The Homes & Gardens edit of the best outdoor furniture stores aims to simplify the process of transforming your backyard into a relaxing retreat or outdoor entertaining zone.
The team's insider knowledge will allow you to jump straight to where to buy patio furniture that offers timeless appeal, statement style, outdoor durability, and year-round practicality, making it easier to source the patio furniture that will enable you to extend your living space out onto the terrace and beyond.
Whether you're looking to create a versatile outdoor entertaining space for socializing under the stars, a restful retreat for enjoying some much-needed downtime, or want to make the most of poolside lounging, sourcing the best patio furniture will enable your vision to come to life, and deliver the seating and dining solutions you need.
So whether your outside space is formal or relaxed, contemporary or classic, coastal or urban, read on to discover the best outdoor furniture stores for making your vision a reality.
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The best outdoor furniture stores
The Homes & Gardens edit of best outdoor furniture stores; from big-name brands to the hidden gems whose collections you'll want to explore.
1. McGee and Co.
Delivering the perfect balance between classic and contemporary design, McGee and Co.'s outdoor furniture collection hits just the right note whether you're furnishing an outdoor living area in a modern urban setting, or a more formal patio. There are ranges of rustic yet elegant teak wood, wicker lounge sets with understated detail, and sculptural dining and coffee tables that are made to take centerstage and elevate your backyard set-up at any outdoor gathering.
Editor's pick: Elowyn Outdoor Sofa
You'll find cool and contemporary modern loungers and timeless outdoor dining tables and chairs in Arhaus' outdoor furniture range, all with an emphasis on understated design, high-quality weather-resistant materials such as aluminum and teak wood, and maximum comfort. Dream away the day in the decadent Hamptons Outdoor Daybed, create a relaxed chill-out zone with the Porto Outdoor Double Chaise Loungers or entertain in style with an array of outdoor sectionals that make the perfect location for an evening spent alfresco. The brand endeavors to use sustainably sourced, reclaimed, and recycled materials, with the intention of creating long-lasting, heirloom-quality pieces that can be used and loved for generations.
Editor's pick: Hamptons Outdoor Dining Side Chair
One of our first ports of call for luxury outdoor furniture with timeless design guaranteed, RH has an extensive outdoor collection, covering classic outdoor tables and chairs, spacious sectionals and resort-worthy chaise loungers. Perfect for a larger outdoor space, the cohesive collections make it easy to create an outdoor look that blends seamlessly both across the backyard, allowing you to zone courtyard seating, dining area and poolside relaxation spaces, as well as offering wider collections to achieve the perfect indoor/outdoor open plan living space.
Editor's pick: Paraiso Outdoor Sofa
If you're looking for affordability, then Target's outdoor furniture collection offers on-trend designs with some very appealing price tags. We're particularly impressed by the brand's collaborations with some of the most popular names on the interior design scene, including the Studio McGee Threshold collection for Target which offers the design studio's signature laidback yet luxe style on a budget, and the bold and vibrant Opalhouse collection in collaboration with Justina Blakeney's Jungalow.
Editor's pick: Kaufmann Wood Patio Loveseat
Scandinavian design house HAY's Palissade outdoor collection has become something of a modern classic, with the distinctive curved linear metal frames of its bench seat, dining table, and range of outdoor chairs working perfectly in large-scale public spaces as well as intimate private spaces. The collection is ideal for smaller courtyards and balcony spaces where you don't want to block a view of the planting or wish to enhance feelings of spaciousness with its airy design.
Editor's pick: Palissade Outdoor Dining Table and Bench Set
Collating the best in design-led US and European brands, 2Modern is home to outdoor furniture collections from Ethnicraft, Knoll, Fermob, Vincent Sheppard, and many more. As the name would suggest, the focus is on contemporary outdoor furniture with graphic modern shapes from Kartell in the brand's outdoor Bubble Club Armchair and Club Sofa, and full-on modernism with Vondom's playful and highly-colored molded resin seating. However, there are also plenty of classic teak and wicker options with a more contemporary twist.
Editor's pick: Bok Outdoor Dining Table
7. Serena & Lily
If you're dreaming of a coastal look, whether you're within earshot of the ocean or not, then Serena & Lily is our first port of call for light and neutral beachy vibes combined with timeless grandeur and sea-spray resistant materials. Elegant wicker lounge and bistro sets, tailored outdoor upholstered sofas and swivel chairs, and statement dining tables deliver understated luxe with a laidback attitude.
