These are the best outdoor furniture brands to shop

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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).

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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.

1. Walmart

YITAHOME L-Shaped Patio Sofa, All-Weather Wicker Patio Conversation Set with Tempered Glass Table & Cushions outside with fairy lights, extra cushions and an outdoor rug

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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.

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Our favorite Walmart outdoor furniture picks for 2023:

2. Target

Opalhouse™ Southport 3pc Motion Chat Set in garden with white wall and lots of greenery, decorated with cushions, outdoor rug and lanters, and jug with glasses on table

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The best outdoor furniture retailer for affordable style

Target's outdoor furniture selection for 2023 features so many budget-friendly items, including outdoor accent furniture from $28 to small space outdoor furniture from $175.

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Our favorite Target outdoor furniture picks for 2023:

3. Overstock

Christopher Knight Home Sherwood Outdoor Acacia Wood Loveseat in white on patio ontop of rug with plants surrounding it

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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.

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Our favorite Overstock outdoor furniture picks for 2023:

4. Amazon

Walker Edison Rendezvous Modern 2 Piece Solid Acacia Wood Slat Back Outdoor Dining Chairs on patio sitting on black and white rug around plants

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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.

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Our favorite Amazon outdoor furniture picks for 2023:

5. World Market

Modern Slatted Wood Adirondack Chairs on patio with painted terracotta color walls

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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.

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Our favorite World Market outdoor furniture picks for 2023:

6. Wayfair

Latitude Run® Wicker 2 - Person Seating Group in brown wicker on patio by fence on top of rug

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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.

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Our favorite Wayfair outdoor furniture picks for 2023:

7. Lowe's

Origin 21 Brynlee 4-Piece Wicker Patio Conversation Set in back yard by big black windows sitting on top of blue rug with blue cushions

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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.

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Our favorite Lowe's outdoor furniture picks for 2023:


A yellow metal outdoor dining set

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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.

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Our favorite FLOYD outdoor furniture picks for 2023:

9. Novogratz

Heidi Outdoor Bistro Set in pink outside in yard with white walls and two daisy rugs

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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.

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Our favorite Novogratz outdoor furniture picks for 2023:

10. The Home Depot

Sonkuki 3-Piece Steel All-weather Outdoor Bistro Set yellow metal on terrace

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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.

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Our favorite The Home Depot outdoor furniture picks for 2023:

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! 

Amy Lockwood
Decor Editor

After completing a major house renovation, Amy discovered what she had always suspected; that decorating is the best part. She joined the Real Homes team to share her love for all things interior, finally putting all those hours spent agonizing over the best white paint to good use in Real Homes’ carefully researched buying guides, and helping readers to find the best furniture, decor, and furnishings to create the home they've always dreamed of. 

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