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Alfresco Furniture: The Ultimate Guide for a Hamptons Style Outdoor Lounge

September 28, 2022 Posted by La Maison Outdoor Alfresco furniture

Spring and summer are every Australian’s favourite seasons, as it is the time to enjoy sunny days and warm evenings at home. Whether a stylish outdoor lounge or outdoor dining, it is important to create a welcoming outdoor space with the right alfresco furniture. With beautiful alfresco furniture, you can extend your living room to the terrace and achieve a greater space for gathering and relaxing. To achieve a cosy and laid-back mood, you can simply replicate the homely elements of your living space to the outdoor requirements. Such as rattan furniture with removable seat cushions and teak wood tables, both from durable and weather resistant materials.

When it comes to choosing alfresco furniture for your home, you should consider pieces that provide high functionality as well as great comfort. In our guide below, you will find some guidance on choosing the right outdoor furniture, as well as some alfresco furniture ideas.

Alfresco Furniture Ideas

When thinking of extending your living room to an alfresco lounge, you will find many ideas for styling your outdoor space. The most important factor for alfresco furniture is to consider the characteristics of the material. Alfresco furniture is exposed to the weather elements such as sun, heat and rain. So, durability is key along with comfort and style. While there is no 100 % weatherproof furniture, there are some materials that are more resistant and easier to maintain than others.

Alfresco Design with Rattan Chairs
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An oversized sofa and matching armchairs are the key essentials for great comfort in a Hamptons style outdoor lounge. Opt for rattan or cane weave, as those are resilient while featuring natural aesthetics. Make sure the seating arrangement contains removable seat cushions. So you can easily tuck them away and protect during the winter season. Ideally, in an eye-pleasing rattan trunk.

Iron, stainless steel and aluminium are some of the strongest and most durable materials for an outdoor space. Choosing a coffee table from those materials combined with tempered glass can add some glamour and elegance to your Hampton style outdoor lounge. Just keep in mind, that those are heavy and not easy to move around. If you prefer to rearrange your outdoor lounge frequently, better go with rattan furniture. To ensure your alfresco furniture will last long, we highly recommend placing it in an under covered space and protect it with waterproof covers.

Hamptons Style Outdoor Lounge

Let’s have a look into three looks for a Hamptons style outdoor lounge, which you can easily recreate at home.

Hamptons Oasis
You might not have the space to integrate outdoor dining and a huge lounge on your terrace, but you can still incorporate a little oasis. Simply add one or two oversized armchairs and separate them from your dining area. This way you can create an intimate and cosy oasis in a corner of the terrace. Paired with a small side table, for example the Florence round side table, it’s a great spot for your morning coffee. You can play with huge pots, plants or lanterns to frame the space. Complete your oasis with soft pillows for the extra comfort.

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Hampton Slipper Chair Natural With Natural Cushion Angle
HAMPTON Slipper Chair

Matching Tones
A Hamptons theme is easy to achieve if you keep the colour palette neutral. Either with calm earth tones of nature or the traditional shades of blue combined with classic white. Earth tones work great if your home is in a natural environment, surrounded by a lush garden. They provide a soothing and relaxing ambient. While the classic Hamptons colour palette works best with lots of white, such as in a modern setting with concrete flooring and plain walls.

Hamptons style outdoor lounge
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Shades of Nature
Aside from providing comfort and functionality, alfresco furniture also provides great potential in increasing the overall aesthetics of your home. And a beautiful way to make your Hamptons style outdoor lounge homey and stylish is a rattan furniture. Recreating your living room setting outdoors with light weighted and beautiful rattan furniture will make you spend more time outdoors for sure. A tone in tone setting with soft accents and loads of cushions enhances a space for relaxation and great conversations.

Calais Round Coffee Table Old Grey With Transparent Background
CALAIS Coffee Table
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Rattan Furniture by La Maison

At La Maison you can find alfresco furniture that is durable and affordable. Let us introduce you to some of our bestsellers.

The Seychelle Range
Inspired from the traditional Malawi design, the Seychelle range is constructed from sustainable, light weighted rattan. With a curvaceous woven rattan back and fine arm details, it celebrates the flexibility and comfort of rattan while providing a comfort-minded, tropical design. The removable upholstered fabric cushion ensures easy maintenance.

Seychelle Rattan Armchair With Cushion Angle
SEYCHELLE Rattan Armchair
Lifestyle shot Seychelle 2 Seater
SEYCHELLE 2-Seater Sofa

The Calais Range
From outdoor living to outdoor dining, the Calais range offers beautiful key pieces for your Hamptons style outdoor lounge. Its contemporary look of textural, handwoven rattan makes it easy to pair with any interior scheme. With a solid, durable wooden frame, it is ideally for outdoor undercover alfresco areas while ensuring a sophisticated look.

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Metriconhomes Calais Dining Chairs
CALAIS Dining, Photo by @metriconhomes

The Hampton Range
Our signature rattan collection, the Hampton range. Its fine cane weave and aged finishing reminds of a French cottage in the countryside. It is the perfect range for everyone who is looking for a more traditional design with charm and traditional aesthetics. And as the name implicates, the Hampton range works perfectly for a Hamptons style outdoor lounge as well as casual Hamptons dining.

Lifestyleshot Hampton Dining Chair
HAMPTON Dining Chair
Hampton 2 Seater Sofa Natural With Natural Cushion Angle
Hampton Sofa


Choosing the right alfresco furniture gives you the chance to enjoy plenty of time with your family and friends outdoors during the warm season. Besides buying outdoor furniture that matches your personal style preferences and home design, keep in mind to consider the strength and weaknesses of various materials. Good materials options to look for are rattan, cane, stainless steel, aluminium and solid wood such as teak, timber and oak.

At La Maison you can find a wide range of alfresco furniture such as rattan sofas and armchairs, rattan side and coffee tables as well as tempered glass tables. If you are still in doubt, we invite you to come to our showrooms and give you a chance to try and test all our designs.