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Patio Furniture Sets That Are Easy To Get Up From, Especially for Seniors

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Sitting outside on a patio set is one of the best parts of the spring and summer months (or most of the year if you live in a seasonable climate). Finding outdoor furniture that fits your yard is one thing, but finding a patio furniture set that’s comfortable and easy to sit down on and stand up from is another consideration. This is especially true for women over 50 or anyone who has mobility issues.

If you’re looking for the best patio furniture sets that come with seating that’s an optimal height, look no further! Find out how tall your patio seating should be to get into and out of comfortably, plus the best sets from our favorite outdoor furniture retailers.

Chairs and other seating should be at least 18 inches tall

When choosing furniture for your yard, consider how tall the seat height is. Generally speaking, a seat should be 16 to 21 inches from the floor to make it easy for anyone (especially those over 50 years of age) to sit down and stand up from. Most chairs are 17-18 inches from the ground, but which height is most comfortable for you depends entirely on your personal preference!

Where to buy patio furniture

One of the best places to find patio furniture is Amazon. You can usually find great deals on various patio sets and have them shipped fast. Wayfair, Target, and Walmart are other retailers who have fast (and usually free) shipping and a plethora of options when it comes to outdoor furniture.

Other online retailers that offer patio sets and yard furniture include:

Patio furniture deals

Patio furniture usually goes on sale toward the end of the summer, with most companies offering the best deals around Labor Day. That’s usually because they want to clear their inventory.

If you can hold off, wait until the end of the summer season to invest in a new patio set. But if you can’t wait, Memorial Day is another great time to shop patio set sales!

How to clean patio furniture

There are many ways to clean outdoor furniture,” Todd Proctor, Sales and Service Manager with Christy Sports tells Woman’s World. “In general, most types of metal furniture frames can be cleaned with a bucket of warm soapy water and a cloth or sponge.”

Dishwashing liquid like Dawn or Ivory will do the trick in most cases. “Once you have cleaned the frames with soapy water, rinse them with clean water, and dry with a towel to prevent water spotting,” Proctor says. “If needed, you can add a metal protectant to the frames to provide extra shine. We recommend using a non-hazing car wax or a product called Rejuvenate.”

When cleaning your patio furniture, don’t forget about the cushions! “To start, use a vacuum to remove the surface dirt and dust from the fabric,” Proctor recommends. This helps prevent dirt from penetrating the cushions when you apply any cleanser.

Most outdoor fabrics can be cleaned with a warm soapy water solution,” he says. “Adding Oxi clean to the mix will also help brighten the fabric and remove stains.” Avoid using a stiff brush when cleaning the fabric, as this can cause pilling or permanent damage to the fabric. Instead, Proctor says to use a soft bristle brush, sponge, or rag.

If stains are present on your outdoor furniture, pre-treat them with a spot remover before cleaning. “We recommend using Woolite or Resolve fabric cleaner,” Proctor says, adding: “In all cases, it is always best to test a small area on the fabric for color fastness before using a spot remover on a larger scale.

Once your stains are removed and the cushions are washed, rinse them with clean water and stand them up to dry. “This will help prevent water lines from forming on the edges of the cushions as they dry,” Proctor explains.

Avoid pressure washing wood. Instead, use the same soapy water solution to get wooden outdoor furniture clean. “This is where you will want to use a brush to clean,” Proctor explains. “Brush with the grain of the wood to help remove dirt and debris. If the wood has weathered to gray, this oxidation can be removed with wood cleaners. If there are rough spots on the wood or raised spots that feel like they may snag on clothing, use some fine sandpaper to smooth out these spots.”

To further protect your wood patio furniture, apply a wood sealer like Penofin. “They offer many colors or protectants available to suit the needs of your specific wood type,” Proctor says. 

Synthetic wicker furniture should also be cleaned with soapy water and a brush,” adds Proctor. “Personally, I vacuum the wicker with the brush attachment and have had good results.”

Another hot tip for cleaning wicker patio furniture: turn it upside down! “[This will] evict spiders/bugs that may have made themselves a new home over the winter months,” Proctor explains.

