Best Outdoor Furniture
There is nothing better than taking a nap outside. Don’t get us wrong, taking naps inside is great and all, but napping outside is simply so soothing. Curling up on a comfortable couch under a clear summer sky with a good book and drifting off to sleep by the sounds of birds, the wind through the trees, and the distant sound of lawnmowers. For months, you have probably watched the snow continue to collect on your old and weathered patio pieces and have longed to update them. Now that the weather is finally starting to get warm, there is no better time to update your patio than right now because it means that you will be able to get many months of outside naps in before the weather turns cold again.
In a Hurry? The test winner after 16 hrs of research
Easy to clean
Chairs can attach and detach
- Wisteria Lane
- VIVA HOME
- Suncrown Bistro Set
- Super Patio
- Criteria Used for Evaluation
- Other Factors to Consider
- Frequently Asked Questions
Top Ten Outdoor Furniture
Easy to clean
Chairs can attach and detach
For those that have some extra money to spare, this is the Cadillac of all patio sets. It comes in many different colors to match the theme of your patio space and is able to be rearranged to accommodate various types of get-togethers.Read more
This seven-piece set is available in many colors such as white, orange, green, gray, maroon, and taupe. The base is made from a resin wicker that is a darker mahogany color. When 4 of the chairs are assembled together, they measure to be 117 inches long, and each individual seat is 26.5 inches wide
The frame is made of a lightweight aluminum so it is easy to move around but still incredibly durable. The aluminum frame is covered by a PE resin wicker that not only looks sharp but makes it resilient to bad weather. To prolong the life of this set even longer, this product also comes with a tarp that can be used to cover the entire unit if it starts to rain, or you want to keep it out on your patio during the winter. The comfortable cushions are coated in a UV resistant material that keeps the darker colors from fading in direct sunlight, and they are able to be unzipped to be able to throw into the washing machine to be cleaned.
The cost of this unit is going to set you back a pretty penny- it is one of the most expensive models out there on the market. However, if you want to buy something that will last you for many years, and is able to be easily rearranged when the party calls for it- it is well worth the higher price point.
For those that have the money to spend on this model- they will not be disappointed. It is lightweight, durable, and easy to clean. Basically, it has all of the features that one would want went shopping for a new sofa or chairs for their patio.
Easy to clean
While it isn’t available in a myriad of different colors like our top pick, this model is significantly more affordable, but it is still made from high-quality materials and will be a sharp and comfortable asset to your backyard living space.Read more
Just like any great set, these individual chairs are able to be removed and set up separately, or connected to create one large sectional The cushions for this unit are only available in a tan color that looks to be the same color of cappuccino. The deep brown wicker base is sure to match whatever you have on your patio. It also comes with a sharp wicker table with a glass top.
This set is large enough to hold about 4 to 6 of your friends, while the glass top table will be perfect for holding food and drinks. Each chair 29 inches long, 29 inches deep, and 25 inches high. Some find that the height is not ideal- it will not support your upper back unless you slink down a bit. The cushions are held down by velcro, so you won’t have to worry about them scooting around as people get up and move around. It also comes with the addition of sharp red throw pillows that measure in at 8x8. Each chair is incredibly lightweight so it will be a cinch to disconnect them and move them around as the party dictates. Plus, it comes with the addition of a cover to ensure that it will be safe and protected during heavy rain or during the snowy winter months.
While this model is still going to set you back a good chunk of money, it is nowhere near as expensive as the top choice on this list. However, its slightly padded price point is worth it if you are in the market for something that is easy to move, can be reassembled to be something completely different (rather than a large sectional) and is incredibly comfortable.
You might have a hard time getting your party guests to leave considering how comfortable this sectional is. If you really want to up your patio game this summer, the additional of this set will do the trick.
Can easily buy more seats when needed
Easy to clean
Glass top table included
Some find that the cushions are too thin
What makes this model really great is that you can continue to add on more and more seats with really no end as your summer parties continue to grow. The wicker comes in a base black- which is a little bit different than some of the other rich brown colors that are out there on the market.Read more
This model has a very basic design that would look perfect on any patio. The wicker base is painted black, and the cushions are a solid tan. Each seat is able to be detached and use separately, or assembled together to make one large sectional. It also comes with a small center table with a glass top that is great for putting food and drinks for your party guests.
