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The Best Outdoor Furniture for your New Orleans Home

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Gone are the days of flimsy lawn chairs and bamboo sofas. Today, as more people want to entertain outdoors, patio furniture is becoming more elevated and durable. This is good news for those of us in New Orleans, as the tropical heat and rain can ruin even the nicest of furniture. All of these pieces will stand up to the worst weather—and party guests. Mix and match or buy as a collection to create an inviting and comfortable outdoor space.

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Hot Mesh Lounge Chair with Ottoman, $449, Modern Market, modernmarketlifestyle.com

We love this modern and edgy chair featuring a geometric pattern. The vibrant colors are youthful and funky, the tube frame is light, and the chairs are stackable, making them convenient and fun.

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Blow Collection Sofa, $1,535, Villa Vici, villavici.com

This unique sofa from Villa Vici is perfect for the minimalist home. Available in a variety of finishes, this piece can also be outfitted with LED lighting for an after-dark gathering.

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Trestle Dining Table, from $1875, Perino’s Home and Garden Center, perinos.com

This large table is perfect for entertaining a crowd. Plus, it’s made of Superstone, a concrete composite with an aluminum core, meaning it will stand up to even the worst weather.

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Huron Outdoor Large Lounge Chair, $799, West Elm, westelm.com

Perfect for those who like to laze around outside, this hand-woven cords add a sleek modernity while also allowing you to relax and rest.

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Orleans 7-piece Oval Dining Set, $4,879, Frontgate, frontgate.com

New Orleans is famous for its wrought-iron outdoor furniture, and Frontgate based this set on that beloved tradition. This collection is perfect for a backyard dining area or courtyard.

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Custom benches and coffee table, from $230, Nola Woodworks, nolawoodworks.com

This set from Nola Woodworks is perfect for those with a smaller patio. The dimensions are customized depending on the space and the design is compact.

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Bourdeaux Outdoor Round Dining Table, $3,499, Arhaus, arhaus.com

We love the contrast between the dark concrete and the wood! This dark table will anchor any outdoor furniture setting.

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Halden Outdoor Bench, $499, West Elm, westelm.com

This light and sleek bench is perfect for al fresco entertaining. Plus, it’s easy to transport, meaning you can take it wherever the party is.

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Ebel Orsay Collection, prices vary, Backyard Living, backyardlivingnola.com

This dark wicker furniture is a staple of outdoor living. The dark color contrasts with lighter fixtures, and the wicker is designed to last in all weather.

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Vela Modular Armless Lounge, $2,405, Villa Vici, villavici.com

Perfect for the poolside, this lounge reflects Villa Vici’s utilitarianism. The furniture in this collection can be put together and arranged in many ways due to the block design.

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Jibe Outdoor XL Right Sectional Sofa, $4,699, Modern Market, modernmarketlifestyle.com

This sofa is perfect for hosting a crowd. The simple metal frame and basic cushions provides a clean look, but the nylon straps add a unique twist.

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Custom Square Shaker Table with Benches, from $250, Nola Woodworks, nolawoodworks.com

What’s better for outdoor dining than a picnic table? This rustic piece was custom-made by Nola Woodworks, of course.

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Callan Loveseat, $2,299, Frontgate, frontgate.com

This sleek take on wicker is perfect to display around the pool or on its own. The cradling is subtle and the wood frame is teak, meaning it won’t warp in the New Orleans rain.

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Brown Jordan Arbre Collection, prices vary, Backyard Living, backyardlivingnola.com

Another take on the wrought-iron tradition, this furniture is slightly more subtle. Instead of flat designs, the trim on these pieces is round and mimics ivy.

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Cape Cod Lounge Chair, Perino’s Home and Garden Center, perinos.com

These classic wicker chairs are made from a synthetic material, so they won’t crack and wear with use. Plus, they’re perfect to mix and match with other outdoor furniture.