A quality patio set has the power to truly enhance the feel of your backyard space. Selecting the right patio set is essential, as it’s an investment where you’ll create fond memories of relaxing and entertaining friends and family.
We’ve handpicked the best patio sets for both small and large outdoor spaces. Our list has something for everyone, including our favorite outdoor dining set.
Keep reading to see our top patio set picks! At the end of this post, we’ll walk you through what we considered when selecting patio sets, and we’ll answer frequently asked questions by buyers.
Our Top Picks
NICESOUL® All-Weather Aluminum Patio Sofa Set
WAROOM Outdoor Patio Set
Patiorama Outdoor Patio Wicker Furniture Set
Best for Small Patios:
Nalone Folding Adirondack Chairs Set
Best Dining Patio Set:
Wisteria Lane Outdoor Patio Furniture Set
The NICESOUL® All-Weather Aluminum Patio Sofa Set is hands down the best. It comes in an aluminum frame, so it will hold up outdoors in even the harshest weather conditions. You can choose to buy between five and thirteen pieces, so this set can work with all patio sizes.
This modern furniture set comes with wide, deep seats and removable cushions. The cushions are 4.1” thick and come with ties to lock them in place, so you don’t have to worry about them blowing off in the wind.
You can opt to buy this set with or without a firepit table.
- Chairs hold up to 450 pounds
- Aluminum is a sturdy, all-weather frame
- Easy to customize and arrange how you like
- Takes two people to assemble
The WAROOM Outdoor Patio Set is our second-favorite choice. It also has the option to buy with or without a fire pit table, and it comes in six stunning colors. The set also comes with three square pillows and furniture covers to extend its life.
This set is constructed from all-weather PE rattan, which is durable and can be used in all weather conditions. The cushions are filled with a 5” thick sponge, and the breathable cushion cover is UV-resistant and easy to remove for washing or replacing.
The patio set is also a modular design, so you can easily combine or separate each piece as needed. Each chair holds 350 pounds.
- Non-slip seat cushions
- Protective furniture cover is water- and dust-proof
- Easy to rearrange
- You must buy all 10 pieces
- Every piece must be assembled, and it takes some time
- Set slides apart if not over a rug
If you want a nice-looking patio set, but you don’t want to spend an arm and a leg, the Patiorama Outdoor Patio Wicker Furniture Set is a fabulous budget-friendly selection. This charming patio set has everything you need to relax and enjoy a cold drink with a friend.
This five-piece set includes two armchairs, one coffee table with tempered glass, and two ottomans. The seat also comes with two removable seats and ottoman cushions The ottomans can be used for resting your feet, or you can store them under your chairs to save space.
The chairs are designed with all-weather PE rattan, so you don’t have to worry about storing these chairs during wet or cold conditions.
- Easy on the wallet
- Easy to assemble
- Doesn’t take up a bunch of space
- The cushions aren’t the most comfortable
- Weight limits aren’t listed
Best for Small Patios
If you have a small patio, the best decision you could make is to buy yourself a couple of Adirondack chairs. We love the Nalone Folding Adirondack Chairs because this patio set comes with removable cushions, and the chairs are foldable.
This chair is made from high-density polyethylene, which has great cold and heat resistance. This chair is lower maintenance than solid wood. The screws are made from stainless steel, so you can expect them to last a long time.
A chair can hold up to 350 pounds. While these chairs come with retractable cup holders, a matching side table is also available to purchase separately.
- Wide armrests
- Ergonomic backrest
- Easy to move around or store
- Some say the cushions could be more comfortable
- Need two people to align all the pieces during assembly
Best Dining Patio Set
If you like to grill out often, having the perfect dining set on your patio is a must. The Wisteria Lane Outdoor Patio Furniture Set provides all you could ask for in an outdoor dining set. It’s made from hand-woven synthetic wicker, making it resistant to various weather conditions..
Adults can relax on the sofa while the kids sit on the footstools. This is a modular furniture set, so it can easily be rearranged as needed.
The large plastic wood-appearing tabletop gives the patio set a rustic feel while providing weather resistance. Cushions can easily be removed, and they should be stored inside during the rain.
- Anti-slip pads
- The cushion cover is splashproof and easy to clean
- Easy to assemble
- Tall people may find the backs too low
- Weight limits aren’t listed
Patio Sets Buyer’s Guide
Some people might try to tell you that cushions don’t matter, but they certainly do. Not only are they able to improve the comfort of a chair, they also enhance its appearance.
When selecting patio sets, pay attention to the cushion’s appearance if the set comes with them. The overall feel and appearance of the patio set can be impacted by its cushions. When selecting patio sets, we look at several factors, including size, fabric, padding, and slipcovers.
Cushions that are too small can make the furniture appear uncomfortable or cause the cushions to fall out. Small cushions can also cause the furniture to look out of place. The cushions should fit inside the furniture’s frame snugly.
The fabric the cushions are made from impacts how long they will last, and how they must be cleaned. Common fabrics used in outdoor cushions are vinyl, polyester, cotton canvas, and solution-dyed acrylic.