The weight of the entire unit, including the table, weigh in at 170 pounds. That may seem heavy, but when each seat is able to be detached, it makes them far easier to move. The weight of the combined unit is great for when the winds begin to pick up on those windy spring days, or during a summer thunderstorm. The cushions for the back seats were improved on the newer models to be taller (they were 15 inches and in 2017 they started making them 17 inches tall). When you need to clean the cushions, simply unzip the fabric from the cushions and toss them into the washing machine.
With this set, you get all of the seating features of a great patio set without the price tag that might make you sweat a little bit. It’s still not the most affordable design on the market, but it runs about the average cost of what consumers typically spend on a patio set.
It you are in the market for something that is a little more affordable, and can seat up to six people- this is an excellent option. Plus. buying additional seats is simple if you find that your circle of friends or family is outgrowing your furniture.
4. Wisteria Lane
Easy to clean
Comfortable back cushions
Seat cushions are uncomfortable
This is a really great model that will look great on pretty much any patio. It has a little bit more of a neutral gray color palette that is very trendy recently. In addition to being made of comfortable materials that are sturdy and strong- they also have high backs unlike some of the other models out there on the market.Read more
The base of each unit is made out of a few different shades of gray wicker. This unit comes with two chairs, a sofa that seats two, and a table with a glass top and storage underneath. The table is perfect for storing magazines and newspapers in the lower half, and the glass top is perfect for placing a pitcher or lemonade or donuts for a company that you are having over on the weekend.
There will be no need to drag this set into your storage shed when the temperature begins to plunge because it is made from incredibly durable steel that can withstand whatever winter can throw at it. It is always a good idea to bring the cushions inside when it gets cold or there is rain the in the forecast. The tempered glass on the top of the table is able to be removed to be stored away in the winter to lessen the risk of it becoming damaged or cracked.
While it does cost a little bit more than some of the other similar models out there that sport a similar design- the superior design and higher, cushioned backs make it well worth the slightly padded price tag. In terms of every other set that is found on this list- the price runs about in the middle of the road.
If you are in the market for something to really improve the look of your patio and won’t completely crush your landscaping patio budget for this year- the Wisteria Lane set is an excellent choice.
5. VIVA HOME
Easy to clean
Could be difficult to assemble
The VIVA HOME will fit in perfectly on pretty much any patio. A common complaint of users of these types of chairs is that they often have a back that isn’t high enough- and this model solves that problem with a high back. In addition to being made from high-quality materials, it also comes in at an affordable price point.Read more
The base of these units is composed of a dark brown rattan. The set comes with two chairs, a sofa that is able to seat up to two people comfortably, and a table with a tempered glass top that is perfect for placing a pitcher of lemonade of party appetizers.
This set is able to sit outside during all sorts of weather without needing to be carried inside when the weather starts to get cold. The strong steel frame can really hold up against the elements, and the rattan exterior is good at wicking away water. Of course, you will want to bring in the cushions whenever it rains or during the winter. Another great feature of this design is that the cushions are able to be unzipped and thrown into the washing machine whenever they become dirty.
One of the best features of this model is the incredibly affordable price point. While it is not least expensive set out there, is only slightly more expensive. However, the higher back design and the ability to wash the cushion covers make it well worth the slightly elevated price point.
If you have a smaller space and are looking for a set that will look great on your patio, is easy to clean, and doesn’t break the bank- this is an excellent option that everyone will really love sitting on.
6. Suncrown Bistro Set
Can keep it outside in the winter time
Some find that it is too low to the ground
Perhaps you are not the type that needs a lot of seating for parties, and you just want a place you can go with a glass of iced tea and a good book to spend the afternoon. This bistro set has a smaller footprint than some of the other sets out there, making it perfect for smaller spaces.Read more
There’s just something about a rocking chair that offers automatic relaxation and melts away the stress of the day. This set comes with two rocking chairs that had padded fronts and back. The arms and the rocking legs are made out of a durable steel, and the back and seat of the rocker are made from a thick black wicker. This set also comes with a small glass top table that is perfect for holding a cup of tea and a book- but not much else.
