It seems unlikely that you’d find a quality patio furniture set under $200. When you browse the selection of online retailers, so many options can cost thousands of dollars. Is it possible that someone can get a quality set for a fraction of the price? After two pots of coffee and one much-needed power nap, I’ve finished doing the research. There are some amazing patio furniture sets under $200, and you can read all about them below.
First, we’re going to have to refine our search just a bit. There are hundreds of 3 piece patio furniture sets for under $200. These sets typically only include one small table and two chairs. They’re probably not what you’re looking for, so I haven’t included them. Instead, we’re refining our search to 4, 5, and 6-piece patio furniture sets.
If you have an idea of what you’re looking for and would like to jump ahead, feel free to use these handy links.
- 6-Piece Patio Furniture Sets under $200
- 5-Piece Patio Furniture Sets under $200
- 4-Piece Patio Furniture Sets under $200
First, I’d like to define some terms before we dig in. You’ll see a couple of construction materials keep coming up at this price point. Because of this, I want to make sure you know what they are before we get to the furniture.
What is Textilene?
When “textilene” kept popping up as material for the patio chairs below, I was confused. I had never heard of textilene before. So I did what any good Captain would do: I looked it up. It turns out, textilene is an extremely durable material constructed from tightly woven polyester. Each strand of this material is coated with PVC and heat set. This produces a durable woven material perfect for constructing chairs.
What is Rattan?
I was familiar with rattan, but I’ve received questions about what this material actually is. First off, rattan is not wicker (I fully explore the differences here). It’s a vine-like climbing plant native to southeast Asia (places like China, Malaysia, and others). It’s both strong and pliable, making it a fantastic material for constructing outdoor patio furniture. If you see a patio furniture set constructed of Rattan, it’s a good signal!
Okay, with our construction materials explained, it’s time to check out the patio furniture!
There aren’t too many options available for 6-piece patio furniture sets under $200. This isn’t particularly surprising. Paying less than $200 for four chairs, a patio table, and a matching umbrella is quite a deal on paper. This is essentially the kind of money you’d expect to pay at a yard sale, not an online retailer.
I started asking myself: Is this too good to be true? Before doing my research I half-expected folks to tell war stories about their furniture disintegrating during the first mild rainstorm. I knew that I was going to have to really scrutinize the quality.
Type of Quality
I won’t mince words. When you’re searching for a 6-piece patio furniture set at this price point, you are sacrificing material and build quality. These pieces will not be as sturdy, as large, or as durable as many of their more expensive cousins. When it rains, they’ll rust faster. When hail hits the glass table top, it may break.
With that being said, the ones I found aren’t all lemons. In fact, one had rave reviews and seemed like a great (albeit small) option for someone of any budget. I wouldn’t hesitate to put it on my own patio. So without further ado, let’s take a look at the 6-piece sets I found.
|Mosaic Folding Patio Dining Set||Unknown||$$$ (see price on Amazon)|
|Giantex Patio Furniture Set With Umbrella||Steel, textured glass, textilene, polyester fabric||$$ (see price on Amazon)|
|Flash Furniture Patio Garden Set With Umbrella||Steel, tempered glass, textilene, polyester fabric||$ (see price on Amazon)|
Mosaic Folding Patio Dining Set
This model is the most positively reviewed patio sets under $200. This must speak to it’s quality, as the listing itself left much to be desired. The manufacturers provided very little information about this set. Other than the sparkling product reviews, there were only a handful of pictures to do the talking. For instance, I’m not entirely sure what it’s made out of. However, given the construction materials of the other sets in this class I’m going to assume the following.
|Table||Steel, tempered glass*|
|Umbrella||Steel, polyester fabric*|
It appears like the above is standard in all patio furniture options under $200. In fact, there is no discernible difference of construction materials of any of the reviewed products.
Why I Picked This Furniture Set
The Mosaic has a small, rounded square patio table with four folding chairs. I’m honestly impressed with how much you get for the price. This would make an awesome addition to a small apartment patio, balcony, or alleyway. The folding chairs make for easy storage, although the flimsy umbrella doesn’t fold up easily. If I were being greedy, I’d suggest that Mosaic at least include a rudimentary umbrella stand. You’ll have an issue with spinning under mild winds (and perhaps some serious movement with high ones). I would expect to replace the umbrella before anything else.
This is our #1 pick for a few reasons:
- The large number of positive reviews signal that the build quality is good. This is important considering there is little differentiating these products from each other.
- The small number of negative reviews indicate that you’re unlikely to get a lemon.
