The Best Outdoor Sofas for 2022 (Chosen by Yardzen Clients)

Posted on April 19, 2022


Neighbor The Sofa couch on backyard deck

These days, building out an outdoor living space feels nearly as essential as its indoor counterpart. For one, outdoor furniture allows us to entertain guests safely. Second, it can tack extra square footage onto an indoor living space.

Like any living room, indoors or out, a sofa is central to design and function. As the leading landscape design firm, we’ve been able to crowdsource (via our clients) a list of the most popular outdoor sofas.

Out of over 42 sofas available from our retail partners, the following 10 are the most-loved in our clients’ landscape designs so far in 2022. These sofas are all popular because they are beautiful, durable, and easy to design around.

 

10 Outdoor Sofas Most-Loved by Our Clients

  1. RH Outdoor Balmain Teak Sofa: Most Versatile Sofa

  2. West Elm Portside Outdoor Sofa: Best Modern Farmhouse Style Sofa

  3. RH Outdoor Aviara Teak Sofa: Best Modern Teak Sofa

  4. Neighbor The Sofa: Best Overall

  5. Crate and Barrel Breton Metal Outdoor Sofa: Best Metal-Framed Sofa

  6. Rejuvenation Jasper Teak Sofa: Best Mixed-Material Wood and Metal Sofa

  7. RH Outdoor Capri Teak Sofa: Best Deep-Seat Sofa

  8. RH Outdoor Balmain Aluminum Sofa: Best Minimal Modern Style Sofa

  9. Crate and Barrel Abaco Outdoor Sofa: Best Wicker Sofa

  10. Crate and Barrel Walker Metal Sofa:  Best Boxy Sofa

 

Staff Picks:

  • Neighbor The Sofa: Best Overall

  • Serena & Lily Capistrano Sofa: Best Rattan Modern Bohemian Style Sofa

  • Terrain Meadowbrook Teak Base Wicker Sofa: Best Four-Seater Sofa

  • Yardbird Langdon Outdoor Sofa: Best Recycled-Material Sofa


 

01 Balmain Teak Sofa by RH Outdoor

Used in over 51 Yardzen designs in 2022 so far

Length: 68”

Price: $3,295


Balmain Teak Sofa by RH Outdoor

The Balmain Teak Sofa by RH Outdoor is our most popular outdoor couch. It works well in modern style landscapes, especially “moditerranean”—which our clients still request often. We also love that it’s responsibly-sourced teak. Teak is water and rot-resistant and beautiful, but can be problematic for the environment if not sourced properly

The Balmain Teak Sofa is available in weathered or natural teak and comes in longer lengths of 94” and 108”. This sofa is the shortest in our list of client favorites at 68”, but that means it can just seat 3 people comfortably, but could also be used in lieu of an outdoor loveseat in smaller spaces. Cushions are purchased separately as either Water-Repellent or Quick-Dry fill. RH Outdoor also sells furniture covers for all of their pieces to help ensure they last a lifetime.   


Backyard design render with Balmain teak sofa on paver patio with fire pit and lounge chair.

Our client in Antelope, CA opted to add the ottoman and lounge chair from the Balmain collection to create a cozy conversation set on their paved patio.


Florida patio design with Balmain sofa, modern fire pit, and bohemian rattan lounge chairs.

This landscape design for a small backyard in Lake Worth, FL mixed more informal lounge chairs with a Balmain outdoor sofa in Natural teak to create a modern bohemian landscape design on a large concrete slab patio.

 

02 Portside Outdoor Sofa in Weathered Gray by West Elm

Used in over 41 Yardzen designs in 2022 so far

Length: 75”

Price: $1,699


Portside outdoor sofa in weathered gray by west elm

The Portside sofa is our second most-loved outdoor sofa and is another modern-style staple (we’re sensing a trend). The weathered gray wood is especially popular with Yardzen clients and is the perfect look to complement modern farmhouse or moditerranean landscapes.

This collection is made with FSC®-certified wood (solid mahogany and eucalyptus) from responsibly managed forests, covered in a water-based finish for durability—the armrests and back of the sofa are perfect for placing drinks and won’t damage the wood!

Cushions are included with this sofa and are yarn-dyed and weather-resistant. Outdoor covers are available separately to ensure longevity of the patio furniture. West Elm’s Portside collection also includes a coffee table and lounge chair.


Backyard design with portside sofa and two matching lounge chairs on concrete slab patio.

This backyard design for our client in Marshfield, MA includes a poolside Portside Outdoor Sofa and two lounge chairs from the same collection around a modern fire pit.