The framing of the chairs and the table make this set perfect for holding up to some pretty bad weather. It is solid enough to be left outside in the winter time, but you will need to bring the cushions into the garage, of course. If you want a set that you won’t have to drag into the garage when the snow starts to fly- this is the set that you will want to buy.
The price of this model is one of it’s better features. It is available at a price that will not break the bank, but it will also look great on any patio without taking up too much room. More room and money at the end of the day means that you can spend more money on buying other things for your patios such as plants and flowers.
If you are working with a smaller budget, or you don’t have that much space on your patio, this is a great set. It is comfortable, stylish, and will provide a perfect space to spend a Saturday afternoon reading a good book and listening to the birds.
Easy to assemble
Sits low to the ground
Sometimes, you want to hoard your wonderful parklike backyard all to yourself, and you have no intentions of inviting anyone over for a BBQ. If you are someone that longs for a comfortable place to spend some good quality time with yourself, a good book, and a cup of coffee- this is the set that will work perfectly for your needs.Read more
This bistro set comes with two high quality and incredibly comfortable chairs with the addition of two good sized ottomans. A table that measures to be 18 inches by 18 inches can be set in between the two chairs and is large enough to hold two cups of coffee or a cup of coffee and a newspaper. The base of each unit is made from rich brown wicker materials, and the cushions that go on the chairs are a taupe color that looks like the same color as a cappuccino and will look fantastic on most patios.
What makes this set great is that it is perfectly fine at being left out all year, even in you live in climates that really get cold and snowy. Of course, you will want to take the cushions and the glass table top into the garage until the weather warms up again. Each chair can support up to 250 pounds easily and comfortably, and the cushions are approximately 4 inches thick.
If comfort is your number one concern while curating your backyard sanctuary- this set will be a perfect addition. It does cost a little bit more than sets that seat more than two, but if you are really pressed for seating, the Ottomans could be used for additional backless seating.
For those looking for a simple set that they can place on their patio to unwind in their backyard after a long day at work- this set is not only comfortable, but it will also be a little easy on your wallet.
Easy to clean
High back for extra comfort
Can look weathered over time
Goplus offers a fantastic set for those working with a limited budget and that want to save a little bit of money. This unit isn’t as versatile as some of the others- you cannot detach individual seats to make a larger sectional, but it is made from high-quality materials and it will look good on any patio.Read more
This set includes two chairs and one love seat that is able to hold two people. It also comes with a center coffee table with a glass top that is perfect for holding drinks and appetizers. The wicker base is a solid black and the cushions that only sit on the bottom (and not on the back like some of the other design) are solid white. Consumers will have the option to select a set that has a base that is made with a mix of grays, but they will be paying quite a bit more for the different color choice.
If it cannot hold up to extreme weather, then it suddenly becomes less comfortable indoor chairs. This set is incredibly durable and won’t need to be brought inside during the harsh winter months- although you might want to bring the cushions inside of the garage for the season. The tempered glass on the table is also able to be removed to bring it into the garage for the season. The smaller footprint is perfect for those that don’t have a lot of room on their patio or backyard to put one of the larger models. This set weighs just over 80 pounds, so it's heavy enough not to blow into your neighbor's yard during a summer storm yet light enough to be able to rearrange when need be.
The price tag on this model is absolutely the best part- it is one of the most affordable sets to make this list, and also on the market. In fact, this entire set might cost you less than you spend on your propane gas grill.
If you are working with a limited amount of space and a limited budget- this set will be the perfect solution to help fill out your patio without emptying your wallet to the point that you won’t have enough money to plant flowers in your flower beds.
9. Super Patio
Large table with glass top
Could be more comfortable
Super Patio offers up a really great set that has the same design as the higher priced models, but it takes up less room on your patio, and- most importantly- costs significantly less than some of the larger models. Plus, it’s made from the same high-quality materials as many of the others out there on the market.Read more
This design is a lot like the models that can set up to 6 people, but it only sits 3 comfortably and can squeeze in 4 if need be. It has a rich brown wicker base and comfortable tan cushions that can be removed. This set also comes with a small table that sits rather low to the ground, and it has a nice glass top that is perfect for sitting a pitcher of lemonade with glasses or appetizers for a fun summer party.