- It’s a bit counter-intuitive, but the relative high price among the options signals to me that the construction materials are a bit sturdier. You’re getting a deal if you spend less than $200 for patio furniture in any case.
If you’d like to check it out for yourself, here’s a link to the page on Amazon. While the above is my top pick, I’d like to share with you the other options I considered. Ultimately they weren’t chosen for one reason or another, but that doesn’t mean you might not take to them!
Giantex Patio Furniture Set With Umbrella
This Giantex set was interesting. Like the mosaic, it included 4 folding chairs and an umbrella that didn’t collapse or have a stand. Also like the mosaic, it’s tiny compared to the patio furniture I’m used to. That being said, it could also be perfect for a small porch or balcony. The construction materials should surprise no one.
|Table||Steel, tempered glass|
|Umbrella||Steel, polyester fabric|
Why I Picked This Furniture Set
Unlike the Mosaic, it comes with a round table instead of a rectangular. This arguably makes it better for small spaces, as the chair is 100% usable in all directions. Giantex also offers more information on the listing than Mosaic, providing additional confidence that the set is of adequate quality. The main reason why I didn’t choose the Giantex is the general lack of consumer reviews. While many exist, this feels a little like rolling the dice and it would make me a little nervous. That being said, it is a bit cheaper as of this writing (check out the current price).
Flash Furniture Patio Garden Set With Umbrella
This is the absolute cheapest 6-piece patio furniture set online, perhaps anywhere. I seriously don’t know how they’re turning a profit — the margins must be razor thin. It might seem foolish to look a gift horse in the mouth, but when I see a price this low on a 6-piece set of patio furniture, my rip-off radar starts buzzing. Let’s try to get to the bottom of it. First, the materials.
|Table||Steel, tempered glass|
|Umbrella||Steel, polyester fabric|
Nothing seems out of place there. But let’s look a little deeper to see if we can spot something amiss.
Cheap In Price, Cheap In Quality
Many folks report that the table is smaller than they expected. This is worrisome, as all of the tables in the 6-piece bucket are fairly small. This would be like reviewing a seafood place and saying “The popcorn shrimp were smaller than I expected!” Not a good sign. Additionally, more folks reported that the patio set started retaining water and rusting almost immediately. Almost everyone reported that it was cheaply made. Because of this laundry list of things, I would suggest you avoid.
The only way I would buy this is if I needed a temporary patio furniture setup and didn’t want to spend more than $130. The ultra low price point is literally the only thing this set has going for it. If my warnings don’t scare you away, you can find it here.
With the 6-piece sets above, we saw that we could find some products that fit our budget, but we had to sacrifice build quality and size to get there. I started wondering: if we remove a piece from the patio furniture set, could we potentially cram some more quality into the sub-$200 price tag? That’s the question I kept in mind when researching the 5-piece patio furniture sets.
As it turns out, this is a weird price point.
There are very few 5-piece patio furniture sets under $200. In fact, there’s only one available on Amazon. And it’s not great! But for completeness’ sake, let’s dive in and check it out.
BrylaneHome 5-Piece Bistro Set
While visually pleasing, this bistro set by BrylaneHome leaves much to be desired. Many folks have bought it almost as many have been let down by their purchase. The reviews are pretty uniform here. It was a surprise to me, because on first glance this looked like a great patio furniture set. To have a glimpse why, let’s look at the construction materials.
That’s right, plastic. While the picture makes the set look regal and ornate, this faux French Bistro set is flimsy and tacky. Many folks report that it’s much smaller than expected as well. Like I said before, I’m only including this product for completeness’ sake. In all honesty, I would avoid purchasing this travesty. However, if you’re curious, you can find it here.
When we adjust our search criteria down to 4-piece patio furniture sets under $200, many new products open up for us. While there was only one choice for 5-piece sets, 4-piece options have a lot of variation. This is great news for someone looking to buy patio furniture, but it was a ton of work to search through everything to find the best. I mentioned there were pots of coffee involved, didn’t I?
Differences Between 4 and 6-Piece Sets
One thing to note is you get a different kind of patio furniture when you go down to a 4-piece set. So far, we’ve been exploring sets with 4 (usually folding) chairs, a table, and maybe an umbrella. With a 4-piece, the equation for what constitutes a set changes to two chairs, a love seat bench, and a coffee table. This is canonically known as a conversation set.
