by | May 26, 2021 | Home Makeovers, Z

Last Updated: Oct 15, 2021 @ 2:15 pm.

What's the best sofa for a patio? We spent six hours researching this subject by first asking our parent readers for their favorites. We then took these brands and did a deep dive into their quality, value and comfort. Here are the patio sofas we recommend.

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Best For Smaller Patios

Easy to assemble
Loved the bang for the buck here—this set includes a chaise lounge and coffee table at a price that others charge just for a couch! Easy to assemble. Great for smaller spaces.
$349.99

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Best For Smaller Patios:  JOIVI Patio Conversation Set

If you live in a condo or smaller home, your patio space may be limited. In that case, we’d recommend this set by JOIVI. This one is a reader favorite and we agree: it provides great bang for the buck and the dimensions are perfect for that smaller patio.

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What We Liked

• Easy to assemble.

• Affordable.

• Chaise lounge can be set up on either side of couch.

• Comfy cushions.

• Coffee table has tempered glass top.

What Needs Work

• Sits low to the ground. This might bother taller folks.

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Best Patio Sofa Set

Glass on the coffee table is removable
The super wide chaise is the star here—but liked the overall comfort and ease of assembly as well. Sturdy, yet easy on the wallet. Yes, it sits somewhat low to the ground, but we didn't mind.
$269.99

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Best Patio Sofa Set: Tuoze 5 Pieces Patio Furniture Sectional Set

We liked how easy to assemble this set is—and that can be a challenge with some sets, our research shows. Touze’s 5-piece set includes an extra-wide chaise (85″ by 54″) that is super comfy. Here’s more:

What We Liked

• Lightweight yet comfy cushions.

• 4 different configurations means greater flexibility.

• Sturdy.

• Affordable.

• Easy to assemble.

• Adjustable foot screws for stability.

• Buttons hold cushions on.

What Needs Work

• Not everyone is a fan of the fabric. Some folks think it is too slippery.

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Best Patio Daybed

Nice shade canopy is adjustable
Pricey but super comfortable sofa brings that resort feel to a patio near you. Love the pop-out center console that can can be used as a snack table or footstool.
$559.99

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Best Patio Daybed: M&W Patio Furniture Outdoor Daybed

If you have a sunny patio, this daybed sofa is an excellent choice. This is one our readers recommended and we’d agree: it is amazing.

Yes, if you’ve ever been on vacation to one of those tropical beach resorts, you’ve seen these daybeds arranged around a pool or beach. And wow, are they comfortable. To recreate that resort feel, we’d recommend this outdoor daybed by M&W. It is a bit pricey, but we loved the comfort and canopy.

What We Liked

• Center pops out to be used as a footstool or snack table!

• Great for a pool.

• Canopy provides shade.

• Comfortable!

• 4″ thick cushions.

• Hook and loop attachments keep cushions in place.

What Needs Work

• Canopy can be tricky. If you don’t assemble it correctly, it may have issues staying up.

• Takes a while to assemble.

• Pricey.

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Best Curved Outdoor Couch

Includes oversized throw pillows
If you have a round patio, this set would be our choice—it is very comfortable and easy enough to assemble (yes, tools are included). Also nice: round coffee table completes look.
$345.99

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Best Curved Outdoor Couch: LZ LEISURE ZONE 4-Piece Outdoor Patio Sofa Furniture Sets

Curved outdoor sofas are more pricey than standard models—so we looked good and hard before we came up with this pick: LZ Leisure Zone’s 4-piece sofa set. It hit all the right notes: soft, comfortable cushions, durable construction and easy assembly (with tools provided).

What We Liked

• Soft cushions.

• Comfortable.

• Great for round patios.

• Steel frame.

• Flexible design—the pieces can be arranged in several ways.

• Easy to assemble.

What Needs Work

• Pricey.

Why Trust Us

We’ve been rating and reviewing products for the home and families since 1994. We do extensive research, evaluating products with an eye toward quality, ease of use and affordability. When we purchase a product for hands-on testing, we do so with our own money. 

Here’s another key point: we don’t take money from the brands we review. No free samples, no sponsors, no “partnerships.” Our work is 100% reader-supported!

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