A comfortable patio furniture set can transform your outdoor space into a cozy outdoor living room or the perfect place to host an outdoor dinner party. "Avoid the inclination to make practicality the enemy of style when selecting your patio furniture," says Caron Woolsey, founder, and principal designer at CW Interiors. "It is possible to have it all!"
We researched the best patio sets in all categories, from dining sets to lounge chairs to small-space furniture, and evaluated them based on durability, size, and comfort.
Devoko 5 Pieces Patio Furniture Set
Appealing contemporary style
Can arrange in different setups
Cushions slide when in use
The Devoko 5-Piece Outdoor Sectional and Glass Table earned our Best Overall spot because of its modular design, weather-resistant rattan-and-steel frame, and fair price. With its modern style and dark-color rattan, this patio furniture set looks nice with the exterior style of most homes and is great for small spaces, such as a front porch or balcony.
This patio set breaks down into a five-piece sectional plus a coffee table that you can arrange however you want. The side table has a glass tabletop and is perfect for resting your drink, placing a light or candle, or serving appetizers to guests. The sofa cushions are plush and comfortable, which makes the piece ideal for lounging. They are also easy to wipe clean. However, since the set doesn't include ties to affix them to the frame, they may slide out of place when in use.
Most important, this patio furniture set is sturdy and strong and can handle exposure to the elements. This set is truly multi-use and is an affordable way to make your outdoor space over quickly.
Price at time of publish: $460
Dimensions: 83 x 58 x 25 inches︱Material: Rattan, steel︱Seating capacity: Four
FDW Outdoor Wicker Bistro Set
Great for small spaces
Removable cushion covers
Only 200-pound weight capacity
This FDW wicker bistro set is perfect if you’re looking to create a comfy outdoor lounge area without breaking the bank. These two chairs, with cushions, and a table with a tempered glass top, are perfect on a small patio or balcony or as extra seating poolside. The cushions use a high-density rebound sponge to give you a comfortable sitting feel.
This stylish set is made with a powder-coated steel frame and all-weather PE rattan wicker, which makes it sturdy and durable enough for all kinds of weather. One thing to note is that the weight capacity on these chairs is fairly low at just 200 pounds.
Price at time of publish: $100
Dimensions: 23 x 23 x 33 inches (chairs), 16 x 16 x 16 inches (table)︱Material: Tempered glass, rattan︱Seating capacity: Two
Best Conversation Set
Wisteria Lane Outdoor Conversation Set
Extra-thick, comfortable base cushions
Aluminum frame is rust-proof
Removable cushion covers
Limited color options
A patio furniture set that feels like your living room is the perfect way to make the most of your backyard. A comfy conversation set, like this one from Wisteria Lane, is perfectly designed for lounging and relaxing. Designed in a modern style and two neutral color options, the set includes a sofa, a loveseat, two chairs, and a spacious coffee table, made of eight-piece imitation wood that is designed to withstand extreme heat without cracking. Widened armrests on the chairs help to ensure better upper-body support.
The Wisteria Lane Conversation Set is attractive, stain-resistant, and high-quality, with a powder-coated aluminum frame that is highly durable and should not rust. The fabric on the 5-inch-thick cushions is Olefin, which is water- and stain-resistant, and you can unzip and remove the cushion covers for easier cleaning.
Price at time of publish: $1,000
Dimensions: 73 × 26 × 32 inches (sofa), 50 × 26 × 32 inches (loveseat), 28 × 26 × 32 inches (armchairs), 43 × 24 ×16 inches (coffee table)︱Material: Powder-coated aluminum frame, Olefin fabric, imitation wood table top︱Seating capacity: Seven
Neighbor The Sectional
Quick-dry, fade-proof cushions
Sustainably sourced teak
Teak needs regular maintenance
Teak wood has been around for many years and is an ideal material for patio furniture because of its natural durability and beauty. With some maintenance, teak can last a lifetime, and it patinas to a beautiful silvery gray as it ages. The Neighbor Haven Sectional is the perfect blend of traditional, high-quality materials and modern design. It is made of solid, FSC-certified teak wood, quick-drying foam cushions, and Sunbrella fabric.
