10 Sofas you can actually put on your front porch
If the words "porch sofa" remind you of that ratty old couch on your front stoop in college, you're in for a nice surprise. Today's stylish outdoor sofas, benches and gliders provide the ideal spot to relax with a glass of wine and socialize with friends and neighbors.
Romantic: Hanging sofa daybed
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.
Cozy: Beanbag sofa
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)
Retro: Metal glider
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)
Sleek: Philippe Starck modern sofa
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)
Classic: Teak patio sofa
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)
Modular: Tillary outdoor sofa
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)
Contemporary: Steel and hardwood bench
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)
Posh: Brooks Island Wood Patio Sofa
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)
Casual: Threshold front porch glider
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)
Unexpected: Kartell Bubble Club Sofa
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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