Best Outdoor Furniture for Your Money

You’re in the market for stylish outdoor furniture, but the high end brands’ price tags give you a cold shiver down the back?

Here are a couple of ideas of where to find the best outdoor furniture for your money.

There are a bunch of popular Canadian retailers of patio furniture that have great offers on outdoor furniture. Stores like Canadian Tire, DOT Patio Furniture, Lowes Canada and Costco are well known for their home products and also carry patio furniture. While not all of them have huge collections, they all offer some interesting pieces that help you create the perfect outdoor living space. While the quality is not always top priority, they all offer great value for outdoor furniture and this is the reason why a lot of consumers prefer these retailers.

Canadian Tire has some trendy patio furniture and patio accessories. For example, this lovely Camden Patio Furniture Collection can serve as the central point of your outdoor patio area. Pick and choose with this wrought iron style dining set.

patio dining set for outdoors with umbrella

DOT Patio is another popular retailer that provides lots of patio furniture and patio accessories. The Maribel resin wicker daybed adds a romantic ambiance to your outdoor living space besides adding comfort. This elegant wicker daybed provides enough space for two and the canopy attached to the bed provides protection from the sun. The canopy can also be folded down if not required. The daybed comes also with a comfortable cushion along with five throw pillows. Moreover, the matching ottoman provides your patio with a complete lounging experience. This all-weather resin wicker daybed not only looks elegant but it is also very durable and available at attractive price.

outdoor wicker canopy daybed

Lowes is relatively new to Canada and constantly extends its product portfolio. They also provide a small variety of patio furniture to add value to your patio area. This retro Banana Steel Patio Chaise Lounge by Lowes Canada can be a useful addition to your outdoor living space. The chaise lounge is ideal for spending a lazy afternoon in a relaxed way. It is strong and long-lasting, made of durable PVC tube and a powder coated steel frame.

outdoor lounge chair


Costco has been a save bet for Canadians for all kinds of grocery and home products. They also offer a respectable line of durable outdoor furniture, mostly sold exclusively online. This hammock by Costco is made from high-quality and weather-resistant fabric that provides you with long-term durability. It can easily accommodate two adults. Also comes with a polyester carrying bag.

outdoor patio furniture hammock

Similar to Costco, Beliani Furnitures has chosen the web as their primary sales channel. Their products are strong builds, usually made from aluminum frames and all-weather wicker. They are gaining a strong position within outlet stores for patio furniture. The innovative modern designs makes Beliani stand out amongst other patio retailers. The Roma below is a durable resin wicker conversation set.

resin wicker outdoor patio furniture set
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6 Ideas for Designing the Outdoor Patio Space

Patios are wonderful places to entertain guests, dine alfresco and relax outdoors after a long day at work. Whether you have a tiny apartment balcony or an enormous backyard deck, creating an outdoor patio area allows you to extend your living space without costing you a dime in construction costs.

Here are a few ideas you can adapt to design your own outdoors patio space:

1. Draw your patio space

Measure your available outdoor patio space and trace it to scale on graph paper. You need to know the exact amount of space you have available before you start buying furniture and amenities.

Assess your patio to determine what the typical traffic patterns should be. Plan to keep the high-traffic areas clear of built-in amenities and furniture.

Consider the layout of your landscape and evaluate any walkways, shrubs or trees that might affect outdoor patio plans. For example, you and your guests might not enjoy dining beneath a draping tree, but the tree might make a lovely decorating element.

2. List elements you would like to include on your outdoor patio

If you enjoy feeding your friends and family, plan to create an outdoor cooking area with a food prep counter, a grill, a dining table and plenty of chairs. Cocktail party throwers might prefer a patio that includes a built-in bar, a water fountain and a fireplace. patio with outdoor furniture and bbq

Other ideas include creating a cozy conversation area with comfy sofas or chairs arranged around a built-in fire pit. Reading nooks require walls or landscaping elements that add a little privacy.

Get out your outdoor patio plans and draw in any elements to scale. When drawing, make sure you keep any grills, fireplaces or fire pits well away from your house and large landscaping plants.

3. Consider the style of your home

A patio with aged-looking furniture and classic brick flooring will blend better with a traditional house, while outdoor furniture with simple, clean lines and sleek stone floors would probably blend better with a contemporary styled home.

A cottage-style home would look absolutely charming with artificial grass flooring, weathered furniture and a little, white picket fence enclosing the patio. Some small balconies can only hold a bistro table with two small chairs.

4. Find comfortable patio furniture

You want your family members and friends to feel just as comfortable outside your home as they do inside. Choose chairs with comfy seats or plush loveseats or sofas. Always include a lot of pillows and cushions so your guests can sink into them and relax. outdoor furniture on patio with fireplace

Entertainers should find a dining table that accommodates a large party so guests will want to linger over their outdoor meals. Make sure you leave plenty of clearance around the table so your guests can move around easily.

5. Have fun with colors

If your patio is right up against your house, define your outdoor space with a bold color. Use vibrant colored rugs to add gorgeous texture and introduce colorful, fun patterns in seat cushions or outdoor curtains. Be sure to use only fabrics designed for outdoor use, however.

6. Light your outdoor space

Hanging lanterns or lights brighten up any outdoor space and add an additional decorative element. String twinkling lights to make a large space seem more cozy or romantic. Place outdoor lights on railings to make a small patio feel larger.

Use the above tips to design a comfortable outdoor patio that functions as both an entertaining space and a private retreat. Whatever style you choose, search around online to find the best prices. Online stores such asĀ often offer less expensive flooring options than you can find in brick-and-mortar stores.