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Bold Statement Chairs for the Patio Season

Patio season is almost in full swing and rising temperatures make it possible for people to extend their time outside into the evening. Designing the ultimate patio space in your own yard is not as challenging as you might think and introducing a statement chair (or a set of them) is one of the fastest ways to make your patio stand out. We found inspiration in the following accent chairs that work beautifully outdoors and add some extra character to any area.

Statement Dining Chairs

Incorporating bright patterned and textured chairs into your outdoor space is a fun way to bring attention to your yard or balcony. Statement chairs (like the ones we’ve highlighted below) can be used for both socializing and dining – meaning that they’re short enough to sit comfortably at a table for dining or playing games.

Anthropologie Patio Decorative Outdoor Wicker Chairs Pink Aztec Geo Seating
The Cabo Indoor/Outdoor Summer Chair adds a bright pop of color and style to any balcony or patio, they can be used as dining or lounge chairs. Image via Anthropologie on Pinterest.
Decorative Pattern Chairs Statement Chair Anthropologie Patio Seating Black and White Bistro Set
The Bombatta Indoor/Outdoor patterned chairs from Anthropologie are sure to be the centerpiece of any patio. They make a perfect small space solution for balconies or porches. Shop the Woven Bistro Dining Chair at Anthropologie to get the look. Image via Anthropologie.com
Modern Outdoor Patio Dining Chair Mid Century Chic Statement Chair White Table
The Verro Green Outdoor Chair is mixed with the Reel Red Outdoor Dining chair, and the Loon Black Outdoor Dining chair to create a modern funky dining set up. Image via Crate & Barrel.
Acapulco Black Wicker Statement Accent Patio Chair Outdoor Decor Modern Oblong Coffee Table
Acapulco decorative patio chairs work perfectly with a small coffee sized table as shown in this image. Shop the Two Piece Acapulco Weave Chair at Walmart.com to get the look. Image via Diiiz.com on Pinterest.

Luxury Lounge Seats

Statement chair loungers are the perfect spot to get comfortable on a hot summer day or a breezy, relaxing evening. Sit back with a book in these cozy yet stylish chair options that act as a centerpiece on any patio. When styled with throw pillows and lush cushions, most of these lounge chairs can easily double as an outdoor nap spot… shh!

The Large Tillie Outdoor Swivel Chair by Crate & Barrel is styled by the pool with decorative pillows. Image via Crate & Barrel.
A mid century modern inspired lounge chair with a modern accent table. Image via Crate & Barrel.
A stationary egg shaped rattan chair is a trendy alternative to boring traditional patio seating. Shop the Malia Rattan Conversation Chair or the Brennfield Woven Conversation Chair at Lowes.com to achieve the look. Image via Walmart.com.
The hanging egg chair and stand is the ultimate statement lounge seat. Shop the Donglin Furniture Egg Chair at Lowes.com to get the look. Image via HouseBeautiful.com.

Surprise Sectionals

If one patio chair is awesome, two or three is simply outstanding. Some decorators have made clever seating arrangements with individual chairs to create a faux sectional on the patio that can be easily rearranged, moved, or stacked away when not in use. Check out these chairs that have been styled into a functional sectional to accomplish a couch style comfort:

Crate and Barrel Comfy Outdoor Lounge Seating Ottoman and Sectional Chair Sofa Black White Striped
Multiple Cerca Striped Armless Lounge Chairs are combined with a matching Cerca Striped Ottoman to create this ultimate lounge sectional, Image via Crate & Barrel.
This IKEA patio combines multiple JUTHOLMEN chairs to create a faux sectional sofa that can be easily disassembled or rearranged. Image via Ikea.
Modern Ikea Applaro Comfortable Outdoor Patio Lounge Chair Seating Geo Patterned Throw Pillows
Multiple IKEA APPLARO Lounge Chairs are arranged together to create a larger sectional, styled with comfortable cushions and trendy geo inspired throw pillows on this beautiful cement pad patio. Image via RockMyStyle.co.uk

Rocking and Relaxing on the Patio

Another classic way to style your patio is with a rocking chair. However, the preference for the traditional wooden version (like the one you’d find on a grandparent’s porch) has evolved into something new. Even though we love a good antique moment, designers have embraced an altogether modern approach to rocking chairs. These modern versions embrace curved lines while mixing both organic and non organic materials to create unique shapes characterized by the movement of the chair.

Wicker Rattan Curved Rocking Chair Bohemian Patio Outdoor Seating
A super modern wicker rocking chair styled with a patio throw pillow. Image via Anthropologie.com.
A modern twist on the already super trendy Acapulco chair, these rocking versions are sure to add both color and fun movement to your patio space. Shop the Corvus Sarcelles Modern Acapulco Rocking Chair at Overstock.com to get the look. Image via Amazon.com.
Keep these outdoor statement chairs in mind as you head into patio decorating season. Save your inspiration and don’t forget to show us your finished space on  FacebookPinterest, and Instagram for a chance to be featured!

Kylene Loucks

I write for decoist.

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