Who needs to leave the house when you can create an outdoor conversation area in your own backyard? You only need a few essentials to get an ambiance that promotes meaningful conversation and relaxation. We found products to help you recreate this Mid Century Modern patio in your own home this summer.

Fullerton Forever backyard conversation area
Fullerton Forever backyard conversation area. Photo by Bret Gum.
Modern 8 piece patio furniture set with white cushions and a coffee table
Photo courtesy of Houzz.

First, you need a furniture set that will be large enough to fit your company and provide versatility in the event of a game night. This Modway Fortuna 8-Piece Outdoor Patio Sectional Sofa includes several pieces that you can re-arrange as many times as you need. Plus, the metal frames and white cushions provide a clean and simple look you can build on.

Fiddle leaf fig faux plant in pot
Photo courtesy of Plants to Porch.

If you aren’t blessed with a green thumb, create the look of a thriving garden with a few faux plants. This 82.5″ Fiddle Leaf Fig tree will add height and dimension to your setting and can provide privacy, if needed.


Weaved basket for outdoor plant with handles
Photo courtesy of Target.

Ditch the plain plastic pot and give your faux plants a textured base, like this Round Rattan Basket. Not only will it cover up a boring pot, it will also give your outdoor conversation area a natural quality.

White succulent tabletop planter for an outdoor conversation area
Photo courtesy of Afloral.

Spruce up your tabletop with colorful plants or succulents in this Ceramic Low Bowl Planter. Don’t worry; you’ll still have room on the table for appetizers and drinks!

MCM black rattan lounge chair
Photo courtesy of English Elm.

You can never have enough seating when you’re entertaining in an outdoor conversation area, so choose an accent chair that will complement your style. These Valencia Oval Rattan Lounge Chairs are both eye-catching and comfortable.

Check out our favorite modern fire pits as an addition to your outdoor conversation area.

Summer 2021 Atomic RanchLooking for more fresh mid mod ideas for the summer? Check out our Summer 2021 Atomic Ranch issue and find ideas for outdoor dining, backyard lounging and more.

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