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9 Best Patio Furniture Sets 2023

Oct 31, 2023

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You know it, you love it: The pure joy of an outdoor space. Once it's properly furnished with lounge chairs, sofas, sectionals, fire pits, and the like, there is nowhere else you'd rather spend a day basking in the sun. When it comes to furnishing this space, getting a set is always better. It's easier, it matches, and you're just done. So after awarding a few of this year's standout brands in our Esquire Home Design Awards, we got to thinking. Who makes the best patio furniture sets out there?

Now of course it has to be broken up into two categories: Dining sets and lounge sets. But within those categories, we're basically looking for the same stuff. We want quality, weatherproof materials, beautiful design, and we want to save a few bucks when we can. But there's so much shit out there, that we decided to do the tough work for you. We found the sets worth buying. These literally have it all.

Sectional Loveseat Sofa Coffee Table Side Table

We featured just the dining set in our 2023 Home Design Awards, but Neighbor makes a full patio furniture set in its Haven design. Durable and low-maintenance teak wood is used throughout the collection, and a variety of swatches are available on the lounge stuff.

Beyond all its practical functions, Neighbor just makes great, modern outdoor furniture. And the ability to purchase a full dining plus lounging set makes it look that much more put together.

If you're not looking to drop thousands on a dining set, Amazon is your best friend. This option is one of our favorite combinations of durable materials and a decent look. The faux wood table, synthetic seats, and anti-rust steel frame are incredibly low maintenance. So much so, that you really don't have to cover the set in the offseason.

The only real downside is the look. Not bad, but... not great. We'll call it standard. No one's going to be wowed by the design. They will be wowed by that $260 price tag, however.

The one thing you typically miss in budget furniture, especially budget outdoor furniture, is a natural feel. Although it's a bit pricier, this set looks immensely better than the budget set just before it. The rattan chairs and faux wood tabletop, though not significantly more premium materials, just look a lot nicer.

The faux wood requires little to no upkeep. But while the rattan is weatherproof, it's going to need a bit more regular cleaning, so you don't get mold and mildew in those crevices.

One brand we particularly love right now is Floyd, who makes a simple powder aluminum dining set, but does it up in a few really fun colors. The jade green pictured, as well as a bright yellow or midnight blue, could really be the pop of color your outdoor space has been crying out for. But since the shape is so basic, it's easy to work it into any decor.

Matching Bench

The outdoors crowd will already be familiar with Snow Peak. The Japanese brand makes elevated camp gear that's a favorite among luxury-leaning campers.

What a lot of people don't know is that Snow Peak makes really good patio gear. The Garden Table and Bench set is made with sturdy stainless steel and rot resistant itauba wood, comfortably seats six, and has the added bonus of some fun modularity. Pop out any of those four panels in the center and drop in any IGT accessory.

Our recommendation is something like the grill burner for table side BBQ.

If you're stuck in the city or just want a smaller, more casual eating arrangement, you can't go wrong with a bistro set. And with a bistro set, there's no reason to get fancy.

We like this one because the metal is easy to clean. Plus, the round, full surface table gives you a more stable space vs other options. And lastly, there's a nice handful of colors to choose from. Everything you need.

Lounge Chair + Ottoman Side Table Sofa Coffee Table Coffee Table Chaise

But for a truly luxurious patio living set, CB2's Pinet set is as good looking as they come. It's got that midcentury look the retailer is known for, and there's everything from a sofa to a console to proper poolside lounge chairs.

It's expensive, yes, but the beautiful teak frames and oversized cushions look so, so good. This is a patio set to invest in. Thankfully, it'll look good for the rest of your life.

Seven-Piece Set

Is it the best looking sectional set ever? No. Does it look OK? Yes. Is it an incredible value? Absolutely.

This sectional plus coffee table, as well as the larger seven-piece set, are really well priced. The plastic rattan plus weather resistant cushions makes it easy to maintain, and the glass-top coffee table is a nice little touch.

The main downside is that this beige color is the only one we are fond of. If you're into the red or blue cushions, more power to you. But that beige is tasteful enough to fit anyone's style.

Once again, a lot of people really love wicker when it comes to their outdoor furniture. And with good reason! It's a classic look. It's looked great for centuries, and it'll continue to look great indefinitely.

For a living set, we really like this sofa, chair, and coffee table at Crate & Barrel. The wicker is nice and homey, but the shapes are organic and modern. While $1,500 is not cheap, it's a great value, because the set is well-built and looks a lot more expensive than it is.

Luke Guillory is the Associate Commerce Editor at Esquire.

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