The 15 best places to buy outdoor chairs
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As summer inches closer, people everywhere are starting to think about how they can make the most of their outdoor space. After all, even though the COVID-19 vaccine is being widely distributed across the country, after a year of being largely at home, folks across the nation (and the world at large) have found a new appreciation for their own space. As such, home design is top of mind.
While decorating the inside of your home can be fairly straightforward, adding comfort and style to your outside space isn’t always as easy, but you should definitely start with seating so you can bask in the sun during the warmer months. While everyone’s style is different, there are certain retailers that excel in this category, so we’re presenting you with the 15 best places to buy outdoor chairs.
Whether you’re looking for Adirondack chairs, rockers, covered egg chairs, modular corner chairs that can be transformed into chaises, or any type of seating option in between, the fan-favorite retailers below should have what you’re looking for.
1. Home Depot
Our favorite: StyleWell Brown Wicker Outdoor Swivel Patio Egg Lounge Chair—$34
Prices: $ - $$$
Return policy: 90 days
Home Depot is home to, well, everything you need for your home (see what we did there?). The handyman-approved retailer offers a variety of outdoor dining, lounge, and rocking chairs, as well as chaises, beach chairs, and camping chairs. You can sift through outdoor chairs by material or category and can shop top brands like Hampton Bay, Noble House, Safavieh, and more. Basically, whatever type of outdoor chair you’re searching for, Home Depot likely has a pick for you.
Our favorite: Best Choice Products Set of 2 Adjustable Steel Mesh Zero Gravity Lounge Chair Recliners—$114.99
Prices: $ - $$$
Return policy: Varies based on the seller
Amazon is known for its seemingly endless array of beauty products, clothing, tech gadgets, and random goodies that have somehow earned thousands of reviews. But, did you know that you can also buy outdoor furniture from the online retailer, including fabulous outdoor chairs? You’ll find a variety of top-rated brands like Best Choice and Devoko as well as Amazon’s own brand, AmazonBasics.
However, Amazon is filled with lesser-known brands and third-party sellers, which is why it’s essential to carefully read reviews and check the rating of each product to ensure you know what you’re getting into. Luckily, the site is filled with very vocal reviewers who will often provide pictures of the actual product. Best of all, thanks to Prime shipping, you can bypass any waiting time and look forward to opening your new outdoor chairs in as little as two days. Convenient, no?
While Article is best known for its modern, mid-century modern, and Scandinavian indoor furniture, the beloved brand recently forayed into outdoor spaces with a selection of weather-friendly sectionals, sofas, and—you guessed it—chairs. All of the chairs they offer look like something you’d see on the set of Selling Sunset, or in the backyard of a Kardashian home, which is to say they’re just about as stylish as they come.
Some of these chairs are on the pricier side, but they feature hundreds of reviews attesting to their quality and longevity. You’ll find a variety of lounge chairs, modular chairs, and motion chairs that are available as part of a matching set if you want your whole patio to be cohesive.
Our favorite: Patio Sense Coconino Wicker Black Metal Frame Stationary Adirondack Chair—$83.29
Prices: $ - $$$
Return policy: 90 days
Like Home Depot, Lowe’s might be best known for its variety of lumber and tools, but it’s also a great place to shop for outdoor chairs. Whether you’re in the market for plastic or metal silhouettes or stable or rocking designs, Lowe’s has you covered. And, to make shopping as easy as possible, you can whittle down its selection by sorting by color, fabric material, and chair type. It’s that easy.
Our favorite: Edwards Patio Chair with Cushions, Set of 2—$709.99
Prices: $ - $$$$
Return policy: 30 days
Wayfair is a wonderful place to shop for furniture of all kinds thanks to its wide array of styles at a variety of price points. When it comes to outdoor chairs, the online marketplace sells everything from dining options to laid back loungers. Since its outdoor chairs landing page is so well organized, you can easily sort by all-weather plastic chairs, wood chairs, and chairs and loungers with cushions, all of which will make it that much more of a breeze to find the seating of your liking.
The site also features avid reviewers so you can feel assured in your purchase. If you don’t like what you ordered in real life or the item comes damaged, know that Wayfair is known for its renowned customer service that’s responsive and will likely refund you, no questions asked.
6. West Elm
Our favorite: Paradise Outdoor Lounge Chair & Ottoman Set—$1,198**
Return policy: 30 days
For modern furniture that’s built to last, West Elm is a great choice. Much of its offerings come in neutral tones and simple silhouettes, bringing utility and classic style that will serve its purpose but not take away from the main event: entertaining. While West Elm doesn’t feature any reviews on its products, it still comes highly rated as a brand by shoppers and designers alike. If you’re looking for durable, high-end outdoor chairs that look as clean and comfortable as can be, it’s a great place to shop.
