Guide to Wicker Patio Furniture: Top Styles & Materials for Any Budget

Guide to Wicker Patio Furniture: Top Styles & Materials for Any Budget

You might not know this, but the couch you sit on has a long history. Couches are comfortable and cozy, and they have been around for hundreds of years, but couches don’t last forever. They can get moldy, saggy, or broken, and then you have to buy a new one.

But what if there was a better option? A furniture type that has been tested for thousands of years, since ancient Egypt. A furniture type that is durable, stylish, and easy to clean.

This furniture type is wicker patio furniture, and we will tell you everything you need to know about it in this article.

Best Wicker Outdoor Furniture Options

It’s important to note that wicker is not a material but rather a weaving technique that is used to create not only furniture but also shields.This crafting method employs various different materials, each with its own benefits and qualities. 

With that said, do note that the following wicker furniture pieces all benefit from the inherent qualities of this crafting technique. This being its low maintenance requirements and lightweight build. 

Tortuga Outdoor Portside Resin Wicker Rectangular Dining Set

The Tortuga Portside Resin Wicker Rectangular Dining Set is a seven-piece dining set that sees its rust-proof steel frames coated over with all-weather synthetic wicker. What this results in is a structural foundation that won’t be compromised regardless of whatever conditions it is exposed to.

This is because the steel frames of the table and chairs won’t become bloated by the excess moisture that rain or more humid weather can often bring. Add to this, the synthetic wicker that is layered over these frames, known for its low maintenance requirements.

Taking everything into account, you have a beautiful set that is available in a number of color options. A set that is built to last and won’t require much from you to keep it that way. 

The dining set includes:

  • Six wicker dining chairs
  • One rectangular wicker dining table
  • Outdoor cushions with Sunbrella fabric options

Tortuga Outdoor Portside Plantation Resin Wicker Rocking Chair

This Portside Plantation Resin Wicker Rocking Chair perfectly encapsulates the timeless charm that wicker furniture is known the world over for. The dark roast of the resin wicker does an excellent job of presenting a rustic feel without being overly drab.

Thanks to its build, a light pass-through with a rag and a mild water and soap solution is all that is required for maintenance. For your comfort, the arms of this chair have been rounded to provide a more comfortable resting area. 

The issue with chair arms that aren’t rounded is that they can become painful after regular usage, fortunately, that isn’t the case here. Furthermore, two cushions are included with this rocking chair. 

This allows you to further enhance the comfort of this chair by regularly swapping out said cushions with one another. 

Other key features of this piece include:

  • Minor assembly required
  • One year warranty for the frames is included 
  • Mold and fade-resistant qualities

Tortuga Outdoor Portside Resin Wicker 6 Piece Patio Set

What separates the Tortuga Outdoor Portside Resin Wicker 6 Piece Patio Set from the other furniture set on this post is its overall look. While the Portside Rectangular Dining Set flashes a modern and streamlined look, this Tortuga offering instead goes for a much more homey feel.

The light chestnut roast color of the wicker gives off an incredibly comforting look. A look that is inviting in warm and sunny weather, while offering a safe refuge on cloudy and murkier days. 

Best of all is that regardless of how much use you get out of this set or whether it stays under direct sunlight for extended periods of time, you can count on the pieces to not crack or fade. The same can be said for the cushions of this set, which are covered with Sunbrella covers. Sunbrella cushions won’t peel even on the brightest and hottest days. 

Other quality features include:

  • Easy to clean and maintain
  • Outdoor cushions are included with the set
  • Rust-proof and powder-coated frames

Tortuga Outdoor Sea Pines Resin Wicker Rocker

The Tortuga Outdoor Sea Pines Resin Wicker Rocker is the ultimate comfort seating option on this list. Everything from the amount of back support it provides to its armrests is tailor-made to comfort you on even the hottest days. It holds up so well in fact, that this rocker could easily double as an indoor piece.

While you can count on its powder-coated aluminum frame to not rust or decay, should the worse occur, rest assured that the generous three-year warranty attached to this wicker rocker will have you covered.

Of course, a lot can also be said of the stainless steel qualities of the rocker’s hardware and structure.

With this rocker, you also get:

  • An easy-to-clean sitting setup
  • UV synthetic resin wicker stabilizers
  • Mold and mildew-resistant build

Tortuga Outdoor Sea Pines Resin Wicker Sofa

We started this post off talking about couches, so it only seemed fitting that our product recommendations list come to an end with a wicker sofa. The Tortuga Outdoor Sea Pines Resin Wicker Sofa is the next evolution in comfortable seating design.

The entirety of the cushions on this sofa are covered with either Sunbrella cushion fabrics or spun polyester. This prevents any fading or cracking from occurring even when the sofa itself is exposed to the sun’s rays. 

What’s more impressive are the UV synthetic resin wicker stabilizers which have been included in the build of the sofa as a whole. Their unique effect is better documented on the product link above, so you’ll have to head there to learn more. 

