Thinking about upgrading your outdoor space for summer? We get it — working out where to shop for outdoor furniture can be tricky. Sure, loads of retailers sell stuff to buy for your yard, but when you've not got a lotta dollar, it can be hard to find a good bargain.
Luckily, we've listed out the best outdoor furniture brands for 2023, which is especially great if your budget is small and your outdoor space is on the tiny side. Whether you've got your eye on a cool and compact bistro set or an outdoor lounge chair to stretch out in style, we've totally got you boo. Oh, and we've also picked out our fave stylish picks for 2023 (y'know, just in case you need some inspo).
From Home Depot and Target, to Wayfair and FLOYD, scroll down to find out where to do your shopping...
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A roundup of our go-to stores for shopping on-trend and affordable patio furniture, including some of our top picks we think are super stylish.
The best outdoor furniture retailer if you're on a budget
This year's Walmart outdoor furniture collection is huge, and prices really are wow-worthy. Think of everything from outdoor bar sets for balmy evening entertaining, patio dining sets for enjoying food fresh from the grill, and a wide selection of patio conversation sets, lounge chairs, and bistro sets all at reasonable prices. There's even a patio sets $100 and under section, and a $300 and under section too.
Our favorite Walmart outdoor furniture picks for 2023:
Was $498, now $397 (save $101)
This set includes the loveseat and ottoman only, but it's a total bargain at under $400. It's made from wicker and comes with cream cushions, and it's perfect for small outdoor spaces. It also comes in black!
This blue bistro set will add a pop of color to your balcony or terrace, and it's tiny enough to fit in even the smallest of outdoor spaces. All parts fold when not in use, and it's super durable.
Was $439.99, now $369.99 (save $70)
This set includes an L-shaped sofa and a small table for your iced coffee to sit on. It's made from rattan and comes with a cushion, too. A bargain for just under $400.
The best outdoor furniture retailer for affordable style
Our favorite Target outdoor furniture picks for 2023:
This stackable and sturdy chair is perfect for anyone who just wants a couple of places they can sit in the sun. You can leave them outdoors year-round and they arrive assembled.
Was $400, now $280 (save $120)
This three-piece set is nice and small yet super comfortable, with high rounded arms on the chairs and comfortable cushions that come included. It's rust and weather-resistant, too!
This folding table is so handy (and now super affordable), for holding your cocktail as you scroll TikTok or it could be used as a footstool when catching the sun. It's super space-savvy.
The best outdoor furniture retailer for selection
Overstock has a HUGE selection of both indoor and outdoor furniture curated in its online store, so whatever piece of patio furniture you're on the hunt for, you're likely to find some options that fit the bill here, and with discounts pretty much always on offer, you're likely to score yourself a good deal too. RN, there's an extra 10% off Christopher Knight patio furniture.
Our favorite Overstock outdoor furniture picks for 2023:
Was $384, now $286.89 (save $97.11)
Available in two finishes, this acacia wood loveseat is a small-space dream. It's armless so it can fit into a tighter space, and the best part is that its cushions are water-resistant so you don't need to store them indoors.
Was $316.99, now $211.99 (save $105)
Ooh, these Parisian-style chairs are cute (and so affordable RN!). They come as a set and they're nice and lightweight. Choose from four colors.
Was $597.99, now $289.69 (save $308.30)
This gorgeous wooden sun lounger sits on wheels so that you can position it in the sun with ease, and it has a built-in tray to hold your glass of vino. Its eucalyptus wood frame reclines and it comes with a cushion for comfort.
The best outdoor furniture retailer for deals
If there's anywhere that's guaranteed to have outdoor furniture that's ready to shop whatever the season, and at the lowest prices you're likely to find (probably on sale), then it's Amazon. And although you might have to hunt a little to find the most stylish gems, with brands like Safavieh opening online storefronts on the platform, there are plenty of on-trend pieces to discover. Plus, if you want patio furniture fast, then Amazon Prime's next-day delivery service is hard to compete with. Browse patio chairs, furniture sets, or even patio umbrellas now. And don't forget that Prime Day is usually in July, so you'll be able to save big then.
