The season of long days, warm nights and clinking glasses with friends and family is here, and if you have a fab yard without any furniture in it, well, entertaining is going to be a chore. Celebrating the dog days of summer requires some comfortable chairs, cover from that blazing sun and, of course, a place to set your martini glass. Prepare yourself for a season of hosting and lounging with these patio furniture picks.

Haven Low Occasional Table from Inmod
Haven Low Occasional Table.

Airy, sturdy and with all the lines modernists love, the Haven Low Occasional Table from InMod is the perfect centerpiece for any outdoor gathering that involves drinks or apps (our favorite kind of gathering).

Modern Contemporary Kitchen Dining Side Chair
Modern Contemporary Kitchen Dining Side Chair.

When they designed the Modern Contemporary Kitchen Dining Side Chair, they clearly had the Eames molded plastic chair and Bertoia’s diamond chair in mind. And we’re OK with that.

Graphic Love Seat by Stori
Graphic Love Seat.

With a sleek and bold frame and acrylic cushions that will stand the test of time, the Graphic Love Seat is the customizable, colorful piece your patio is missing.

Aqua Blue Loveseat Glider Chairs
Aqua Blue Love Seat Glider Chair.

There’s always a little place for some retro funk, and the Aqua Blue Love Seat Glider Chair has that classic yet fun midcentury flair.

Encounter swing lounge chair by Modway Furniture
Encounter Swing Lounge Chair.

Every patio needs a place to just chill and relax, drink in hand. With a blend of geometrics and a bright cushion, the Encounter Swing Lounge Chair could be the best seat in (and outside) the house.

Mondial Seat
Mondial Seat.

Complete with low profile, dramatic angles and one pleasing line, the Mondial Seat is a low-key (literally) way to have conversations on a nice midsummer evening.

 

M200 outdoor chaise lounge by Meelano
M200 Outdoor Chaise Lounge.

Your guests can’t lie out by the pool without a poolside chaise! Reminiscent of Richard Schultz’s lounge chair (sans wheels, of course), the M200 Outdoor Chaise Lounge is a crisp and durable patio must.

Alna wood-burning fire pit by Curonian
Alna Wood-Burning Fire Pit.

No summer shindig would be complete without late-night conversations around the glow and crackle of an outdoor fire pit, and the Alna Wood-Burning Fire Pit gives a simple, stylish overhaul to a backyard staple.

1966 collection porcelain serving cart by Richard Schultz and Design within Reach
1966 Collection Porcelain Serving Cart.

Serve your drinks and snacks in style with an iconic look from the mid mod patio master himself, Richard Schultz. Sure, the 1966 Collection Porcelain Serving Cart is a bit of a splurge (OK—a lot), but if you can, you definitely should.

 

Abba patio butterfly canopy
Abba Patio Butterfly Canopy.

If you’re lucky enough to have a ranch equipped with a covered back patio, the party’s probably already in progress. For the rest, there’s the Abba Patio Butterfly Canopy. (Bonus points if you get it to match your butterfly roof.)