Editor's pick: Seabrook Outdoor Swivel Chair
If you're looking for outdoor furniture that won't break the bank, then Castlery is always hot on the latest design trends, producing design-led indoor and outdoor furniture that's perfect if you're on a budget. There are contemporary lounge sets and spacious outdoor dining sets on offer, with weather-resistant aluminum frames paired with more affordable acacia wood or resin detailing.
Editor's pick: Sorrento Dining Table and Six Chairs
Danish design house Cane-line combine timeless craftsmanship and materials with modern design to create their diverse outdoor furniture collections. Think contemporary wicker outdoor lounge sets, sleek and durable aluminum outdoor dining table and chairs, and teak wood outdoor sofas and loungers. We love the Nest collection which lends a sculptural quality to the patio with its curvaceous lines.
Editor's pick: Cane-line Nest 2-Seater Outdoor Sofa
10. Scout & Nimble
Collating contemporary yet timeless designs from Four Hands, sculptural concrete outdoor furniture from Moe's, and Sika Design's decorative rattan-ware, Scout & Nimbles patio collection blends organic materials and modern design to create a laidback summer edit.
Editor's pick: Four Hands Tucson Woven Outdoor Chair
11. Joss & Main
Joss & Main's outdoor furniture collection offers options for most budgets, with teak investment pieces that are built for outdoor durability and more affordable acacia wood and eucalyptus outdoor sofas and dining sets, alongside plenty of wicker options. The collection strikes just the right balance between classic and contemporary, offering a great selection of timeless outdoor pieces with simple shapes and strong silhouettes that will work in a whole host of styles of backyard.
Editor's pick: Jemma Outdoor 4 Piece Dining Set with Cushions
12. Herman Miller
if you're looking for a showstopping centerpiece for the patio then Herman Miller's Magis Spun chair brings all the fun of the fair to the backyard. The sculptural seat offers talking-point lounging and a 360-degree spinning pivot. Or you can embrace the brand's iconic Eames lounge chair in its alfresco format crafted from rust-resistant aluminum and weather-resistant upholstery.
Editor's pick: Magis Spun Chair
Frontgate is offering over 50 patio furniture collections this season, all carefully crafted from materials that are chosen to withstand the test of time, including hardwearing teak wood and weather-defying cast aluminum alongside easy-to-clean performance fabrics. Furthermore, all outdoor furniture frames are backed by the brand's 10-year structural frame warranty.
Editor's pick: Carlisle Lounge Chair
14. Design Within Reach
Pulling together collections from some of the best independent design houses, Design Within Reach focus on curating furniture which is built to last and designed to be passed on from generation to generation. We're particular fans of the curvaceous and contemporary Terassi teak outdoor collection and would happily give porch space to the eco-credentials of the Loll Adirondack chairs which are crafted from repurposed and recyclable single-use plastic, a fact that's earnt the design Cradle to Cradle certification for its circular manufacturing process and make for some of the best Adirondack chairs we've come across.
Editor's pick: Loll Adirondack Lounge Chair
Determined to break the pattern that sees the average American spend 90% of their day indoors, Outer are on a mission to get people outdoors, and they're starting by ensuring we can all sit comfortably, and more eco-consciously. The brand's contemporary PE-wicker outdoor sofa collection is currently made from 30% recycled materials and is 100% recyclable, repurposing 100 ocean plastic bottles with every chair, whilst its aluminum and teak ranges are built to withstand the elements, offering longevity of design to keep products out of landfill.
Editor's pick: Teak Outdoor Loveseat with Armchairs
Alongside the eclectic and colorful rattan garden furniture of MacKenzie-Childs, Horchow also has some great decorative metal outdoor furniture this season that's perfect for a formal garden. The Avery Bistro Set with slat back detail and ball-topped armrests make a pretty addition to a small courtyard, whilst the elegant Neoclassical Cuddle Chair is the perfect place to curl up with a good book.
Editor's pick: Avery Neoclassical Cuddle Chair
17. Raymour & Flanigan
If you're based in the Northeast then Raymour & Flanigan offers an extensive range of mid-priced indoor and outdoor furniture, with wide selections of all the patio essentials, from steamer-style loungers to outdoor swivel chairs. Just keep an eye on the specifications as there can be a big difference in materials, with some options offering hardwearing teak and weather-resistant Sunbrella fabrics, and others made from more budget-friendly powder-coated steel or eucalyptus woods.
