Splurge or Save? Trendy Patio Furniture for Every Budget

Give your patio a facelift just in time for summer.

It's that time of year again. Porches and patios everywhere are having their moment in the sun, and homeowners everywhere are inspecting their outdoor furniture a little more closely. We all want our outdoor spaces to feel just as inviting as our indoor spaces, but sometimes dated furniture gets in the way. If you’re looking to update your outdoor furniture this year, I’m here to help. I’ve rounded up a few of the trendiest pieces this season, each with a budget-friendly option and a splurge-worthy option. Take a look, and see what you think.


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Any old, metal lawn chair can be used to make this adorable macramé stunner.

Splurge: $399, westelm.com

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West Elm

Hand-woven from all-weather wicker, this color-blocked beauty is made to withstand the elements.


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DIY Outdoor Storage Bench

DIY Outdoor Storage Bench

Add extra seating to your patio or deck with this DIY outdoor bench featuring beautiful fretwork panels and hidden storage under the seat. Using minimal tools and a few supplies from the home improvement store, you can build this stunning storage bench in one weekend.

Photo by: Jen Woodhouse

Jen Woodhouse

Make your own bench in one weekend with our DIY project. Bonus: This bench offers hidden storage under the seat.

Splurge: $1,249, potterybarn.com

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Pottery Barn

English garden-inspired details and grade-A teak make this bench noteworthy.


Save: $349.99 (set of 4), target.com

Photo by: Target


These armless, wrought-iron dining chairs are stylish yet budget-friendly.

Splurge: $299 (1), crateandbarrel.com

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Crate & Barrel

This chic chair is made of hand-woven synthetic resin rope, which is colorfast and UV-resistant.


Save: $419.99, target.com

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Made of eucalyptus hardwood and wrought iron, this dining table is trendy and weather-resistant.

Splurge: $695, thosbaker.com

Photo by: Thos. Baker

Thos. Baker

Similar in design, this dining table consists of teak and powder-coated steel.


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Outdoor Wood Chaise Longue Makeover

Outdoor Wood Chaise Longue Makeover

This wooden chaise longue had seen better days, but we revived it by sanding it, staining it and adding a fun, tropical-inspired design with oil-based paint pens. Now, it’s the perfect place to relax poolside.

From: Samantha Pattillo

Do you already have an old wood chaise? Instead of trashing it, redo it with our easy-to-follow instructions.

Splurge: $798, serenaandlily.com

Photo by: Serena & Lily

Serena & Lily

How can a lounge chair be so dreamy? Sigh.


Save: $299.95, pier1.com           

Photo by: Pier 1 Imports

Pier 1 Imports

A powder-coated steel frame offers sturdiness, while synthetic rattan allows a slightly lower price point.

Splurge: $598, anthropologie.com

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Intricately detailed macramé makes this just as much of an art piece as it is a hanging chair.


Save: $349, westelm.com

Photo by: West Elm

West Elm

This chunky drum table pairs well with industrial or bohemian style.

Splurge: $699, cb2.com

Photo by: CB2


Matte black metal legs give this handmade table a sleek, modern look.


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All you need for this super-simple DIY project is an old wheelbarrow and a few tools.

Splurge: $199, grandinroad.com

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Grandin Road

Powder-coated steel ensures this chair is sturdy and weatherproof, while its ability to rock ensures comfort.

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