There is no need to haul this unit unto the garage after Halloween when the weather starts getting too cold to sit outside. Weighing in at about 150 pounds in pieces that are able to be detached, it won’t be too much of a pain in the back to store it in your garage for the winter. The table is strong and sturdy, and the tempered glass on the top is able to be removed for safe and easy storage without running the risk of it becoming broken.
While the cost of this unit is a little more than some of the smaller bistro sets, it is way more affordable than some of the higher end models that seat up to 6 people. If you are working with a little less space and want to save a little bit of money- this is a really great deal.
If you are looking for a great way to spruce up your patio in preparation for all of the fun parties and BBQs you want to have this summer- this set will be a great addition and still leave you plenty of money for flowers and steaks.
Weighs just 68 pounds
Easy to clean
Not very comfortable
Editor’s Ranking: 8.4/10
The Radeway set sports a little more of a minimalist and contemporary design over some of the other patio sets out there on the market. This is a perfect set for those that are looking to save a little but of money, or who do not have a lot of backyard space to work with, but still want something nice and comfortable.Read more
The simple design will look great on every patio. This set comes with two individuals chairs and a couch that can comfortably hold two people. The base of these chairs are made from a black wicker that looks sharp even without the white seat cushions. Unfortunately, this design doesn’t have any back rest cushions- so your back may get a little hot against the wicker on steamy summer days.
The frame of each chair is made from a strong and reliable steel, so you won’t have to worry about dragging it back into the garage when the snowflakes start to fly after Halloween. On the downside, the glass is unable to be removed from the additional table, so you will have to store the table into the garage.
One of the best features about this Radeway set is that is it one of the most affordable set currently out there on the market, and will likely cost you less than what you paid for your propane gas grill. Given that it can seat up to 4 people with the addition of a good sized table, this is offered an an excellent price.
If you aren’t willing to pay a lot of money for a new set to put out on your patio this summer- this is an excellent choice. We should add that the lower price means that it is a little less comfortable than some of the other options- but you could always buy more cushions or pillow to compensate.
Criteria Used for Evaluation
Your backyard is most likely the place you go to feel calm and at peace after a long and crazy week, so it is important that where you sit down looks good. We tried to select pieces that had a simple design to prevent them from looking too dated down the line. These pieces are incredibly resilient, and you probably won’t be updating them any time soon (although you might replace the cushions after a few seasons). It was important to us that we selecting something that was had a basic design, and one that was easily painted if you ever want to change up the color scheme of your patio.
That the thing about patio gear- it is going to continue to stay outside even during the wither. Most users don’t have the desire or the storage space to drag all of the pieces on their patio into the garage or storage shed for the winter, so they just leave it out there to collect snow and ice. We were drawn to pieces that were made out of aluminum frames (that were lightweight yet durable), and resin wicker exterior that is basically indestructible to ice and cold. Metal or wood designs are also good, but over time they can look incredibly worn, are difficult to clean, and the paint will often peel off over time. Wicker, on the other hand, will continue to look like new season after season. If you are looking for something to last you for the long haul, wicker is the best way to go.
Prices for these products are a little all over the map. Some brands will set you back the same amount of money it probably cost you to build your actual deck, and others will hardly make a dent in your wallet. We tried to keep our price ranges within the realm of reason, because you don’t want to blow your entire summer budget on chairs and sofas, and not have enough money left to throw a party to have everyone enjoy it.
If it isn’t comfortable, no one will want to sit in it. And if no one wants to sit in it, then it is nothing but an expensive and oversize patio decoration. We made sure to keep in eye on the materials that the cushions were made out of, and if past users found them to be comfortable. One of the things that people really seemed to appreciate were models that had high backs. Many of the sectional pieces out there have lower backs without that much cushion, so we tried to find models that made higher backs that were more comfortable.
Expert Interviews & Opinions
Are you the type that likes to throw parties and have a lot of your friends and family over on the weekend? If you do, you likely will need a lot more seating, and you will want seating that can be easily moved and rearranged. If you think of your patio as a personal sanctuary between you and the rest of the world, you could always save yourself a little bit of money and buy a smaller model that is big enough for you and one other person. It is also a good idea to measure the dimensions of your patio to ensure you have enough room for all of your new pieces, your decorations, and your grill.
