If you have an outdoor space, you’ve probably found yourself wanting answers to this question at some point, and in this article, we’re aiming to help you narrow down your search.
One of the best ways to turn your garden or patio into a space you enjoy spending time in is to furnish it. But finding the perfect outdoor furniture set that looks great, can stand up to the elements year-round, and fits in your budget can be a challenge.
So we’ve scanned the internet, analyzed plenty of reviews, and asked a few furniture experts and designers to chime in and help us find the best outdoor furniture companies to buy from in 2021.
Whether you’re searching for a modular sofa that’ll give you that relaxing living room feeling outdoors, the perfect dining set for an alfresco meal, or lounge chairs to crash out in on those warm summer afternoons, you’ll be sure to find what you’re looking for with one of the brands listed below.
The Best Outdoor Furniture Brands for Your Patio, Backyard, or Balcony in 2021
Brand: Neighbor crafts outdoor modern furniture and goods meant to live a long life outside.
Products: Neighbor has a range of outdoor pieces including sectional sofas, loveseats, armchairs, outdoor coffee tables, and accessories like outdoor pillows. Each product is made with sustainably harvested FSC certified teak wood, Sunbrella Fabrics, and weather-resistant high-density, reticulated foam.
Starting price: The Chair from $900, Loveseat from $1,500, Sofa from $2,100.
Delivery: It typically ships 4-6 weeks or sooner from when the order is placed.
Shipping fees: Free delivery and straightforward returns.
Neighbor’s mission is to help people create outdoor spaces for connecting with family, friends, and neighbors.
The brand was founded by three friends with a mission to help people transform their yard space into outdoor living space. From day one it set out to create the best products possible, using durable and weather-resistant materials, many of which are sustainably sourced or recyclable.
“We believe that well equipping yards, patios, balconies, etc. we can empower people to unlock a physical space that can be enjoyed and utilized just as much as indoors for years to come," co-founder Mike Fretto told us in a recent interview.
Its modern designs are brought to life through sustainably harvested FSC certified teak wood and weather-resistant Sunbrella Fabrics.
Brand: Beautiful, high-quality outdoor furniture at honest prices.
Products: Sofas, loveseats outdoor dining sets, chaises, and accessories.
Starting price: Patio furniture sets from $1,980.
Delivery: All in-stock orders will ship in about 5-7 business days. Once shipped, orders typically take between 3-5 days in transit to deliver.
Shipping fees: Free curbside delivery on orders over $2,000, any orders under $2,000 pay a flat rate of $145 for Curbside Delivery.
Founded by father-son duo Bob and Jay Dillon in 2017, Yardbird was launched to bring eco-friendly and affordable outdoor lounge furniture directly to consumers.
The Dillon’s found that when it comes to the outdoor furniture market, most consumers feel trapped into buying high-end sets at exorbitant prices or junk from big-box stores that require hours of assembly. So they decided to create a better option.
The Minnesota-based brand has a strong focus on sustainability and in 2020 it incorporated over 150,000 lbs of plastics collected from beaches, waterways, and highly susceptible locations in the Philippines material into its furniture and packaging.
Brand: Outer is on a mission to help people enjoy the simple luxuries that our backyards, decks, and patios have to offer.
Products: It offers a wide range of furnishings including outdoor sectionals and sofas, conversation sets, and outdoor rugs.
Starting price: Sofas from $3,550.
Delivery: For delivery estimates, enquire on Outer’s website.
Shipping fees: Free delivery on all orders.
Founded by Terry Lin and Jiake Liu, Outer wants to help people make the most of their outside spaces. Its founders realized that as we’ve become accustomed to living our lives indoors — from our homes to our offices and the commutes in between — we’ve forgotten how important quality time outdoors can be.
The brand sells its products directly to consumers to keep costs lower and it also takes an eco-friendly approach to manufacturing — The Outer Sofa is currently made from 30% recycled materials and is 100% recyclable.
Brand: The best of modern furniture, priced for real life.
Products: Owned by Wayfair, AllModern has an enormous range of comfortable patio furniture. From patio dining sets and sofas to chairs, benches, side tables, patio umbrellas, and bar stools.
Starting price: Sets from around $700.
Delivery: Thousands of items arrive within just 2 days.
Shipping fees: Free delivery when you spend over $35.
