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These are our top 5 modern outdoor furniture buys – for luxe looks and comfort

Furnish your backyard with these five modern outdoor furniture finds to create a sleek and sophisticated space

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As we shift into the summer season, the one job on everyone's to-do list is getting hold of the best outdoor furniture.

Finding chairs and sectionals that speak to our aesthetic, that stand the test of time, and also elevate our spaces is vital – so if you are looking for elegance and practicality, modern outdoor furniture that offers sophisticated looks and the comfort of indoor furniture is the place to start. 

We've curated a list of our top five modern outdoor furniture buys for this summer season; they're the effortless and comfortable styles worth the investment – and all at West Elm. 

1. Start with this handwoven all-weather selection

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Outdoor Slope Lounge Chair starting at $399, at west elm

This all-weather wicker chair is handwoven by artisans in Indonesia and available in two sensational shades. Whether you opt for a single chair or go for a set, the most fabulous feature about this investment is you can bring it indoors once winter arrives. 


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2. Let this sustainably sourced wooden coffee table create an effortless aesthetic 

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Portside Square Coffee Table, 32", Driftwood for $442, at west elm

Derived from sustainably sourced wood, this 32-inch coffee table is exceptional for those looking to create a laid-back Coastal look. Perfect for perching drinks and snacks, this highly moisture-resistant choice is well worth the purchase. 


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3. Soak up the sun on this stylish sofa

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Portside Outdoor Sofa (65") for $1,199, at west elm

With its wire-brushed frame and unique finishes, this Portside Outdoor sofa feels rustic and refined. Crafted of moisture-resistant, sustainably sourced wood, this sofa features yarn-dyed cushions making it the ultimate outdoor lounging spot.View Deal

4. Allow this small but mighty piece to serve as a focal point

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Pebble Coffee Table, Concrete for $399, at west elm

If the previously mentioned coffee table is not your cup of tea, why not reach for this one. Its rounded form was inspired by the natural shape and texture of river rocks while crafted from cement concrete, deeming it a focal point that will last a lifetime. 


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5. Invest in this family-sized, L-shaped sectional 

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Santa Fe Slatted Outdoor 4-Piece L-Shaped Sectional for $3,996, at west elm

This sectional is crafted from moisture-resistant solid mahogany and solid eucalyptus wood and covered in a driftwood finish. With yarn-dyed weather-resistant cushions (in grey), and FSC®-certified, this choice is the sustainable sectional that does good and looks it too. View Deal