Outdoor furniture, also known as garden or patio furniture is a growing market worldwide. Products from this sector are typically more robust than indoor furniture and furnishings and have been designed to withstand the conditions and wear and tear associated with outdoor use. Outdoor furniture comes in a range of materials which are tailored for the outdoors, such as wood, metal, and plastic. The U.S. outdoor furniture market was valued at around 3.75 billion U.S. dollars in 2019. Most furniture stores in the United States offer outdoor furniture products, with additional offerings becoming available based on seasonality. Outdoor dining sets are one of the leading types of outdoor furniture in the United States, with sales of 23.2 billion U.S. dollars in 2018.
Ashley HomeStore was the leading furniture store in the United States in 2017, with sales of 4.2 billion U.S. dollars. IKEA and Williams-Sonoma are two other key players in this market. These retailers cater for all the key categories of the home or residential furniture market such as living room, dining room, bedroom, kitchen, and outdoor furniture and furnishings.
Hampton Bay and Home Styles were the two best known outdoor furniture brands among U.S. consumers in 2017. However, it appears that consumers are happy to visit the big furniture chains for most of their furniture needs in place of specialty retailers which cater for more niche or specific requirements. IKEA was the furniture store that Americans visited the most often for their furniture shopping needs as of 2019.