However, what can be said here is the sheer scope of protection that said stabilizers offer is impressive. 

Other key features of this sofa include:

  • Spun polyester outdoor cushions
  • Cleans fast with soap and water
  • Strong aluminum frame foundation

Benefits of Outdoor Wicker Furniture

While there are general benefits to wicker patio furniture that we have already discussed, namely its durability and longevity, the true benefits of wicker will always in part, come from the materials used. Let’s go over some common wicker furniture materials and what they offer, as well as their defining qualities.

Rattan Outdoor Wicker Furniture

Rattan is a natural vine-like plant that is widely used in wicker furniture. It's flexible, durable, and has a unique visual appeal. Rattan strands are woven together to create intricate patterns, resulting in lightweight and sturdy furniture. 

Rattan wicker furniture exudes a natural and rustic charm, making it a popular choice for both wicker chairs and all settings. It requires minimal maintenance and is known for its resilience against various weather conditions.

Bamboo Outdoor Wicker Furniture

Bamboo is another natural material used in wicker furniture construction. It's strong, lightweight, and sustainable, making it an eco-friendly choice. Bamboo wicker furniture often features a sleek and modern design, with its slender and cylindrical shape lending itself well to various styles. 

While it offers a distinct aesthetic, bamboo wicker furniture may require more protection against prolonged exposure to moisture to ensure longevity.

Cane Outdoor Wicker Furniture

Cane refers to the outer skin of rattan, which is peeled and processed into thin strips. It's a versatile material that can be woven into intricate designs, adding an elegant touch to wicker furniture. 

Cane wicker furniture is known for its comfort and breathability, making it suitable for upholstered pieces like wicker chair seats and backs. Regular maintenance, such as occasional moisturizing to prevent drying, can help prolong the life of cane wicker furniture.

Synthetic Outdoor Wicker Furniture

Synthetic materials like resin or polyethylene are used to create synthetic wicker furniture. These materials offer excellent durability and weather resistance, making them ideal for outdoor use

Synthetic wicker furniture can mimic the appearance of natural materials while providing enhanced resistance to UV rays, moisture, and pests. It requires minimal upkeep and is a popular choice for those seeking low-maintenance yet stylish outdoor furniture options.

Each of these materials brings its own unique characteristics and benefits to wicker furniture, catering to different styles, preferences, and practical considerations.

Maintaining Your Wicker Patio Furniture

Maintaining your wicker patio furniture is essential to ensure its longevity and visual appeal. Regularly dust and clean the furniture using a soft brush and a mixture of mild soap and water. 

Avoid abrasive cleaners that could damage the weaving. 

Protect your wicker furniture from prolonged exposure to harsh sunlight and rain by using furniture covers or storing it indoors during adverse weather conditions. 

For natural wicker, occasional moisturizing can prevent drying and maintain its flexibility. Synthetic wicker requires minimal upkeep but can benefit from occasional cleaning to remove dirt and debris. 

By following these simple steps, you can keep your wicker patio furniture looking pristine and ready for enjoyable outdoor moments.

FAQs About Wicker Patio Furniture

There’s a lot to learn about the wicker outdoor furniture world. This is because the materials used for wicker furniture are diverse. As a result, they offer equally diverse results. 

To help bring order to the vast expanse that is the wicker world, you’ll find the most commonly asked questions pertaining to wicker furniture listed below.

Is Wicker Patio Furniture Durable?

Yes, wicker outdoor furniture can be durable, especially when made from high-quality materials. This is because the qualities of said materials are inherited by the furniture itself. 

For example, synthetic wicker tends to be more resilient against weather and wear. This in turn requires less maintenance compared to natural wicker.

Is Wicker Patio Furniture Comfortable?

Wicker patio furniture can offer a comfortable seating option, especially when accompanied by plush cushions. When choosing wicker patio furniture, consider designs with ergonomic shapes and ample cushioning to ensure optimal comfort. 

Analyze the furniture before purchasing it to gauge its comfort level and ensure it meets your relaxation needs. Adding decorative throw pillows and cozy blankets can further enhance the comfort and style of your outdoor seating area.

What Types of Wicker Patio Furniture Are Available?

Wicker patio furniture comes in various forms to suit different outdoor spaces. Common pieces include:

You can also find wicker coffee tables, side tables, and ottomans to complete your outdoor seating arrangement. Whether you're furnishing a small balcony or a spacious patio, there's a wide range of wicker furniture options to accommodate your layout and design aspirations.

Best Outdoor Wicker Furniture for You

Outdoor wicker furniture is a great choice for your patio. It’s durable, versatile, and beautiful. It can handle any weather, from sun to rain. It only needs some light cleaning to keep it in good shape.

If you want to make your outdoor living space more cozy and stylish, contact us. We can help you find the best wicker furniture for your needs. We have different designs, colors, and sizes to suit your taste. You can start furnishing your space with wicker furniture in just a few minutes. 

Contact us to learn more.

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Pammie Squires

Pammie Squires

Love wicker furniture.

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