The Amazon Prime Day Sales are Coming and This is the Best Outdoor Furniture We'll be Shopping

Searching Amazon to find stylish outdoor furniture may seem fruitless, but when you find something (and even better — it’s on sale) it’s a feeling like nothing else

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Amazon may not be the first place you'd think of for shopping stylish outdoor furniture, and you'd be forgiven for thinking so. But you'd also be mistaken. There are plenty of good reasons to shop the online retailer: their wide range of products, the affordable price points, the quick delivery times, oh, and then there's their massive outdoor furniture sales.

‘I love Amazon for outdoor furniture,’ says Livingetc’s executive editor Pip Rich. ‘It’s particularly useful if you have a color or material in mind but aren’t sure what you’re looking for — it’s easy to filter down. And the outdoor rugs are surprisingly chic.’

There's everything from weather-resistant sofas to stylish accent tables and rugs to be found there — you just have to find them. And yes, we know this can be overwhelming and time consuming — particularly during the chaos that can be Amazon Prime Day — so we've done it for you.

We think this selection reflects the best the e-commerce giant has to offer, and now that they've announced the dates for their upcoming sale (yes, mark your calendar for July 16 to 17), we've got our fingers firmly crossed that it's all about to get a whole lot cheaper.

Best Amazon Outdoor Chairs

Best Amazon Outdoor Dining Tables

Best Outdoor Accent Tables

Best Amazon Outdoor Couches

Best Outdoor Amazon Rugs

What should you consider when buying outdoor furniture?

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There are a few things to consider when buying outdoor furniture:

Storage: Where will you keep the furniture the off-season? Do you see an option that's both chic and easily storable? If so, that might be the best buy for you, depending on your storage situation. A house with a roomy basement has plenty of options, but some concessions might be required in a tiny apartment.

Weather: The type of outdoor furniture you'll look for will likely change depending on where in the country you live. If you're on the West Coast, you'll want something durable but probably not made of metal, as that could get quite hot during the summer months. If you're in a rainier climate, make sure to buy something impervious to water damage. And if you live in a mix of it all, find a piece that combines the right materials and sensibilities for your specific climate.

Price: It would be nice if every quality piece of furniture could cost $100, but that's sadly not the case. Although, that doesn't mean things will be too expensive, either. Just make sure you know for how much a quality piece of whatever furniture you're trying to buy runs before you start your search. Once you have that benchmark in mind, you can search for either suitable lower-priced alternatives or similar options that are currently on sale.

'If there is one kind of furniture I would absolutely recommend you splurge on, it would be outdoor,' said Grey Joyner of Grey Joyner Interiors. 'In addition to the furniture itself, the cushions should not be overlooked. High-quality cushions are equally as important so that they keep their shape, withstand the elements and are comfortable.'

As far as selecting a style, Grey recommends connecting your outdoor space with the vibe of your indoor one. 'There are ultra modern pieces, more traditional, and so many fabulous indoor/outdoor fabrics as well,' she said, 'but you can't go wrong leaning towards classic shapes that bring in some colors and accents from the indoors.'

Is Amazon Prime Day a good time to shop for outdoor furniture?

Amazon Prime Day is a great time to shop for outdoor furniture as we head into the hotter months. It's important to note, however, that peak season is often an expensive time to shop for something, and, as such, you're likely to see bigger discounts on outdoor furniture at the end of the season.

That said, if you need outdoor furniture now and you see something you like that's discounted, it's best to grab it while you can, as chances are you're not alone and it will sell out.

Can anyone shop outdoor furniture during Amazon Prime Day sales?

Any discounts on outdoor furniture associated with Amazon Prime Day will only be available to shoppers who have an Amazon Prime membership. You can sign up for a free 30-day trial, and after that the membership will cost you $14.99 or $139 per year.

Style Editor

Brigid Kennedy is a Style Editor at Livingetc.com, where she is responsible for obsessively combing the internet for the best and most stylish deals on home decor and more. She was previously a story editor at TheWeek.com, where she covered both U.S. politics and culture. She describes her design style as colorful and clean, and in her free time enjoys reading, watching movies, and curating impossibly niche playlists on Spotify. She lives in New York.

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