We believe home design should be stylish and distinctive. Anchoring your outdoor area with a sofa or sectional can transform a space with lounge appeal. At Lulu and Georgia, our thoughtfully curated line of outdoor furniture is perfect for your home, beautifully blending form and function.
Outdoor couch seating is a must-have for a patio or terrace that plays host to fresh-air parties and lazy afternoons. If you like to spread out and drowse over a book or just need ample seating for pool days and summer soirees, an outdoor sofa is an essential lounge feature for company and comfort. Whether your patio is a year-round hangout or a seasonal gathering place, we have everything from outdoor wicker sofas to waterproof sectionals for an indoor-outdoor lifestyle.
Not sure what design fits your home best when shopping for an outdoor sectional or sofa? Don't worry, we have you covered. Check out a few tips below for inspiration and practical styling advice as you shop our curated line of outdoor furniture.
Find the Perfect Outdoor Sofa or Sectional for Your Space
Outdoor spaces are a fun place to let your designer's eye play. Longing for a Tuscan-inspired escape with a rustic teak sofa or going for that polished poolside feel with a modern outdoor sectional and matching chairs? No matter the look, you want to start with the practical in mind. When it comes to outdoor furniture, material matters.
You might opt for the flexibility of a lightweight aluminum frame design to keep a dynamic layout or go for an unexpected touch of luxury with the Phillipa Indoor / Outdoor Sectional Sofa—upholstered in olefin fabric. Olefin and other performance fabrics bring a practical appeal and soft touch to outdoor designs whether on removable cushions or fully-upholstered sofas and chairs.
Some modern outdoor sofas bring new materiality to a vintage look. All-weather wicker and performance fabric rope can offer the charm of woven designs with easy care and added durability. Others provide an updated look with timeless, naturally resilient materials—like the Isla Indoor / Outdoor Sofa with its teak frame cutting an angular silhouette in a modern outdoor sofa design. When it comes to wood frames, it is hard to beat the properties of a teak sofa. Teak contains oils that make it water resistant and incredibly durable for outdoor settings, taking on a silvery patina over time while still holding its quality.
One note on waterproof outdoor sectionals and sofas—these designs are an excellent option for an uncovered terrace or patio sofa, but always check the care instructions. Most outdoor furniture, including all-weather materials and waterproof outdoor sofas, should be covered or stored indoors during inclement weather. Why go waterproof? In addition to holding up better in the occasional rain shower, a waterproof sofa or sectional has other advantages—like letting you create a more seamless layout near a pool or sauna without worrying about wet seats or splash zones. But whether your outdoor lounge is a seasonal hang or a year-round extension of your living space, you always want to be prepared for the elements by buying covers or selecting lightweight designs you can stash away.
Tips for Styling Outdoor Couch Seating
The flexibility of outdoor spaces really lets you customize your design. No matter how big or small the area, there are endless ways to remix an outdoor patio sofa with a few accents to curate a fresh-air lounge you love. The best outdoor designs embrace their surroundings, seamlessly transitioning from interior spaces to the natural environment. Whether placing a sprawling modern outdoor sectional or tucking a small wood and wicker sofa—like this 54" Anson Indoor / Outdoor Sofa—into your balcony, the first step is to think about how you want to use this space.
Are you making the most of a small patio or terrace for quiet mornings and intimate evenings? A small sofa with an outdoor side table and some choice decor can transform the space into an inviting hangout. If you're working with a large, open area, you can use a sectional to help define the space or lay out an outdoor rug for a soft foundation that anchors the seating. We also love an outdoor coffee table or fire pit as a focal point for a conversational lounge.
Even in an open area, the layout has a huge impact on elevating the space. You want to make sure to leave walkways and proper space between pieces so it's not overcrowded or awkwardly spread out. Especially for a large element like a sofa, it's helpful to mark the footprint with painter's tape to see how it will fit in the space before purchasing.
However you decide to style it, remember that an outdoor sectional or sofa allows you the flexibility to showcase your design aesthetic. From a poolside hangout to an urban terrace, finding outdoor styles to buy for your look is all about blending unique style with functional bliss.When you shop for outdoor furniture at Lulu and Georgia, you'll find pieces that define and elevate the look and feel of your space. You can choose from our wide selection to find the perfect purchase, no matter what you're looking for. Check out our outdoor inspiration page for more ideas on creating stylish fresh-air spaces.Show Less