Close your eyes and imagine... you're sprawled out on your hanging sofa bed, immersed in a good book, ice-cold lemonade in your hand. Ah, porch perfection. Splurge on this beauty (The Porch Swing Company, $1,747) or check out this impressive DIY version. Just make sure you use outdoor fabric.
Going for a chill vibe? This sofa version of the iconic beanbag chair is practically begging for a porch gathering (and a guitar-playing friend). All-weather upholstery means this relaxed sofa is equally at home on the porch or poolside. (Restoration Hardware, $1,295)
A retro home deserves a metal glider like this one. Choose from six vintage-inspired colors and add a coordinating single glider, chair or table to make your porch party-ready. (Grandin Road, $500)
Obsessed with all things modern? Bring the look outside with this timeless Kartell Magic Hole Sofa, designed by renowned French designer Philippe Starck. Made from lightweight polyethylene, this minimalist outdoor sofa is easy to move and easy to clean. (SwitchModern.com, $764)
You can't go wrong with a classic teak sofa topped with weather-resistant cushions. The hardest part of this purchase will be deciding on the cushion color — there are dozens to choose from. (Allegro Classics, $2,025)
West Elm's Tillary Modular Sofa includes weighted back cushions that let you arrange and rearrange seating configurations. (Face the sunrise in the morning, the sunset at night.) As your family grows (or you get more social), it's easy to add coordinated pieces for extra seating. (West Elm, $899)
Honestly, we don't think we're quite cool enough for this super-contemporary REPAST bench. But if you are, we'd like to be your friend and join you for cocktails on the porch. You provide the fire pit, we'll bring the s'mores fixings. Deal? (Haskell, $1,241)
Turn your porch into a resortlike oasis with this Smith & Hawken patio sofa. Clean lines, a soothing color and materials that stand up to the elements just might make this your preferred sofa. (Target, $539)
Simple yet chic, this faux wood glider is the perfect spot to unwind after a long day. Affordable and practical, this glider has the look of wood, but won't splinter, warp or rot. (Target, $143)
The Bubble Club Sofa, designed by Philippe Starck, boasts the lines of a traditional upholstered Chesterfield sofa but is actually made from lightweight, weatherproof polypropylene. (Wayfair.com, $927)
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