Poolside covered seating area with outdoor fireplace, portside sofa, coffee table and modern black outdoor ceiling fans.

The weathered Gray Portside sofa really does look great poolside—here’s another backyard design for a client in Elkmont, AL using two Portside sofas between a pool and outdoor fireplace.


Second story balcony with slatted roof and portside sofa, two lounge chairs, and ottoman.

OK—the weathered gray version is most popular with our clients, but how beautiful is the driftwood set on this balcony design for a Santa Ana, CA homeowner?


The portside sofa and lounge chairs in an installed Yardzen yard.

Here is the driftwood set in a finished Yardzen yard.

 

03 Aviara Teak Sofa by RH Outdoor

Used in over 41 Yardzen designs in 2022 so far

Length: 72”

Price: $3,115 (Final Sale)


Aviara Teak Sofa by RH Outdoor

Our third most-loved outdoor sofa is yet another modern-style beauty made of legally-harvested teak from RH. This sofa also comes in 99” and 126” lengths, but the 72” is most popular with our landscape design clients. This sofa has a deep seat for outdoor furniture—30” compared to 21” or 27” of the first two sofas in our list. Cushions are sold separately in either luxury performance Limonta®, Perennials® or Sunbrella® fabrics.

The Alviara collection also includes a matching teak ottoman, coffee table, and dining armchair.


Courtyard design with concrete paver patio and teak outdoor sofa, lounge chairs, and coffee table with overhead string lights.

Our client in Kensington, CA loved her paved patio and outdoor living space designed with the entire Alviara teak patio furniture set on a patterned outdoor rug.


Decomposed gravel outdoor patio with teak sofa, lounge chairs, ottoman, and square fire pit.

This small backyard design in San Jose, CA uses the Aviara collection around a square modern fire pit for an informal style gathering space on decomposed gravel.


Backyard design with covered back deck and teak outdoor living room set.

This design for a Yardzen client in Austin, TX uses the Aviara sofa, ottoman, lounge chair, and coffee table with a neutral-colored deck, rug, home exterior, and plant containers for a relaxing modern minimalist-style backyard. 

 

04 The Sofa by Neighbor in Sunbrella Canvas

Used in over 36 Yardzen designs in 2022 so far

Length: 93”

Price: $2,500

With its modern teak frame (hello rounded legs!) and durable, mildew resistant Sunbrella cushions (the best of the best outdoor fabric) in canvas or coal-colored seat cushions, it’s easy to love this sofa for any outdoor space. It should come as no surprise that our clients in 2022 so far are loving the warm white canvas color over the coal, but we think they are both gorgeous.

The spacious teak frame is finished with a beautiful hand-stretched weather-resistant polyester rope back and stainless metal hardware. This sofa is a top choice amongst our staff as well, and is featured below in Yardzen’s Growth Director’s backyard. In her words: “A beautiful, functional, and incredibly well-made sofa that stands up to the elements. I want one for my interior too!”

The Sofa is long enough to be a 4-seater and is also available as a lounge chair, patio loveseat, or patio sectional—the coolest thing about Neighbor’s outdoor seating collection is that your piece can be customized to the number of seats you need!


Front porch design with The Sofa and two The Chairs by Neighbor

A functional front yard design for a Yardzen client in Oceanside, CA uses The Sofa and Neighbor’s outdoor chairs to create a beautiful social outdoor space.


The Sofa and two chairs in California backyard design.

The Sofa and two chairs from Neighbor create an outdoor lounge in this sunny Oceanside, CA landscape design.


Design with covered back patio with outdoor dining set, The Sofa from Neighbor, and lounge chair.

This ranch home in Concord, CA was transformed into a modern farmhouse complete with outdoor patio sofa, dining area, and lounge perfect for evening entertaining.

 

05 Breton Black Metal Outdoor Sofa by CB2

Used in over 29 Yardzen designs in 2022 so far

Length: 83”

Price: $959.20 (Sale Price)


Breton black metal sofa by CB2

We love the juxtaposition of this hi-gloss black frame paired with the simple, natural cushions of this 1960s inspired sofa. The metal, powder-coated graphic lines make it feel suited to modern and coastal settings and is very popular in our moditerranean style designs. Wherever it lands, the seat is spacious enough to share with a few people or, perhaps, the perfect lounge for one. The cushions also come with ties, so they won’t slip around as people come and go. 

The Breton sofa is available as an outdoor furniture set with matching lounge or dining chairs. CB2 also sells a water resistant sofa cover separately to protect your piece for a lifetime.


