As soon as we get an inkling that warmer weather is coming, we’re itching to redecorate our outdoor patios, gardens, and terraces with the best outdoor lounge furniture we can afford to ensure we can enjoy the fresh spring air as soon as it comes in.
From fully functional outdoor kitchens and alfresco dining setups to lounge chairs next to an outdoor fire pit, creating your own outdoor lounge setting is a personal journey. Therefore, finding the right outdoor lounge pieces that work for your space, preference, and style is a task that shouldn’t be taken lightly.
How do you set up an outdoor seating area?
Before you start adding everything to cart, ensure you have a clear purpose and plan for your outdoor seating area first. Is it a place for relaxation or entertainment? Or is it primarily used for alfresco dining? Once you’ve figured out the purpose of your outdoor lounge setting, you can begin to think about the different furniture and decor pieces to consider.
- Measure your space – although this may seem obvious, measuring the amount of space you’re working with is crucial with any design job. You don’t want to overestimate your space and find yourself with a lounge set that is too big or small for your needs.
- Choose your furniture pieces – when looking for outdoor lounge furniture, finding water-resistant and hard-wearing pieces is a must. Along with durability, you want to ensure your outdoor lounge seats are sufficiently padded for comfort too.
- Choose your seating arrangement – find a way to add chairs, day beds and coffee tables that invite conversation and easy movement. The easier it is to enjoy your outdoor area, the more time you (and your guests) will spend there.
- Add some personality – an outdoor throw cushion can go a long way. Don’t be afraid to add your own personality with some thoughtful touches like a throw cushion, blanket or an outdoor coffee table lamp.
The best outdoor lounge sets to shop in Australia 2023
Ready to transform your outdoor space to become the favourite spot in the house? Below are our top picks of outdoor lounge sets that will take your outdoor living area to the next level.
Paddington sofa, Olan Living
Elevate your outdoor patio or balcony with this modern outdoor sofa from Olan Living. Designed for small apartments that are looking for outdoor pieces that provide a big impact, the Paddington sofa is equipped with the brand’s clever patented mechanisms, interchangeable backs, arms and tables that all rotate and lock at any desired angle, so you can create the perfect solution for your needs.
Mapa 7-seater wicker outdoor sofa dining set, Luxo Living
$939 (usually $1529)
Perfect for bigger spaces, this seven-seater wicker outdoor sofa dining set will take your patio to the next level. Whether you want to create the ultimate alfresco dining area for your family or you love hosting an outdoor BBQ with friends, this outdoor dining set from Luxo Living is a stylish choice you won’t regret.
Nuevo 4-seater wicker outdoor sofa set in light beige, Luxo Living
Elegant and modern, this four-seater outdoor lounge set features a combination of natural wicker and comfortable beige cushions that will look right at home in any coastal-themed abode. Crafted from weather-resistant polyester fabric and PE wicker, it’s made to last.
Sierra outdoor L-shape sectional sofa, Castlery
$2999 (usually $3339)
Bring natural elegance to your outdoor entertaining area with the Sierra outdoor L-shaped sectional sofa. This outdoor sofa features plump cushioned seats on a sturdy aluminium frame, all you need is a matching outdoor coffee table to create the ultimate outdoor oasis.
Malta build-your-own lounge set, Castlery
$2929 (usually $3427)
Brand new to the Castlery outdoor range, sink into the luxurious Malta setting this summer. Oversized, cosy cushions paired with a durable wicker basketweave design. Weather-resistant fabric in neutral tones brings an elegant, textured look to your outdoor space, while organic curves will offset the rectangular shapes of swimming pools and fencing in your backyard.
Covey 3-seater sofa, Early Settler
$1649 (usually $2099)
This comfy three-seat outdoor sofa from Early Settler will turn your outdoor garden into a place for entertaining and relaxation – especially as the days become longer and warmer. Store in the shade or under covers when not in use.
MANLY outdoor package, Freedom
$1399 (usually $1699)
Turn your outdoor garden or patio into a resort-like seating area with this attractive outdoor seating package from Freedom. Featuring two oversized armchairs and a side table that is expertly crafted from Acacia timber, it’s a sturdy and stylish addition to your home. Plus, with its plush foam and fibre cushion, all-day comfort is now a reality.
4-seater Carter outdoor lounge set, Temple & Webster
$1799 (usually $1999)
Looking for a contemporary and minimalist outdoor lounge set? Consider your search over with the Carter outdoor lounge set by Temple & Webster. Crafted from Acacia wood which is naturally scratch, mould, UV and water-resistant, it is the perfect pick for outdoor furniture. Plus, this set includes a sofa, a coffee table, and two armchairs, so you can get straight to lounging in your backyard without a fuss.
York Street Gerard outdoor 2-person lounge set, Temple & Webster
Perfect for balconies or smaller outdoor gardens, this two-person lounge set from York Street will be your go-to spot for morning coffee or afternoon tea. Just add your own throw blanket and a good book to the mix, and you’ll be good to go.