16 Patio Chairs to Upgrade Your Outdoor Space This Summer

published Aug 20, 2022
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With August here and summer in full swing, the editors at our sister site, Apartment Therapy, are looking to take advantage of the warm weather and all the fun activities it brings. Most of all, we’re trying to get outdoors as much as possible and use our outdoor spaces and patios again. If you’re feeling the alfresco vibes, too, it’s time to update your outdoor furniture, and there’s no better place to start than with perfect patio chairs.

As the pieces that bring every outdoor set up together, the right patio chairs are the key to curating an inviting space you’ll want to use again and again. We scoured the internet for the right chairs to fit every need (and budget), whether you’re looking for new patio dining chairs to revamp your supper setup or the perfect lounge chairs for some well-deserved R&R. Below, check out 16 of the best patio chairs on the market today, and get ready to kick back in style.

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West Elm

For the ultimate patio lounge chair, head over to West Elm to pick up this mid-century lounge chair and ottoman set. Made from sustainably sourced acacia wood designed to withstand the elements and available in two fun patterns, it's destined to become your go-to spot to kick back and relax.

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Grandin Road

Have your heart set on a sweet patio rocking chair? This Grandin Road pick (available in seven colors) is made from a durable blend of mahogany and eucalyptus woods coated in a weather-ready polyurethane finish, so you can count on sweet moments in these chairs for years to come.

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A wonderfully unexpected source to find a great patio chair? eBay! eBay offers a wide assortment of both new and vintage furniture finds from exceptional sellers. Case in point: this gorgeous wicker lounge chair that's perfect for soaking up some sun.

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was $95.99

Having a good set of folding patio chairs on hand is always a smart move. If you're looking for something a bit more stylish than those traditional metal ones sitting in the back of your garage, go with this Amazon set. These lightweight seats are elegantly designed to look great in any outdoor space, while the steel frame and UV-resistant, powder-coated finish ensure long-lasting durability.

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When you think of patio chairs, do you picture those wobbly, plastic, stackable seats from old family get-togethers? Thankfully, designs have gotten much better over the years. These classic Adirondack chairs are made from solid Acacia hardwood and are covered in a protective paint finish, meaning they're in it for the long haul.

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This small-space find is perfect for anyone looking for a compact lounger that doesn't skimp on comfort. Featuring a gorgeous wicker look, the star of this piece is the pull-out ottoman that takes it from patio chair to lounger (and back) in seconds.

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was $523.49

When it comes to outdoor seating, wood patio chairs are one of the most popular options around. For a set that's more than easy on the eyes, pick up the Burchett Club Chairs from Christopher Knight Home. With solid acacia wood frames, rattan accents, and plush, water-resistant cushions, these chairs are practically begging to be placed around a firepit.

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West Elm

Stackable patio chairs are not only a want but a need for small spaces. For something with an extra dose of style, we love the Saratoga patio chairs from West Elm. It's available in two colors, but we're particularly drawn to this sage green finish. The slatted back of this cafe-like design also helps you keep cool as the weather starts the heat up.

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was $309.00

Looking to kick back in a reclining patio chair? You might be surprised to hear that our top pick comes from none other than Amazon! This outdoor recliner from Ulax features a powder-coated steel body, thick cushions covered in olefin fabric, and a push-back design (meaning all you have to do to recline is lay back). Best of all, it comes in four neutral colors.

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Home Depot

Swivel patio chairs are a staple for a reason. Stylish, comfortable, and ergonomic, the Haymont swivel chair set is one of our favorite picks for 2022. Its chic metal frame (complete with an interwoven rope backing) and high-performance cushions make it a set that you and your family will enjoy looking at and sitting in.

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When you think of a fun patio chair, you probably picture something like the Ventura Wicker Egg Chair from Better Homes & Gardens. Stylish and made to last, this eye-catching chair offers deep seating, easy-to-clean cushions, and a rust-resistant finish. It's a chair the whole family will love.

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Looking to upgrade your patio dining chairs? Influenced by French coastal design of the 1960s, the Breton Chair is a modern take on a classic-style patio chair that's sure to make a beloved addition to any outdoor space.

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was $460.99

For a bistro-inspired pick, we adore this small patio chair set from Bayou Breeze. Each chair features a multi-colored checkered pattern (available in blue, grey, and white) made from durable wicker that instantly evokes feelings of a little cafe in the French countryside. And with a seat measuring less than 20" across and a stackable design, it's also a small-space dream!

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There's something so inviting about a good ol' patio glider chair. With a nearly five-star rating on Wayfair, the Charlton Home Sling Glider is one of the internet's favorite picks. Lightweight and durable, it's made with a sturdy iron frame and a quick-drying, weather-resistant mesh fabric, so you'll be using it for months and years to come.

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Ballard Designs

We love the look of a high-back patio chair, and this Ballard Designs pick takes the cake. Capturing the elegance of British Colonial style, this chair is crafted from element-resistant, grade-A teak (with hand-carved details) and features high-density cushions for comfort that's built to last.

This post originally appeared on Apartment Therapy. See it there: 16 Patio Chairs Your Outdoor Space Needs This Summer