The Best Patio Chairs for Every Style and Budget

These weather-resistant chairs are just what you need to transform your outdoor space into a summer oasis.

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April 19, 2021

The days are getting longer and sunnier, and that means one thing: it’s outdoor sitting season. There’s nothing better than curling up with a good book or stretching out with a frosty beverage while outside on comfy patio chairs. Doesn’t matter if it’s the front porch, back lawn or screened patio. It’s time for more vitamin D and doing as many activities as possible outside. If your outdoor space could use a seasonal boost, we’ve rounded up the best outdoor lounge chairs, from folding patio chairs for dining alfresco to metal outdoor chairs for that vintage 60s-inspired vibe. Take a look at our favorites, and outfit your patio with one of these top-rated lawn chairs.

DINING CHAIRS

Want to transform your patio into an outdoor dining room? Stylish weather-resistant or weather-proof patio chairs make all the difference. I love these rattan chairs from West Elm. They work with a little bistro table or larger dining table and have that poolside, resort-style dining vibe about them. And if you're short on space, these mahogany folding patio chairs from Pottery Barn are the perfect balance of fashion and function. Plus, the customizable cushion comes in dozens of colors, fabrics and patterns to fit your style and match other patio furniture.

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ARMCHAIRS

Veranda. Loggia. Lanai. There's a growing trend with homeowners to incorporate architectural styles from around the world that focus on more permanent outdoor space structures. These outdoor rooms tend to be more formal with furniture and area rugs that could totally pass for stylish indoor pieces. If you're looking to create that indoor/outdoor balance, these armchairs check all the boxes. From wicker to teak wood, these armchairs are perfect for styling with an outdoor cushion or waterproof blanket. And you can't talk about outdoor armchairs without mentioning the most iconic lawn chair: the Adirondack chair. I love this modern, minimal take on the classic from Crate & Barrel.

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LOUNGE CHAIRS

For that vacation vibe, you need outdoor lounge chairs. I literally screamed when I saw this patio chair with a canopy at Target. It's less than $400 and it has tassels. But for something less boho, these foldable sling chairs are perfect for lawn chairs if you have a kiddie pool or an adult kiddie pool. And we can't talk about outdoor lounge chairs without talking about the chaise lounge. Nothing says ultimate relaxation like a chaise lounge. Check out our shopping guide for our favorites specifically on that style.

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ROCKING CHAIRS

I don't know who made the rule that rocking chairs go on the front porch, but I am here to tell you that rocking chairs go everywhere — especially in the backyard and patio. Target has some seriously cute rocking patio chairs under $300, from modern and minimal to an upgrade on the classic wicker patio chair.

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CHAIR SETS

If you're shopping for more than patio chairs and need a total patio furniture overhaul, these chair sets are just what you need. We spotted some cute patio dining sets such as this sage green metal patio chair and bistro set from West Elm, but we also found some matching chairs and loveseats for additional seating. I'm really loving this wood chair and bench set from West Elm. It's great for summer but would transition into fall, too. Just swap out the table for a fire pit.

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