Shopping for outdoor furniture is an enjoyable experience until the pieces you adore are out of your price range. Luckily, there are several alternatives to breaking the bank, especially on patio sets. Here are our tips for scoring the best patio furniture on a budget!
Look Into Off-Brand Sets
There are thousands of patio furniture brands on the market, some of which look similar to high-end collections. It may take extra time, but visualize your dream look and search for a similar, more budget-friendly replacement. Furniture from retailers such as Lowe’s and Macy’s can emulate designer brands and are often a more durable option, and superstores like Walmart achieve this as well, with a wide inventory to choose from.
Mix and Match
Investing in incomplete collections provides the opportunity for you to tap into your creative side. Taking pieces from different sets and pairing them can cut costs significantly and achieve a unique aesthetic for your patio. Pair chairs from one set with a table from another, or invest in different-colored pieces with contrasting fabrics and accents to create an eclectic look.
Buy at the Right Time
Smart shoppers buy essentials in the off-season, to prepare for the months and years to come. Winter coats go on sale in the summer, just as certain furniture will experience price drops when there is less opportunity to use them. Search for next year’s furniture in early fall, when the weather begins to change and the patio area is used less frequently.
Downsizing doesn’t always have to be a bad thing. Plan ahead and measure your patio before shopping, to make sure you’re investing in a set that fits both your space and your budget. Then, look at smaller versions of the set you’re eyeing, or simply prioritize a few of its pieces.
Compare Prices Online
Sometimes buying furniture in-store is not the most cost-efficient option. Comparing prices before buying is a smart strategy for ensuring that you get the furniture you want, or something similar. Major e-commerce sites such as Amazon will have the same patio sets as home improvement stores but at a reduced price. Other “overstock” retailers can carry discounted products as well, and don’t forget to check the sale sections of your favorite websites!
Contact Blue Tree
Need help readying your patio for its new look? Blue Tree Landscaping offers both hardscaping and landscaping services to set your space up for success. Contact us to get started today!