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Nothing beats good food and conversation on a warm night, and a new outdoor dining set is just the thing to help you kick off summer. But if there’s one part of your garden that can be prohibitively expensive, it’s the patio furniture. A solid four-person dining table can run several thousands of dollars, and there’s no telling how pricey it can get if you want to seat more than six.
Fortunately, a bit of sleuthing uncovers plenty of budget-minded dining sets that check all the boxes for on-trend styles. Have a tiny apartment balcony or small backyard? Don’t fret— we’ve got you covered there, too. From woodsy picnic-style tables to sprawling midcentury sets that can seat a crowd, here are 12 patio dining sets sure to fit both your wallet and outdoor style.
It can be hard to squeeze in a table and two chairs on some balconies or porches, but these sets do double duty with style and function. Even better, they provide a cheery pop of color packaged in a small footprint.
Available in orange, lime green, purple, and teal, this petite patio set includes a sleek round table and two simple, matching chairs. Each piece is powder coated to resist rust and weather, and it stays clean with an easy wipe down.
Whether you love the wooden look or prefer wicker, both create a warm and inviting ambience for your outdoor spaces. These sets are also blank slates that look good in any environment and color scheme.
If you’re looking for a more casual style for your outdoor dining set, check out this solid, three-piece picnic table set. The iron base is sturdy and the acacia wood top comes in three different colors: natural, dark brown, and light gray.
Ikea is king when it comes to affordable furniture, so it’s no surprise that they also have some good outdoor dining sets. This gray version comes with a table, two chairs, and a bench. Another set also comes with all chairs rather than a bench.
Inspired by the Tolix “A Chair,” which the French designer Xavier Pauchard brought to market in 1934, this chair is popular in hotels and restaurants everywhere. But that doesn’t mean this affordable, cheery set—available in eight colors—can’t work in your space, especially because the chairs conveniently stack.