21 Patio Sets That Make Sitting and Standing Easy

ALAULM 10 Pieces Patio Furniture Set with 2 Swivel Chairs

Best Patio Furniture Set on Amazon

Buy from Amazon, $1,089

200+ 5-star reviews!

Dimensions & Features

  • Chairs: 25.4″W x 28.3″D x 18.2″H with 29.5″ backrest
  • Includes 2 armrest sofas, 3 armless sofas, 1 coffee table, 1 fire pit table, 2 swivel chairs, 1 side table
  • Sponge cushions allow for maximum comfort

This is the ultimate backyard patio furniture with over 200 5-star reviews on Amazon. Customers love how easy it is to assemble and the array of options (there’s a 6-piece set for smaller yards and 15-piece set for the biggest backyard spaces, with multiple options in between). The fire pit is an especially nice touch!

“We are loving this patio furniture and firepit. Didn’t take my husband too long to assemble — a few hours. Definitely recommend the high back version. I’m only 5’4″ but high back is very comfortable and he is 6ft. The cushions are very comfotable too, love the wide side arms on the chairs (2), you can configure how you like. and the firepit is really beautiful and high quality. Gives off a nice amount of heat, nice fireguard included and also great room for food and drinks. The stones that come with it are a beautiful blue and you don’t need to order extra like I did.”

MFSTUDIO Wicker Patio Furniture Set with 56″ Fire Pit Table

Patio Furniture with Fire Pit

Buy from Amazon, $1,499

Dimensions & Features

  • Corner Sofa: 29″Dx28.4″Wx30.3″H, Armless Sofa: 29″Dx27″Wx30.3″H
  • Equipped with high density sponge, 4″ thick seat
  • Extra Large Fire Pit Table: 56″ rectangular propane gas fire pit table is 50,000 BTU heat output

Customers say it’s easy to set up and even easier to sit in!

“Wow, after installing this set of outdoor sofas, it’s really a surprise! More beautiful than imagined! Easy to install, the sofa cushions feel good, silky and soft, the color is beautiful and they are stain-resistant! The tools are fully equipped and the quality of the rattan products is very good. My brother weighed 200 pounds and sat down and felt great! The handrails are exquisitely crafted! We love it!”

Wisteria Lane 4 Piece Outdoor Patio Furniture Set

Wicker Patio Furniture

Buy from Amazon, $330

Dimensions & Features

  • Loveseat: 48″ x 26″ x 30.3″; armchairs: 28.4″ x 26.4″ x 30.3″; coffee table: 34.3″ x 19.7″ x 13.8″
  • 3-inch seat back cushions and ergonomic backrest 
  • Crafted with premium PE rattan and a sturdy powder-coated steel frame

Happy customers say this patio set is the perfect distance from the ground, despite some contrary reviews. Others say the quality and value of the set are superb!

“We love this patio furniture. It looks great. I dont know why some reviews said it is “low” to ground. Its just like other furniture, not low at all. The pieces seem sturdy and good quality. The color blue looks great with the dark gray rattan. We found it complicated to assemble and it took me and my husband more than three hours. We are bad at assembling, however. The directions were fairly clear but we found it difficult to fit the screws into their holes and turn them with the wrench. Still, we had dinner sitting outside last night and it was perfect. And very good value for money and way better than the awful cheap-looking but expensive patio furniture we saw in the local stores.”

Favoyard Deep Seat Patio Cushion Set

Patio Furniture Cushions

Buy from Amazon, $70 for one set

Dimensions & Features

  • Seat cushion: 24” W x 24” D x 4” T; back cushion: 24” W x 20” H x 4”
  • 30D High Resilience Foam known for long-lasting resilience
  • Double-Waterproof Tech Protection

Don’t need an entirely new set of patio furniture? Sometimes, updated cushions can do the trick! Customers love this plush foam option that comes in four colorways!

“The cushions are pretty and comfortable, they appear very well-made. I am so pleased with how they look. My patio is now a place of comfort and relaxation.”

