Whether you’re someone who spends their free time scrolling through Instagram and Pinterest, dreaming of the perfectly-decorated porches that flood your feed, or you’d rather click on the TV to catch up on your favorite HGTV show, there’s a very good chance that you think patio sets cost a fortune. And hey, you’re not exactly wrong. Some luxury retailers will have you spending thousands to outfit your deck with coveted seating arrangements and dining sets. Even the direct-to-consumer (DTC) companies that pride themselves on being more affordable by cutting out the middle-man will cost you big money, largely because they sell their outdoor furniture piece by piece, as opposed to by the set.
Fortunately, these aren’t the only places to shop for full, expensive-looking patio sets that won’t drain your savings. If you head (er, click) over to Home Depot, Joss & Main, Amazon, or Wayfair, you can snag some pretty stellar bistro sets, dining tables, and more—all for under $1,000. And no, they’re not just for one person. Each highly-rated set we found has seating for at least two, though, sometimes up to seven. Imagine that!
Ready to create your dream outdoor oasis, without breaking the bank? Affordable, on-trend outdoor furniture awaits.
8 expensive-looking patio sets that are sneakily under $1,000
Home Depot, Marina Point 5-Piece White Steel Motion Outdoor Conversation Seating Set — $799.00
This steel patio set features four swivel chairs and a square coffee table to sit comfortably between them. And if you ask us, it’s very much so giving “coastal grandmother chic” in the pale blue Surf shade. (That said, there are nine other colors to choose from, too.)
The entire set is coated with rust-resistant white paint that is designed to be easily wiped clean with just a damp cloth. Each chair comes with two cushions, which can be removed and stored indoors on particularly stormy days. Although the fabric is weather-resistant and covered by a 3-year warranty, this will keep them looking their best over the years.
What reviews say: “Very beautiful and classy conversation set, it sits low and the chairs will swivel and rock. The beautiful cushions are firm yet soft and comfortable… I believe it really dressed up my back patio. It is very large so you will need plenty of room, it pretty much filled up my 16’x13′ patio,” — Home Depot customer.
Joss & Main, Mcalester Plastic 4-Person Seating Group — $366.00
Prefer a more modern patio set? This 4-person ensemble comes with a loveseat, two chairs, and a coffee table, making it a cozy conversation set. The seat cushions are UV protected, so they shouldn’t fade if left out, and the entire set is water-resistant, so it can weather summer showers. It only comes with a one-year warranty, though, so you’ll likely want to bring it inside if a larger storm rears its head.
What reviews say: “It is a great modern look. Chairs are comfortable and can be used for extensive sitting. It’s hard to find modern patio looks, but we are pleased!” — Joss & Main customer.
Walmart, Better Homes & Gardens Willow Sage 3-Piece Bistro Set — $249.00
Short on space? Squeeze this bistro set in. It comes with two trendy wicker chairs with cushions, plus a matching wicker table that looks great underneath plants, decor, and more. Don’t worry about rain—all three pieces are made from all-weather wicker that’ll stay gorgeous from season to season. The bistro set looks great on its own or as part of a larger deck-scape.
Amazon, Wisteria Lane Patio Furniture Set — $650.00
Looking for a patio set that will allow you and your guests to dine in comfort? This 7-piece outdoor dining set comes with two single armrest loveseats, a corner loveseat, one table, and three ottomans. While it’s arranged as a cozy dining table, since each piece is separate, you can configure the set however you need. Considering over 900 Amazon shoppers have given it their 5-star approval, it’s safe to say it’s a worthy affordable patio set.
What reviews say: “We love this set! It’s sturdy, well made, and a nice size. We use the little stools too. Last night, we had eight grown adults on the couch and stools and it worked great. The table is super nice and looks sharp. I searched high and low for a patio couch set that wasn’t over $1,000 and was still nice. We picked right. My mom did make me blue pillow covers since the white stained easily with my cat paw prints (lol). I do have to say, though, they came clean easily and the covers can be removed to be washed. I would buy this again for sure,” — Amazon customer.
Wayfair, Emanuela Metal 2-Person Seating Group with Cushions — $275.00
If you love the soothing calm of a rocker, you’ll like the idea of this 2-person set, which includes two rocking chairs and a small side table to sit between them. Shoppers can buy the rockers in six different cushion colours, so you can tailor your set to your home’s palette.
What reviews say: “The chairs and table came as described. Packaged well with simple straightforward instructions. Fairly easy assembly. The cushions are thick enough to make the rockers really comfortable. Very good value for the price,”—Wayfair customer.
Home Depot, Eastdale White 4-Piece Metal Sofa Outdoor Conversation Set — $799.00
For a coastal modern patio set-up, consider this 4-piece conversation set. It comes with two loveseats that are designed to come together as a sectional with a wooden table between them, and one in front, too. Suffice to say, you’ll have ample seating and plenty of space to set drinks, snacks, books, sunscreen, and whatever else you like to have nearby during your patio hangs.
What reviews say: “This Hampton Bay Eastdale patio furniture is without a doubt the most beautiful set we have owned. The metal frame is well made with no burrs or sharp edges. The paint finishes are flawless and what can you say about the wood except that it is very beautiful to look at… We definitely want to recommend this set to everyone,” — Home Depot customer.
Wayfair, Rand 5-Piece Rattan Seating Group with Cushions — $340.00
Made with fade-resistant, all-weather resin wicker, this 5-piece conversation set is one of the easiest to care for—if you can leave it outside without worry. The set includes two ergonomic chairs with matching ottomans designed to tuck up underneath them, giving this set a particularly small footprint when not in use. It also comes with a storage table that fits comfortably between the chairs.
What reviews say: “Perfect staple to out back patio. It was easy to assemble and is very comfortable. Made of great quality, would recommend this set,” — Wayfair customer.
Solid Wood 4-Person Seating Group with Cushions — $630.00
Perhaps you feel your space would be better suited by a wooden set, to offer your outdoor area an even more natural appeal. If that’s the case, this four-person conversation set, which is sold with cushions that come in five colors, is a great option. It features a loveseat, two armchairs, and a low coffee table, all of which are made of solid wood.
What reviews say: “I love this set! It was easy to put together, it fits perfectly with my outdoor vibe, and after throwing a couple of pillows on the love seat its very comfortable!” — Wayfair customer.
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