Modway 5-Piece Sunbrella® Outdoor Patio Sectional Sofa - White

Outdoor Sofas which Look Just Like Indoor Sofas – 18 Great Examples

Want your outdoor living room to look and feel just like your indoor living room and thought you couldn’t?

You can!

With more people spending more time outdoors, our outdoor spaces are being more and more decorated and curated. So why not make your outdoor living room look and feel just as decorated, comfortable, cozy and beautiful as your indoor space.

With one of these featured outdoor ‘indoor sofa look-a-likes’, you can achieve this.

Outdoor Sofas vs Indoor Sofas

The differences between indoor and outdoor sofas are few but, somewhat obvious.

The main differences are the design styles which may seem obvious to the naked eye, and less obvious, the fabrics used for the upholstery and cushions and the materials used for the frames.


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Sofa Design Styles

The design styles of outdoor sofas is usually obvious. The arms and base tend have more open air styling – meaning that they are not fully upholstered as with most indoor sofas.

This means a different look but also an outdoor sofa tends to look less comfortable due to the hard surfaces on the arms versus an upholstered soft sofa arm and back.

Part of the reason for these differences in design was due necessity. Because the materials available for outdoor furniture in the past were not as accessible or durable enough for outside use (mostly the fabric), designs had to focus on the hard frames and not the soft upholstered part of a sofa.

While that is still true for the most part, times and materials have changed, and so have outdoor sofa designs.


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Sofa Materials

The other major difference is the fabrics and materials used to manufacture each type of sofa.

Outdoor sofas require frame materials which are weatherproof or weather resistant such as teak wood, aluminum, stainless steel, resin wicker, genuine wicker or cast aluminum. Indoor sofas do not require the same amount of care in the frame materials as most will be fully covered in fabric.

As well, the fabrics used for indoor versus outdoor sofas need to be different. Obviously, an outdoor sofa will require fabric which will withstand all weather conditions including heat, sun and sun’s rays, cold, wind, and of course, water and rain. One of the best fabrics for upholstering outdoor sofas and cushions is Sunbrella.

Most of the sofas featured here are covered with Sunbrella fabrics – considered one of the best outdoor fabrics on the market – making them super durable and long lasting as well as fade, stain and mold resistant.


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Outdoor ‘Indoor Sofa Look a Likes’ Sofas

Today, with the improvement in materials including the outer upholstery fabrics, specially selected woods and cushion inserts, there are many outdoor sofa styles which look just like or mimic an indoor sofa style. So much so, that you can actually use these sofas either indoors or out.

Let’s take a look at some of our featured outdoor sofas which look just like your indoor sofa.

1. Akoya Outdoor Essentials Milan 5 Piece Outdoor Furniture Sofa Set

This sofa sectional seating set by Akoya Outdoor Essentials could have been photographed in an indoor setting and it would be stunning. However, it has been designed and made to be outdoors.

With the addition of decorative outdoor throw pillows, the outdoor ‘indoor living room look’ living room is even more convincing.

Akoya Outdoor Essentials Milan 5 Piece Outdoor Furniture Sofa Set In Light Gray - AOYA1475
While made with more durable fabrics and materials, this Akoya Outdoor Essentials Milan 5 Piece Outdoor Furniture Sofa Set could easily be moved indoors and enjoyed in your indoor family room. Even though the sectional set may appear to be light blue, it is actually more light grey than blue.

Shop Akoya Outdoor Essentials outdoor furniture here!


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2. Wade Logan Anushri Sunbrella Outdoor Sofa

Even though it is made with all weather wicker, the design is more reminiscent of an indoor sofa – due to the solid weave of the wicker as well as the solid frame covered in wicker – very modern

Wade Logan Anushri Sunbrella Outdoor 96 Inch Sofa - Dove Grey - Laguna Blue
Even though the frame is made with all weather wicker, this Wade Logan Anushri Sunbrella Outdoor Sofa could be moved indoors for a casual living room look even though it is definitely made for the outdoors.

Shop more Wade Logan outdoor sofas here!


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3. Modway 5-Piece Sunbrella Outdoor Patio Sectional Sofa

Based on the photo, you cannot even tell that this sofa sectional is either outdoors or is obviously and outdoor sectional – when, in fact, it is an outdoor sectional.

It is not only beautiful, it is available in your choice of white, gray or dark blue.

Modway 5-Piece Sunbrella® Outdoor Patio Sectional Sofa - White - FOW12727
This armless Sunbrella sectional sofa by Modway is picture partially outdoors but could just as easily be moved indoors in a contemporary or modern living room.