Editor's pick: Monterey Eucalyptus 4-pc. Outdoor Seating Set
18. Lulu and Georgia
Perfectly blending rugged rustic style with contemporary elegance, Lulu and Georgia's outdoor collection is packed with timeless options for creating a relaxed yet stylish outdoor living area. Teak wood predominates, with natural textures and tones of woven jute and wicker contrasting with sculptural elements to create a showstopping patio.
Editor's pick: Ness Indoor/Outdoor Dining Table
Buying advice: how to choose the best outdoor furniture
Before you start shopping for the best outdoor furniture, it's a good idea to spend some time thinking about how you ideally – and realistically – want to use your outside space.
To help you make a wise investment, we've broken some key considerations make note of below.
Choose outdoor furniture that suits your lifestyle
It may sound obvious, but the best outdoor furniture for you will be furniture that suits your lifestyle. There's no point investing in a cute-and-compact bistro table and chairs if you regularly entertain large numbers for example.
In fact, if you do love entertaining then you might want to opt for a large trestle table that has room to accommodate plenty of guests or a spacious sectional sofa and armchairs that give everyone plenty of room to relax.
If the backyard is the place you retreat to for some quiet rest and relaxation, consider a comfortable chaise lounger, take a cue from our front porch ideas and invest in one of the best Adirondack chairs for some secluded seating, or group a small number of outdoor chairs together to create a more intimate seating area.
If you prefer to gravitate towards the pool, then easily maneuvrable chaise loungers and quick-drying water-resistant fabrics will be paramount – our pool ideas page can give you some inspiration for luxury poolside styling.
What's the most durable outdoor furniture?
When outdoor furniture shopping it's important not to get seduced by price or aesthetics alone. A bargain purchase can fast become far more expensive than it originally seemed – and a dream purchase lead to disappointment – if it doesn't weather more than one season. So it pays off in the long-term to do a little research before you buy.
To help decode the mysteries of long-lasting patio furniture, we asked the experts in our 'is outdoor furniture weatherproof?' feature. Their answers will help you to choose the best outdoor furniture materials for your environment – whether that's sun-baked, wet and windy, or a mixture of all the elements.
How to arrange outdoor furniture
You'll also want to consider size and scale before you start outdoor furniture shopping to make sure your chosen design fits comfortably within the space you have available.
If your backyard is on the smaller side, check measurements carefully to ensure your patio furniture doesn't overwhelm the area. Just like when choosing the best couch for a living room, you want to have plenty of space to walk around your seating. If necessary mark out the dimensions of your potential patio furniture with masking tape to get an idea of the scale.
This applies to larger backyards too. You don't want a seating area to feel lost within a larger space, so you need to choose furniture that works with the scale of its surroundings.
If you have a larger patio then outdoor furniture can also be a useful zoning tool. Consider what areas you want to create – maybe a dining space next to the outdoor grill, comfortable chaise loungers or corner sofas around the hot tub, or a group of seating positioned around a particularly impressive view of the garden.
Whatever size space you're working with, adding one of the best outdoor rugs underfoot will help to anchor your furniture, grounding your seating to create a dedicated relaxation or entertaining zone.
To create the ultimate backyard living space you'll also want to consider shade. As much as we might love the sun shining, you can get too much of a good thing. Some outdoor furniture comes with built-in parasol holders, but, if not, a freestanding patio or cantilever umbrella is a good shade solution. You'll find a selection of the top buys in our guide to the best patio umbrellas.
And, of course, for more outdoor styling tips, our backyard ideas and small backyard ideas pages hold plenty of inspiration, plus if you're primed for a sale bargain, then keep an eye on our patio furniture deals page which will alert you to the best brand discounts each season.
Amy’s eye for color, form, and composition was honed in the design studio, creating surface patterns for the interiors industry. Here she developed her knowledge of key design principles and gained a deeper understanding of how a space can influence our sense of wellbeing.
Amy’s own style is considered, contemporary and timeless, with a strong interest in contemporary craft and homewares that champion collaboration between traditional makers and innovative technologies. A belief that design must exist in balance with the natural world fuels her interest in exploring sustainable, circular, and regenerative design processes and underpins her passion for natural materials and responsible craftsmanship.
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