Sunbrella fabric is stain-resistant and fade-proof and can be machine-washed with strong detergents, including bleach, without losing its color. This Neighbor sectional is modular, which means you can add extra seating or re-arrange it as needed. The manufacturer also provides free shipping and returns on all orders.
Price at time of publish: $4,000
Dimensions: 91 x 64 x 30.5 inches︱Material: Solid teak frame, Sunbrella fabric, Foam cushions, Marine-grade hardware︱Seating capacity: Not listed
Homall 4 Pieces Patio Furniture Rattan Wicker Chair Set
Great for small spaces
Good value for the price
Might not hold up over time
Somewhat uncomfortable cushions
Rattan is a popular material for patio furniture, because it is inexpensive, it withstands all types of weather, and it is lightweight and easy to move around. The Homall 4 Piece Rattan Patio Set is a top-rated option for a rattan patio set. It’s made from all-weather PE rattan wicker and a strong steel frame for added sturdiness.
This patio furniture set includes a small loveseat, two armchairs, and a coffee table with a tempered glass tabletop. It has a small profile that makes it suitable for small spaces. We like this set as an affordable option with a traditional style that could fit anywhere. Plus, the cushions and synthetic resin are easy to wipe clean.
Price at time of publish: $170
Dimensions: 18.1 x 18.1 inches (sofa), 35 x 20.7 x 33.3 inches (chair), 28.1 x 16.1 x 15.4 inches (table)︱Material: PE rattan and steel frame, polyester fabric and sponge-padded cushion︱Seating capacity: Three
Best with Bar
Polar Aurora 3PCS Patio Bar Set with Stools and Glass Top
Roomy storage shelves
Barstools are included
Tricky assembly, unclear instructions
For an outdoor bar, it’s important to have furniture that holds up to different weather conditions while still looking well-designed in your backyard. Our favorite is the Polar Aurora 3PCS Patio Bar Set, because it’s sophisticated, durable, and more affordable than many other outdoor bar sets.
Constructed with a steel frame and all-weather resin wicker, this bar set is waterproof and can withstand the general wear-and-tear from being outside. To make the bar top more functional, this design includes a tempered glass surface to place drinks, glasses, and bottles, as needed. There are also two inner sections where you can store drinkware, liquor bottles, mixers, shakers, and other bar essentials.
To add to its value, this bar also comes with two barstools—each equipped with waterproof cushions—at no additional cost. This set comes with setup instructions, although assembly could take quite some time. Due to the materials, it should be fairly easy to clean and maintain for many years.
Price at time of publish: $220
Dimensions: 39.4 x 22.8 x 39.4 inches (bar), 15 x 15 x 28.3 inches (seats) | Material: Steel frame, resin woven wicker | Seating capacity: Two
Best with Fire Pit
Hampton Bay Highland Point 5-Piece Fire Pit Set
Thick, comfortable cushions
Stain- and fade-resistant cushions
Lacks fire pit cover
Turn your outdoor area into an inviting oasis with a set of lounge chairs and a fire table, like the Hampton Bay Highland Point Black 5-Piece Fire Pit Set. This patio set includes four armchairs with premium foam seat cushions and a gentle rocking ability. The included cushions are made with CushionGuard acrylic fabric that resists fading, repels water, stains, and spills. The fabric is soft to the touch, so it feels comfortable when lounging for a long time.
The fire table in this set has a decorative finish with lava rocks that give it a natural stone look, without the care and maintenance of real stone. (A PVC weather cover is included.) It has a heat output of 50,000 BTU from propane to keep you warm on cooler nights, and space for a large propane tank under the base of the fire pit. Or you can connect it to a natural gas hookup, using its dedicated orifice. The manufacturer says the burner assembly is CSA certified.
