Great Affordable Patio Furniture for the Coolest Backyard Ever

The best patios in the world don't look anything like a patio. No, they look like what would happen if a living room just...went outside. They're fun. They're cozy. They're sumptuous. And best of all, if you shop smart, they can be shockingly affordable. For the best backyard on the block—or, better yet, in the neighborhood—read on.

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Farley 3-Piece Bistro Set

To easily create a special spot—fit for some romantic pre-dinner cocktails—an intimate bistro set, like this one, from Farley, is key. The tough, molded resin construction will last for years no matter what Mother Nature puts it through. Plus, it's a cinch to clean up before that special someone pops over. The table has two height adjustments, and the top even comes off to make for a handy serving tray! ($258;

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Mistana Brenda Polyester Chair Hammock

What's that point of having a killer outdoor patio is you can't swing in a sweet summer breeze? Hang this net-like seat from a sturdy beam or tree branch (or spring for the optional Chair Stand) and luxuriate in a comfy cocoon made from sturdy, weather-resistant polyester that will stay strong for a long time. A durable wooden spreader bar adds to the allure, and the 1-year warranty only adds to the sticker price. ($68;

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Ikea Äpplarö Dining Set

This compact patio dining set from Ikea is a perfectly elegant solution for a smaller patio space. It features removable drop-down leaves, to accommodate extra guests, and comes with a pre-cut hole in the center to slot in an umbrella. Made from solid acacia hardwood—which is 100-percent renewable, by the way—and layered with multiple coats of an acrylic stain for extra durability, this set comes with two chairs and a bench for optimal versatility. ($374;

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Cambridge Nova 7-Piece Outdoor Dining Set

Lovers of sleek and modern furniture will dig this lightweight yet durable patio set from Cambridge. Constructed from aluminum and a tough PVC fabric, the chairs will last almost a lifetime while providing a sophisticated spot for enjoying the spring weather. The large aluminum table is big enough to seat six around it comfortably, and the slim chairs are easily stackable, making for quick storage when summer storms hit. ($699;

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Hampton Bay Tyler 4-Piece Steel Wicker Conversation Set

To get a truly enviable outdoor space, look no further than this Hampton Bay furniture set. For less than $600, you get a steel-framed set of two chairs, one loveseat, and a coffee table, all of which are wrapped in a weather-resistant resin wicker that won't split or fray over time. It comes with comfy cushions encased in durable and stain-resistant covers and a cover to keep everything looking nice and new for ages. ($599;

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Great Deal Furniture Deandra 5-Piece Wood Outdoor Dining Set

To get a softer, more organic look on your patio, choosing a great set made out of wood is the way to go. Thing is, such sets are often pricey. Fortunately, this one from Great Deal won't hurt your wallet too much, but will still deliver on outdoor comfort and style. It's made from long-lasting acacia hardwood that's sealed for maximum protection from the weather, and the water-resistant cushions are washable (no need to worry about red wine spill. ($380;

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Sedona All Weather Wicker Patio Sectional Corner Chair

If you're just looking to round out an already stacked collection of patio furniture, this cool, multi-cushioned corner chair would be a good final touch. The modern styling can fit with other chairs or tables to create interesting arrangements, and the all-weather design features a steel, powder-coated frame and durable synthetic wicker that won't fall apart after a few soaking storms. ($250;

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Safavieh Monterey Natural Composite Patio Bar

When creating the ultimate outdoor patio party space, one piece of furniture is truly more essential than all the rest: the bar. This simple and classic bar is made from durable acacia hardwood and features plenty of open slots for maximum ventilation and drainage, so it's sure to weather any inclement weather. Plus, the keystone configuration makes the bartender the center of the party, and three layers of inner shelves give plenty of space to store lots of booze and plenty of mixers. ($250;

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Best Choice Products Foldable Wood Adirondack Chair with Ottoman

No outdoor space is complete without a few über-comfortable and relaxing Adirondack chairs. These awesome, affordable ones from Walmart come with a handy ottoman that can be quickly hidden under the seat when not in the mood for extended lounging. The chair is made from light and long-lasting fir and features an adjustable back for the ultimate in backyard comfort. And when colder weather comes, it easily folds down into a more transportable and storable shape. ($79;

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Three Posts Pavilion Reclining Chaise Lounge Chairs

Chaise lounges are the stars of the backyard patio, essential for soaking up some rays in a soothing position, and perfect for slipping in a snooze when warm breezes blow. This pair of sturdy yet lightweight lounges are low-profile and have three relaxing reclining positions for maximum comfort. Constructed out of an aluminum, powder-coated frame and tough synthetic weather-resistant mesh fabric, they'll keep you content for years to come. ($274;

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