Imagine living for 100 hundred years without a name. That was the fate of patio loveseats. They emerged as a seating idea in the 17th century, but they only got the name loveseat in the 18th century.
At first, they were just extra seats. But that changed over time. Patio loveseats became a symbol of intimacy, a cozy place for two lovers to sit close together.
In the modern era, the loveseat has a new role. It is a social hub. Patio loveseats are ideal for hosting guests and making them feel welcome.
This post will help you choose the right loveseat for your patio and suggest some quality options.
Best Patio Loveseats
There are plenty of patio loveseats to round out your outdoor space over at Modern Wicker. However, we’ve presented you here with a quick selection that we feel represents the best that Modern Wicker has to offer.
This includes loveseats that not even heavy rains could damage and loveseats large enough to accommodate more than a couple of people.
Forever Patio Carlisle Wicker 3 Seat Sofa Loveseat
If there could be one downside to loveseats it would be that at most, they can only seat two people at once. While this may be congruent with what the loveseat symbolizes as a whole, intimacy does come in many forms.
This is why the Forever Patio Carlisle Wicker 3-Seat Sofa Loveseat is a perfect addition to your patio if you have a large social circle. Its sloped armrests create a soft barrier, closing off those who sit on said sofa from the rest of the world.
The whole frame used here was created with high-density Polyethylene. A sturdy material that is pleasing to touch, despite its high durability. This wicker makeup is also incredibly easy to clean, a feature that will be incredibly common in this collection.
Forever Patio Barbados Wicker Loveseat
We mentioned the Forever Patio Barbados Wicker Loveseat earlier, making a point to highlight the summertime feel that this loveseat can add to any patio or outdoor space. Its ebony-colored wicker has built-in UV protection.
This feature is crucial to ensuring the longevity of any piece of outdoor furniture. You see, the sun’s rays can cause furniture, especially unprotected wicker, to grow brittle over time. This is why so many low-quality wicker chairs tend to fall apart and have holes in their seating areas.
The built-in UV protection of the Forever Patio Barbados Wicker Loveseat has the perfect structural makeup to prevent this from happening. Its flat woven design has plenty of clean lines. Perfect for those homeowners who are aiming for a contemporary design.
When you take in this loveseat as a whole, you get a durable wicker offering that is every bit as intimate as it is comfortable.
Sunset West Majorca Sofa Loveseat
The Sunset West Majorca Sofa Loveseat comes stocked with premium Sunbrella fabric cushions. Much like our previous entry, Sunbrella fabric is resistant to the sun’s UV rays. UV ray damage appears differently on a cushion as opposed to wicker material.
Cushions damaged by UV rays tend to become discolored and develop a starchy feeling. They aren’t very comfortable to sit on, much less pleasant to look at. Fortunately, the Sunbrella fabric of this loveseat’s cushions helps protect it from this kind of damage.
The frame and overall structure of this sofa loveseat were constructed from HDPE resin wicker. Many of the benefits of high-density Polyethylene are present in this kind of resin wicker, alongside the easy maintenance requirements.
The last point to touch on is the actual size of this loveseat sofa. Both ends can accommodate a couple of its own, creating a private space that isn’t completely closed off from the rest of the party.
Lloyd Flanders Mackinac Woven Vinyl Sofa Loveseat
There’s something special about the Lloyd Flanders Mackinac Woven Vinyl Sofa Loveseat and it’s most evident in the design of its legs and underframe. Vinyl material was expertly woven to create an intricate webbed design.
The material used to create the frame of this piece is 100% virgin vinyl. 100% virgin vinyl is resistant to water, stains, and the aforementioned UV rays. That makes this loveseat sofa one of the most durable and resistant pieces in the entire Modern Wicker loveseat collection.
Couple its incredible resilience with its great looks and you’ve got a piece of outdoor furniture perfect for any occasion.
Lloyd Flanders Grand Traverse Wicker Glider Loveseat
The Lloyd Flanders Grand Traverse Wicker Glider Loveseat sits on two slit-like legs that offer perfect balance and seating harmony. These legs are mostly kept out of view by the all-weather synthetic woven vinyl skirt that hids the entire underframe of this loveseat.
Water-repellent foam cushions serve as the seating accommodation for this loveseat. Furthermore, the actual wicker strands of this loveseat are reinforced with nylon cords. This makes them extremely durable and grants them impressive strength.
