The July 4th weekend is a great time to buy furniture, with big retailers dropping their prices to entice shoppers as they get ready to host their families and friends.
Walmart is no exception, and you can find big-ticket pieces of patio furniture marked down by hundreds of dollars. It’s not just cheap, plastic furniture either – there are discounts on solid, dependable furniture made of metal and hardwearing acacia.
I’ve been on the outdoor furniture beat for a few years now, and I’ve gone through literally thousands of Walmart furniture deals to find those that present genuine style and quality. There’s nothing in here I wouldn’t buy myself.
I’ve covered a wide range of furniture types and styles, so there’s something in here for everyone. A few of these piece are will earn a regular spot in our guide to the best outdoor furniture, too.
A good bistro set can transform a space but never dominate it. They’re an inexpensive way of bringing comfy seating to a patio, deck, or balcony.
Cobana 3 Piece Bistro Set
Was $189.99, now $159.98
By far my favorite hack when shopping for outdoor furniture is buying aluminum pieces like this. You get cheap, light, rustproof bistro furniture for the faction of the cost of a traditional wrought iron set.
Was $429.99, now $289.99
I’ve seen furniture in this style cost thousands of dollars, so $140 off an already cheap set is amazing value. Another of my favorite furniture hacks, it pays to get a bistro set with ottomans so you can put your feet up in the evening.
Patio furniture sets
Summer simply isn’t summer without dining al fresco with family and friends. A good dining table is essential for eating outdoors, and matching table and chair sets unify your style while keeping costs as low as possible.
Was $759.99, now $529.99
There are pieces like this mid-century modern table out there but they’ll cost you around $2,000. This is dining set is a fraction of that cost, with high-quality acacia, steel, and rattan.
Segmart Outdoor Dining Set
Was $1199.99, now $439.99
It’s a little similar to the Gymax set, so I nearly didn’t include this, but I couldn’t ignore the unbelievable $760 saving. Seating six, the high arms on the chair are perfect settling into for big summer meal.
Sofas and sectionals
There’s nothing as relaxing to me as a good outdoor sofa. Bringing the comfort of a couch out into the fresh air can transform a patio from a bare space into a welcoming haven.
Was $749.99, now $479.99
This is one of the biggest savings I’ve found over the July 4th weekend – a huge $270 saving on a massive 7-seater corner sectional and coffee table.
Yitahome 4 Piece Sofa Set
Was $412.78, now $369.99
This is one of the more stylish pieces you can get on Walmart. It’s PE rattan like the big sectional above, but woven in a modern cane and rattan style that’s a little more on trend.
A good outdoor chair is essential for enjoying your space. A dining table and chair set is one thing, but there’s nothing like a seat all to yourself to unwind in the cool air of the evening.
Tcbosik Folding Adirondack Chair
Was $107.99, now $75.99
Adirondack chairs are a classic of American design, with a low-slung profile that’s perfect for lakeside decks and relaxing in the evenings. The biggest drawback is that Adirondacks are tricky to store in winter, but this model folds to take up less room.
Was $499.99, now $199.99
This hanging egg chair is perfect for making a reading nook on a front porch or patio. With egg chairs, make sure you get one with a stand like this – it saves the hassle of attaching your chair to a beam.
Accessories like this can be the perfect finishing touch to a space. Outdoor furniture by itself can look stark and exposed, so little additions like this can make all the difference.
Was $69.99, now $139.99
This is such an obvious idea that I can’t believe I don’t see it in every backyard: a little coffee table with a hole for a patio umbrella, so you have somewhere to put your drinks and food as you relax in the shade.
Costway 10ft Patio Umbrella
Was $85, now $74.99
A small saving, but I’ve looked at hundreds of Walmart patio umbrellas and this is the best value. It’s available in 5 colors, has a big 10ft coverage, and has a neck tilt, so you can angle it against the sun for even more shade.
Singlyfire 36 Inch Fire Pit
Was $199.99, now $129.99
Again, not the biggest saving you’ll see, but this is the best firepit available on Walmart. It has a spark grate for safety, a handy poker, and an handle to make it easier to move around the patio. The best feature is the grill. It won’t work for everyone, but you can use it to cook on cool summer evenings.
When does the Walmart July 4th sale start?
When’s the best time to buy outdoor furniture?
The two best times to buy outdoor furniture are Memorial Day and July 4th, so it’s a good chance to grab discounted furniture. My insider tip is that the lowest prices you’ll see are in winter when demand is much lower, but your options are limited and you’ll have to buy last season’s furniture.
I’m a fan of this sale, but there are some pieces in there that aren’t the highest quality. Remember to stick to sturdy materials like acacia and metal so that you don’t buy short-lived, flimsy furniture.