In a completely different outdoor setting, this Modway outdoor sectional in navy blue is just as at home in this mountainous backyard deck – as it could be in your mountain home living room.

Modway 5-Piece Outdoor Patio Sectional Sofa - Navy - on Backyard Deck - FOW12727
If not for the background scenery on this mountain top deck, you would not suspect that this Modway 5 piece Sectional Sofa was outdoors.

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4. Latitude Run Jericho Sunbrella Sectional Sofa

Who would know that this sectional sofa was made for your patio or backyard?

It definitely resembles an indoor sectional that I have owned personally but I could not put mine outdoors.

This large L shaped outdoor sectional is made for the outdoors but most certainly looks like an indoor sectional sofa.

Latitude Run Jericho Sunbrella Sectional Sofa - Charcoal Gray
An easy way to enlarge your indoor space is to make it flow directly to your outdoor space. By adding a large sofa piece that looks like an indoor sectional will do just that.

Shop more Latitude Run outdoor sofa sectionals here!


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5. Mobital Redondo Sectional with Sunbrella Heather Grey Fabric

A very modern outdoor sectional looks like some of the designer sectionals made for your indoor living room. Due to popularity, this outdoor sofa may not be available.

Mobital Redondo Sectional Sunbrella Heather Grey Fabric With White Frame
Continue a modern decor theme by adding a modern outdoor coffee table and area rug. Or change it up – warm it up – a bit to get an eclectic style by adding a natural root coffee table or fire pit – like the Bryndle Fire Pit table.

Shop more modern outdoor sofa sectionals here!


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Bryndle Faux Tree Root Fire Pit Poolside with Patio Conversation Set
This Bryndle Faux Tree Root Fire Pit would soften up the sleek modern lines of the very modern Mobital Redondo outdoor sectional, if that is the look you desire. Shop the Bryndle Fire Pit Table here.


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6. Bernhardt Monterey Patio Sectional with Cushions

Classic styling and superior fabrics make this sofa sectional with lounge chair by Bernhardt a perfect addition to your outdoor patio.

This sofa really looks like it could be a classical addition to your living room – even perhaps moreso than your outdoor patio.

It is available in a variety of fine upholstery fabrics and colors made specifically for the outdoors.

Bernhardt Monterey Patio Sectional with Cushions
Such a classic sofa design style, this Bernhardt Monterey Patio Sectional with Cushions hardly looks like a sectional you could put it outdoors. But, yes you can! And we suggest you do!

Shop more Bernhardt outdoor sofas here!


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7. OASIQ Riad Outdoor Patio Sectional with Sunbrella Cushions

With its half-open frame design, this outdoor sectional would work in an open air open concept home in your indoor living room but, works equally well for your outdoor living room.

Its back is also covered in padded cushions for great comfort – exactly what you expect from any indoor sofa sectional.

OASIQ Riad Outdoor Patio Sectional with Sunbrella Cushions
Even the accent chais matching this OASIQ Riad Outdoor Patio Sectional would look great in many indoor living rooms.

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8. Orren Ellis Tilly Deep Seating Sofa with Cushions

When I see a sofa like this one by Orren Ellis, I immediately think of a living room or den sofa. It looks just like an indoor sofa.

The main difference are the materials used in manufacture – including the weatherized metal frame and the weather resistant Sunbrella fabric upholstery.

Orren Ellis Tilly Deep Seating Sofa with Cushions - OREL3261
This deep seating sofa by Orren Ellis looks perfect for a midday nap, for lounging, or for cuddling up with a good book – all outside in your backyard or patio. It is also available in black.

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9. Bernhardt Avanni Patio Sectional with Sunbrella Cushions

For those with a large patio, deck or backyard living space, this very large and customizable sectional by Bernhardt, can be used indoors or out.

At first glance – and come to think of it – second and third glances, this Bernhardt Avanni sectional looks just like an indoor sofa.

And if you are familiar with the furniture brand Bernhardt Furniture, you know they are dedicated to classic styling paired with outstanding quality.

Bernhardt Avanni Patio Sectional with Sunbrella Cushions
Choose your customized color of Sunbrella fabric for this Bernhardt Avanni Patio Sectional. With this sofa set, you may never want to return indoors.

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10. Orren Ellis Norway Outdoor Patio Sofa with Sunbrella Cushions

Resembling a very famous designer styled sofa, this metal framed, Sunbrella cushioned modern sofa could easily be transformed from an outdoor living space to a indoor space with a modern flare.

Pair this with a few more mid-century modern accent chairs and you have an indoor living room design scheme – that you can layout on your pool patio.