Vinyl is one of the most popular fabrics for outdoor furniture due to its low cost, strength, water resistance, and easiness to clean. The only issue with vinyl is it can start to crack and fade over time.
Polyester is affordable, easy to clean, and lightweight, making it a popular choice for outdoor furniture. It’s water-resistant and doesn’t fade like vinyl. However, it’s not as durable as other choices, so it may crack and fall apart after some wear and tear.
This fabric has a timeless, classic appearance, and it’s durable. Unfortunately, it’s not as water-resistant as vinyl or polyester, so it requires special care when cleaned or exposed to rain.
High-quality furniture is often made from solution-dyed acrylic because it is incredibly durable, as well as water- and fade-resistant, easy to clean, and lightweight. However, it’s far more expensive than other fabrics.
Padding or Foam
Cushions are either filled with foam or padding (and sometimes both). These fills provide comfort and support to your cushion and come in various thicknesses.
Some people prefer thick cushions whereas others don’t, so you will need to decide for yourself how much padding or foam you require to stay comfortable.
Some patio sets come with slipcovers, but they can be purchased separately. For instance, if you find a patio set you love that doesn’t come in your favorite color, you can buy a slipcover to change it to your preferences.
Slipcovers come in different sizes, so always measure your patio furniture before purchasing.
You’re not going to want to let your patio furniture take up every inch of your patio (or worse, be too small to fit at all), so it’s important to take into account the size of your space when buying your new set.
Measure your patio space, then pay close attention to the dimensions listed on the listings for each piece to determine the best-sized furniture for your needs. One way to visualize the furniture on your patio is to measure tape on the areas where you plan on placing your new patio set.
You don’t just have to think about the cushion’s materials, you also need to consider the patio set’s frame materials. Quality frame materials can survive all weather, even the harshest winters.
Never leave iron or steel outside in winter. Iron and steel patio sets are susceptible to corrosion and rust in wet conditions, gradually leading to degradation and eventual breakage or splitting.
Wicker furniture is made from rattan wood or synthetic materials. Synthetic rattan is waterproof and can be left out in the rain, but natural rattan wood is not and must be stored during wet conditions. It’s important to identify which type of rattan a patio set is made from.
The best frame materials for all-weather conditions are aluminum, teak wood, and plastic.
Aluminum is the preferred material for patio set manufacturers targeting colder climates. It is durable, rust-resistant, and easy to paint and customize. This type of furniture can be left out in any type of weather, even storms, without the risk of erosion or other damage.
A high-quality plastic patio set can last outside for years in wet and rainy conditions. Plastic patio sets are easy to clean by wiping or spraying with a hose.
Freezing temperatures can cause plastic to fade over time, and lower-quality plastics are likely to weaken and break over time.
Teak wood is the top choice among patio set buyers since it naturally maintains its quality without special treatment. It’s especially preferred by residents who live in areas with warmer climates and wet winter months.
This type of wood contains strong natural oils to prevent liquid damage, rotting, or warping, and it will last a long time.
Tall people and short people may want to identify the seat high before buying. There’s nothing more frustrating than having to crouch super low or stand on your tippy-toes to sit down.
Seat width can be important, especially if you’re someone who’s on the wider side (or have friends who are). Patio sets with wider chairs are more comfortable for those carrying a little extra weight.
When you’re entertaining, it’s always nice to have a table included with your patio set, so you can offer your guests a drink while they relax. If your favorite patio set doesn’t come with a table (or you don’t have the space for one), look for chairs with cupholders.
Think about what your backyard looks like and how you plan to entertain. Do you plan on grilling and cooking out a lot? Then you need a quality dining set.
If you’re planning on chilling by the pool, a patio set with removable cushions is a must. If you just want to kick back and relax (or take a nap), consider selecting a couch patio set.
Patio Sets Buyer’s Guide Frequently Asked Questions
What is the lowest maintenance patio furniture?
Teak wood, aluminum, and high-quality plastics are by far the lowest maintenance outdoor patio set materials.
Wrought iron is the highest maintenance since it requires regular sealing. However, wrought iron is no longer produced commercially, so you’re unlikely to run into it when purchasing new furniture unless you’re buying from a used furniture store.
Some wood furniture can also be high maintenance, since it may fade in the sun and require regular staining or painting.
What is modular outdoor furniture?
Modular outdoor furniture has been rising in popularity in recent years. It refers to a specific type of furniture that can be arranged to meet your needs. This type of furniture can be rearranged into multiple layouts.
These patio sets are excellent choices for individuals who like to rearrange often, They’re also versatile, so you can easily move your furniture around if you add a new piece to your patio in the future.
They’re also great for moving around while you’re entertaining. You may want to move closer to someone (or farther away) and modular furniture makes rearranging easy.
Wrapping up the Best Patio Sets
The right patio set can truly change your life! Hopefully, we’ve helped you narrow down your favorite set. We’re loving the NICESOUL® All-Weather Aluminum Patio Sofa Set, but all of these products will look lovely in your backyard.
If you’re looking for more ideas for your patio, check out our Backyard Living section.