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Best outdoor furniture 2024: plus where to buy it

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Some of the best outdoor furniture - Dining table set on patio garden in French countryside.
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When you invest in the best outdoor furniture, you can enjoy those longer, warmer days from the comfort of your own patio, pool house, or little city balcony. Finding the outdoor furniture that suits you will open up opportunities for al fresco dinners and evening entertainment, and transforming your yard. 

As we head into spring, it's a great time to invest in a set of the best outdoor furniture before the summer rush. You could always store the set inside, or protect it with a weather-resistant cover, until you feel ready to sit back and relax. 

Finding furniture that fits your budget and backyard isn't always easy. Thankfully, I've covered interiors and gardening for a good few years now, so I know a thing or two about bringing patio furniture ideas to life. I'm bringing all my insider knowledge to this article to simplify your shopping and help you to avoid making the most common outdoor furniture mistakes

I've sourced products and stores that offer timeless appeal, statement style, outdoor durability, and year-round practicality, enabling you to extend your living space onto the terrace and beyond. 

Best outdoor furniture 2024

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While everything on our list is comfortable, stylish, and well-made, what makes the best outdoor furniture for you depends on how you plan to use your space. Browse the sections below to shop everything from compact bistro sets, to family dining tables and statement furniture to style your garden.

Best table and chair sets

A wooden outdoor dining table and six dining chairs on a paved patio

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The most essential outdoor furniture is a table and chair set. They're a cost-effective way to get your garden ready for entertaining. You could stick to wooden outdoor furniture, which is a classic for a reason, or branch out into aluminum and steel sets.

Best bistro sets

A wooden bistro set on a terrace

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Bistro sets are the best outdoor furniture for small spaces: all you need is a little side table and a couple of chairs. They're designed for patios and balconies, but are also perfect for porches and verandas.