Springtime in Tucson is upon us, though it never seems to bloom as quickly as we’d like. As the temperature starts to rise, we’ll naturally be spending more and more time outside enjoying the spring sunshine. Get a jump on the new season and start thinking about how to spruce up your patio for everyday activities like relaxing with your family or for more special occasions where you’ll be entertaining guests.  

Conversation Sets

A conversation set is a popular type of patio furniture that features two matching chairs arranged around a small table. Durable materials are used to stand tough against the Arizona monsoon season, and there’s a variety of styles to choose from to match your home décor theme.  Wicker resin is a popular choice, and conversation sets with this material can fit into a variety of home décor styles.  Retro, island chic, and modern ranch houses are common décor themes that can easily integrate wicker into their core designs.  

Another choice to consider is the updated rattan style that is being seen more and more. Not like your grandmother’s rattan, the updated version has a blended grey and muted brown tone, sometimes even approaching black, and is a bit thinner and more durable than what previous generations were used to.

Dining Sets

There’s a variety of styles to pick from, but thinking in terms of functionality is what’s most important. Outdoor dining tables with bench seating is becoming more and more popular, especially with young families with children. If you’re looking for more of a traditional al fresco dining experience, you’re in luck! An open weave resin look can round out your patio with a natural look of wood and wicker. Pair this with a eucalyptus wood table that is extra durable to complete the look. Another option is aluminum seating and tables, and these can come in all range of styles. Usually featuring open-back seating concepts, you’re sure to find a style that fits well into your outdoor set up.

Seating & Tables

When updating your patio area with new seating options consider the following:

Space & Purpose: Carefully consider the size of your patio and your future plans for it when determining your seating layout. Will you be spending most of your time relaxing alone and reading a book in the sunshine? Or do you plan on frequently having small backyard parties? A contemporary chaise and matching side table could do the trick for solo patio time.

Style & Comfort:  Choose seating that matches the style of your patio décor, and look for pieces that will complement your personal style. If you plan on keeping your chairs, lounges, and outdoor love seats directly in the sun, choose your material accordingly. Aluminum will be the go-to choice if your heart is set on a metal look.


It’s impossible to write about Tucson patios without mentioning shade.  While not a design element all cities must take into account, Tucson is awash in sunshine that must be considered when designing a functional patio.  Your awning will provide the bulk of the effort, but what to do about the rest of the patio area?

Many tables and chairs have the option of inserting an umbrella, which is a must in Tucson. Search for a style that fits with your theme and has shade options available to make your guests as comfortable as possible.

Design Within Reach

Updating your patio with the latest trends is easier than you think! Stop by any one of the convenient Sam Levitz Tucson locations to browse our wide selection of furniture, accessories, and more. Our home design experts can help you add style and comfort to any aspect of your home. Visit us online or stop by our showrooms today!

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