Our favorite Amazon outdoor furniture picks for 2023:
Was $149, now $84.38 (save $64.62)
This fun retro chair comes in seven colors and it's weather-resistant thanks to its non-toxic powder-coated finish. An easy way to add a pop of color to your outdoor space, their steel construction will last for years to come.
Was $349, now $233.33 (save $115.67)
This set of two Acacia wood chairs is super solid. It's the perfect place to sit back and relax with a book in the sunshine, or to chill with a friend enjoying a cocktail. Currently, it's a bargain.
Easy to assemble
Was $329.99, now $249.99 (save $68)
A three-piece furniture set for less than $80? This is a total steal. It comes in four colors including white, and cushions come included. It's also very easy to assemble.
5. World Market
The best outdoor furniture retailer for on-trend designs
Whether you're looking for a stylish hanging egg chair, a super on-trend set of Girona chairs, or a classic Adirondack seat, World Market has a great outdoor collection on offer this season with plenty of pieces at relatively affordable price points. There are also some great eucalyptus wood outdoor dining sets and contemporary wicker lounge sets for creating a statement patio space. RN, members get 15% off store pickup when using the code STORE15 at checkout.
Our favorite World Market outdoor furniture picks for 2023:
Easy to clean
Was $149.99, now $119.99 (save $30)
This comfortable chair will sit nicely in a corner, and it's so easy to keep clean. It also comes in blue, black, or black and white, and if you buy more than one they stack, just an FYI!
Was $179.99, now $149.99 (save $30)
Now on sale, this Adirondack chair is comfortable and cute. It also comes in black, and it's made of Acacia wood. It needs to be covered in harsh weather, FYI.
Because we all know that a bench takes up much less space than two or three chairs, and this one is so cute! Made from eucalyptus wood, it's super sturdy and when not used as a bench, it's somewhere to pop your feet up when sunbathing.
The best outdoor furniture retailer for decorating your entire space
Wayfair is a pretty failsafe place to shop for patio furniture at all times of the year, but right now they're running a big outdoors sale event — yes, lounge chairs now start at $189, tonnes of outdoor rugs are under $149, and patio umbrellas start at $149. Just be aware that pricing and discounting can change on an almost daily basis, so if you find a good deal, it can be best to snap it up there and then rather than delay.
Our favorite Wayfair outdoor furniture picks for 2023:
Low seating is so on trend, and it's perfect for smaller spaces as it takes up a lot less space overall. This set comes in two colors and the cushions are included.
Was $399.99, now $259.99 (save $40)
This $260 bargain includes two chairs, two footstools, and a table. And it comes with the cushions! It's even made from all-weather wicker.
This two-person outdoor sofa is super comfortable and space-savvy, with no arms so it can be pushed into a tight corner. It comes with a matching table to hold drinks and snacks, and you can choose from gray or white cushions.
The best outdoor furniture retailer for medium to large size spaces
Lowe's is always a winner when it comes to shopping for anything for your outdoor space — not forgetting patio furniture. And right now, their Spring Savings event means discounts all around. From sets to chairs, and even sectionals and sofas, it's all here. When it comes to stock, you'll find a lot more sets that are on the larger side, but they still do have plenty of small space buys.
Our favorite Lowe's outdoor furniture picks for 2023:
This four-piece bargain set even includes a table, and it comes with cushions included. It's totally weather-resistant, too!
If you want to go for a more elegant, classic vibe in your outdoor space then let this conversation set lead the way. With a black metal frame and gray cushions, it's perfect.
Was $74.99, now $63.99 (save $11)
This fully foldable lounge chair comes in four colors and it has a detachable pillow for comfort. It also boasts a pocket to hold your sunscreen, phone, and whatever else.
The best outdoor furniture retailer for eco-friendliness
Founded by Kyle Hoff and Alex O’Dell, Floyd offers a carefully curated selection of products that were developed as a reaction to the nine million tons of disposable furniture that end up in landfills each year. Crafted with longevity in mind, the brand's outdoor furniture is simple, and functional, yet plenty stylish, with Floyd's signature powder-coated and rust-resistant aluminum outdoor dining set available in muted off-white and midnight blue, or bright and contemporary jade green or citrine yellow. RN, there's 20% off.
Our favorite FLOYD outdoor furniture picks for 2023:
Was $455, now $364 (save $91)
Made from aluminum with a powder coat, this strong bench is the perfect seat for a smaller space. It works on its own or with a table, and it comes in four chic colors.
