What Are The Best Patio Chairs?

What Are The Best Patio Chairs?

Many customers who visit our showroom often ask, what are the best patio chairs?

The wear and tear on your outdoor furniture will be significantly greater than on your indoor furniture because of weather conditions. The best materials are required to ensure that your patio set is strong enough to withstand the elements while maintaining its aesthetic appeal.

In this article, we take a deep dive into outdoor chairs and give you our recommendations on some of the best patio chairs for your outdoor space.

Patio chairs and their benefits

Patio chairs are a great addition to your outdoor furniture set. Outdoor armchairs are useful for relaxing outside while dining chairs are great around a table while eating alfresco on balmy summer evenings.

Some of them can be moved and stored away when not in use. Here are some benefits of having patio chairs in your outdoor space.

1. Relaxation

Outdoor armchairs are great for relaxing. You can sit on them while you read, work on your laptop or just enjoy the sunshine. Arrange a few comfy armchairs in your garden and voila! - you’re ready to entertain guests over a glass of wine.

2. Stylish

We know how essential a stylish outdoor space is for the summer months and a few great outdoor chairs can bring your garden to life. Our outdoor chairs are available in many different styles so you can pick the perfect option to pair with your outdoor aesthetic.


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3. Versatile

Patio chairs are generally fairly easy to move around as one of their key characteristics is being lightweight. They are a great way to add extra seating options without adding permanent fixtures.

Best patio chairs for different types of homeowners

Thanks to the wide variety of patio chairs available, you can easily find a chair that's perfect for your garden. If you're looking for a new patio chair for your outdoor space, here are some of our favourite options:

  • Afrodite Outdoor Armchair by Rugiano: If you live in a cottage-style home, opting for something rustic and traditional will enhance the authenticity of your decor. The Afrodite chairs are also easy to move around and store when not in use.
  • Zoe Outdoor Armchair by Meridiani: If you live in a ranch-style home, you'll want to consider oversized chairs with sturdy legs and deep cushions. This type of chair is great for long periods of relaxation because it gives you plenty of room to stretch out.
  • S 34 outdoor armchair by Thonet: If you live in a home with modern interiors, metal patio chairs may be more up your alley—they're lightweight and sleek and will add a cool elegance to your design style.
What Are The Best Patio Chairs?
What Are The Best Patio Chairs?


Tips on how to choose the right patio chair for your needs

Choosing the best patio chair for your needs can be complex. You want to make sure that you get the right fit in terms of comfort, size and style. Here are some tips on how to choose the right patio chair for your needs:

  • Go for comfort over flashy style
  • Choose durable materials
  • Consider a drink or umbrella holder
  • Look for chairs with cushions that are easy to clean and maintain.

If you're looking for inspiration for your outdoor furniture, take a look at our interior design project portfolio where we feature many gardens and terraces that we have designed with some of our most fabulous outdoor pieces.

Pros and cons of each patio chair material

We're passionate about helping you find the perfect outdoor seating for your garden or patio. Our expert team is on hand to guide your choices and keep you up to date with all our exciting customisation options.

Your patio is the place to be—the perfect place to relax and enjoy a summer afternoon with friends and family. Adding the right furniture can make all the difference and with outdoor chairs, it all starts with the material.

Here are the most popular materials and the advantages and disadvantages of each.

1. Wooden Outdoor Chairs


  • They have a natural look and feel, enhancing the connection with nature and exuding wellbeing vibes.
  • They are classy and elegant and fit beautifully into just about any space and interior design style.


  • Wooden patio chairs usually require more maintenance than other materials.
  • Hardwoods, such as teak, can be quite expensive.

2. Rattan Outdoor Chairs


  • Synthetic rattan is a durable material that can withstand the elements and lasts for years. It's also very lightweight and easy to move around.
  • They give off Caribbean island vibes, creating a beachy feel in your outdoor space even if you’re nowhere near the beach!


  • Natural rattan is gorgeous to look at, but not as weatherproof as its synthetic counterpart.

3. Aluminium Outdoor Furniture


  • They're lightweight, easy to assemble and durable.
  • They are generally coated with a special powder that prevents rust and corrosion.


  • Aluminium is unforgiving, so you’ll need to pay special attention to the cushions to ensure maximum comfort.

In conclusion

Ultimately, the best patio chair for your needs will likely depend on your budget, style preferences and what you want from the chair.

The idea is that there is no "best" chair straight out of the box—but rather one that fits your unique situation best. Almost all of our outdoor furniture, including our outdoor chairs, can be customised to your tastes. From colour, size, material and finish, you can create the look you want in the style you love.

To find out more about our luxury outdoor furniture range , call us or send a WhatsApp. You can also book a zoom or a personal tour of our showroom seven days a week.

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