Summer is on its way, and as soon as it hits you know we’re all going to be spending as much time as possible outside. Whether you’ve got a big porch, deck or amazing backyard, it’s time to strategize ways to make the most of your outdoor space while the weather is beautiful.
If you’re planning on lounging poolside, having family dinners outside or hosting a big barbecue you’re going to need some amazing outdoor furniture. Shopping for furniture that can brave the elements can be a bit intimidating and expensive, but these pieces are built to last through a variety of conditions, and we’ve gathered some of the most affordable options out there. Plus, just because they can withstand the elements doesn’t mean they’re not pleasing to the eye — there are plenty of beautiful outdoor furniture sets designed with beauty in mind.
Check out some of our favorites for outdoor spaces of all shapes and sizes, and make your backyard your favorite place to be this summer.
The Best Outdoor Patio Sets
Recreate your living room outside with these great outdoor furniture sets. They’re as comfortable as they are sturdy, so you won’t have to sacrifice ease for assurance the rain won’t take them out.
Tuoze 5 Piece Patio Furniture Set
When it comes to outdoor couches and furniture sets, wicker get the job done and look pretty good in the process. This set is made from high-quality PE rattan wicker built to withstand all weather with high tensile strength and water resistance. The sponge cushions are comfortable and supportive high-density foam, and covered by durable and machine-washable fabric.
The coffee table has removable tempered glass that’s super easy to clean and four sticky buffers which help with balancing the top. The whole set also has foot screws that stabilize and protect it from water damage. The sets pieces are removable so you can arrange and rearrange as you see fit.
This particular set is available in either beige or blue, though we prefer the beige as it’s easier to match with.
UMAX 7 Piece Patio Furniture Set
This set is built for bigger backyards with a lot of the same qualities as the previous set from Tuoze. Enjoy dark brown PE rattan wicker that’s ultra-strong, weather resistant and supportive. This set also comes with beige cushions that are UV protected to avoid washing out by the end of summer, and every foot of the set is adjustable so you’ll enjoy stability even on slightly uneven ground.
The set comes with everything you need for assembly and, according to the manufacturer, only takes about 40-60 minutes to put together.
This set comes in brown and black wicker depending on your design preference.
Best Outdoor Dining Tables
Is there anything better than a summer outdoor cookout? Whether it’s a dinner party, Independence Day barbecue or summer birthday bash, you’re going to want a great table to serve and enjoy on. Here are our favorite options for backyards of all sizes and layouts.
Devoko 9 Piece Patio Dining Set
If you’re looking for one piece of outdoor furniture for a smaller backyard or outdoor space, we recommend this multipurpose set from Devoko. It can double as a lounger area and dining table, depending on what you’ve got planned.
The set includes one table, four single chairs, four ottomans that can be used as seats around the table, and 12 zippered cushions with removable covers. This set comes in a variety of colors including beige, blue and red. The ottomans also tuck underneath the table when not in use to save space, and all of the cushions fit within the ottomans making winter storage especially simple.
Best Choice Products 5 Piece Cast Aluminum Dining Set
If you’re looking for a more classic dining room set for your backyard, this one is beautiful and made with all-weather, rust-resistant cast aluminum so any inclement weather won’t be a problem.
Each chair is contoured and designed for comfort with curved armrests. What’s more, the elegant lattice-weave looks beautiful in a variety of settings.
This table also comes with an umbrella hole in the middle and a space for a stand underneath, if you want to add one for extra coverage.
Christopher Knight 7 Piece Acacia Wood Dining Set
For those of you looking for a bigger dining room table with a more rustic, casual vibe, this acacia wood table from Christopher Knight Home is a worthy choice. The wood has a teak finish with rustic metal accents and is built to last through countless years of use.
You can easily tuck the chairs underneath the table between uses, and at only 69” wide, it’s large enough to accommodate a big group without taking up too much space. The wood will last through rain, wind and storms and is the perfect accent to green trees and outdoor scenery.
Best Outdoor Umbrellas
The summer months are all about sunshine — the rays are stronger, and there are more hours of daylight which means more sun exposure. If you’re of the paler sort and try to avoid the sun, or want an umbrella to shade meals at your outdoor table, these are the ones to invest in.
EliteShade Sunbrella Market Umbrella
This 9’ umbrella from EliteShade is freestanding and can be moved anywhere you want, including through a dining room table set.
It’s made with Sunbrella Performance Fabric with 100% solution-dyed acrylic, five years of non-fading on top and is water, mildew and oil resistant. The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends Sunbrella products for their sun protection as part of a complete regimen to avoid sun-induced skin damage.
This umbrella opens via a crank system and includes a push button for tilting according to the sun’s movement.
Grand Patio Deluxe Napoli Patio Umbrella
If you’re looking for serious shade, this 11’ offset hanging umbrella will keep you protected. It’s made from double-coated polyester with a heavy-duty, water-resistant, UV-protected finish that won’t fade over years of powerful sun exposure. The fabric is thick for great shading but also includes a vent so that nice summer breeze isn’t blocked entirely.
A simple crank and lift operation opens and closes this umbrella easily and an auto-lock system keeps it in place.
Fill the base with sand or water to offset the weight of the umbrella for stability and you’ll be napping in a pleasant shade in no time.
Best Poolside Lounge Chairs
Another crucial element of a great backyard? Lounge chairs. Whether you’ve got a pool or not, summer is a great time to catch a few rays. Take full advantage and stay comfortable with these top-rated loungers.
Devoko Patio Chaise Loungers
These chaise loungers are super comfortable and fit perfectly poolside or on a large lawn. They’re lightweight for easy setup when the seasons change and made with steel tubes and black rattan so you can trust their durability. The sides have handles so they can easily be carried, and each foot boasts anti-friction padding on the bottom so they won’t shift even with a lot of use.
The backs are adjustable depending on where you’re comfortable and can withstand high temperatures without wear and tear.
Sundale Outdoor Wicker Chaise Lounger
If comfort is your number one priority with outdoor furniture these are the pool loungers for you. The thicker pads are super supportive and relaxing to lounge on, along with their supportive aluminum wicker frames. They’re durable, weather-resistant and have an adjustable back. The whole set comes with throw pillows to make them look even better with the rest of your outdoor furniture setup.