The Best Patio Furniture to Buy in 2018

Dress up your outdoor space with our top picks for patio furniture

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If you rarely use your outdoor space, now is the time to make the most of what your home has to offer with patio furniture.

For instance, a chic bistro set can transform a boring deck into a dining destination. Is that concrete slab in your backyard hardly enticing? Turn it into an irresistible, open-air living room with a weather resistant sofa.

The best types of patio furniture are made of easy to clean, all weather materials. While you may be tempted to leave it all outside year round, storing...MORE your outdoor furnishings indoors during winter (like in a basement or shed) will protect your investment for years of enjoyment.

To add comfort and function to your exterior space, here is our list of the best patio furniture to buy.

  • Best Sectional Sofa Set: PATIOROMA 5-Piece Wicker Sectional Furniture Set

    Dress up your outdoor space with this stylish, sectional sofa set. It includes the coffee table and cute red pillows.

    The weather resistant set features a lightweight, yet durable steel frame and hand-woven synthetic rattan in various shades of gray. The sofa comes in four sections with each having a separate back and seat cushion with removable, machine washable covers. FYI, the pillows and cushions are not water resistant, so they should be brought inside before it rains.

    The coffee table has an...MORE impact resistant, tempered glass top. This set requires assembly, which most novice do-it-yourselfers can do in less than two hours.

  • Best Rattan Set: Goplus 4-Piece Rattan Patio Furniture Set

    Create an alfresco family room with this attractive and weather resistant furniture set. Each piece features a sturdy, powder coated steel frame and hand-woven synthetic rattan in beautiful gradient shades of brown.

    For boosted comfort, the sofa and chairs have cushions with removable, machine washable covers. Just like our pick for best rattan set, the coffee table has an impact resistant, tempered glass topper. Because the sofa is only 43 inches wide, we think this collection of furniture is a...MORE good fit for compact spaces. Based on feedback from verified customers, you should be able to assemble this set in less than two hours.

  • Best Wood Set: Amazonia Arizona 9-Piece Eucalyptus Square Dining Set

    When it comes to outdoor furniture, certain woods are better than others. Furnishing made of eucalyptus wood like this nine piece outdoor dining set that accommodates eight people is a solid choice.

    Not only is the wood super dense, but it also has a high oil content that repels moisture. Eco-minded consumers will appreciate that the wood used is certified by the FSC (Forest Stewardship Council). So you can enjoy this outdoor dining set for years to come, treat it with a wood protector (a bottle...MORE comes free with purchase) once a year to keep it weather resistant. FYI, only the table comes unassembled.

  • Best Dining Set: Odena Outdoor 5-Piece Cast Aluminum Bronze Dining Set

    Make your patio more welcoming with this classic five piece metal dining set. It’s cast from aluminum and features a weather resistant black finish. Need some shade? The table comes with a hole for an umbrella (sold separately).

    This set features a square table with four chairs. If you prefer, there's also a round dining set, and if you need to seat more people, perhaps the seven-piece set that includes a large rectangular table and six chairs may be of interest. Additional chairs sold in sets...MORE of two are also available. Chairs and table arrive flat packed. Verified buyers say putting it all together was relatively easy in less than two hours.

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  • Best Dining Set With Umbrella: Best Choice Products 6-Piece Outdoor Dining Set

    If you're looking for a sensibly priced outdoor dining set, this one will give you the most bang for your money.

    The four sling chairs, table, and umbrella all have powder-coated steel frames. Each chair has a woven polyester seat and backrest. The chairs fold easily for storage. While the entire set is somewhat weather resistant, here's a heads up; it will rust over time if left out in the rain repeatedly. Verified buyers say if you want to keep this set in tiptop shape, keep it under a...MORE covered outdoor space.

  • Best Bistro Set: Best Choice Products 3-Piece Bistro Set in Antique Copper

    Bistro sets are perfect for small balconies and teensy patios. This cute three-piece set features a classic tulip design. It’s made of cast aluminum and comes with a weather resistant, antique copper finish. While it looks diminutive, verified buyers say the set is super sturdy, and each chair can comfortably accommodate one adult under six feet tall. 

  • Runner Up, Best Bistro Set: Grand Patio Balcony Bistro Set

    Make any outdoor space feel like a French sidewalk cafe with this colorful and affordable folding bistro set. It's available in five eye-popping shades: Blue, green, red, macaroon orange and macaroon blue.

    The set constructed of powder-coated steel can stand up to both chlorinated water and saltwater environments. To clean, just hose down with fresh water. Each set arrives assembled and folds for easy storage. Even better, each lightweight seat can hold up to 280 pounds.

  • Best Lounge Chair: Caravan Sports Zero Gravity Lounge Chair

    Feel weightless and stress-free in this zero gravity lounge chair by Caravan. Seats similar to this portable version cradle the back in soothing comfort by keeping your feet and heart at the same level. 

    Made of durable steel with a rust resistant coating this lounger is available in 11 beautiful colors: aqua blue, beige, black, blue, burgundy, camouflage, emerald green, gray, red, terra cotta, and toffee.

    The fabric for the quick drying sling seat is Textilene, a durable outdoor material that...MORE repels water. The lounger also comes with a soft head cushion that's both adjustable and removable. The chair can support up to 300 pounds, and it measures 62.5 inches long when fully reclined.

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  • Best Free Standing Umbrella: COBANA 10' Offset Hanging Patio Umbrella

    Throw some shade in your outdoor space with this 10-foot diameter, crank operated umbrella. The polyester, canopy fabric can block up to 90 percent of harsh UV rays, plus it’s both mold and mildew resistant. The material is available in your choice of beige, coffee or red. The umbrella pole is powder-coated aluminum with a black, water resistant finish. While the cross base that keeps the umbrella upright comes with the package, the four weights that keep it rooted to the ground when things get...MORE windy are sold separately. 

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