Outdoor conversation sets can include all types of patio furniture including chairs, couches, loveseats, loungers, and more that can be used to create a social entertaining area on your patio.  Many conversation sets are comprised of lounge furniture pieces featuring deep seating cushions which are designed specifically for relaxation and comfort. Depending on the size of your patio, conversation sets usually consist of four to seven pieces with the basics being a loveseat, two chairs, and a table.  Outdoor furnishings are expansions to your home, adding quality and style, to your backyard, and you have many decisions to make when it comes to buying quality, stylish, conversation sets for your outdoor environment.   


Patio furniture styles can range from simple to modern with a multitude of styles in-between.  Varieties available typically fall into the following categories:

  • Modern
  • Traditional
  • Transitional
  • Wicker
  • Aluminum
  • Teak

The choice is yours.  Do you prefer furniture that is unassuming, clean-lined, and inviting, or pieces that are modern, bright, and bold?  Conversation sets can be coordinated, or organized in varied and diverse fashions.  Small patios may be furnished with a couple of arm chairs placed around a table, while larger patios may demand something different.  There are no hard and fast rules when it comes to patio furniture, but conversation sets should add a little glamour, a little coziness, and a lot of comfort.

Furniture Material

Outdoor furniture material selections include cast aluminum, all-weather wicker, and stainless steel. These materials are available in several assorted colors from white and gray, to black, brown and shades in-between.  The following material characteristics may make material selection easier:

  1. Cast Aluminum

Aluminum patio furniture has a powder-coated finish which gives it durability.  It is lightweight, and does not fade or rust.  Little maintenance is required with aluminum furniture and it can be easily washed with soapy water and rinsed.  It is also available in a wide range of colors.

2.  Stainless Steel

Stainless steel furniture is extremely sturdy, durable, corrosion resistant, and a good choice for conversation sets that get extensive use.  It transfers heat at a low rate and does not become too hot when left in the sun.  Stainless steel furniture can also be cleaned with mild soap and water.

3.  Wicker

When buying wicker furniture for outdoor use, check to make sure that it is weather resistant.  Cabana Coast uses a specially engineered SolWeave outdoor resin wicker that is hand woven on top of a powder-coated aluminum frame.  This well-made wicker furniture is durable, and weather resistant.  It can also be cleaned with mild detergent and water.

Cushion Material

Acrylic is considered the best fabric for outdoor conversation sets because it doesn’t mildew, stain, or easily decompose.  Sunbrella is the industry leader in outdoor fabric.  Sunbrella material is solution-dyed which ensures solid color all the way through the fabric fiber rather than fabric that has had color stamped on or printed on the fabric surface.  Sunbrella fabric is color-fast and never fades.

High density foam, which will stand up to the elements, is the best material for outdoor cushions.  Foam with a 1.8 density and a water resistant top allows water to drain out fast enough to eliminate the risk of mold.  Cabana Coast offers a quick drying foam with a density of 2.2 which allows water to immediately drain from the cushion and quickly dry.  Both cushions offer extreme comfort.

Conversation sets come with a variety of cushion-fabric patterns and colors to choose from.  Whatever look you want for your outdoor living room, there is a cushion-fabric design that will add the perfect, finishing touch.  Choose your furniture.  Choose your cushions.  Check out your selections right now at Cabana Coast.