What Kind of Small Patio Furniture Set Should You Buy?
It can be challenging to find a patio furniture set for a small space. Don’t worry – we’ve got you covered! There are a variety of patio sets that will fit wonderfully in small spaces such as bistro sets and 2 - 3 piece seating sets. The easiest way to figure out what type you’ll need is to think about what you use that space for the most. For example, do you enjoy your morning coffee out there or do you like to relax and enjoy a good book in the evening? If it’s the former, we suggest a bistro set but for the latter, a seating set. You also need to consider what features are important to you, such as folding chairs, types of cushions and seating capacity. To help you decide on the best small patio set for your needs, budget and style, we’ve created a list for you based on the following:
Value - To determine value, we not only look at price, but also materials, features, quality of construction and design. For example, some materials are more durable and of higher quality, but more expensive, than others (i.e. Sunbrella fabric).
Durability - When figuring out durability, we consider the construction, amount of care required and type of material. All of our small patio furniture sets are made to be used outdoors, however, some materials handle the elements better than others and require less upkeep. To learn more, check out our Guide to Outdoor Furniture Materials and Patio Furniture Cleaning Guides.
Features - Type of set, seating features, tables, cushions included (plus the type of fabric) and set size are some of the key characteristics we look at when evaluating a small patio furniture set. The features contribute to the value of the overall set.
Best Small Aluminum Patio Set
What We Love:
- This cozy set includes two woven aluminum recliners & one slat-top wedge end table
- Sunbrella Echo Ash cushions are equal parts comfortable and durable in all weather conditions
- Powder coated aluminum and resin wicker frames are durable and weather-resistant
Best Small Wicker Patio Set
What We Love:
- Handwoven Rattan Wicker over an aluminum frame is lightweight and durable in all weather conditions
- Ottomans can be stored away under each chair and offer storage for pillows and blankets
- Tempered glass-topped side table perfectly fits between the two chairs & provides extra storage
Best Small Wood Patio Set
What We Love:
- This bistro set is perfect for enjoying al-fresco dining on your balcony, patio, or backyard
- Features premium solid teak wood construction that is naturally weather-resistant
- Chairs fold down flat so it can be easily stored away in small spaces when not in use