AllModern believes that great indoor and patio furniture shouldn’t come at high prices. It has one of the largest ranges of outdoor furniture you’ll find online, with hundreds of items ready to ship right away.
AllModern has tons of good-looking, supremely affordable contemporary wood and cast aluminum furniture sets but you’ll almost always find a sale on too, so keep an eye out for a bargain. No matter how much space you have and what your budget is you’ll be sure to find suitable patio or backyard furniture for your needs at AllModern.
"[AllModern makes] good quality, modern style furniture," says Los Angeles based designer, Megan Dufresne, Principal Designer at MC Design. "AllModern isreliable and consistent. They have a good return policy should you need to return something."
Brand: West Coast-inspired garden furniture and decor.
Products: Outdoor sofas, wicker and teak sets, benches, tables, and outdoor accessories.
Starting price: Chairs for around $800, 3-seat sofa from $1,885.
Delivery: Ajna Living has a range of ready-to-ship items that’ll arrive within days.
Shipping fees: Orders over $2,500 are eligible for free shipping. Orders between $1,000-$2,499 ship for $145. Orders between $300-$999 ship for $95.
Ajna Living wants to make outdoor furniture shopping simple.
Its products are crafted through years of research and every item is designed to be super comfortable, look great on your patio, and survive the elements for years to come.
Ajna Living's outdoor sofas were designed to include full-round HDPE wicker, Sunbrella outdoor fabrics, thick high-density foam cushions, and deep seating — and its direct-to-consumer approach means it can sell at prices cheaper than many big-box retailers.
With many of its pieces in stock and ready to ship, Ajna Living aims to get your new furniture to your door in days, not weeks.
Brand: Furniture designed for keeping.
Products: Floyd's outdoor furniture was designed in collaboration with Brooklyn-based design studio Uhuru and features outdoor tables, benches, and chairs.
Starting price: Outdoor dining sets from $1,050, individual pieces from $265.
Delivery: Estimated delivery is 7-14 days.
Shipping fees: $99 or orders of $500-999, $149 on orders over $1,000.
Floyd's outdoor pieces are designed to withstand the elements and provide comfortable outdoor seating and dining options — whether it's for a family BBQ on a sunny afternoon or a chilly winter drink with friends around the fire pit.
"We have an affinity for optimistic design. We wanted the colors of this set to be mood-boosting and serotonin filled while still being timeless," says Floyd Co-Founder and CEO Kyle Hoff. "Each piece is united by a strong graphical silhouette that is strong without being bulky, and elegant without being fragile. The Outdoor Set is extra durable, meeting contract-grade BIFMA standards to make it the perfect choice for public spaces or any space that takes a beating. Floyd's Outdoor Set is designed to be weatherproof - entirely water-resistant and slatted so that no rainwater ever collects."
Transport your dining room outside with Floyd's outdoor dining table and bistro set which is perfect for a moonlit dinner or brunch. Floyd's square table is perfect for small spaces and balconies too. Its outdoor chairs feature a distinct, comfortable curvature that provides the perfect sit and they are designed to easily stack to save space when not in use.
The Outdoor Bench is a versatile piece that can be used as a seating option and also double up as an outdoor coffee table.
Brand: Inspired design for a life well-lived, Frontgate offers a wide range of indoor and outdoor furniture.
Products: Frontgate has a wide selection when it comes to outdoor living furniture including wicker, aluminum, and teak seating sets and sun loungers, Adirondack chairs, porch swings, and chaise lounges.
Starting price: Outdoor sofas from around $1,300.
Delivery: In-stock items will generally arrive in 3-7 business days.
Shipping fees: Orders ranging between $200.01 to $2,700 ship for 11% of the total order value. Orders over $2,700.01 ship for a set fee of $299.
Since 1991, Frontgate has offered a broad range of functional, high end outdoor furniture. It sells both its own-brand products and also stocks some of the best patio furniture and accessories from some great brands.
Whether you’re looking for pieces of furniture like outdoor dining tables, chaises for lounging away those perfect summer afternoons, or accessories like umbrellas or cushions and tabletop pieces, you’ll find it all at Frontgate. It also offers a range of water-resistant furniture covers to help protect your furniture from mildew, fading and cracking in the sun, and freezing temperatures during the off-season.
Brand: Heirloom quality pieces that can be passed down for generations.
