The sectional outdoor sofa has achieved the significance of a status symbol in North America. It is large, offers plenty of seating, the very thing that only a huge backyard or patio can accommodate. Or in other words, whoever has a large enough property to host one of these enormous pieces of furniture, certainly must be wealthy, at least if they live in a city with high home prices. Once we leave the city boundaries, large homes become more prevalent and with them, the new “American Dream”-product, the outdoor sectional.
Here are the latest trends for this kind of garden furniture. Up top, the chic circular design “Diamond” Max Furniture with an airy resin wicker frame and Sunbrella cushions. The set offers seating for 8 with a few different setup options. Unique are the marble table tops which are rare in outdoor furniture and give this item its elegant note. The resin wicker is carefully woven over the aluminum frame in an open fashion, leaving the seats looking very light.
The white wicker “Luna” on the other hand features tightly woven synthetic rattan. Clearly a trend; the white colour on this modern outdoor sofa. The design keeps reminding me of the late 1990’s iMac. With seating for 4, this set is on the smaller side, while still serving the main purpose of sectional patio furniture: chatting and interacting with friends and family. Rust-free aluminum frames and all-weather fabric make this a durable product for every garden or backyard.
Velago has a strong reputation in Canada for it’s modern design outdoor furniture. Deep seating sets like the “Grande” are immensely popular, not only for their trendy European style, but also for their functionality. With 7 modular seats, this product can be assembled into many different set-ups, be it sectionals or individual seats. If your space is limited, there is a good chance you can still make it happen with re-assembling the seats. The back cushions are made with a softer foam mix for more comfort. All cushion covers are removable and machine washable, a must in case you stay with the standard off-white fabric. Big advantage here, with the online sales only concept you get more furniture for less money.
The “Balmoral” deep seating group as offered on Wayfair truly looks like the comfy L-shape that you would have in your living room. With powder coated aluminum frames and quick dry foam cushions this sofa is home outside. The sleek look is achieved with large bottom cushions, an open face chaise as well as the low back rest, that is kept in outdoor fabric. Cushions and back rests are removable. With around $7,000 this is among the pricier sets. You decide, whether you feel wealthy enough to afford it. If you are planning to have guests over, you might actually want two of them, patio size permitting!