While there are many reasons to be more hopeful and grateful than ever, the climb in warm weather, spring blooms, and sunny skies is certainly the most important among them. Let’s be honest: after a long (and freezing cold!) Pandemic winter, we’re more than ready to go outside for the foreseeable future.
To make that dream come true, we have scaled back the thousands of patio furniture options on Amazon and selected the best looking, affordable, and top rated picks for tiny and sprawling spaces. The best? All of our picks cost less than $ 500.
Oyoco Patio Umbrella Light
We promise we’ll get to the real furniture, but first we need to introduce you to this battery operated light that attaches to your umbrella pole (it can accommodate sizes from 0.86 to 1.81 inches in diameter) to illuminate your outdoor experience. At just $ 12, this is an outdoor accessory that is a breeze. More to Know: The light has three settings (dark, light and super bright) and hooks that allow it to be hung anywhere from camping tents to trees in your yard.
Blissun 9-foot aluminum outdoor parasol
Channel the French Riviera with this clear parasol that not only provides much-needed shade in summer, but also adds a hefty dose of chic to your outdoor area. Available in 11 patterns and colors – we are part of these neat blue and white stripes – the waterproof and UV-resistant umbrella has a crank-open system and a push button for tilting for more angles.
Brightech Ambiance Pro Waterproof outdoor lights
Are you looking for an instant ambience booster for your outdoor living room? Retro-inspired bistro lights are the answer, and this weatherproof, dimmable option from Brightech has over 5,000 5-star reviews. We recommend pinning them above or along your room to create a canopy with warm light – just like the restaurants on the cliffs of the Amalfi Coast. (Need something to clip it to? This pole is your answer.)
DC America 18-inch cast stone umbrella
Don’t forget the umbrella base! The price is right for this 18-inch DC America cast stone with more than 9,000 5-star ratings.
DearHouse Artificial Ivy Privacy Fence Screen
Let’s be honest: not all outdoor spaces are created equal. And when you have an eyesore in your yard, it’s time to get creative. Enter: that artificial ivy hedge that covers everything ugly that you can no longer see. Nearly 12 feet by 3 feet, the tightly packed screen not only provides privacy, but transforms your space from monotonous to fabulous in no time.
Y-stop hammock chair
Whether you are looking out at the ocean from your beach terrace or staring at your neighbor’s fence from your garden, this cozy cotton rope hanging chair will have you relaxing in no time. The cocoon-like chair allows you to both sit and lie down. It has two pillows and a side pocket in which you can store all your belongings. Fear not: if you are concerned about stains with the white fabric, the chair is also available in light and dark gray tones.
Devoko 3-piece rocking bistro set
Is there anything better than spending a summer day with a cold drink and a slow stone? No! Get your job done with this completely elegant set from Devoko, which comes with red or blue pillows for the same price. The cradle also includes a side table with tempered glass.
Devoko 3-piece patio furniture set
This rattan set is simple, chic and utterly useful in any outdoor setting. It’s a must-see, especially considering its price. With removable cushion covers, two chairs and a side table with a glass top, the set is perfect for balconies in condominiums, winter gardens and beyond.
Devoko 5-piece patio furniture set
The dark brown PE wicker consists of five parts and is extremely durable. It includes waterproof pillows (which are also available in bright blue for an additional $ 20). The parts are separable and can be joined together to form a section, a couch and an ottoman or two corner beds. This is rounded off by the elegant glass coffee table. The best feature of the set is the sub-$ 400 price point, which is perfect for patios, patios, balconies, and more.
Lazy Daze Hammocks 55 Inch Double Quilted Fabric Hammock
After the year we’ve all been through we certainly deserve some lazy days, which is exactly what this ultra-comfy hammock will deliver. The hammock is double quilted and oversized and can accommodate two people. It comes with a cushion and two chains and hooks for assembly. Do you prefer a booth? Check out this for $ 119.
Pamapic 5-piece wicker patio chair set with ottomans
Like something you’d find in a 5-star Balinese resort, this gorgeous terrace is bursting with a luxurious atmosphere. With two chairs, two stools and a side table, the set is made of durable all-weather wickerwork. We love that the stools can be neatly stowed under the chairs when not in use and can be used as footrests or additional seating for your guests. The open air table also has a lower shelf that can be used to store your books, blankets, and more.
Tacklife propane fire pit
We know, we know, a fireplace is not in itself a piece of furniture, but it is certainly an ambience that defines the ambience – and the summer nights get cold. Fight the cold with this tiny gas-fired fire pit that doubles as a coffee table when not in use.
Grand Patio Set Foldable Steel Patio Bistro Set
If your outdoor space is roughly the size of a postage stamp (we got it, we lived in New York City too) fear not – there is furniture out there that is just right for you. The three powder-coated steel frames are available in seven stylish colors – from peacock blue to mint green – and can be folded flat for easy storage.
Best Choice Products Outdoor Rolling Wicker Bar Cart
We’ve never met a bar cart that we didn’t like, especially one made for the outdoors. Not only does this come with a built-in steel ice bucket, but it also has space for 12 wine glasses and up to six bottles of wine – not to mention 80 pounds of refreshments. Did we mention it’s on wheels? Wahoo!
Best Choice Products 4-piece wicker patio conversation set
Gray Wicker has just had a moment, which is why we fall in love with this perfectly on-trend conversation set. With two chairs, a love seat and a coffee table with a glass top, the all-weather mesh is durable and lightfast. However, our favorite detail is that the pillowcases are machine washable and removable.
Best Choice Products 3-piece Acapulco Conversation Bistro Set
You can’t go wrong with a three-piece patio set. This option is high on our favorites list because of its cool, modern design. Read: If you’re tired of wicker and rattan, this is the kit for you. The chairs are made of hand-woven, weather-resistant plastic rope over a powder-coated steel frame and have a matching table with hardened glass. The furniture is available in gray, white, blue and black and its compact size makes it ideal for smaller rooms.
Keter Pacific Cool Bar
We love nothing more than a multifunctional product, and this cool bar is just that. The bar, which works overtime as a side table, cocktail table, and cooler, is just the thing to start the party this summer.
Flash Furniture Nantucket 6-piece black patio garden set
Perfect for al fresco dining on warm nights, this dining set includes a glass table, four folding chairs and a tilting umbrella. The highlights of the set include the ultra-light chairs that are easy to stow away and the ultra-affordable price.