By Amy Lockwood
Wondering where to buy patio furniture that will turn your outside space into a stylish entertaining space for hosting friends and family, or help you to create a relaxed outdoor lounging space to enjoy carefree summer days?
We've collated the best places to buy outdoor furniture, whether you're looking for a 12-seater outdoor dining table, an intimate bistro set for two, or resort-worthy chaise loungers for the pool.
You can find our top picks from this year's patio furniture in our guide to the best outdoor furniture, but if you're on the hunt for a particular item then dive into our directory to discover the best stores to shop.
Where to buy patio furniture
The Homes & Gardens team's shopping directory rounds up the best names in outdoor furniture, alongside some hidden gems you'll definitely want to explore.
Outdoor furniture retailers: A-Z
Home to a great range of outdoor accessories as well as some larger patio furniture, Anthropologie has an eclectic mix of backyard essentials this season. Add print to the poolside with its graphic Sunbrella lounge cushions or channel Parisien vibes with its stylish wicker bistro sets. View Deal
You'll find cool and contemporary modern loungers and timeless classics in Arhaus' outdoor furniture range, all with an emphasis on understated design 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.View Deal
If modern is your thing then CB2's outdoor furniture collection is likely to have some contemporary pieces that will make your heart sing. We're all in favour of the jolt of sky blue the Navene Outdoor Dining Chairs bring to an alfresco dining set-up and would happily spend all day poolside with the versatile Bizerte Outdoor Chaise Lounge to kick back and relax on.View Deal
Crate & Barrel
Relaxed wicker lounge sets and clean-lined contemporary dining sets steal the limelight in Crate & Barrel's outdoor furniture collection, alongside some statement patio pieces that are sure to bring a focal point to your backyard. We love the bold Cerca outdoor sectional and chaise lounge collection with its graphic black and white stripes and playful circular armrests, the laidback Abaco lounge set and contemporary FSC-certified teak Kinney dining collection.View Deal
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 would happily look after the Terassi teak outdoor collection and give backyard space to the iconic Hay Palissade range with its minimal curves. Plus, the eco-credentials of the Loll Adirondack chairs - crafted from repurposed single-use plastic and some of the best Adirondack chairs we've come across - are very hard to beat. View Deal
Alongside the eclectic and colourful 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.View Deal
Well-loved by interior designers and architects, Horne curates homeware that you may not find easily elsewhere, including a wide array of European brand names. We're particular fans of its range of stylish outdoor ping pong tables, but there's also handcrafted Danish design in the Skagerak outdoor collection and curvaceous wicker options from Cane Line.View Deal
A great place to find outdoor dining sets that cater to large numbers, Lexmod's patio collection features a huge selection of teak wood garden tables and chairs, plus contemporary aluminium and timeless wicker options. There is also a good choice of bar furniture for alfresco entertaining and stylish swing chairs aplenty if you're looking for a hanging chair from which to enjoy the summer breeze. View Deal
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.View Deal
A homeware staple, Pottery Barn also has an outdoor furniture collection that regularly scores highly in the style stakes. There are affordable outdoor sectional sofas, classic outdoor dining sets, and good value bistro sets that can be far more bijou than their price tag may suggest. View Deal
Our first port of call for quality outdoor furniture with timeless design guaranteed, Restoration Hardware has an extensive outdoor collection, covering classic outdoor tables and chairs, spacious sectionals and luxury chaise loungers, along with some of the best patio umbrellas for stylish shade. Perfect for a larger outdoor space, you'll find cohesive collections that allow you to zone courtyard seating, dining area and poolside relaxation space.View Deal
Serena & Lily
Think calming coastal color palettes and elegant rattan garden sets and you'll have a good picture of Serena & Lily's outdoor furniture collection. The light and airy designs are perfect for balmy days by the beach with slip-covered outdoor armchairs in pretty striped or gingham fabrics and a decorative Riviera rattan collection that will have you dreaming of the heyday of the Mediterranean coast. We also love the flooring collection which has earnt a top spot in our guide to the best outdoor rugs. View Deal
Although you may have to search a little to find the hidden gems, if you're willing to do some trawling then Target can offer some surprisingly good finds, and can be particularly useful for fun and affordable outdoor chairs. This pretty French Bistro Set makes a great addition to a small garden courtyard and these Folding Teak Dining Chairs are perfect for stashing away ready for impromptu gatherings and extra outdoor guests. View Deal
Terrain's outdoor living collection includes pretty outdoor lighting, contemporary fire pits and well-crafted teak outdoor furniture. The Havana Open Weave Armless Chair is the perfect blend of timeless and modern and makes the ideal lounge chair for a covered porch, whilst the organic lines of the Mesa teak wood outdoor furniture will complement nearly any outside space.View Deal
Home to some fairly affordable patio pieces, VivaTerra's outdoor furniture collection includes chunky wooden accent tables and seating made from repurposed railroad ties, as seen in the Reclaimed Outdoor Bench, and stylish hanging egg chairs that are perfect for enjoying a lazy summer's afternoon, for example, this Round Rattan Hanging Chair.View Deal
Whether you're kitting out an urban roof terrace, a coastal courtyard, or drawing inspiration from our front porch ideas, West Elm has outdoor furniture for every size and style of space. There are modern loveseats, rustic wooden patio furniture and contemporary chaise lounges to discover. View Deal
Collating the best in design-led US and European brands, 2Modern is home to outdoor furniture collections from Skagerak, Knoll, Fermob, Loll and many more. Cane-Line's wood and wicker outdoor furniture is perfect for classic properties with a contemporary twist, whilst you can embrace full-on modernism with Vondom's graphic and highly-colored molded resin seating.View Deal
Found something you like but hoping to snap up a bargain? Our patio furniture deals page will help you stay informed about all the best outdoor sales.
Top tip: When shopping for outdoor furniture it's important not to get seduced by price alone. A bargain purchase can fast become far more expensive than it originally seemed if it doesn't weather more than one season, so it pays 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.
A background in art and design informs Amy’s love of colour, texture, and form, with a degree in Printed Textiles for Interiors at Winchester School of Art opening a gateway into the world of interior design and grounding her knowledge of the importance of decor, furnishings, and furniture in curating a well-considered space.
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 - and all other aspects of our lives - 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.
When she’s not writing about interior design or sourcing the latest homewares for Homes & Gardens’ readers, Amy is most often found deliberating over the perfect shade of white paint, digging through antique markets to unearth buried treasures, or printmaking in her home studio.
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