You and your family are bound to spend more time outdoors when there's somewhere comfortable to sit. An outdoor couch or patio sofa is perfect for conversation and togetherness. Outdoor sofas are available in the same configurations as those designed for indoors. Your choices depend on the space you have available. If you're lucky and have a large yard, you could go for a sectional outdoor sofa. You'd have plenty of room for several adults and kids. Offering a similar amount of space, an outdoor couch and matching loveseat could work.
Outdoor furniture styles can be had in traditional and contemporary designs. For rustic cottages and cabins, look for wooden frames and comfortable cushions. Durability is important too if your outdoor sofa will need to withstand the elements. Steel or aluminum frames with powder-coatings offer weather resistance. Natural and resin wicker holds up well in the garden. An outdoor couch invites you to sit a while and enjoy the flowers and the birds.