a sheltered outdoor family and dining area. Some outdoor chaise lounges are also added to the pool deck for extra comfort.
Photographer: JOSHUA MCHUGH
7. The Lookout – Mountain Home by rowland+broughton
This outdoor design idea with comfortable furniture and plenty of entertainment capabilities is perfect for a big house with a big outdoor area. The Lookout – Mountain Home by rowland+broughton has an inviting outdoor complete with a cozy seating area, a fire pit, an outdoor dining area, and greenery.
Photography: Brent Moss, Steve Mundinger
8. Ferry Road by Blaze Makoid Architecture
The outdoor design idea in Ferry Road by Blaze Makoid Architecture is about taking full advantage of the outdoor views as much as possible. This idea is achieved by adding comfortable furniture to create an outdoor seating area and an outdoor dining area. A big fire pit is also added for a warm atmosphere.
Photographer: Joshua McHugh
9. House Mosi by Nico van der Meulen Architects
House Mosi by Nico van der Meulen Architects has a large backyard with plenty of entertainment capabilities. The outdoor design idea in this big house is about creating a cozy outdoor area with complete outdoor elements such as a pool and comfortable furniture for outdoor seating.
Image Source: Nico van der Meulen Architects
10. Laurel Hills Residence by Assembledge+
The outdoor design idea in Laurel Hills Residence by Assembledge+ is about creating a large outdoor seating area where all family members can enjoy the outdoors together. Comfortable furniture and a fire pit are added to complete the enjoyable moment.
Photographer: Matthew Millman