Have you ever oogled a minimalist matte black dining table or lacquered art deco bar cart and thought, ugh, if only I could use this outside? You’re not alone. That’s why we are obsessed with this year’s metal outdoor furniture trend. “This simple, unassuming material is getting a makeover, thanks to vibrant colors and textured finishes,” says Wayfair interior designer Olivia Giacobbe. In the past, we’ve equated metal outdoor furniture with rusty chunks of iron that give you tetanus just by looking at them (let alone sitting on them). However, today’s iterations pull from contemporary design styles with powder-coated steel finishes that can withstand harsh UV light and rain.

As interior trends like Bauhaus and Mid-Century Modern gain popularity on TikTok and Instagram, it’s no wonder that metallic furniture is becoming a designer favorite in all areas of the home. “Brass has been the it metal over the last decade, but shiny, silver-toned metals are making a comeback,” says lifestyle and interiors writer Kaitlin Madden. “I think it’s because they pair beautifully and add nice contrast to all of the warmer-toned colors coming on the scene.”

So what does all of this mean for your patio furniture? Gone are the days of compromising function for style in your outdoor space. Have your cake and eat it too with our favorite outdoor metal pieces that are anything but boring.


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Anthropologie

1. Grenada Indoor/Outdoor Bistro Table

This indoor/outdoor bistro table is giving us heart eyes. The steel brass base is the perfect complement to its glazed tile inlay, and we love how this piece makes us feel like we’re strolling down a street lined with Spanish sidewalk cafes.

BUY IT ($698)

Wayfair

2. Set of 2 Teddi Patio Chairs with Cushions

Few things in life bring us as much joy as modern, white furniture that won’t stain. Extra points for the two included rain covers AND that it’s constructed with powder-coated steel.

BUY IT ($630)

Wayfair

3. Careen Extendable Metal Dining Table

You can never go wrong with a glossy black table to complete your look, but when it comes to functionality, it’s usually hard to find one that’ll fit everyone at the BBQ. That’s why we love this Arlmont & Co table—it’s extendable and can seat six to eight people comfortably.

BUY IT ($520)

West Elm

4. Gable Metal Barstool

Minimal, modern and eco-friendly, this adjustable, chic white stool is the perfect finishing touch for your outdoor bar. Who’s ready for happy hour?

BUY IT ($250)

Outer

5. Outer Aluminum 4-Seat Outdoor Corner Sectional

We wouldn’t mind waking up on this plush cushioned sectional after our Fourth of July party (as long as someone remembers to turn off the sprinklers).

BUY IT ($4,885)

Wayfair

6. Connie Long Reclining Chaise with Cushions

Looking for a pop of color? This pink adjustable lounger takes poolside glam to a whole new level.

BUY IT ($440)

Wayfair

7. Morse Aluminum Pergola with Canopy

This UV-resistant pergola is ideal for those times when you need a break from the sun, but your friends are still baking. The best part? The adjustable sling canopy gives you control over the amount of shade it provides.

BUY IT ($615)

West Elm

8. Metal Glazed Ceramic Outdoor Dining Table

Escapist decor is trending, and this piece is giving us relaxed, Mediterranean villa vibes (we’ll be channeling our inner Donna from Mamma Mia as we dine).

BUY IT ($1,299)


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