We’ve all been there—the lawn, pool, or patio party so crammed with furniture it feels like you’re navigating in a space capsule or corn maze. Entertaining outside can create a feeling of spaciousness. But too much furniture—or furniture that’s too big—defeats the purpose. Patio furniture should fit—but not overwhelm—available space. It should also be weather-resistant and easily maintained. Before you plan your next gathering, here are three things to think about when you’re looking for patio furniture to fit your needs.

  • Space: How much space do you have on your patio, deck, porch, or lawn? That will determine the type and size of outdoor furniture pieces that work best for you. Aim for about two to three feet of space between each piece so it’s easy to move around.
  • Weather Resistance: Patio furniture won’t be of much use to you if you have to replace it after a thunderstorm or two. To avoid that scenario, make sure your furniture can withstand the elements. Look into pieces made of wrought iron, teak, resin wicker, or polypropylene. Make sure that the cushions you purchase come with covers that are waterproof and machine-washable.
  • Transportability: If you have a large backyard, find lightweight furniture so shuffling things around doesn’t leave you breathless and sweaty. Synthetic resin, plastic, and cast aluminum all make for solid, lightweight choices.

Our Picks for the Best Patio Furniture on Amazon

Top Pick: Pamapic Outdoor Sectional

Versatile and Easy

This option can be arranged in numerous configurations and is water- and wind-resistant. Pamapic

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Runner Up: Devoko All-Weather Patio Furniture Set

Moveable Design

This modern rearrangeable assortment comes with water-resistant pillows and is easy to clean. Devoko

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Premium Pick: U-MAX Outdoor Furniture Set

Seats Seven

This elegant choice is perfect for group meals, and the pillows have removable covers for easy cleaning U-MAX

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Budget Pick: Homall Outdoor Furniture

Strong Steel Frame

This durable collection comes with a sofa and a table made with tempered glass. Cushions included. Homall

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