Products: Arhaus has a range of outdoor sofas, daybeds, chairs, rocking chairs, dining sets, and outdoor decor.
Starting price: Outdoor sofas start at around $1,300.
Delivery: Standard shipping in 3-7 business days.
Shipping fees: From $199.
Founded in 1986 on environmentally conscious beliefs, Arhaus is committed to creating heirloom-quality, high-end outdoor furniture pieces that can be passed down for generations.
Whether you’re looking for furniture for your porch, pool, or patio — Arhaus will have something to fit your needs and help you slip into vacation mode in the comfort of your own space.
Handcrafted of solid wood, all-weather wicker, or reconstructed stone, each Arhaus outdoor furniture set is created to weather the elements year-round and designed with relaxation in mind.
Brand: Elevated essentials and coveted statement pieces for an inspired home.
Products: From outdoor coffee tables and chairs to outdoor sofas and sectionals, Lulu & Georgia's outdoor collection has something for everyone.
Starting price: Outdoor accent chairs from around $1,400, sofas from around $2,700.
Delivery: Shipping timelines on many items are up to 14-18 business days.
Shipping fees: Orders of $220.01 and above are charged 10% of the merchandise total.
Based in Los Angeles, Lulu and Georgia makes and curates a range of home decor and furniture aimed at awakening your creative spirit.
Clean lines, earthy tones, and cool white contrasts lend Lulu & Georgia's outdoor patio furniture collection a timeless, Mediterranean-inspired appeal. "They have a fun, unique aesthetic and are constantly bringing in new items," says Dufresne. "They are always current with what is in style."
Its modern outdoor furniture collection includes everything from chaises and outdoor lounge chairs, to sofas, chairs, dining sets and patio tables, rugs, pillows, and even hammocks.
Brand: Inspired living through high-quality products, exclusive designs, and timeless style.
Products: Outdoor chairs, sofas, chaises, coffee tables, and more. Crate & Barrel stocks just about every piece of outdoor furniture you can think of.
Starting price: Outdoor sofas from around $1,500.
Delivery: In-stock items can arrive within 3-5 business days.
Shipping fees: Orders of $220.01 and above are charged 10% of the merchandise total.
Whatever outdoor furniture space you have, Crate & Barrel will have something to suit your needs in its patio furniture collection. Known for its indoor furniture, Crate & Barrel brings the same level of detail and quality to its versatile patio furniture.
From patio chairs and sofa sets to outdoor dining chairs, Crate & Barrel has a wide range to choose from and offers pieces in a variety of colors and styles to match the aesthetic of your outdoor space.
What really makes Crate & Barrel stand out is the sheer choice available to its customers. Its outdoor furniture options include a range of materials including metal, wicker, and rattan.
"[Crate and Barrel is a] tried and true brand. They are easy to work with and have a great return policy if anything is not to your liking," says Dufresne. "Their aesthetic is transitional and can be incorporated into just about any design and they use good quality materials."
Brand: High-quality furniture at radically lower (and much fairer) prices than comparable retailers.
Products: Article's outdoor furniture collection includes a range of outdoor lounge pieces, backyard dining sets, and small finishing touches and accessories like umbrellas, lighting, and pillows to complete your outdoor living space.
Starting price: Outdoor sofas available for under $1,000.
Delivery: You can find the delivery estimate for the product(s) you are interested in by entering your ZIP or postal code on the product page.
Shipping fees: If your order totals $999 or more before tax, you qualify for free contactless delivery.
Looking to create an outdoor oasis? Article has something for anyone trying to bring the feeling and comfort of indoor furniture outdoors.
Its timeless furniture will last many summers and always be in style — and many pieces are also highly affordable with some smaller outdoor sofas available for under $1,000. Patio furniture sets, solid wood dining tables, and upholstered sectionals come in a little more expensive (ranging from around $1,500 to over $2,000).
If you're a fan of alfresco dining, Article also has a number of outdoor dining sets made from solid teak to weather-resistant metals.
"I've personally worked with Article, it carries quality, on-trend outdoor furniture," says Kelly Marohl, owner and designer of The Greenspring Home. "We have the driftwood gray Tavola outdoor dining table in our home, and the teak is absolutely stunning in person! Almost all of my guests comment on how much they love the look of it."