PHI VILLA 7 Pieces Outdoor Round Dining Set for 6

Wrought Iron Patio Furniture

Buy from Amazon, $600

Dimensions & Features

  • Chairs: W23″ x D21.2″ x H35″; Table: 54” x 29”H
  • 300 lb. chair capacity
  • High-quality e-coated steel that’s rust and weather resistant and built to last

Looking for a wrought iron patio set that’s easy to assemble and will stand the test of time? Look no further!

“The price is reasonable and the quality is impressive, with sturdy materials that can withstand any weather condition. Looks great in my backyard. The chairs were in great shape. I like the design a lot. The product is very well built and the directions are fairly easy to follow if you can use pictures instead of words. Sturdy, easy to install and very comfortable.Highly qualified for anyone who requires the good outside furniture.”

Devoko 3 Piece Rocking Bistro Set

Small Patio Furniture

Buy from Amazon, $120

Dimensions & Features

  • 23 x 28.5 x 36 inches
  • Includes two rocking chairs and one tempered glass table
  • Made with UV resistant rattan

Customers love the quality of this small and affordable patio set!

“I have been looking for chairs for my front porch for a long time. Decided to take a chance on these and I’m happy I did! They are excellent quality for the price. The cushions are a little thin but I’m ok with it. They are comfy and spacious. Great deal!”

3-Piece Outdoor PE Rattan Bistro Furniture Set

Cheap Patio Furniture

Buy from Amazon, $89

Dimensions & Features

  • 23 x 22 x 31 inches
  • Powder-coated steel frame and all-weather waterproof hand-woven PE rattan
  • High-density elastic sponge cushions

Looking for a patio set that’s cheap but quality? Customers say this is it! The height is also perfection!

“This item was packaged so incredible. Everything was organized and labeled. It was so easy to put together. And is very sturdy.”

“The height and sturdiness is perfect for a balcony. The set it a great value for the price point. I sit out on the balcony every day with this set!”

POLYWOOD® Lakeside Dining Set

Polywood Patio Furniture

Buy from Amazon, $1,095

Dimensions & Features

  • 103 x 103 x 34 inches
  • Built to withstand a range of climates including hot sun, snowy winters, and strong coastal winds
  • 20-year limited residential warranty

Gather around for a relaxing meal outdoors with the Lakeside 5-Piece Side Chair Dining Set from POLYWOOD. This comfortable set seats up to four with relaxed, curved backs on the chairs and a 48″ round dining table.

“We got this a few weeks ago. The chairs came already assembled. The table was in 5 or so peices (top, legs, supports). No tools included for assembly but thankfully I had all I needed in my tool bag. I love the shade of gray. It’s a sturdy set, bit a little lower than I had imagined. No regrets.”

Flash Furniture 5-Piece Patio Dining Set with 31.5″ Square Glass Metal Table

Metal Patio Furniture

Buy from Amazon, $160

Dimensions & Features

  • Table: 31.5″W x 31.5″D x 28″H; chairs: 21.5″W x 24″D x 28.5″H 
  • Chairs stack together for compact storage
  • Tempered glass tabletop with a rippled design

Customers say this set is easy to assemble and even easier to store.

“Simple glass table, easy to clean. Light enough to move around on my own. Out all winter under with no changes to the metal parts. I use cushions for the chairs, sometimes a towel over the back sine the bare metal can get a little uncomfortable. Great price and perfect for my needs. Love eating meals or surfing the net during my morning coffee.”

Kullavik Patio Furniture Set,8 Pieces Metal Outdoor Furniture Conversation Set

Modern Patio Furniture

Buy from Amazon, $469

Dimensions & Features

  • Corner Sofa: 25.2×25.2×30.5; Middle Sofa: 25.2×25.2×30.5
  • Cushions are made of soft sponge and PP cotton, which provides a thick and comfortable cushioning that helps to relieve pressure
  • Frame is a high-quality metal alloy

Customers love that this patio set comes with everything you need to store it in bad weather!