So, there’s no need to worry about abrasions, tears, the sun, or even the rain. It’s an all-in-one loveseat.
Why Patio Loveseats?
To date, there is no one man credited with having been the inventor of the loveseat. This is because this seating arrangement evolved out of the need for intimate seating. Early iterations of the loveseat were designed with shared backrests but their designs are constantly changing.
This habitual evolution is what has made them so resilient. Regardless of whatever home decor era had settled in, some iteration of the loveseat would become a part of it.
Regardless of how the loveseat was designed, it was always a symbol of intimacy, a tool for strengthening relationships. Ultimately, that’s what the loveseat brings to your home, a space designed to improve relationships; to make us closer to one another.
Choosing the Right Patio Loveseats
Choosing the right loveseat first begins with what kind of style will mesh best with your existing patio decor. The Forever Patio Barbados Wicker Loveseat is perfect for patios that have a summer or easy-going feel to them.
This tends to be the case for most wicker furniture and we’ll get into exactly why this Forever Patio offering is a solid choice later.
Aside from style, you should also consider what climate you live in, as in, weather conditions. If you live in an area that experiences frequent rain, you shouldn’t place a loveseat on your patio that isn’t at least partly resin wicker.
The materials used to make a loveseat determine how well it’ll fare when exposed to the elements. Keep in mind that a well-positioned cantilever umbrella can protect even the most sensitive outdoor furniture.
Complimenting Your Patio Loveseats
Where you place your loveseat is by far the most important decision you’ll make aside from actually choosing a loveseat to own. This is because inadequate positioning of a loveseat will reduce how effective it is at creating a space for intimacy.
In addition to that, surrounding patio or pool furniture should be made of the same materials or at the very least similar materials as your loveseat. If you have furniture that varies wildly from your patio loveseat, it will make your loveseat stick out.
This unwanted spotlight would make it harder to have intimate conversations or enjoy a private moment. In short, you don’t want your patio loveseat to lose its effectiveness, and preventing this from happening starts with placing it in the right space and complimenting it with similar patio furniture.
Keeping Your Patio Loveseats in Top Condition
How you maintain your patio loveseats will depend entirely on what materials they are made out of. Patio loveseats come in various materials, each with its own advantages. Common materials include:
- Wicker/Rattan: Provides a natural look and is often made from synthetic materials for outdoor use.
- Metal (Aluminum, Steel, Wrought Iron): Offers durability and a modern aesthetic.
- Wood (Teak, Cedar): Provides a classic and natural look and certain woods are naturally resistant to outdoor elements.
- Resin: A synthetic material that mimics the look of wicker but is more resistant to weather damage.
- Fabric: Outdoor loveseats often feature cushions with weather-resistant fabric that is easy to clean.
Aside from general fabric, patio loveseats made from metal, teak wood, resin, and wicker materials will only require a light wash and rub down with mild soap and water. Anything stronger than that will only damage the finish of the loveseat.
Patio Loveseats FAQs
With so much history and versatility that a patio loveseat has and offers, there is a wealth of information to sort through. With that in mind, we’ve decided to answer some of the questions that our experts receive most often down below.
Can I Leave My Patio Loveseat Outside in All Weather Conditions?
It depends on the material of your patio loveseat. While many outdoor loveseats are designed to withstand various weather conditions, exposure to harsh elements can impact their longevity.
To extend the lifespan of your patio loveseat, consider covering it during severe weather or when not in use, and choose materials that are weather-resistant, such as aluminum, teak, or outdoor-grade wicker.
How Do I Choose the Right Size Loveseat for My Patio Space?
Consider the dimensions of your patio space and the intended use of the loveseat. Measure the available area to ensure there's enough room for the loveseat and allow for comfortable movement around it.
You’ll also want to take into account the scale of other patio furniture to maintain a balanced and aesthetically pleasing outdoor arrangement.
Can I Customize the Cushions on My Patio Loveseat?
Yes, Modern Wicker has many patio loveseats that allow for the customization of cushions. You can choose from a variety of fabric colors and patterns to match your outdoor decor. When selecting custom cushions, opt for high-quality, weather-resistant fabrics that can withstand exposure to sunlight and moisture.
Patio Loveseats and Your Home
Create a space that reflects your personality and style. Choose furniture that fosters connection and coziness for you and your loved ones.