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Massive Outdoor Furniture Buying Guide!

Looking for outdoor furniture that fits your budget? Here are some affordable stylish finds!

Who has spring fever?? I do and am pulling together all of my favorite affordable outdoor furniture that just looks expensive. 

Don’t have a big budget for your porch and patio furniture, but love the look of the higher end brands? Me too!

Sharing all of my shopping sources, so you can get that high end look furniture for much less!

Finding Affordable Outdoor Furniture

A natural skill I seem to have is finding a cheaper alternative to higher end home decor items, without sacrificing the look I want to achieve.

My parents taught me to be frugal, live below my means, work hard, and save more than I spend.

All good lessons that have served me well financially and to spend money wisely for the things I love.

You can imagine with the name “Porch Daydreamer” I love outdoor living and patio furniture plus spending time daydreaming on my porch!

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entertaining outdoors by the ocean striped blue rug table chairs umbrella
Pottery Barn Dining Set

The truth is I like the higher end looks from the more expensive furniture and catalog companies.

Especially outdoor furniture from Pottery Barn and Serena & Lily, but in truth I don’t have the space for it nor do I have the budget.

I’ve even gone so far as to MAKEOVER my existing furniture to match the looks I love. 

Pottery Barn Hampton Collection

Then with a few accessories (that I can afford) from these higher end stores I get the look for far less. 

Guess what? I even made over a basic porch swing and painted my outdoor resin wicker sofa to get the look below:

Porch Swing Makeover: 3 Easy Ideas

Spray Paint Outdoor Resin Wicker Furniture!


Read about the front porch makeover by clicking here

Love those barrel chairs on my front porch? Yes, those were SUPER budget friendly and give me that high end look for less. (sorry they are sold out now). 

I’ve searched high and low to find the same LOOK that is AFFORDABLE. 

To furnish the front porch, I bought this full sectional, two ottomans, and the wicker poof for well under $1000 which shipped for FREE. Good right?

A big budget saving tip: buy ready to assemble furniture to save!

People are shocked to hear I didn’t pay a ton for the set on my back porch either.

I wanted a full sized sofa to lounge on plus two large club chairs, but I didn’t have a big budget. 

To my surprise, I was able to find something affordable that looks good too and is oh so comfortable!

Waiting for a sale is key to saving of course, so that is exactly what I did.


Read about how I painted this porch a different color than my house

I was able to purchase all of the pieces with thick cushions covered in SUNBRELLA fabric for under $2000. 

Yes, I understand that is a lot of money but if you start comparing the quality versus the price, this was a huge value!

I use this room like a 2nd family room much of the year. In my mind it’s been money well spent.

Last spring I updated the back porch and have even more budget friendly tips for decorating your porch or patio.

Where to Buy Affordable Outdoor Furniture

You may be surprised to hear all of the primary patio furniture on both my front and back porches is from Target!

YES! I’ve lived with both sets for 3 to 5 years, with NO issues.

This year I am finding some outdoor high-end looks at The Home Depot too! Wow, right?

Guess what? This picture isn’t out of a Pottery Barn catalog, but straight from Target!

Shop this outdoor collection


Think about it – Target’s tag line is “Expect More. Pay Less.”

Then this cute little chat set is only $500 and looks like it came straight from Serena & Lily!

Shop this Chat Set


Before you go shopping, it may be helpful to read about how to maximize space on your small porch or patio.

I show you how I creatively arranged furniture pieces to create a TON of seating!

Not only have I found amazing outdoor furniture deals at Target, but also at:

I’m truly not scared to order furniture online and assemble it at home.

The pieces are usually really easy to put together and the only hassle is getting ride of all of that cardboard LOL!

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Budget Friendly Outdoor Furniture 

Yes, I lust after Serena & Lily and Pottery Barn outdoor living looks.

Their clean coastal style just speaks to me, but I simply can’t afford their furniture pieces.

Doing what I do best, I searched my favorite online sources to find the best looking dupes at affordable prices for popular Serena & Lily and Pottery Barn options.

These lookalikes will save you at least 50% and many options you get 2 pieces or more for the price of one!

All of these pieces are for outdoor living spaces and will typically have a full collection either in dining or seating to match!

Serena & Lily Outdoor Riviera Armchair

Bistro Arm Chairs

Serena & Lily Avalon Dining Chair

5 PC Chat Set

Serena & Lily Pacifica Lounge Chair

Patio Club Chair 2 PK

Serena & Lily Balboa Arm Chair

Dining Chair 2 PK

Serena & Lily Pacifica Sofa

Gray Wicker Sofa

Pottery Barn Round Dining Table

Round Acacia Dining Table

See what I mean! What a price difference and the looks are so similar most would be fooled.

If you can afford and want to buy Serena & Lily or Pottery Barn items, then hats off to you!

At my heart, I’ll always be a bargain shopper regardless of what is in my bank account 🙂

Massive 2021 Outdoor Furniture Buying Guide

Here are all of the gorgeous finds for every budget level!

I’ve linked all items included in the post and a TON more for you to shop.

Hover over the picture to see the price, before you fall in love with it!


I hope I’ve inspired a little spring fever and helped you find something you’ll enjoy in your outdoor living spaces. 

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Until next time…

Porch Daydreamer


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  1. Wow. Just wow! Thank you for doing all the leg work. I never would have thought it possible to get the same look for less and still get good quality. Just in time for my new outdoor furniture shopping this spring!

  2. LOVE this post!!! I love studying Ballard & PB catalogues and then recreating the looks on a budget. I need to refresh my patio so this is super helpful!! Thank you ❤️

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