“This patio furniture set is great! I was surprised to see that there was a metal cover for over the glass rocks as well as a waterproof cover for the fire pit table. I was afraid there wouldn’t be any, since there was no mention of it in the description. Fairly easy to assemble, comfortable, and sturdy. Very much worth the price. The customer service is even better. There was a shipping issue on our order, through no fault of the vendors, and they resolved it right away. I highly recommend this product!”

Bayview Patio Grade-A Teak Dining Set

teak Patio furniture

Buy from Amazon, $2,650

Dimensions & Features

  • Chair: 17.5″ seat height
  • Overall dimensions: 95 x 40 x 30 inches
  • Crafted from Grade A Indonesian teak wood

Customers love how this patio set can be customized to seat 4-6 or up to 8, plus how easy it is to assemble and store.

“Ordered this patio teak dining set because we wanted seating for 8 … love that it has the expansion pieces (largest is seating for 8) or we can use it for 4 or 6 when collapsing the table extension pieces- photo I’ve included only shows 6 chairs because we have 2 off to the side on another area of the deck. Also really like that they are built in to the table to fold under. No storage issues. Husband said was easy assembly. Chair cushions are firm and thicker than most that come with furniture …. finish and color of teak is beautiful. Very warm color.

HAPPATIO 5 Piece Aluminum Outdoor Patio Furniture Set

Aluminum Patio Furtniture

Buy from Amazon, $550

Dimensions & Features

  • 4″ thick cushions (which have machine-washable covers!)
  • Rustproof set is made of lightweight, durable aluminum

Customers love the quality of this aluminum patio furniture set!

“I absolutely love this patio furniture. When I bought it there was no reviews so it was hard to judge whether it will be good or not. Well let me tell you I could not be happier. The boxes arrived well packaged. Everything is protected and wrapped. All the screws to put the furniture together is well packaged, well marked and of high quality. Instructions are clear. It wasn’t too hard to put together. The furniture is lightweight, but feels very sturdy and of high quality. The look is incredible and the texture feels nice! There are no sharp edges, everything is rounded off. My husband said it is the best patio furniture he ever owned. It is very comfortable. I would have no trouble sitting on my patio for hours! The furniture ticked all the boxes for me, lightweight, durable, comfortable and beautiful. I highly recommend it!”

Modway Sojourn Sunbrella Sectional Daybed with Canopy

Sunbrella Patio Furniture

Buy from Amazon, $2,297

Dimensions & Features

  • 86.5″D x 86.5″W x 31.5″H
  • 4″ thick cushion comes with a Sunbrella fabric cover that is machine washable
  • Mix-and-match assembly for a variety of seating options

Customers say this patio daybed exceeded expectations!

“I was nervous about this purchase, but it far exceeded expectations. The chair itself is sturdy and waterproof. The cushions are water resistant. Very little assembly required.

MEETWARM 5 Pieces Outdoor Patio Rattan Furniture Set

Rattan Patio Furniture

Buy from Amazon, $600

Dimensions & Features

  • Loveseat Glider: 29”(L) x 49.5”(W) x 36.5”(H); Swivel chairs: 29”(L) x 28.5”(W) x 35.5”(H)
  • Both chairs and the loveseat rock back and forth with ease
  • Multiple color choices available

Customers say don’t let the price fool you — this is a quality patio set!

“I was a bit skeptical due to the price, but I couldn’t be more pleased. Very well made and easy to put together, don’t hesitate to buy this!”

PURPLE LEAF Cast Aluminum 7-Piece Patio Furniture Set

Cast Aluminum Patio Furniture

Buy from Amazon, $1,329

Dimensions & Features

  • Chair: 19.69″ (W) X 19.29″ (D) X 35.04″ (H)
  • Rust and weather-resistant
  • Antique bronze finish

Customers were very happy with the service they received during the shipping process!

“Very nice patio set with adjustable legs on the table and chairs. During shipment two of the boxes were crushed and there was damage to one of the chairs and missing hardware. Purple Leaf was excellent to work with and made adjustments for the damaged chair and missing parts. Bottom line, good product, and once I was able to communicate with them they provided excellent customer service. I would work with them again.”

