Woven plastic furniture has been dominating our backyards for pretty much a decade. The wicker style weave mimics normal rattan but it’s far more durable than its natural alternative, making it a stylishly practical choice for our backyards. Now though, with summer 2023 well within our sights, it’s safe to say this synthetic outdoor furniture has outstayed its welcome. The question is, what will replace it?
Polyrattan, resin wicker, synthetic rattan – whatever you choose to call it – woven furniture has been a mainstay on patios, decking, and lawns for a long time. Being low-maintenance, lightweight, and typically UV-resistant, it’s a great option for modern outdoor furniture that lasts. Unfortunately, though, with its ultra-modern style and plastic material, it falls short of timeless design, outliving itself as a garden trend.
To find out what furniture options we should be investing in instead that promise the same durability but an even more enduring style, we spoke with some garden furniture experts who know a thing or two about curating a stylish outdoor setting that stands the test of time. Here are the trending outdoor furniture materials they believe are overtaking resin wicker for the foreseeable.
When a style of furniture has been commonplace for so long, it’s hard to imagine it falling out of fashion. Something about plastic woven outdoor seating, however, despite being one of the outdoor furniture types that lasts the longest, is starting to look dated.
‘While I’m still seeing lots of synthetic rattan and wicker on the market, I do think it is beginning to fall to the
Looking to makeover your outdoor living space this spring? Head on over to Walmart — the Walmart website that is — because we found a really fantastic deal on a top-rated rattan patio furniture set for $190. CBS Essentials readers are going crazy for it: It’s our best selling patio deal of 2023 by far.
Right now you can get this 4.6-star rated patio set by Costway that includes two single chairs with cushions (23.5” x 25” x 31”), a loveseat with cushion (43.5” x 25”x 31”) and a tempered glass-top coffee table (35” x 18” x 17.5”). The washable cushions are available in white and red. (Navy and turquoise colors were out of stock as of the time of publication, but restocks are definitely possible.)
Says one Walmart reviewer: “This patio furniture looks great and is very comfortable. All the pieces and hardware were clearly marked and the assembly instructions were easy to follow. Very well satisfied.”
Originally priced at $448, you can get this four-piece patio furniture set at Walmart for $190. We saw this patio set recently sell for $230, so this is truly a fantastic deal.
Looking for more deals? Walmart has plenty of discounted outdoor furniture pieces and patio sets to shop right now for spring. Tap the button below to see all the deals.
Rattan 8-piece outdoor furniture set: $410
Need more seating for your guests this spring and summer? Walmart has you covered with this 8-piece outdoor furniture set that includes four chairs, two loveseats, two tempered glass coffee tables and washable cushions.
Says one Walmart reviewer about the 4.3-star-rated rattan patio set: “I love the set, I use it