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For many of us, our outdoor space is precious. With various screens and to-do lists constantly vying for our attention, there’s something so nourishing about taking some time to unplug and enjoy the beauty of Mother Nature. And while you’re doing that, it always helps to have a stylish, comfortable, and durable place to sit, which is why we love wicker furniture so much. Wicker furniture offers the warmth and texture of natural rattan while being more weather-resistant and fade-resistant, as well as easier to clean.
Whether you have a small space that can only fit a couple patio chairs or a vast backyard that lends itself to dining sets, outdoor sectionals, and conversation areas around the fire pit, investing in new outdoor furniture can enhance your outdoor space tenfold.
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Terra’s Sausalito collection offers everything you could want in outdoor wicker patio furniture. The collection includes wicker chairs in multiple configurations, including chaise lounge chairs that you can use to lay out and enjoy the sun, as well as wicker loveseats and side tables.
Plus, each piece in the collection uses all-weather wicker made from high-density polyethylene (HDPE), which can withstand the outdoor elements better than alternatives like natural rattan and bamboo.
According to Terra Outdoor Living CEO Steve Keihner, “Our all-weather wicker stands up to the elements year-round without fading, warping, cracking, or peeling. Made of HDPE, it’s crafted with the organic texture and subtle shading of real rattan to offer all the beauty of classic wicker with far greater durability and none of the maintenance. It’s also easy to clean, as well as mold- and mildew-resistant.”
This outdoor seating set includes a three-seater sofa and two accent chairs, each topped with memory foam back and seat cushions that can keep you and the whole family comfortable during the entire outdoor season.
Made from all-weather wicker, the furniture set features powder-coated aluminum frames and machine-washable upholstery woven from solution-dyed yarn, so it’s highly resistant to fading, mold, and mildew.
It also includes a built-in Outershell that you can pull up over the cushions to protect them from dirt, debris, and rain. But you needn’t worry too much about the seat cushions getting dirty; if they do, you can simply toss the covers in the washing machine thanks to their machine-washable design.
The modular design of this outdoor sofa set means it can support multiple configurations, shrinking a chair set and expanding to a sectional sofa depending on how many seats you need in the moment.
The outdoor set includes two armchairs, a coffee table, and a three-seater sofa, each of which sits on a rust-resistant powder-coated steel frame that can support you and your loved ones through many a conversation and cocktail.
Meanwhile, the all-weather wicker can take on virtually anything Mother Nature throws at it, while fade-, stain-, and water-resistant back and seat cushions made from Olefin fabric will keep this set looking new for many years to come.
Made from recycled ocean plastic, this outdoor sectional set rocks an eco-friendly, low-profile design that will elevate the aesthetic of any patio, deck, or backyard. And its all-weather wicker frames have no trouble taking on rain, sun, and snow.
The set is also modular, so you can switch and swap pieces to find the perfect furniture arrangement for your space. Plus, you can choose from a 90- or 45-degree corner chair, depending on the look and feel you’re after. The Langdon collection also includes a swivel chair, ottoman, chaise lounge, and side table.
This outdoor patio conversation set includes a loveseat, coffee table, and two accent chairs, all of which are perfect for enjoying warm evenings under the stars.
With an overall depth of 35”, the Denali has reasonably deep seating, perfect for relaxing.The overstuffed seat cushions are plush and comfy, and they’re topped with Italian-made Ecobello fabric, which the brand touts as the most eco-friendly, weather-resistant upholstery available.
According to Maggie Gala of SunVilla Home, “Denali sets are constructed from post-consumer recycled wicker resins with a special UV-stabilizer embedded right into the mix. It resists fading, cracking, and splintering, and a hand-scraped look is applied so that every strand resembles authentic wicker, offering the look and feel of natural wicker with the durability of manmade wicker.”
The Capra collection includes a three-seater sofa and a lounge chair, each of which is sold separately but matches perfectly. The three-seater sofa features one long seat cushion, offering a streamlined appearance, and both pieces sit on top of a durable aluminum frame.
All of the back and seat cushions in these pieces are weather-resistant and machine-washable, so you won’t have to worry about the outdoor elements cramping your style. And the twisted weave of the faux banana leaf wicker offers a natural appearance that will add organic warmth to any outdoor space it lives in.
Made from durable all-weather wicker, this sectional set features fully modular seating so you can create just about any configuration you can imagine.
You can also choose from multiple sectional sets, whether you’re in the market for a cozy loveseat or a six-piece set that can seat the whole family and beyond. No matter which size you choose, you’ll be investing in comfort thanks to easy-dry polyfoam back and seat cushions, which are supported by a sturdy powder-coated aluminum frame.
The Goodwin Wicker outdoor furniture collection includes a loveseat, a chaise lounge chair, an armchair, and a dining chair, all sold separately, so you can create everything from an outdoor conversation set around the fire pit to a patio dining set.
Each piece is built on top of a sturdy aluminum frame and features all-weather wicker construction that offers the appearance of natural rattan without the maintenance. The back and seat cushions are also fade- and mildew-resistant, but the brand recommends you cover them during inclement weather.
If you’re looking for something a bit more airy than traditional wicker furniture, then consider this modern patio conversation set. The set includes a loveseat and two armchairs, each with long, airy legs and a streamlined design that will enhance your look without crowding it.
Each piece also features high-quality, weather-resistant back and seat cushions filled with a polyester-foam blend. And they’re all encased in Olefin fabric, which is resistant to fading, and supported by a powder-coated aluminum frame that won’t rust or lose its luster even in the face of rainy weather.
This outdoor seating set includes a wicker sofa, loveseat, and coffee table, so you can create the perfect conversation area for just about any patio, backyard, or poolside space.