Orren Ellis Norway 76.5 Inch Wide Outdoor Patio Sofa with Sunbrella Cushions
Make a modern statement outdoors with this Orren Ellis Norway 76.5 Inch Wide Outdoor Patio Sofa with Sunbrella Cushions. Its large size and clean lines will add a modernity as well as lots of seating to a condo patio or even a mid century modern home backyard deck.

Shop Orren Ellis outdoor sofas here!


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11. Kartell Pop Outdoor 3-Seater Sofa with Cushions by Piero Lissoni with Carlo Tamborini

So unique with the clear acrylic frame, this indoor outdoor sofa will add a modern style and comfort to any space, indoors or outdoors.

Kartell Pop Outdoor 3-Seater Sofa with Cushions by Piero Lissoni with Carlo Tamborini
For a continued clean sleek look, add an acrylic coffee table to pair with this Kartell Pop Outdoor 3-Seater Sofa by Piero Lissoni with Carlo Tamborini – both useable indoors or outdoors.

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12. Tommy Bahama Outdoors La Jolla Teak Outdoor Patio Sofa with Sunbrella Cushions

Another example of an indoor / outdoor sofa is this one by Tommy Bahama Outdoors. While this teak frame does have more of an outdoor feel because of its open framework. However, simply add multiple throw cushions to soften the wood arms and this could easily be moved indoors.

Tommy Bahama Outdoors La Jolla 82 inch Teak Outdoor Patio Sofa with Sunbrella Cushions
The only difference between this outdoor sofa and a comparable indoor sofa is that with a traditional indoor sofa, the arms and legs may be covered in upholstery. However, with this Tommy Bahama Outdoors Sofa, the wood is so beautiful that it would be a shame to cover it up at all.

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13. Canora Grey Colburn Mahogany Outdoor Patio Sofa with Sunbrella Cushions

Another great example of a sofa which looks just like its indoor counterpart is this fully upholstered sofa by Canora Grey.

With its all upholstered style – almost slipcovered styling – along with the various back throw cushions, this sofa truly looks like a traditionally styled indoor sofa. Most would not expect to see this type of sofa outdoors but, today, we can.

Canora Grey Colburn 85 Inch Mahogany Outdoor Patio Sofa with Sunbrella Cushions - CAGY4579
Is this outdoor sofa by Canora Grey really an outdoor sofa? It really is hard to tell but, yet it is! With the help of Sunbrella upholstery and cushions, this Colburn sofa is 100% outdoor ready.

Shop Canora Grey outdoor sofas here!


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14. Summer Classics Bali Outdoor Teak Patio Sofa With Cushions

While this sofa may have a slightly more ‘outdoor’ styling due to its open ends, it could still be used in an indoor living room – especially one which is in a tropical climate or for one who loves a casual, yet elegant look.

Summer Classics Bali 80 Inch Wide Outdoor Teak Patio Sofa With Cushions - SMCL4760
Add some throw cushions to this outdoor teak sofa by Summer Classics and you could place this in your indoor living room – especially if you are lucky enough to live in a warmer climate.

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15. Frontgate Cabrillo Sofa – an Exclusive

While this sofa looks just like a sofa you would purchase for your living room, it has features which make it completely suitable – and actually manufactured – to be enjoyed outdoors.

It has durable aluminum frame is powdercoated, Frame is backed by an industry-leading 10-year structural warranty, Includes integrated seat cushions and removable back cushions, All-weather cushions are a reticulated quick-dry foam, Fully upholstered in 100% solution-dyed fabric that resists mold, mildew and fading – and is easy to clean.

Cabrillo Sofa
This Cabrillo Sofa looks just like a sofa you would purchase for your indoor living room. However, it is made with materials suitable for any outdoor weather.

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16. Four Hands Opal Outdoor 2pc Sectional in Faye Sand

From Alchemy Fine Home, this outdoor sofa by Four Hands could be easily used in your indoors or out.

Bring a hint of old-Hollywood glamour outdoors with this soft, sculptural sectional. Plush cushioning all around is upholstered in UV-resistant, water-repellent, quick-drying fabric. Cover or store inside during inclement weather and when not in use.

This modular sofa sectional has a generous sizing of 41.25″L x 134″W x 31.5″H. A measurement of over 41 inches deep brings true meaning to the term, deep seating.

Four Hands Opal Outdoor 2pc Sectional - Faye Sand
Clean, sleek, modern and comfortable, this easy seating outdoor 2 piece sectional by Four Hands could will be a centerpiece of just about any room or space – indoors or outdoors. And even though it has a large size, the armless style means it appears to take up less space.

