Happy Monday and welcome to the latest installment of my “All decked out” series of posts. The topic? A part of the home where the great outdoors and the green indoors meet: your patio, porch, lanai, deck, terrace, or whatever you might call it. So far, I’ve recommended outfitting your outdoor space with eco-friendly plantersnon-gruesome bug trapsalfresco eatin’ and drinkin’ waresdecor itemslow-impact lamps and lanternseye-catching watering cansoutdoor chairs for dining and relaxin', and eco-swings and hammocks ideal for optimum lounging.


Since the previous two "All Decked out" posts centered around chairs, swings, and hammocks I've decided to amp up the relax factor a notch this week with outdoor sofas made from sustainable materials like recyclable wicker, FSC-certified wood, and recycled plastic. And stay tuned for next week when I change gears from furnishings to look at Mother Nature-friendly deck/patio cleaners.


Alden Sofa @ DWR (Frame, $1,320; Sunbrella cushion set, $660)















Faraday Sofa @ Pottery Barn ($699, frame only) 














Loll Go Collection Loveseat @ DWR ($850)













Ventura 3-Piece Sofa Sectional Lounge Group @ Crate & Barrel ($1,899)













Resort Outdoor Sectional @ CB2 ($199 - $349) 




Mission Poly-Wood Sofa @ Clean Air Gardening ($2,499)











Maku Outdoor Sofa @ Vivavi ($1,699)












Splash II Sustainable Patio Sofa @ Fine Garden Products ($3,897)










Emmet Sofa @ Room & Board ($649)













Matt Hickman ( @mattyhick ) writes about design, architecture and the intersection between the natural world and the built environment.

All decked out: Outdoor sofas
Spending more time lounging on the patio than in the parlor this summer? Kick back and relax on an outdoor sofa made from recyclable wicker, sustainable wood or