Was $315, now $252 (save $63)
This chair does what it says on the tin, essentially. They're lightweight, easy to clean, available in lots of colors, and they are stackable (up to 6 high!).
Was $603, now $504 (save $99)
This strong outdoor table comes in two shapes, square or rectangle, and a bunch of colors. It's made from slatted aluminum and is nice and lightweight.
The best outdoor furniture retailer for modern style on a budget
Offering modern design at a budget price point, this season Novogratz is a great place to find fun and colorful outdoor furniture that will add a playful touch to your patio. Think low-priced outdoor dining sets in red, yellow, pink, and turquoise, contemporary hairpin-legged table and bench sets, oh, and foldable buys for small spaces. Right now, there's up to 40% off Novogratz outdoor furniture, FYI.
Our favorite Novogratz outdoor furniture picks for 2023:
Was $179, now $159 (save $20)
These affordable chairs come in five colors and they are stackable and easy to clean. Winning! We're a little obsessed with the pink.
Was $249, now $219 (save $40)
The perfect place to enjoy your morning espresso, this set is made from steel and is water-resistant. It comes in lots of bright colors and its sleek frame is perfect for tiny spaces.
This sleek outdoor table is currently a bargain and it comes in an array of fun colors to spruce your outdoor space for less. It's so easy to wipe clean and offers plenty of space for your book and iced coffee to sit while you tan.
10. The Home Depot
The best outdoor furniture retailer for branded sets
The number of options available at The Home Depot can be a little overwhelming at first, but that breadth of choice also means there are plenty of bargains to be found, especially within the brand's Special Buys. Find outdoor couches, fire pit patio sets, outdoor chaise lounges, and much much more on offer. Oh, and they stock a huge range of outdoor furniture brands. From Hampton Bay to Noble House.
Our favorite The Home Depot outdoor furniture picks for 2023:
Was $349, now $279 (save $70)
A three-piece set that comes with cushions, this steel furniture is gorgeous. It comes with a sizeable table included and it's ideal for a balcony or terrace.
Was $136.02, now $126 (save $10.02)
Arriving already assembled, this metal bistro set is totally foldable and is a small space dream. It comes in several fun colors, plus it's totally weather-proof and so easy to keep clean.
Was $228.90, now $149 (save $79.90)
This set brings style and functionality to the table, thanks to the fact it fully folds and it looks like something straight out of a cafe in Paris. Armless chairs also make it great for a smaller space, and the best part is that it arrives fully assembled and ready to use.
How to choose outdoor furniture
The first thing you'll want to consider when shopping for the best outdoor furniture is, of course, your outside space. You'll want to ensure your pieces will physically fit in your outdoor area — that six-person dining set will overpower a bite-sized balcony after all. One of the worst patio decorating mistakes is buying furniture that's too big for the space.
But, just as important, is how you intend to use your backyard. Ready to throw an outdoor soiree? Comfortable and ample seating is the key to any party. Excited for dinners al fresco? Opt for a dining table and chairs or a space-efficient bistro set. Or, if you want to take advantage of the sun's rays, some lightweight lounge chairs will be perfect for scoring that great glow.
Of course, the great outdoors isn't all picture-perfect sunshine — humidity, harsh brightness, and the spontaneous rain shower are inevitable. If you're looking for outdoor furniture that will weather the elements, read on to find out our top tips for the materials you'll want to invest in.
Outdoor furniture material
So, want to know the best outdoor furniture materials to opt for? To help, we're sharing our favorites below.
Teak: Wood is a go-to material for your home décor, so why should the best outdoor furniture be any different? But, out of all the wood species available, teak is best suited for outdoor use. The magic lies in a naturally occurring oil, which can reportedly repel water as well as prevent warping and cracking. Thanks to its high oil content and low maintenance, teak is designed to last a long time.
However, teak tends to make for an expensive investment. As such, woods like eucalyptus and acacia have grown quickly in popularity for use in outdoor furniture. They aren't quite such hardwearing options as teak, but they're still plenty weather-resistant, especially when kept topped up each year with a protective coat of wood preservative.