Other Factors to Consider
Due to the fact that these products will sit outside and withstand all of the summer thunderstorms, the dust from those dry summers, and all of the sleet, ice, and snow that comes from the winter months- it’s a given that you will have to clean them every once in a while. We tried to select models that were super easy to clean- and that meant selecting wicker. Wicker is really a snap to clean. All you have to do is wipe it down with some soapy water. And if you don’t even want to do that- they can simply be hosed off and dried in the sun. Wood and metal models are a little bit harder to clean, and often require the use of a power washer to make them look as good a new. While it is fun to find a reason to use the power washer- sometimes you just don’t want to have to deal with continually washing your patio gear to keep it looking like the day that you brought it home and assembled it.
These pieces are designed to last a really long time, and with proper care and maintenance, you may not ever have to spend another penny on patio seating ever again if you didn’t want to. Wicker is something that is incredibly resilient, and it really doesn’t take all that much care. The cushions, on the other hand, may require that you be a bit mindful of them. It is always a good idea that when the party starts to end and everyone heard home, to take all of the cushions inside just in case it rains overnight. Many of the cushions are made from a water-resistant material, but it still isn’t a good idea to leave them exposed to the elements for long periods of time. If you don’t want to be bothered at all with the cushions, they can always be replaced pretty easily with designs and colors that suit your outdoor space more.
A comfortable outside space will make life just a little bit sweeter, and the ability to take a nap in the shade while listening to the birds and the wind blow through the trees is one of life’s simple pleasures that will really help you unwind after a stressful week. Taking time and consideration as to what type of patio furniture you are going to fill your happy place with is one of the most important decisions you will make for your patio, and will really pay off in the long run.
Frequently Asked Questions
q: Can I leave it outside all winter?
The reasons why you see predominately wicker or rattan pieces out there on the market rather than anything else is because it is incredibly durable and doesn’t become worn easily- especially when it is left out in freezing cold temperatures or covered in a foot of snow all winter. This material won’t chip or peel no matter how long you leave it to sit outside in the cold. It really is an indestructible material that will last you a very long time. The cushions, however, are a different story. If you want to keep them soft and comfortable and not waterlogged, it is best that you keep them inside during the colder months and whenever it starts to rain.
q: How should I clean it?
Cleaning wicker is simple and easy, and you can do so without the use of hard chemicals that might affect your plants. Simply combine a little bit of dish soap with hot water, and wipe down the wicker parts with a soft cloth or a sponge. If there is a bit of mold that has developed, adding a little bit of vinegar to the mix will help fight off and cut through the mold as well. When you are done, take your yard hose and spray it down and you’re done.
When it is time to give cushions a good clean, simply unzip the cover from the foam interior and toss it into the washing machine. Keep a lookout for what kind of cushions come with the model that you select, because not all of them come with cushions with a removable cover. If that is the case, you might have to buy replacement cushions if they happen to get too dirty.
q: Why are they all made from resin wicker?
Wicker is not only weather resistant for all 4 seasons, but it is also incredibly easy to clean. There are some pieces that are made out of wood- but wood breaks down over time, can look tired and worn when left outside for long periods of time, and can be really difficult to clean and would require the use of a power washer.
Other pieces that are made from just painted metals or aluminum can also become incredibly worn when left out in bad weather. Often with these types, the paint begins to peel and fade, and there is really no way you can spruce up or repaint peeling metal and having it look as good as new. You may not like the look or style of resin wicker, but it is your best bet if you are not the type to drag everything on your patio inside whenever a storm cloud rolls in.
q: Can I paint wicker?
As a matter of fact- you can. It’s true that a lot of these models only come in wickers that are darker colors like deep brown or black. If you wanted to make it a little light to match the theme of your outdoor space, painting them is pretty easy. You cannot use regular paint that you would buy by the gallon. You will need to buy a special kind of spray paint that is found where ever you buy your regular paints. There is no need to worry about finding this special kind of spray paint because it is pretty common. Also, painting the wicker will not damage the UV protective coating that it may or may not have on it.
q: What are the cushions made of?
While we can’t speak for all of them, most of the cushions use a polyester that is able to be unzipped and throw into the washing machine, and it surrounds a piece of durable foam. Many of the cushions are coated with a layer of UV protection and water-resilient material to keep water from penetrating to the foam and to keep the hot rays of consistent direct sun exposure from fading the colors.