Our 5 Favorite Ways to Relax Outside

Patios and poolside dining tables are prime locations for cookouts, birthday parties, and other festive events, but you can’t constantly be in hosting mode. The great outdoors is just as inviting on your own, especially after a grueling week at the office or a non-stop weekend full of dance recitals, volleyball practices, and grocery shopping with the kids.

Your backyard provides a natural escape from the hectic rush of daily life – we’ve taken the liberty of helping you unwind by compiling our favorite ways of relaxing outside. Grab a drink, a favorite book, and leave the phone inside as you breathe in the fresh air and recharge in the sun.


Cozy Up With Your Love

There are few experiences more romantic than sharing a sunset with your partner. Pour a couple glasses of champagne or boil a fresh pot of tea and snuggle up on a glider built for two. You only need one piece of outdoor patio furniture to create the idyllic couples’ retreat. The contoured comfort of the POLYWOOD® Chippendale Glider will keep you and your hubby comfy for years to come, and the Color-Stay Technology ensures your glider will retain its vibrant hue even situated in direct sunlight.

Chippendale Glider

The gentle forward and backward motion of a glider isn’t for everyone, so consider your options before investing in a two-person furniture piece. Choose between the three main options by following our complete guide to buying an outdoor bench, swing, or glider. Whatever option you choose don’t forget a cuddly outdoor blanket to drape over you and your love during those chilly fall evenings.


Create a Serene Backyard Retreat

Become one with nature by transporting your living room right into your garden or under your favorite tree canopy. A Vineyard Deep Seating Set can seat up to six people, but you can create your own private sanctuary specifically for peace and quiet.

Vineyard 4-Piece Deep Seating Rocking Chair Set

Even though deep seating sets feature plush Sunbrella™ fabric cushions they are easy to maintain, so don’t hesitate to place your backyard retreat in the thick of greenery and plant life. It’s even okay if they get soaked in the rain! Mild soap, warm water, and a washcloth are all that is needed to keep your Vineyard furniture looking brand new. Clean your outdoor furniture once a year for best results.

Vineyard 4-Piece Deep Seating Rocking Chair Set

Only allow no-stress activities into your relaxation haven – finish knitting that sweater you started last year, plow through that latest James Patterson novel, or bring out that box of family photos and finally decide what’s making it into the scrapbook. This is your space, so do whatever helps you feel serene. Even if that’s just snoozing through the afternoon!


Relax by the Campfire

Inhale the oaken aroma of crackling wood and watch the flame gently rise through the evening as you sip on your favorite cocktail and share stories with your closest family. What could be more soothing than sprawling around a fire in the comfort of your own backyard? Order a few Long Island Adirondack chairs and start making new memories with little more than some snacks, a gorgeous view, and the flickering light of a roaring fire.

Long Island Adirondack  |  Long Island Dining Chair  |  Long Island 18″ Side Table

Of course, maintaining a fire pit requires your constant attention. Integrate a POLYWOOD Fire Pit Table into your outdoor space to enjoy complete control over the flame height at all times while cutting out the need for chopping firewood, stocking the fire, and worrying about the wind causing a safety concern. Focus on your loved ones and enjoy all the benefits of an outdoor fire with a fire table designed for families like yours.


Sunbath on a Chaise Lounge

We know you want to work on that tan when the temperature starts to rise. One of the biggest concerns when sunbathing is the quality of your deck furniture – after all, if you have to consistently lather on sunscreen won’t the lumber of your furniture crack or split?

Euro Chaise

Avoid this headache by opting for a Chaise Lounge constructed with durable, weather-resistant HDPE lumber. No painting, staining, or waterproofing is necessary to maintain the chaise, and the material won’t splinter, peel, or fade due to sun exposure. While your furniture might be seemingly impervious to sun damage you are not, so be sure to follow the American Cancer Society’s sunbathing tips.


Go Stargazing

In the murky dark of night the only illumination you need is a sky full of stars. Learn more about these astronomical wonders by going stargazing with friends or your family just steps away from the house. All you need is an Adirondack Conversation Set, a telescope, and a passion for the world beyond your own.


According to Space.com choosing the right telescope is just as time-consuming a process as deciding what car to buy. Make the process a bit easier by reading their stargazing gear guide so you can settle in and start making new discoveries.


Set the scene for an ultra-relaxing break from the real world with a set of durable and comfortable POLYWOOD outdoor furniture. View our collections and decide how you are going to transform your deck, garden, or poolside area. Can’t decide between a few choices? Send us an email at hello@polywoodoutdoor.com with any questions you have!

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