Concrete stepper patio with black metal outdoor sofa and lounge chair covered by black pergola.

This backyard design for a client in Oakland, CA uses the Breton sofa and black pergola to create a stunning contrast with lighter hardscaping and natural tones from the vertical slat fence and decking.


Two black metal outdoor sofas around a square fire pit on gravel patio.

Two Breton sofas create a simple but stunning fire pit seating area for a landscape design in Edinburg, TX.


Black metal patio furniture on front porch.

The Breton sofa and two matching chairs from the same CB2 collection look great on a front porch design in Raleigh, NC.


Paved courtyard and residential entrance with balck metal outdoor sofa and lounge chairs.

The Breton looks at home with patio chairs and pops of color from throw pillows in a courtyard between two units in Austin, TX.

 

06 Jasper Teak Sofa by Rejuvenation

Used in over 29 Yardzen designs in 2022 so far

Length: 94”

Price: $2,789 (Sale Price)


Jasper teak sofa by rejuvenation

Crafted from the highest quality FSC-certified teak, which naturally repels water and will develop a natural gray patina with age, this statement-making outdoor sofa is an heirloom-quality piece for your outdoor living space. We also love the lounge-worthy plush cushions and 30” deep seat, featuring Sunbrella® upholstery fabric, and the modern silhouette forged by the black metal frame.


Modern slab patio with dark slatted pergola and Jasper outdoor furniture set by Rejuvenation.

A Japandi-style hardscaped patio and outdoor living room designed with the Jasper sofa set including matching chairs and coffee table in Hurst, TX.


Backyard design with pool and outdoor furniture set on either end facing each other.

The best thing about the Jasper is that the view of the back of the sofa is almost as beautiful as the view from the sofa. Our client in Lantana, TX will enjoy both with this backyard design.


Concrete stepper patio with Jasper outdoor furniture and concrete bowl fire pit.

The Jasper sofa, matching chairs, and side table create a stylish scene in this Aptos, CA design with concrete stepper patio.

 

07 Capri Teak Sofa by RH Outdoor

Used in over 22 Yardzen designs in 2022 so far

Length: 72”, 90”, or 108”

Price: $3,595


Capri sofa by RH Outdoor

This contemporary-style sofa from RH Outdoor is visually striking and incredibly functional. It has the deepest seats on our list at 32” and has a frame constructed with teak and a weatherproof cord that resists fading, sagging, and cracking. The design is inspired by Japanese sudare screens and plays with texture, direction, and light in a beautiful way.

The Capri collection includes not only a sofa, but round or square side tables, dining table, dining armchair, coffee table, chaise, ottoman, lounge chair, and swivel lounge chair.


Backyard composite deck with Capri living room set and outdoor dining room.

The Capri sofa and lounge chairs are perfect on a sunny back deck in this Redondo Beach, CA backyard design.


Side yard design with Capri outdoor living room set and breezy overhead pergola and shade sail.

The Capri teak sofa comes in 141 special order fabrics, but clients love how whites, taupes, and other muted neutrals go with any outdoor decor, like this patio design for a client in Whittier, CA.


Backyard covered patio with Capri outdoor living room and dining room set.

The Capri isn’t just popular with our west coast clients! This poolside back patio design for our client in Lexington, SC has breezy coastal vibes.

 

08 Balmain Aluminum Sofa – 94” by RH Outdoor

Used in over 16 Yardzen designs in 2022 so far

Length: 94”

Price: $2,295


Balmain aluminum sofa by RH Outdoor

The Balmain aluminum sofa by RH Outdoor has the same cool curved silhouette of the super popular teak version, but in a dark powder-coated aluminum finish perfect for modern minimal style landscapes.


Bright wood backyard deck and matching pergola with black posts and black aluminum outdoor furniture.

This San Jose backyard design uses the black aluminum finish of Balmian outdoor furniture to complement black details on the pergola.


Balmain living room and dining room set in side yard design.

A Balmain outdoor living room and dining room set in a side yard design in Tacoma, WA is traditional and modern at the same time.

 

09 Abaco Outdoor Sofa with Graphite Cushions by Crate and Barrel

Used in over 16 Yardzen designs in 2022 so far

Length: 83.5”

Price: $1,999


Abaco Wicker Outdoor Sofa by Crate and Barrel

Crate and Barrel’s Abaco Outdoor Sofa looks right at home in traditional and modern bohemian designs. The outdoor wicker is weather-resistant and is handwoven with a “chunky, textural weave”, making it look much cooler than your grandparents’ wicker patio sofa.