Metal: When it comes to your backyard, you really can't go wrong with metal. Not only does this industrial material look cool, but it's also incredibly durable, meaning it'll hold up nicely over time. That said, it's important to get a little picky about the type of metal you add to your e-cart. For a low-maintenance and durable option, aluminum makes the best investment. Unlike other metals, aluminum doesn't rust when exposed to water, and, unlike some wood species, it won't crack or warp when exposed to the elements and doesn't need any upkeep.
However, just like teak, aluminum is expensive. The more affordable option for metal outdoor furniture is powder-coated steel. Untreated steel will rust quickly when exposed to water, but a powder-coated or galvanized finish gives it weather-resistant protection. That does mean you'll need to take a little more care not to chip the coating, and powder-coated steel furniture will last longer if covered or stored indoors during inclement weather, as moisture can still penetrate weak points at joints or fixings.
Synthetic Resin: As much as we love the look of natural wicker and rattan, those woven wares can fade when exposed to too much sunlight and need protection from moisture. For a long-lasting alternative, synthetic resin, which is typically made with nylon, polyethylene, and PVC is a manmade material that's lightweight and durable, but it can also be fashioned into a wicker-like weave. That way, you can have the look of your favorite material — minus the drawbacks. Just pay attention to the frame it's woven around; aluminum will be the most weather-resistant, whilst powder-coated steel will need more protection from the elements.
UV-Resistant Fabrics: Looking for some backyard-friendly upholstery to make the best outdoor furniture? It doesn't get any better than Sunbrella. Don't let its pricey reputation fool you; the brand's textiles are known for being highly durable and easy to wash. Best of all, the fabrics are touted for being water, fade, and mildew-resistant. Beautiful textiles that require minimal upkeep? That seems like a win-win.
What else to consider
Finding outdoor furniture for your outside space means sourcing a set that best suits your lifestyle and the ways you want to use your yard, patio, decking, or balcony.
Are you looking to entertain friends and family outdoors? In that case, you'll want to make sure you have plenty of outdoor lounge seating to host large numbers. A conversation or coffee set that combines a garden sofa and outdoor armchairs could be a good bet, or if you have a little more space, then a corner sofa is a great way to maximize seating. Options that combine footstools or even hidden storage in the chaise section will make the most of your space.
Is a summer grill out high on your agenda? Then the best outdoor furniture for your patio might look like a spacious outdoor dining table and chairs that ensure guests can sit, eat and drink alfresco. If you want to combine lounging and eating, then look for a garden corner sofa that offers an adjustable-height table that can transform from a coffee spot into a location for dinner. And if space is tight, a bistro set is the perfect option for two.
Do you want a place to relax and chill out? A comfortable daybed, sun lounger, reclining chair, or deckchair is a blissful way to lay back and enjoy a warm summer's day.
A great outdoor furniture set also makes a great way to zone your garden. Just like we use furniture to create dedicated spaces indoors, arranging outdoor chairs and sofas around a coffee table will create an intimate relaxation zone, an outdoor dining table, and chairs ready and waiting next to the BBQ will make for a versatile outdoor kitchen area, and a hanging chair or comfortable lounge chair at the end of the yard will create a restful retreat.
What is the best weatherproof garden furniture?
To get the low down on weatherproof garden furniture, we spoke to Kris Manalo, the design lead of furniture store Atkin & Thyme. In her eyes, it’s best to put on your practical hat when it comes to buying garden furniture. “Consider the boring bit! Spend some time researching the frame or base of the furniture you are buying. When shopping for outdoor furniture, it’s essential to consider the quality of both the frame and the top layer. It’s what’s underneath that counts for a lot when it comes to quality,” she told us.
In terms of all-around weatherproof furniture, Kris would opt for aluminum. “Aluminium does not rust, ensuring longevity and durability of your outdoor furniture. Additionally, Aluminum is lightweight, which makes it easy to move around and transport, while still maintaining strength and stability.”
But if you’re looking for something that’s stylish right now, why not consider rope or other woven fabrics? Kris told us, “Rope is a really popular trend for Summer 2023. Look out for what the actual rope is made of. If it’s real rope then make sure it is Marine grade rope which means it can withstand the elements, or if it is a poly-based rope then it should be UV safe and weatherproof otherwise it’s not going to cope with being left outside.” So, there you have it!