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4 Patio Conversation Sets


If you are on a budget for your outdoor space, look at one of these 4 patio conversation sets for under $300.   Seating for four and a coffee table is all that these have in common.  I will look each set and give you the details to let you make the best decision for your outdoor room.

Some wicker conversation sets will be out of reach for some people, the metal sets will give you the best price point for your outdoor patio area.

Now lets look at the details of each set.

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Mainstays Bellingham conversation set Mainstays Bellingham Patio Conversation Set

Price when article was written: $156.94

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When looking for cheap conversation sets, the Mainstays Bellingham set should be on your list.  With steel frames with a dark brown powder coated finish, it should last for years in your outdoor space.  The seating is made comfortable by the bottom cushions and lumbar pillows.  The seating can be used without the lumbar pillow as the backs are a mesh design.

Mainstays Bellingham conversation table topThe table has a metal mesh top that will not hold water after a rain.  It reminds me of my bistro set that I have had for over 10 years at my lake home.  It is a very durable finish for outdoor environments.

The seating has Polyester fabric cushions and lumbar pillows for each seat.  The seat cushions are attached with clips to keep in place and supported with strap bottom.  This set will be too low and uncomfortable to sit on without the cushions.

Assembly of the seating pieces will require the seat to attach to the back, then attach the arms.  Add cushions ad you are ready for sitting.

The table is 38 inches long, 22 inches wide and 18.5 inches tall a great size for snacks and drinks.  Assembly will take adding legs to the four corners and then attaching the lower support bracket to each leg.  No hole for umbrella in this table, if you need shade for your set see my article on offset umbrellas.

The chairs are  22.5 inches wide, 28.5 inches deep and 32 inches high.  The love seat is the same other than being 42.5 inches wide for two butts.  Each sitting position will hold about 250 pounds of weight.  Some customers complained that taller people will not be too comfortable with the lower sitting level.

Care of your set will be easy, just a mild soap and water to clean any debris left behind.  You cushions should be stored when not needed, see some on articles on storage for solutions.




Light weight

Easy assembly

Under $200




No back cushions

Lower seating height


Better Homes and Gardens Fairweather conversation setBetter Homes and Gardens Fairwater Conversation Set

Price when article was written: $279.95

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Looking for a set for the long run this steel framed, resin wicker trim will look well and last well.  To get the resin wicker furniture for your outdoor space at this price is a great deal.  With steel frames that are powder coated for longer lasting in the outdoor environment.  The sandstone cushions with the graphite colored frames will fit most outdoor decors.

The table will have a solid tempered glass top that is 38 inches long, 20 inches wide and 18 inches tall.  The glass top is removable, if it gets broken you can replace easily.  Assembly will require the legs to be added to the top and the four legs will be stabilized by the cross braces attached.

Better Homes and Gardens Fairweather conversation seat supportThe seating pieces will have plastic strapping to support the cushions.  Each seating position will support 300 pounds.  The seating pieces cannot be used without the cushions.

The chairs are  25.5 inches wide, 31.5 inches deep and 35.5 inches high.  The love seat is 48 inches wide with the same other measurements.  Each seat will be 22 inches wide, 22.5 inches deep with a seat height of 12.5 inches tall with the cushions.

Assembly of the seating pieces will require the arms to be attached to the seat, then the back attached to this assembly.  The wrench needed for assembly is included in the hardware pack.

Cushions  and pillows are made from an Olefin material that is rated for 800 hours of sunshine.  Even though this is one of the best materials for outdoor cushions, you will still have to store these cushions if you want them to last.  See my articles on storage for outdoor spaces.



Low cost resin wicker look

Powder coated for long lasting in outdoor environment

Easy assembly

Glass top can be replaced



Cannot be used for seating without the cushions

Flat top table will hold water after a rain


Better Homes and Gardens Clayton Court conversation setBH & G Clayton Court Patio Conversation Set

Price at the time the article was written: $275.62(red)

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Looking for a conversation set that the chairs have some motion, this set is for you.  The chairs have a spring connecting the seat base to the leg base that will allow for forward and back motion.  Not a true rocker, just a motion chair.

This set has a red or green cushion color choice.  This conversation set also has several other matching sets in this collection, if you need more seating or dining pieces that match you will be able to find them in the same style combination. I have some an article on the Clayton Court bistro set.

The frames for this set is steel with a black powder coated finish.  The seats and backs are a mesh steel that can be used for seating, they will not be comfortable without the cushions as it will be low and kind of uncomfortable.

The table is 40 inches long, 20 inches wide and 19 inches high.  The top is the same mesh type material as the backs and seat, it will not hold water after a rain. The bottom sides of the top will have a decorative scrolled design.  Assembly will take attaching the legs, then the support ring to the legs.  No hole for an umbrella in this table.

Better Homes and Gardens Clayton Court chairThe seating will support 250 pounds for each seating position.  The chairs are 26.5 inches wide, 31.25 inches deep and 34 inches tall.  The love seat is 47.5 inches wide with the same other measurements.

Assembly for the seating pieces will be attaching the seat to the base with the bolts and tools supplied.

Cushions are made from a Olefin fabric with a polyester fill.  They should be stored when not need for longer life.  If you do have some cushions that are going bad, replacements are available from



Easy assembly

Powder coated finish

Motion chairs for comfortable sitting

Cushions can be purchased in the future



Not comfortable sitting with out cushions

Chairs are not true rockers


4 piece conversation setSmall Spaces 4-Piece Wicker Conversation Set

Price when article was written: $102.77

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Looking for a wicker looking set that will not set you back, this set will barely be over $100.  You get a steel framed with a brown powder coated finish with a plastic wicker look on all seating and back sections.  The coffee table will have a smoked tempered glass top insert for your snacks and drinks.

The table is 33.25 inches long, 17.5 inches wide and 14 inches tall.  It is the smallest table in this article.  Assembly will be to attach the end leg sections to the top and then add the glass.

4 piece conversation set love seatThe seating pieces have plastic wicker in a cashmere color that is 11 mm thick for seating and 7 mm thick for the backs. The chairs will hold 250 pounds and the love seat will hold 450 pounds.  The chairs are 23 inches wide, 25.5 inches deep and 30 inches tall.  The love seat will be 42.5 inches wide, with the same other measurements.

To assemble the seating sections just attach the arms to the seat, then attach the back with the included hardware and tools.

This set is very light weight as the chairs only weight 13 pounds and the love seat comes in at 21 pounds. Very easy to move this set from one location to another.



Easy assembly

Low cost

No cushions to store

Glass top for table can be replaced



Plastic wicker may not look real

Wicker material is not replaceable

Lightweight may blow over in a strong wind


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My thoughts on these four sets


Depending on the look you are looking for, one of these 4 patio conversation sets for under $300.  They are very different in design and style, one will work for most outdoor decors.  Glass top tables, cushions or a wicker finish can be had at this price point.

My favorite is the Clayton Court set as it has other matching furniture in the same collection for the same look in all of your outdoor furniture.

If you have tried any of these sets, please leave me a comment on how you liked or disliked it.  Any questions or comments use the forms below.

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