Price at time of publish: $1,299
Dimensions: 4 inches (cushion thickness), 13.32 inches (seat height), 24.21 x 34.49 x 34.49 inches (fire pit)︱Material: Aluminum, CushionGuard fabric︱Seating capacity: Four
West Elm Portside Outdoor 4-Piece Chaise Sectional
Rustic and elegant design
Available in two colors
Price is quite high
If you want a showroom-quality set up in your backyard, you have to pay a little more. The Portside Outdoor 4-Piece Chaise Sectional can make that dream a reality. In addition to its rustic and gorgeous design, this chaise sectional displays the ultimate craftsmanship, with moisture-resistant sustainably sourced mahogany and eucalyptus. The cushions are yarn-dyed and weather-resistant, so they shouldn't wear down over time. You can also customize this sectional by choosing the configuration and color (driftwood or weathered gray).
For added convenience, this sectional has a ledge encircling the back, which acts as a perfect spot to place drinks or any other stray objects while you’re lounging. Each of the four pieces fits together without any tools or formal attachments, so all you have to do is push them around to change the design. Assembly is included when you choose the White Glove service (which is available on most shipping options, according to the manufacturer), so the furniture can be set up upon delivery. For added protection, you can also purchase a cover to shade your furniture when not in use (sold separately).
Though sold at a high price, this luxurious sectional makes up for its cost every time you enjoy your backyard from the comfort of this chaise.
Price at time of publish: $4,996
Dimensions: 124.4 x 97 x 30 inches | Material: Mahogany and eucalyptus wood frame, yarn-dyed weather-resistant cushions | Seating capacity: Not listed
Best Dining Set
Walker Edison Roanoke Outdoor Dining 3 Piece Set
Casual bench seating great for guests
Durable solid acacia
Stylish wood details with umbrella hole
No seat backs
This patio dining set is a simple, stylish option for casual outdoor dining. The Walker Edison Roanoke 3 Piece Set includes a slatted table and two bench seats. The 60-inch-long table can accommodate more people by adding chairs to the ends. Great for families, the bench seats—each supporting up to 400 pounds—can fit two adults and a small child comfortably.
The patio dining set is made with durable acacia wood that is a honey gold color. It resists a variety of outdoor elements and has a small profile that leaves room for traffic to flow through the space. The table top might need regular cleaning and maintenance when exposed to harsh weather; the manufacturer recommends applying teak oil to the surface every two to three months.
Price at time of publish: $987 for set of five
Dimensions: 60 x 34 x 30 inches︱Material: Acacia wood︱Seating capacity: Six
Lark Manor Hersey Polyethylene (PE) Wicker 4 - Person Seating Group with Cushions
Three color options
Suitable for small spaces
High weight capacity
Cushions can be a bit thin
You don't need a large outdoor space to entertain guests and gorgeously style your patio or deck. We love this option from Lark Manor that fits snugly in any backyard or even on a small balcony. The three-piece set comes with a sofa, an ottoman, and a table that fit together into a square that can be as contained or spread out as you need.
The sold-steel frame increases stability and durability, and it comes with a high weight capacity. The sofa can support up to 800 pounds, while the ottoman can also double as another seat with a weight capacity of 400 pounds. The high-grade rattan material won't fade when increasingly exposed to the sun and high temperatures. The material looks summery and classic, but with the choice between three cushion colors: a simple black or white, or a bright turquoise.
Price at time of publish: $330
Dimensions: 33 x 54 x 24 inches (sofa), 15.5 x 28 x 16 inches (table), 16 x 20 x 20 inches (ottoman)︱Material: Polyethylene Wicker, Rattan, Steel︱Seating capacity: Four
The best overall patio furniture set is the Devoko 5-Piece Outdoor Sectional and Coffee Table. It comes with a four-piece sectional and coffee table at an affordable price and can be arranged to fit your space. If you want something of higher quality that you can use year-round, you can’t go wrong with the Hampton Bay Highland Point Black 5-Piece Fire Pit Set, which includes four extra comfortable chairs and a stylish propane fire table.
