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New Modern Patio Loungers

My genius plan was to have the house exterior renovated the last two weeks of July, stain the deck in the beginning of August, and then share some deck and patio decor right now, but the roofers just started yesterday (yay!), so everything is a little behind, but I wanted to share my new modern patio loungers anyway.  Just picture them on a black deck with dark grey siding.  Ordering big ticket items online can be so difficult so I wanted to share a review of the amazingly comfy patio loungers we bought – and my process for choosing these from a sea of stylish patio loungers.  Plus, decor blogs are so overrun with reviews sponsored by brands (I’m guilty too), so I thought a review of something I bought would be a breath of fresh air!

Modern Patio LoungersModern Black Patio Loungers

For anyone who scoffed at outdoor furniture prices (um, some of those sofas cost more than an indoor one!), now’s the time to capitalize on great deals – although the modern patio loungers I bought are actually always a pretty fair price.  They were $400 for the pair, with free shipping, which was a pretty great deal.  When I was shopping for modern patio loungers, I was shocked by some $500, $1000, $2000+ (!) price tags.  I’m sure the quality increases a lot with price, but these feel very sturdy and really comfortable so I don’t think we sacrificed too much – hopefully they last!

Comfortable Patio Lounger

The biggest problem with our old patio loungers, an expensive collapsible style from Wal-Mart, (aside from the fact they are kinda ugly) was that the foam took days, sometimes weeks, to fully dry after a rainfall.  Any time we sat on them, we would squash out the water and it looked like we had peed on the deck.  These were perfect for the sheltered veranda of the apartment we lived in when we bought them, but they weren’t practical now.

Patio Decor Before

I decided I wanted a mesh lounger, which would dry quickly, but I started to doubt how comfortable that would be for serious lakeside lounging.  When I found this pair of modern patio loungers, I found the best of both worlds: a quick drying mesh, topped with a waterproof cushion.  If, for some reason, the cushion ever retains water (so far, so good but it’s been really dry lately), we can set them somewhere to dry and just use the loungers with the mesh.  I liked that versatility.

Modern Dark Grey Patio LoungersPatio lounger with mesh and foam cushion

I toyed with the idea of some teak patio loungers (especially because I love the look of warm wood tones with charcoal grey) but I didn’t want the maintenance of wood.  (Although I really, really toyed with the idea of these West Elm wood patio loungers because of their mid-century modern styling).  I ended up getting a pair of mid-century modern style patio chairs (photos soon!) and they have retro teak legs, so there’s a tiny bit of warm wood in the overall look.  I also wanted our new patio loungers to blend in with the house exterior because I want the focal point to be our stunning copper roof.  I also liked the square metal frame because it matches the square metal tubing we used to constructed our DIY welded and wood-burned step.  When I bought these modern patio loungers online, I was nervous about the shade of grey but the color was true to photos and the fabric has a great texture to it – with kind of a mid-century modern vibe, like a vintage suit (in a good way).

Dark Grey Patio Lounger Cushion

Another thing I wanted was a style that can become totally flat.  I honestly really would have loved an outdoor sofa, but it would block the lake view from the living room so these modern patio loungers are the next best thing for comfort and, even better than a sofa, they can easily be transformed to a completely flat position which keeps the beautiful view clear (and it’s great for napping!).  There are a few adjustable settings for the angle, which adds to the comfort.

Turquoise Nautical Pillows

I am really happy with my purchase!  We are also upgrading our patio dining furniture with a new DIY’d table and mid-century modern inspired chairs, so I’m looking forward to styling this patio (click here for those adorable turquoise nautical rope outdoor pillows – there’s a simpler version too) and hope we have a warm fall to enjoy it.  But seriously, I’ll hang out here in my snowsuit if I have to, to eek out as much time as possible with our renovated exterior!  I’ll be sharing renovation updates in my Instagram stories, so make sure you’re following me on the Gram (there’s already a sneak peek of the roof there).

Modern Patio Lounger Review

Patio Loungers | Turquoise Nautical Knot Outdoor Pillows | Large Black Planters: c/o Home Hardware (this looks super similar) | DIY Metal and Wood Step | Side Table: Vintage (similarcomes in pale aqua too!)



  1. SH
    August 15, 2018 / 4:42 pm

    Your deck will be so fun to furnish. I hope you get some great weather to test and enjoy it all. Will the copper roof develop a patina, or stay coppery? I can’t remember if you said anything about that. And you just might need to have a paint party to get all the painting done this year. And of course have follow-up celebratory festivities.

    • Tanya from Dans le Lakehouse
      August 17, 2018 / 12:10 am

      The copper roof isn’t real copper. It’s steel with a finish so it will always stay a bright “copper” hue. Real copper would be too expensive for us, although I have seen it done. And it’s stunning. Ours neighbors got a real copper cap on their chimney – I’ll keep my eyes peeled on whether it develops a patina or not. I love the idea of a painting party. I’ll lure everyone over with the promise of snacks, haha.

  2. cathie
    August 16, 2018 / 7:44 pm

    I thought that was a lamb in the last picture. Had to do a double take.
    Sorry this has nothing to do with loungers (which are very nice), but I hope that beautiful wood siding is not being replaced with the grey siding you speak of, its beautiful.

    • Tanya from Dans le Lakehouse
      August 17, 2018 / 12:08 am

      They do look like lambs! The cedar siding is going. If it continued around the house, I’d love to keep it but it’s only cedar on the front and then vinyl on the sides. I hate the look of different siding, it just really bugs me. Hopefully we can salvage it and use it elsewhere but I am soooooo exciting for the same siding on all sides of my house 🙂

  3. Darlene Hockin
    August 25, 2018 / 2:46 pm

    I used to get your posts regularly but haven’t gotten any for quite some time. When I try to subscribe again. it says that I am already subscribed. Any suggestions?

    • Tanya from Dans le Lakehouse
      August 28, 2018 / 3:43 pm

      Ooo, that’s a tricky one. Maybe try to find an old one in your email and unsubscribe and subscribe again? It’s also possible that I ended up in a spam folder (I’m assuming you mean the email subscription?). So I’d check the spam folder because if it was flagged once as spam, it might keep ending up there. I haven’t had anyone else with this problem in years so I’m not sure how to help from my end but I’ll look into it. Thanks for the head’s up.

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