Milliard Outdoor Sofa Patio Furniture Set

Wood Patio Furniture

Buy from Amazon, $1,499

Dimensions & Features

  • 33″D x 74.4″W x 29″H
  • Highly durable acacia wood
  • Cushions & pillows are made with high quality foam and removable easy-clean liquid-repellent covers

Customers say this wood patio set withstands high heat, even in Florida!

“So happy with this purchase! Looks beautiful in our backyard and holds up in the Florida heat. It’s super comfortable and sturdy. The pillows have covers so they can be washed easily in the washing machine. Simple assembly, comes with all the rights parts.”

Better Homes & Gardens Brookbury 4 Piece Wicker Outdoor Patio Sectional Dining Set

Better Homes and Gardens Patio Furniture

Buy from Walmart, $747

Dimensions & Features

  • Left arm 3 seat sofa: 27.76″ L x 74.21″ W x 29.33″ H
  • Right arm 3 sofa: 27.76″ L x 78.74″ W x 29.33″ H
  • Weight capacity: Sofa: 900 lbs / Bench: 600 lbs

Customers love the added storage space in the sectional of this set!

“I am pleased with this purchase! It’s super cute, love the storage in the sectional. Love that it came with covers. Love that I can use the table or the ottoman! The cushions are comfortable as well. I do wish it was a little heavier, but having it lighter makes it very easy to move. I’m very happy!”

Soleil Jardin Outdoor Resin Wicker Rocking Chair with Cushions

Resin Wicker Patio Furniture

Buy from Amazon, $170

Dimensions & Features

  • 31.5″D x 26.7″W x 37″H
  • Made of hand-woven resin wicker with flat weave texture in gray finish
  • Foam-filled cushions

These rockers are the ideal height, even for tall folks!

“We’re both taller and wanted a rocker that felt more substantial. At 5’7” and 6’ we love them! They rock smoothly. The armrests are wide so it’s comfortable to rest on. The cushions are thick enough; we’ll see if they maintain their cushiness after a season sitting on the patio – but for now they are very comfy.

BULEXYARD Grey PE Wicker Patio Sectional

Sectional Patio Furniture

Buy from Amazon, $2,149

Dimensions & Features

  • 9.5″ high backrest and 27.5″ seat depth ergonomically designed for lumbar support, plus a 4.1″ high resilience sponge seat cushion
  • Smokeless fire pit table (requires propane)

Customers are pleased with the quality of this set!

“Everything about this set is high quality and I’m so happy with my choice on this one. It is easy to put together, so comfortable, and looks amazing. The fire pit is truly stunning and compliments the set perfectly. Feel like I’m at a resort just by sitting on my deck. It’s the envy of all my friends and family. I would totally buy it again but can’t imagine I will ever need to! I wish it came with covers for the off season or at least had an option to get some with the set; hopefully I can find some that work. Otherwise 1000% happy with my purchase on this set!”

Metal Patio Lounge Rocking Chair

Comfortable Patio Furniture

Buy from Amazon, $140

Dimensions & Features

  • 42″D x 30.5″W x 27″H
  • 300 lb. weight capacity
  • Sturdy, fade-resistant, and easy to clean

These patio lounge chairs are comfortable for varying heights!

“These chairs were easy to assemble and they look terrific! Super comfy to sit in even for our 6’2 kiddos! No complaints. The cushions are very plush and they look great in our outdoor space and we also use indoors as extra seats when needed. Love the design.”

Composite Adirondack Chairs for Patio

Comfortable Patio Furniture

Buy from Amazon, $110

Dimensions & Features

  • 30″D x 34″W x 38″H
  • 400 lb. capacity
  • Won’t rot and crack like wood,

Customers say these chairs require assembly and are heavy, but well made!

“Be aware that these chairs arrive partially unassembled and may require help if you’re not handy with tools. I spent about an hour assembling my first one. They are fairly heavy as well. [I recommend the seller note this in the description.] Otherwise, they are very well made, comfortable and look great once assembled.”

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