Brand: Rove Concepts specializes in mid-century, modern Nordic, and contemporary furniture design and has collections of indoor and outdoor furniture.
Products: Its outdoor furniture is designed to look and feel like your favorite indoor furniture pieces. Rove Concepts has a range of outdoor modular sofas, accent tables, patio chairs, and outdoor stools.
Starting price: Outdoor sofas from around $1,200.
Delivery: US standard shipments have an estimated 5-14 business days, Canadian standard shipments have an estimated 6-16 days.
Shipping fees: Rove Concepts offers tiered flat rate shipping to Canada and the United States except for Hawaii, Alaska, Puerto Rico, and Nunavut.
When the warm weather arrives, you want to make the most of your outdoor space and whether you have a balcony, patio, or backyard to fill, Rove Concepts has a collection of comfortable living and functional dining to create your perfect setup.
Its stunning sectionals and sofas bring the vibes and comfort of indoor furniture to your outside space and wouldn't look out of place on a luxury resort.
Each of its outdoor pieces is made from high-quality materials including fast dry foam cushion, UV resistant fabric, and teak wood. Some pieces also have removable cushions.
Brand: Danish design company creating design products, furniture, rugs, and accessories.
Products: Hay offers a unique range of powder-coated steel seating (sofas, chairs, garden stools) and dining options.
Starting price: Sofa from $795.
Delivery: Many of Hay’s products are ready to ship in 3 weeks (via dwr.com)
Shipping fees: Range from free to $199.
Founded in 2002, Hay is a Danish design company with its own unique take on Scandinavian furniture. The brand has a range of backyard furniture that’s designed to integrate effortlessly with its surroundings.
Hay’s original furniture designs feature elegant geometric designs with a combination of visual simplicity and core strength. Its chairs, sofas, and stools are made from weatherproof powder-coated steel and crafted to stand up to the elements.
Brand: Affordable furniture that occupies the middle ground between luxury and sensibility.
Products: Almost every piece of patio furniture you could ever need, Harmonia Living offers seating, tables, storage, and accessories.
Starting price: Outdoor seating from around $1,680.
Delivery: ‘Quick Ship’ products require an estimated 3-5 business days to ship out.
Based in San Diego, California, Harmonia Living was born out of frustration with the patio furniture industry. Similar to Neighbor’s story, Harmonia Living’s founders realized the industry was filled with stylish, high-end brands that are too expensive or cheap brands with unreliable products, so they set out to build a brand in the middle ground — high quality, but affordable outdoor furniture.
Harmonia Living outdoor furniture really does give you more for your dollar,” says Jen Stark. “This brand offers stylish, affordable outdoor furniture that will last.”
“Its furniture has all the elements of the high-end brands: Heavy-Duty Powder-Coated Aluminum Frames, HDPE (high-density polyethylene) Wicker, Sunbrella fabrics, and Dacron-Wrapped Foam Core cushions but at a lower and affordable price,” she adds.
Harmonia Living's outdoor furniture sets are available in a number of upholstery styles so you can add a pop of color to your outdoor living space.
Brand: Designer and manufacturer of luxury outdoor furniture
Products: Mamagreen offers a wide range of outdoor furniture collections, including seating, tables, and outdoor dining furniture.
Starting price: Chairs and seats from $2,500.
Delivery: In-stock items will usually be delivered 3-5 days from the date that they ship (via Decor Interiors).
Shipping fees: Free shipping (via Decor Interiors).
“Mamagreen is one of the best outdoor furniture brands on the market because the company combines cutting-edge design with durable materials and finishes,” says Bill Ferris from Decor Interiors.
Mamagreen’s luxury patio furniture wouldn't look out of place in elegant resorts and range from traditional recycled teak patio furniture sets to contemporary powder-coated aluminum poolside sectionals.
“By using premium metals, woods, and fabrics, Mamagreen's commercial-grade seating and tables may be high-priced, but they are built to look great and last for years – saving you repair and replacement costs in the long run,” adds Ferris.
What to Look For in a High-Quality Outdoor Furniture
So what should you look for in great outdoor pieces?
There’s no one-size-fits-all way to define “best”, it depends a lot on your own unique sense of style, and budget. There are a few things you should always look out for though:
- High-quality materials: Always check the materials used by each brand. Ideally, outdoor furniture materials will be sturdy, weather-proof, and made to last a number of years.