Now, this may not be the type of patio furniture you’re looking for. If you had your heart set on a table and chairs, you’ll have to stick with a 5-6 piece. However, if this living room style arrangement works, buckle up! I’ve found the best 4-piece patio furniture sets under $200 for you.
|Best Choice Products Wicker Patio Conversation Set||Wicker, steel||$$$ (see price on Amazon)|
|Ecolinear Rattan Sofa Cushion Conversation Set||Wicker, steel, polyfiber, sponge||$$$ (see price on Amazon)|
|Devoko Patio Conversation Set||Steel, textilene, glass||$ (see price on Amazon)|
Best Choice Products Wicker Patio Conversation Set
Best Choice Products seem like they have their hands in everything on Amazon. There are BCP fire pits, pet supplies, musical instruments and even patio sets. They’re clearly doing something right, so it should come as no surprise that they’ve made the best 4-piece conversation set I’ve reviewed. Please note that only one of the models on the Amazon listing is under $200. If you choose a different model, it won’t qualify for our review list.
|Coffee Table||Wicker, steel|
We see here that this Best Choice Products option is actually made from wicker! It’s actually one of only three wicker outdoor furniture sets under $200 I researched. If you know me at all, you know that I love wicker patio furniture sets.
Why I Picked This Furniture Set
As mentioned above, it’s wicker. But I don’t want you to start thinking this biases me completely. There are also a handful of other reasons why this is the top 4-piece outdoor furniture set under $200 I could find. First, it’s weather resistant. For cheaper patio furniture sets like this, weather resistance is a major plus. At this price point, you regularly find products that immediately rust when exposed to a light dew. Even though we’re not spending a lot, we still want to make sure we can keep our furniture in good shape!
Next, it’s highly reviewed. The small amount of negative reviews and the large amount of positive reviews gives me confidence that this conversation set will last. While I don’t always trust other people’s opinions, the sheer amount of positive things folks have to say about this particular set is hard to ignore.
Finally (and this is the kicker) — it’s extremely modular. While a 4-piece patio furniture set like this is great for small areas (like balconies), your needs will likely grow over time. With Best Choice Products’ long line of matching products, you can eventually pair new pieces of furniture with your existing set. Just like with Ikea products, you’ll be able to organically grow your patio set through the years.
Where You Can Get It
Like many of the other options I’ve researched, you can find it on Amazon (here’s the link). As far as I know, Best Choice Products do not have a showroom anywhere, so this is the only market available.
Ecolinear Rattan Sofa Cushion Conversation Set
With my glowing review of the BCP set above, why am I even including other options? For a few reasons, actually. For one thing, I recognize that a fair amount of bias can creep into these reviews. I don’t want to discount an outdoor furniture that simply because my taste is different than yours. I actively want to include as many high-quality options as I can find.
For another thing, the following sets are all great. Although something can be “the best,” it doesn’t have to be “the only.” Starting with this Ecolinear Rattan Conversation Set, let’s explore our options!
|Table||Steel, tempered glass, rattan|
|Chairs||Steel, textilene, rattan|
I primary included this Ecolinear product for it’s advertised durability. Not only does it use heavy-duty steel as part of it’s construction, the all-weather wicker covering is anti-UV, water resistant, and anti-fire. If your household gets as crazy as mine does, you’d understand how important that kind of toughness is.
Many purchasers report that it’s smaller than they expect. However, if you have a smaller patio, this conversation set would fit right in. The only other negative thing I could track down is that the cushions seem flimsy, but this is easily remedied by picking up a set of replacement cushions. I’m personally amazed that this manages to stay under the $200 price tag (check the price on Amazon).
While the Best Choice Products model is our number one pick, this is definitely up there.
Devoko Patio Conversation Set
This Devoko option is included because it seems to offer a rare mixture of durable affordability. In fact, this is one of the least expensive patio furniture sets I’ve seen on the market. If you’re looking value, this conversation set delivers. I actually found this set because it’s almost identical to this Giantex option (link), but $25 cheaper and with more consumer reviews. I can’t get over the raw value this set provides.
|Table||Steel, tempered glass|
This set is constructed out of the same material as many of the 6-piece options. Unlike the other two options above, it does not include any cushions. Instead, the Devoko has a breathable textilene fabric on its chairs. This gives it an urban, minimalist look while also reducing
As I said above, the price/quality ratio is the main reason why I’m endorsing this patio furniture set. It’s no-frills option built for small spaces. Some folks have reported that the table and chair legs don’t always sit level to the ground, but this is fixable by some folded cardboard. If you’re looking for one of the best deals on patio furniture anywhere, I recommend this Devoko (find it here).
Open to Suggestions
If you’ve made it this far, you’re clearly serious about your search for patio furniture sets under $200. If you end up finding some in your travels, come on back and let us know what you bought in the comments. I’d love to be able to update the article with your suggestions.
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