Cushions are included, but sofa covers are sold separately and should be used in inclement weather to keep this piece lasting long and looking its best.

The Abaco collection also includes an ottoman, lounge chair, chaise, round dining table, and dining chair.


Abaco sofa and four lounge chairs on spacious back patio.

The Abaco sofa and four chairs in a roomy outdoor living room in a Los Altos Hills, CA design.


Lakeside outdoor stone patio with three Abaco Sofas and square fire pit at sunset.

A lakeside view is easier to enjoy with three Abaco sofas from Crate and Barrel in this  Plainfield, IL landscape design.


Weathered lakeside deck with teak adirondack chairs and Abaco sofa.

There’s something about a waterfront outdoor lounge that makes the Abaco sofa look so inviting. This design for a Yardzen client in Sausalito, CA is picture perfect.


Bohemian landscape design with wicker sofas, hanging chair and vine-covered pergola.

Proof that the Abaco works just as well in bohemian landscapes (especially with the White Sand cushions). This backyard design for a client in Atlanta, GA is modern boho at its best.

 

10 Walker Metal 3-Seat Sofa with Graphite Cushions by Crate and Barrel

Used in over 14 Yardzen designs in 2022 so far

Length: 90.25”

Price: $2,299


Walker metal sofa by Crate and Barrel

The Walker sofa by Crate and Barrel is a boxy contemporary favorite and also comes with Sapphire cushions, but our clients love this sofa in Graphite. The metal frame is aluminum with a powdercoat finish, and the included plump cushions are solution-dyed Sunbrella ® acrylic.

The Walker collection also includes a variety of outdoor sectional sofas, a loveseat, lounge chair, and ottoman.


Pool with umbrella and poolside metal outdoor sofa and longe chair.

A poolside Walker sofa and lounge chair with throw pillows make great use of space alongside a pool and outdoor umbrella in this Austin, TX landscape design.


Front yard design with metal outdoor sofa, high chairs, and round concrete side tables.

A San Diego, CA front yard is made modern with a metal Walker sofa and chairs.


Gravel backyard seating area with round black metal fire pit, outdoor sofa, two lounge chairs, and hydrangeas in containers.

A Yardzen client in Chapel Hill, NC paired a Graphite Walker sofa with two Sapphire Walker lounge chairs for pops of color around an outdoor fire pit.


Poolside outdoor living spaces with dining set and Walker metal outdoor sofa and lounge chairs.

A mod poolside patio contains two distinct outdoor living spaces in Los Angeles, CA—a dining room and living room with a Walker sofa and matching lounge chairs.


Backyard design with concrete stepper and gravel patio with Walker sofa and lounge chairs, raised herb garden, and fire pit.

A sunny rectangular backyard in Las Vegas, NV is reimagined with a bocce court, raised herb garden, and multiple outdoor seating areas using the Walker metal outdoor furniture collection in this Yardzen design.

 

Yardzen Staff’s Favorite Outdoor Sofas

Capistrano Sofa in Light Dune by Serena & Lily

Used in over 10 Yardzen designs in 2022 so far

Length: 80”

Price: $2,898 (On Sale)


Rattan Capistrano outdoor sofa by Serena and Lily

This wicker rattan beauty is not for everyone, but if you love modern bohemian style and want an outdoor sofa that will get noticed, this one is perfect. The frame is made from hand-wrapped resin over an aluminum frame and included cushions come with removable covers for easy cleaning. The Capistrano collection also features fun pieces including a hanging chair, daybed, and lounge chair.

Meadowbrook Teak Base Wicker Sofa by Terrain

Used in over 8 Yardzen designs in 2022 so far

Length: 111.4”

Price: $4,298


meadowbrook teak base wicker four seat sofa by terrain

Wicker is not dead! This sofa by Terrain mixes the traditional look of wicker with a teak frame—elevating this classic look for 2022. If you’re looking for a four-seater, the 111” width is perfect for four people to sit very comfortably, and is hard to find.

 

Langdon Outdoor Sofa in Silver by Yardbird

Used in over 8 Yardzen designs in 2022 so far

Length: 93”

Price: $1,970


Langdon Sofa by Yardbird

This sofa by Yardbird is not only another beautiful and versatile classic traditional outdoor sofa—the wicker is made using 50% intercepted ocean plastics. Yardbird is one of our favorite partners because of their commitment to sustainability. They’ve spent years collecting plastics “on beaches, waterways, and highly susceptible locations in the Philippines”—and use it to manufacture their furniture. 

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