What to Look For in a Patio Furniture Set
From dust and dirt to rain and snow, your outdoor furniture is exposed to everything Mother Nature has to offer. When choosing a patio furniture set, look for durable, long-lasting materials that are weather-resilient. For lounge furniture and sofas, choose fabrics that are easy to clean, fade-resistant, and stain-resistant.
"Sustainable materials, like reconstituted stone, powder-coated aluminum, and hand-wrapped resin, are used to create quality furniture that is both durable and inviting," says Caron Woolsey, founder and principal Ddesigner at CW Interiors. "Paired with performance fabrics, like Perennials and Sunbrella (think: the Haven Sectional from Neighbor), your patio will be impervious to the elements so that you can use it all year. Polypropylene rugs are stain-, fade-, and mildew-resistant, yet soft on your feet and available in myriad styles at great price points."
Look for a patio furniture set that complements the exterior of your home and backyard landscaping, and that feels like a natural extension of the furniture inside of your home. Luckily, there are plenty of rustic, modern, and minimalistic options to complement any design style you prefer. For example, the Walker Edison set feels more farmhouse and rustic, while the Hampton Bay pieces appear more modern and sleek.
Measure the area you are looking to furnish and select a patio furniture set that is comfortable but doesn’t overcrowd your space. In small spaces, such as a deck, front porch, or balcony, patio dining sets with four seats and a smaller loveseat and sofa work well. If you anticipate re-shaping your furniture's configuration or size after purchasing, consider choosing modular outdoor furniture that you can add to later on.
One of the most important things to consider when buying patio furniture is how you intend to use the space you are looking to furnish. Added features like a fire pit or bar help to give the furniture set an intended purpose, based around your family and your lifestyle.
"Patios are a highly desired feature in homes, so treat them as you would any indoor space so that you are motivated to entertain and relax there," says Woolsey. "I like to first anchor the space with a neutral color palette and layer textures for interest and comfort." This allows for versatility when decorating seasonally with botanicals, pillows, and table linens. Consider adding a dramatic light fixture in lieu of a fan over a dining table for an additional wow factor. Last but not least, consider all of your senses when you approach the design of your patio oasis. The creaking ropes of a porch swing can lull one into a Zen-like state, as can the fragrant wafts from a well-placed planter."
How do you clean a patio furniture set?
Usually, you can clean outdoor furniture with a mixture of mild soap and water and a sponge or scrub brush. Removing stains and deep-cleaning your patio furniture set depend on the material it is made of. You should always read and follow care instructions included with your furniture before cleaning.
How do you set up a patio furniture set?
For patio furniture that needs to be assembled, always follow the step-by-step instructions included with the product. To prevent scratching pieces' surfaces, carefully assemble outdoor furniture on a soft surface such as grass or an outdoor rug. Use the included hardware and recommended tools to avoid damaging the product or voiding the warranty.
Where should you place a patio furniture set?
Arrange your patio furniture by anchoring the larger pieces near a wall or fence, and then building the space with additional seating, side tables, or storage. Consider how traffic may flow through the space and how it connects with your home's interior. Remember to finish your space with outdoor accessories, such as throw pillows, to create a cozy space that feels like home.
Why Trust The Spruce?
This roundup was written by Deanna McCormack, a freelance writer for The Spruce. She specializes in home and outdoor products and has tested many outdoor furniture materials and fabrics.
To put together this list of best patio furniture sets, Deanna considered factors including design, durability, comfort, and overall value. We also conferred with Caron Woolsey, founder and principal designer at CW Interiors, for her expertise on selecting and styling durable patio furniture.