8 Cheap(ish) Patio Furniture “Conversation Sets” Under $900

Well. I have *officially* researched every. single. set of patio furniture under $1000 on the whole entire internet. And I STILL cannot come to a conclusion as to which set is right for us. I’m the sort of person that has to write out my thoughts to organize them, so if I write it all down, I might as well share it with the world, huh? (Don’t tell me if the answer is no.)

Anyway, I’ve been searching for some patio furniture to replace our temporary $80 Aldi set. We decided that a “conversation set” (2 chairs, a loveseat, and a coffee table) would fit our needs best (though we like the idea of a sectional): the arrangement is flexible, storage would be simpler, and we could seat 4 easily around a coffee table for games and such. Here is the exhaustive results I’ve found. NOTE: This is going to sound like a sponsored post from Wayfair, since all (yes, every one) of these sets hail from there. But they just seemed to have the best prices…not a sponsored post.

1. Handy Living 4 Piece Deep Seating Group with Cushions

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Price (at time of posting): $740

Love:

  • Light colored cushions
  • Comfy (looking) back cushions

Don’t love:

  • Shape is too modern
  • No glass top for coffee table
  • Reg. price is $882 (not a huge discount)

 

2. Crosley Palm Harbor 4 Piece Deep Seating Group with Cushions

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Price: $898

Love:

  • Reg. price is $1447
  • Light colored cushions
  • Back of chair goes up higher (more support)
  • Glass-topped coffee table
  • Longest and widest coffee table of those I’m highlighting today
  • Brand has many additional pieces (chaise, sectional, dining sets) that match

Don’t love:

  • Most expensive set I’m highlighting today

 

3. Home Loft Concept Puerta 4 Piece Deep Seating Group with Cushion

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Price: $780

Love:

  • Light colored cushions

Don’t love:

  • Reg. price is $780: not on sale at all
  • No glass top on coffee table
  • No reviews on Wayfair yet

 

4. St. Maarten Wicker Resin 4 Piece Deep Seating Group with Cushions

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Price: $790

Love:

  • GRAY cushion option–not beige!
  • Reg. price is $1188
  • Back of chair comes up higher
  • Chair arms have slight curve

Don’t love:

  • No glass top on coffee table
  • No reviews on Wayfair yet

 

5. Tauton 4 Piece Deep Seating Group in Tan with Black Cushions

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Price: $660

Love:

  • Reg. price is $849
  • Price is lowest of any set I’m highlighting today
  • Coffee table is (tied for) widest and longest of any I’m highlighting today
  • Fabric is Sunbrella brand

Don’t love:

  • No glass top on coffee table
  • BLACK cushions are the only option. Do you know how HOT that would get in the sun?

 

6. Bahia 4 Piece Seating Group in Brown with Cushions

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Price: $780

Love:

  • Reg. price is $1558 (most discounted set)
  • Light colored cushions
  • Comfy (looking) cushions
  • Arms of chairs are curved
  • Back of chairs are higher
  • Unique coffee table design that allows for some storage
  • Coffee table is tallest (20″) of any set I’m highlighting today

Don’t love:

  • Curve on back of chair

 

7. Cane Garden 5 Piece Seating Group with Beige Cushions

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Price: $800

Love:

  • Reg. price is $1598 (tied for most discounted set)
  • Light colored cushions
  • Comes in 2 colors (light wicker or dark wicker–the latter pictured above)
  • Comes with freestanding umbrella (not needed, but could resell?)
  • Loveseat is widest of any I’m highlighting today (57.5″)
  • Glass-topped coffee table

Don’t love:

  • Coffee table seems ridiculously short (13.5″)

 

8. Vomo 4 Piece Seating Group in Black with White Cushions

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Price: $699

Love:

  • Reg. price is $1398 (tied for most discounted set)
  • Light colored cushions
  • Comfy (looking) cushions
  • Chair arms are curved
  • Glass-topped coffee table

Don’t love:

  • Coffee table seems ridiculously short (13.5″)
  • Wicker is black

See my problem now? There are a bunch of great options, but no one option seems to stand out as best! Though I do think that writing this post has possibly helped me eliminate a couple of sets. Ah well…back to the drawing board!

Anything I’m not thinking of? If you were me, what would you do? And send me any more suggestions you have. I still have a few weeks to mull this over and drive myself crazy.

7 Comments

  • I’d go with #2 or #6. I like the glass top on the coffee table (wicker tables make me nervous. how do you clean up spills and crumbs?) and dislike those oddly low coffee tables. My main questions is how the heck do people store these during the winter? I guess I live in a place that you could only use a patio set maaaaybe 4 months out of the year, so basically it’d be taking up a ridiculous amount of storage for 8 months.

    • Here in MI we can use it maybe 4-6 months of the year, but the other 6+ months we’ll store it in the unfinished section of our basement…thankfully we have the space! Not sure what we’d do if we lived in a smaller house or apartment. I also really like the idea of the glass topped tables. Thanks for reading!

  • Number 6! I liked the curved lines, good coloring and the tall coffee table. We have a kind of short coffee table and it’s super annoying to play games at it because people have to bend over so far.

  • Those are some great prices – I would totally be on-board for the least-expensive option, but black cushions would be terrible.

    When we finish building, I badly want a set like one of these (only minus the glass because I’ve had a horrible experience with breaking outdoor glass furniture with windy conditions). Looking forward to seeing what you choose.

  • Aw, I would wait. We scored our set at the end of the summer for a serious discount from Target. Free shipping with our Red Debit and then 5% off on top of that!

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