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For a similar outdoor chair resembling an indoor piece of furniture, you may like this Hazel Outdoor Chair done with full upholstery and wooden legs.

Hazel Outdoor Chair
This comfy accent chair could definitely be placed in an indoor decor setting. Taking a second look at this Hazel chair, it is almost hard to believe that it could be used outdoors. When, in fact, it was designed and manufactured to be used outdoors. Wow!


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And just when you thought you could not get more indoors-y with these versatile sofas and chairs, check out this fully upholstered swivel chair – looking just like a side chair you would place in your living room or bedroom.

Daniel Outdoor Swivel Chair
Sitting in this Daniel Outdoor Swivel Chair would feel just like sitting on a chair in an indoor space. It is unusual, but as we can see possible, to be able to feel the comfort and luxury of indoor furniture on your backyard patio.

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17. Covelle 4 Piece Modular Sofa Set

While still in the texture of wicker-look, it is solid and without any open frames, making it suitable for a coastal, beach or casual home indoor living room

This set features: All-weather wicker is handwoven over a powdercoated aluminum frame, Premium wicker construction resists mold, mildew, fading and splintering, Frame is backed by an industry-leading 10-year structural warranty, Cushionless design, with hidden layer of 2-1/2″-thick reticulated foam beneath wicker, and most importantly or for super convenience, there is no more positioning or storing cushions.

Covelle 4-pc. Modular Set - on Mountainside Patio
This Covelle 4 piece Modular sofa sectional set situated on a Mountainside Patio is padded yet, cushion-less making it super convenient for daily setup and take down.

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18. Portofino Sling 8 Piece Sunbrella Outdoor Deep Seating Set

Being fully upholstered including the arms, backs and fronts, this outdoor sofa set looks like it could fit right into any indoor living room.

I especially like these outdoor patio chairs as accent chairs indoors.

Portofino Sling 8 Piece Sunbrella Outdoor Deep Seating Set - Space Gray
This Portofino Sling set is fully upholstered making it look like it could be installed in an indoor living space. The cushions are covered with quality Sunbrella fabric making it perfect for an outdoor patio.
Portofino Sling 8 Piece Sunbrella Outdoor Deep Seating Set - Beige Tan
Calm and soothing is what I feel when I see this Portofino Sling 8 Piece Sunbrella Outdoor Deep Seating Set in beige tan – a feeling I could use both outdoors or in.

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19. Santa Monica Outdoor Sectional and Swivel Chairs

Just like your indoor living room seating set up, this sofa and chairs set will make you feel right at home outdoors. Just add your favorite drink and snack and enjoy your time outside.

Padmas Plantation Outdoor Santa Monica Swivel Glider - Color Options with Outdoor Sofa on Outdoor Terrace
This outdoor living room is made to look and feel just like your indoor living room with the help of the Santa Monica sofa, swivel gliders and ottoman poufs. Seems just like you could move this outdoor furniture into your indoor living room and it would look just as great.

This super comfortable weather tolerant outdoor living room furniture is also importantly made in the USA – meaning it will be of the highest quality and is not a piece of foreign-made fast furniture.


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20. Roma Outdoor 4pc Sectional with Ottoman

For the ultimate in both modernity and comfort outdoors, this Roma outdoor sofa sectional will fit the bill perfectly.

Roma Outdoor 4pc Sectional with Ottoman - Faye Ash
Place this Roma Sectional sofa with Ottoman in Faye Ash color indoors or out.
Roma Outdoor 4pc Sectional with Ottoman on Outdoor Patio
For an outdoor decor which feels and looks just like your indoors – with the exception of the life sized flora and fauna – install this very modern and comfortable Roma Outdoor 4pc Sectional with Ottoman on your Outdoor Patio

Shop more Outdoor Sofas and Sectionals from this high-end merchant here!


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Protect Your Outdoor Sofa

One last note before you leave. Please protect your sofa. As much as most of the fabrics used on these sofas, sectionals and cushions are Sunbrella – considered one of the best outdoor fabrics on the market – they will still last longer and look great for a long time with some protection when not in use.

It is an investment and you want it to last as long as possible.

Protecting your outdoor sofa with a protective cover will ensure your sofa has a long life.

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Choose your Outdoor ‘Indoor Look a Like’ Sofa

As you can see, if you love the look of your indoor sofa and would like to have one just like it on your outdoor patio, you can.

With the improvements in outdoor fabrics and materials, designers and manufacturers have come out with outdoor sofas and sectionals which look just like your indoor sofas but will be able to withstand the outdoor elements appropriately.

You just need to choose which indoor-looking outdoor sofa your like best.


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