Now that spring weather is here (or at least on its way), it's time to get our backyard spaces in order for warmer days spent outside. While you might not be grilling out every weekend, patio furniture can be a three-season (or even four) workhorse if you make the right picks — especially since the pandemic has forced many of our hangs to outdoor spaces, even when it is chilly out. And in some places, patio furniture is used year-round and possibly more often than indoor furniture, making it all the more essential. (If that's you, make sure you have some quality outdoor furniture covers to keep your seating safe.)
Whether you're just looking for a couple of chairs to fill a small space on the balcony or need a full dining setup for nightly outdoor dinners, there are plenty of promotions to be had as we head towards warmer weather. These outdoor furniture deals are just getting cooking for the upcoming season and we will be updating this page regularly, so be sure to bookmark it and come back for more savings.
Amazon: Select savings on outdoor home essentials.
Arhaus: Discover rare outdoor savings in the sale section.
Article: Save on select outdoor items in the retailer's sale section.
Bed Bath & Beyond: There are over 3,500 outdoor items on sale.
Blu Dot: Get 20% off sitewide including outdoor furniture.
Boutique Rugs: Save on outdoor rugs that'll really bring the space together.
Castlery: Enjoy up to $450 off your order depending on how much you spend.
CB2: Score up to 60% off at the first-ever warehouse sale.
Crate & Barrel: Enjoy discounts on outdoor clearance items of up to 60% off.
Hay: Save up to 25% off outdoor.
Lowe's: Shop spring savings on patio furniture and accessories.
Macy's: Score discounts on dining sets, loveseats and more up to 40% off.
Outer: Save on open-box items, which are rarely on sale.
Pottery Barn: Enjoy up to 20% off outdoor furniture.
Rejuvenation: Save up to 25% on outdoor items.
Serena & Lily: Save on outdoor sale items.
Target: Find budget-friendly deals on patio furniture, including dining sets starting at $165.
Walmart: Shop spring rollbacks on affordable patio furniture.
Wayfair: Score big savings on hundreds of outdoor furniture items.
West Elm: Get up to 50% off patio items.
Williams Sonoma Home: Score outdoor clearance items for less.
World Market: Enjoy a selection of discounted outdoor seating, decor and more.
What to Consider When Buying Outdoor Furniture
What Is It Made of?
Outdoor furniture comes in a multitude of materials, but the main things you want to keep in mind are weather resistance, UV resistance and whether or not you can easily keep it clean (especially if it has cushions). Anything with cloth upholstery will require more upkeep and attention, but that doesn't mean it is not worth having.
Next, especially with wood and different metals, you'll need to consider the weather it will come in contact with. If it rains often, you will need to get something that won't warp, rust or decay. Plastic is an easy answer, but materials like teak wood and aluminum can be better bets for longevity (and aesthetics). Plus, you can then use various types of sealants and treatments to keep a protective coating on these materials — understand though that's work you'll need to do from time to time.
Will It Fit in My Space?
This may seem obvious, but you have to consider how much space you actually have. If you live in an apartment or townhouse with minimal outdoor space, a sectional couch might not work for you, no matter how good they look. Think about saving space with a bench or some dining chairs; maximum occupancy and minimal footprint. Be sure to measure your space and compare it to the dimensions before purchasing.
How Often Will I Use It?
As we mentioned earlier, some climates allow for year-round use of your patio furniture. Unfortunately, the reality is that you will probably have to store it for at least a few months each year. Don't buy anything too unwieldy if you anticipate keeping it in storage throughout the winter months or else you'll be left cursing under your breath twice a year as you move it to and from its hiding place.
Does It Fit My Aesthetic?
This also probably goes without saying, but some outdoor furniture just doesn't fit with the overall aesthetic of your space. Whether you're matching indoor and outdoor furniture or just trying to find something you like, remember that you'll have to look at it every day. If it is something you will use a lot, you may want to consider making an investment and paying a little extra for quality and design that matches your decor.
When Is the Best Time to Save?
Fall is typically prime time for the biggest savings on patio and outdoor furniture, but that is absolutely not the only time. Spring brings a great chance to get a jump on building out your outdoor living space at a discount. Plus, who really wants to buy furniture right when you're about to store it for the winter? The best thing to do is to make an assessment at the beginning of spring and decide if what you have will last another season or not. If so, maybe wait until fall to pick up new pieces. But if you think you have some gaps to fill or want to upgrade to that 12-seat outdoor sectional just in time for BBQ season, spring is a great time to do it.