20 Ideas of Comfortable Outdoor Sofas

The furniture you use for your outdoor area has a great impact to the way it looks.

If you might have noticed, there are more and more people who are into travelling and doing outdoor activities – whether it is in the beach or even in mountains. For people who do not have the time or chance to really go out of the city, hanging out with your friends at home may somehow be the answer to those things you wanted to do outside work.

With that in mind, we have created a list that covers a few outdoor photos that will allow us to see what we can do with our outdoor spaces to encourage people and friends to come over and hang out with us. The spaces showcase awesome furniture set that you can add to your outdoors for additional seating and comfort. Take a look at the spaces and pick a favorite!

outdoor sofas

1. Bayshores

Garden Studios

Garden Studio

First up, a grey sofa set was added to this outdoor space. Aside from creating enough seating space for the home owners, this living room set somehow created a bubble where people can choose to hang out in every time they prefer to enjoy the outdoors.

2. Beach House II

Palmer Coast

Bruce Palmer Coastal Design

This outdoor beach house space is somehow similar to the photo above that is beside a fireplace. The sectional added to this space has a wonderful color to it, but personally, I would prefer a darker shade for the outdoors just because I think maintaining it would be a tad effortful than usual.

3. Bedford Gardens

Bedford Gardens

Nash Baker Architects

Now this is another example of an outdoor seating because this is beside the swimming pool; I mean, not that chairs beside the pool is different from the ones beside fireplaces or whatnot, but chairs or sofas close to the pool is best because every now and then we actually need a place to sit in or leave our dry clothes or our phones.

4. Crooner Oasis

Crooner Oasis

Nicholas Rosaci Interiors

This outdoor seating sure looks fun because of the colors you can see in it – the oranges, the blues and blacks. I love how they really mixed and matched the colors in here to make it really look fun and interesting. The fact that this seating is just behind the window allows the parents to see their kids easily when their friends are over.

5. Chelsea House

Chelsea House

Nash Baker Architects

I totally love the color of this sectional; it matches the color of the umbrella seen on the side. I know that there is not much to do in this space. It’s small but maybe a small grill would do while your friends come over and drink some beer and eat barbecues. With the view of the sky, I imagine the guys from How I Met Your Mother or The Big Bang Theory when they hang out in the roof deck.

6. Gordon

Rolling Stones

Dean Herald-Rolling Stone Landscapes

I featured this outdoor in another list before only that it featured another thing from this home. Here is one black and white seating area with the best and comfortable place I think this outdoor space has; even with the swimming pool in the background; but I know, it might just be me.

7. Grand London Residence

Grand London

Cochrane Design

A stunning black and white sectional at the side of the house with a fireplace – I can’t say for sure of this fireplace is functional or decorative but it sure is a great addition to this outdoor space. Prayer meetings or small get togethers are great for this place.

8. Grasping Graffiti

Grasping Graffiti

Chicago Green Design Inc.

This is space is one fascinating space to be in. The graffiti on the wall – with all that colors, it surely attracts attention and I think it’s always a great thing right? Both for the home owners and the visitors who would be coming over every now and then.

9. Green Home

Green Home

Kemp Hall Studio

Now I know that the location of this furniture set is not too ideal – no covers for one bit and all that, but since it seems like the material of the chairs are created to withstand sun and rain so adding them in there is okay. The color of the cushion is in white, so it surely looks great – maintenance is a different thing.

10. Hampton

Hampton Productions


Patio Productions has a couple of furniture design that I think are really nice and quite fashionable. I know that it might seem like a stretch for me to say that they are fashionable but I think that you would agree that their designs are actually pretty and people loves them. The designs may even seem simple, but believe me, they sure are stunning.

11. High Style Family Retreat

Fifth Season

Fifth Season Landscape Design & Construction

If you wanted a beautiful hedge like this one – well, go get one! I know that there are a couple of professionals who can actually help you do them for your house. I like how the wooden hedge and the sectional base and the wooden flooring are just really lovely. I mean, I can totally live with it!

12. Jane Street Townhouse

Jane St

Dufner Heighes Inc.

Talk about a fun and quite festive roof deck! The colors in here may just be green, blue and white but this space sure looks fascinating and really pretty. Although the view doesn’t really shout perfect, but I think that is still something worth the look.

13. Leona

Leona Forever


This outdoor seating set sure looks comfortable and pretty. The colors are simple and pretty much ordinary when you think about it; but they surely go well for any space – the colors are neutral, the design is comfortable and if you can notice, the colors of its surroundings quite make it complementary with each other.

14. Petite Pad

Petite Pad

Chicago Green Design Inc.

The color of the sky is just as ravishing as the color of the cushions in the sectional in this rooftop. The tables in here sure are a lot; I got confused for one bit but notice that the table closest to the sectional is a fire pit. Pretty cool right? Having things that are multi-purpose things for the house is just fun and cool.

15. Shiflett Residence

Shiflett Residence

Mark Tessier Landscape Architecture

What do think about having a simple-looking sectional by your swimming pool? I know that I mentioned a couple of times that adding cushioned chairs or sofas by the swimming pool is not a great idea unless the material of the said cushions are waterproof or at least water-resistance.

16. Revelry at the Penthouse

Revelry Penthouse

Chicago Green Design Inc.

The awesome umbrellas paired with this beautiful seating in here. The fire pits in here sure looks stunning and ideal for the nights when you just want to invite friends over for long talks and wine. Did I mention that this space also has a spectacular view? Oh because, it sure has.

17. Soto House

Soto House

Chicago Green Design Inc.

A beautiful and comfortable-looking sectional in the rooftop. What more can a homeowner ask for, right? Preparing for parties in here will be no problem, but for homeowners who spends the night alone, this rooftop could be a great place for solace when you just want to have that me time.

18. Roscoe Village

Roscoe Village

Chicago Green Design Inc.

I know that we are talking about seating available in the market for our outdoors, but I think that we should also take notice at the wonderful fire pit seen above the coffee table. What do you think about it? Fancy this one? I know I do.

19. Ten Residence

Ten Residence

Mark Tessier Landscape Architecture

The sectional in this outdoor space is quite a pretty sight. The color is just exquisite; it’s easy to manage and maintain. If you ask me, I think that the added fireplace in the center that serves as a coffee table is an added treat for this place. I love the fact that this space has lanterns too.

20. Wicker Park Rooftop Getaway

Park Roof

Chicago Green Design Inc.

I know that this last photo has the sofa a bit farther than I hoped it should have been; but I wanted for you guys to see that there is another set of sofa and chairs that is available in this area for more seating. I would guess that this area is used for small gatherings like barbecues Wednesdays or wine night.

There you have it – a list of the awesome 20 Ideas of Comfortable Outdoor Sofas that I think you can always check for reference. The designs of the sofas, sectionals or armchairs in this list are quite charming. They appeal to people like me who wants to actually hang out in the outdoors even when it just means staying at home. If you want more inspiration, check out the 20 Wonderful Outdoor Garden Furniture Ideas in Wood and tell us what you think!

Bonus Video: Making an Outdoor Sofa with Storage