The set comes in three neutral colors—Navy, White, and Gray—and features a gray wicker rattan weave and aluminum frame that will hold up well in just about any outdoor environment. Plus, the back and seat cushions are machine washable, so you can spend more time enjoying your space and less time worrying about dirt and debris.
Featuring classic wicker sofas, loveseats, lounge chairs, armchairs, and ottomans, the Carmel collection from Terra can outfit your entire outdoor space in style and comfort.
Each piece comes in four neutral organic hues that will ground any aesthetic with sophistication. Plus, the plush back and seat cushions are covered in weather-resistant Sunbrella fabric that won’t fade in the sun, while powder-coated aluminum frames and all-weather wicker ensure every piece is built to last for many years of outdoor fun.
If you like your wicker with a side of mid-century modern flair, then you’ll love the Ferdinand collection. Comprising a wicker sofa and armchair, as well as a wood coffee table, the collection rocks the long tapered legs and streamlined silhouettes that make mid-century design so popular.
The foam back and seat cushions are water-resistant and filled with a polyster blend for all-weather comfort. And the mildew- and water-resistant wicker-rattan outer frame sits on a rust-proof aluminum frame for durability.
This outdoor dining table set is ideal for anyone who loves to entertain and dine al fresco. The five-piece set includes a dining table and four dining chairs.
The table is made from teak wood, which is well known for its ability to take on the outdoor elements. And the all-weather wicker dining chairs feature seat cushions covered in weather-resistant Sunbrella fabric and filled with all-weather foam to offer the ultimate in stylish, outdoor dining.
At just over $1,000, this seven-person wicker dining set is a total steal. It includes an outdoor sofa, armchairs, and ottoman, along with a sturdy dining table around which you can break bread with your favorite people while taking in your beautiful outdoor space.
You can also choose from three different cushion colors and two frame colors to find just the right fit for your outdoor design. And no matter which colors you choose, you can rest assured that your set will withstand the test of time thanks to a weather-resistant hand-woven wicker frame and water-resistant cushions.
The Hamptons collection from Brooke & Lou will have you feeling like you just stepped into your favorite beach vacation every single time you walk outside. The collection includes a plush outdoor sofa, a chaise lounge chair, and a double sofa, so you’ll have everything you need for the perfect poolside or patio setup.
And strong aluminum frames coupled with plush weather-resistant back and seat cushions ensure you’ll enjoy durable comfort. However, the cushions aren’t meant to withstand heavy rain, so be sure to bring them inside when rain is in the forecast.
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What are the Pros and Cons of Wicker Patio Furniture?
Wicker patio furniture offers many benefits. One advantage is that wicker furniture is usually fairly lightweight, so you can easily move it around and rearrange it depending on what sort of seating area you need at the moment. “The beautiful designs of wicker furniture pieces are often lightweight, which makes them easy to move and store when necessary,” says Wendy Ortiz.
However, just because wicker patio furniture is often lightweight doesn’t mean it’s not durable. In fact, high-quality wicker furniture can withstand even severe weather. According to Melissa Read, “Natural wicker is made from a combination of materials, such as bamboo, cane, or rattan. It’s extremely hard-wearing, low maintenance and, most importantly, weather-resistant! Its inherent properties mean it can withstand both extremely cold and warm weather, making it the ideal choice for outdoor furniture.”
Of course, wicker outdoor furniture is also beautiful, and it’s a great way to add texture and warmth to your outdoor design. Plus, it comes in many different colors, so you should have no trouble finding the perfect wicker pieces to enhance your space. “Wicker outdoor furniture is a great way to incorporate a natural element into your design scheme,” says Maggie Gala. “It gives an elegant, tropical resort vibe without the sand sticking to you! It also comes in a variety of colors and textures—it’s not all brown. This opens it to many different design styles it can be paired it with.”
While wicker patio furniture definitely has many benefits, there are some drawbacks to consider before you invest in it. “One of the cons of wicker furniture is that its weaving makes it difficult to fix damaged parts, so make sure to protect it from rain and excess sun exposure if you’re putting it outside,” cautions Wendy Ortiz.
Speaking of weaving, hand-woven wicker is often more expensive than other outdoor furniture types since it requires more labor. “Wicker is often made by hand, which naturally means it can be more expensive,” says Melissa Read. Additionally, the weave you choose can affect the longevity of your new wicker piece. “Some of the looser weaves can unravel if not properly maintained,” says Maggie Gala.
What to Look Out for When Buying Wicker Outdoor Patio Furniture Set
High-quality wicker patio furniture should last you for many years. But what, exactly, constitutes a high-quality piece? A great place to start is with the weave. “Avoid wicker products with a loose weave," advises Steve Keihner, “where portions of the seat or arms might unravel and reduce comfort and usability over time. Also note that wicker furniture is usually relatively light and susceptible to blowing around in high winds so be mindful of storms.”
Instead of loose and factory-made weaves, consider investing in hand-woven wicker if you want a durable, long-lasting piece. According to Maggie Gala, “Hand-woven wicker pieces are top-of-the-line items that have been thoroughly inspected during the weaving process to ensure quality.”
Maggie also suggests opting for resin wicker since it typically has a longer lifespan than alternatives. “Resin wicker reeds are longer and more flexible, plus they’ll retain their color and texture for years to come,” she said.
Kelly Weimert is a writer, editor, and interior design expert with 10 years of experience writing about design and home decor. She's written for interior design publications such as MyDomaine, Apartment Therapy, Domino Magazine, and Hunker. When she's not writing or editing, she's probably busy obsessing over how to beautify her home.
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