- Warranties: Trustworthy outdoor furniture companies will always offer good warranties on their products (for example Outer offers a 10-year warranty on its aluminum frame and legs and five years on its wicker and cushions)
- Reviews: What have other customers said about this brand? Too many negative reviews could be a red flag.
Outdoor furniture industry expert Bill Ferris advises that you pay close attention to product photographs, especially if you're buying from online retailers.
“Patio furniture brands invest in high-quality photography. Most of the time, online shoppers don't have a chance to check out products in person, so the imagery on a website is critical. The best manufacturers provide shots of their products from various angles, in multiple colors, up close, and in different outdoor settings,” he says.
Ferris also recommends diving into the product specs and documentation listed on a brand’s website.
“High-end outdoor furniture brands pay attention to the details. Review spec sheets and instructions. Are they clear and comprehensive or confusing and general? The best manufacturers know that proper assembly, cleaning, and care ensure that their products are long-lasting,” explains the Decor Interiors founder.
Outdoor and Patio Furniture FAQs
When is the best time to buy outdoor furniture?
"Any holiday is a great time to pay attention to online sales and great promotions," says Betsy Moyer, Co-Founder and Interior Designer at Retreat. "Since outdoor furniture is so seasonal in nature, we like to keep an eye out for Memorial Day sales, to kick off the season with new outdoor collections, and of course Labor Day, the last great sale holiday before much of the nation is headed into winter and retailers are trying to move final inventory."
"The best time to buy your outdoor furniture to ensure you have everything you need for summer fun in the sun is to buy during the fall and winter months," adds Dufresne. "Lead times for delivery are much shorter since demand is lower and more options will be available so you can get exactly what you want."
What is the best fabric for outdoor furniture?
When choosing the fabric for your outdoor furniture "you want to make sure it is high performance material that will withstand the sun, wind, and moisture," says Dufresne. "Two of my favorites are Sunbrella and Perennials. They offer a large variety of styles that will last through many summer seasons with the proper care."
Moyer is another fan of Sunbrella. "The performance fabric market has come al ong way in time and I'm sure there are great competitors out there now, but Sunbrella seems to own the market," she says.
It's not just the fabric you need to think about, you should also put some thought into the materials used to make the furniture. "The most common materials are wood, metal, or synthetic materials like plastic or resin," explains Dufresne. "Each has its own pros and cons, but the ultimate gauge is what will last longest in your particular outdoor environment. By far the easiest to care for and most cost-effective furniture choices these days are made from man-made materials that are able to withstand the most outdoor wear and tear."
What are the best tips for caring for outdoor furniture?
Once you have your furniture, caring for it correctly will help it last longer and stay looking fresh and clean season after season. Here are some pro tips from experienced designers Betsy Moyer and Megan Dufresne.
"Depending on your climate, the best thing always is going to be cover or stow away in inclement weather," says Moyer. "We live in Sunny Southern California where outdoors are as good as in for much of the year, but I still prefer not to let my seat cushions sit exposed in the heavy sun and occasional rainfall when they aren't getting much play. I recommend a large watertight storage trunk off to the side for smaller cushions and invest in furniture covers specific to your pieces."
Dufresne also advises investing in high-quality furniture covers and having a waterproof storage container to hold outdoor pillows and cushions when not in use to keep them clean, dry, and prevent mold and mildew. "If possible, bring your furniture pieces into a shed or garage to keep them out of the elements during the off season," she adds.
Why Trust Living Cozy?
At Living Cozy, we work closely with furniture brands and industry professionals to create comprehensive guides to help you find the perfect pieces for your home. To write this article, we spoke with a number of interior design, home improvement, and outdoor furniture experts including:
- Bill Ferris, furniture industry expert and owner of Decor Interiors since 2007.
- Award-winning, interior designer, writer, and speaker, Pamela O’Brien. O’Brien's work has been celebrated in the House Beautiful, Houston Chronicle, Houston Modern Luxury, Wall Street Journal, and more.
- Interior designer, and co-founder of Retreat Design, Betsy Moyer, who is currently earning her Master’s degree in Interior Architecture & Design from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.
- Megan Dufresne, founder of MC Design, a boutique interiors firm specializing in coastal-friendly design. Megan’s work has been recognized by Homes & Gardens, The New York Post, Apartment Therapy, Realtor.com and many other publications.