Walmart has just about everything you could ever truly need—including a great selection of outdoor chairs. While you’re not going to find high-end, ultra-modern offerings on its shelves, you will find a variety of affordable outdoor chairs and chair sets, many of which are highly rated and just waiting to help update your patio and porch space.
Similar to Amazon, Walmart’s site does feature some third-party sellers that may not be as trustworthy as buying directly from the big box store. To see where a product is sold from, look at the “Sold & shipped by” below the image. Some are marketed as “pro sellers,” but still proceed with caution and read the reviews to make sure it's legit.
Call us basic, but who doesn’t love Target? The red-and-white retailer is home to so many essential goodies, as well as those designed to make life that much more enjoyable—like outdoor chairs. Target is home to a variety of exclusive brands, including Opalhouse, Magnolia at Home, and Project62, that each have an eclectic style to match your home. While it offers a variety of Adirondack chairs, lounge chairs, outdoor barstools, and chaise lounges, none catch our attention quite as much as the Opalhouse Calla Canopy Patio Accent Chair. (It’s so good we just have to call it out.) The comfortable covered lounge chair will turn your outdoor space into your own personal vacation spot.
You’d be surprised by just how many patios are fully decked out in Ikea outdoor chairs and furniture. The Swedish home goods store offers a variety of outdoor chair options, though, its Applaro collection, which very much so looks like something you’d find at West Elm, is its top-contender. In addition to outdoor chairs, the collection features a variety of benches, tables, chaises, wall dividers, and more. I personally owned the Table and Two Folding Chairs set, which looks like a conversation set on the first glimpse but transforms into a long table large enough for six people to sit around. If you’re looking to outfit your patio space in a full matching set, Ikea is the most affordable fashion-forward way to go.
10. Serena & Lily
Undeniably expensive but impossibly chic, as well, Serena & Lily is the place to shop for high-end outdoor chairs that look like something you’d see on the patio of a Sweet Home Alabama estate or the pool deck of the Beverly Hills Hotel. With hints of wicker, bamboo, and resort stripes, it’s preppy-chic at its finest. Products don’t feature any reviews, but frequent customers continue to shop at this high-end brand because of the quality and durability it provides.
11. Pottery Barn
Pottery Barn is a great place to shop for everything from classic to modern outdoor chairs. The most notable thing about Pottery Barn’s outdoor chair selection is that it has many options that are stamped with the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) seal of approval, positioning them as forest-friendly sustainable style options. We love to see it. You can also narrow your selection down by material or collection if you want your outdoor furniture to match.
12. Cost Plus World Market
Our favorite: Round All Weather Wicker Camden Outdoor Chair—$99.99
Prices: $$ - $$$
Return policy: 60 days
Ever since I found two teal crushed velvet rotating barrel chairs at Cost Plus World Market last summer (mind you, before rotating barrel chairs were huge), I’ve had a new appreciation for the home goods store as a place to shop for furniture. So, when the warmer weather started to roll in, I immediately checked out their outdoor furniture selection and, sure enough, they have a variety of stylish outdoor chairs that look a lot more expensive than they actually are. If you’re looking for stylish, yet more affordable, outdoor chair options, World Market is a stellar place to shop.
If you’re willing to shell out more to style your outdoor space, CB2 is a great option for pricier, yet high-quality furniture. A sister brand to Crate & Barrel designed specifically with modern, smaller spaces in mind, CB2 is all about offering versatile furniture options—and that goes for their outdoor chair selection, too. Whether you’re looking for stackable loungers that you’d never guess were space savers or modular corner chairs and stools that can be arranged into the ultimate sectional or chaise, CB2 has your back.
14. L.L. Bean
While you may think of L.L.Bean to get things to explore the outdoors, it can also make your outdoor space great. L.L. Bean is best known for one specific type of outdoor chair: high-end Adirondacks that are built to last. All of its Adirondack chairs are made with all-weather, high-density polyethylene lumber, 20% of which is recycled. They’re solid as can be and designed specifically not to rot, warp, crack, splinter, or chip. And, if they ever do, you can return it for a replacement. Talk about exceptional customer service.
Our favorite: Christopher Knight Home Malia Outdoor Cushioned Wicker Basket Chair—$366.64
Prices: $ - $$$
Return policy: 30 days
Beloved for its selection of designer furniture brands at much more affordable prices, Overstock is a great place to shop if your budget is top of mind. It’s like an online-only Home Goods. When it comes to outdoor chairs, it offers everything from modern silhouettes to retro metal gliders. Just keep in mind that since the site offers discounted designer items, inventory can dwindle quickly, so it may be difficult to find full chair sets if that’s what you’re hoping to do.
Prices were accurate at the time this article was published but may change over time.