Ashley Review: Great Patio Furniture at Affordable Prices

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When it comes to selecting the right outdoor furniture, it can be hard to decide which style and brand you want. Additionally, it can be hard to decipher between the different material types and options. That’s why we did all the research for you! We evaluated the quality of Ashley Outdoor Furniture, and we compiled a list of our favorite Ashley Outdoor Furniture items that are perfect for any outdoor space. Read on below to find out more about these great options!

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Ashley Outdoor Furniture Review

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Ashley Furniture provides excellent outdoor and patio furniture options for your outdoor living space. These furniture options, through its Signature Design by Ashley brand, use high-quality materials like powder coated aluminum, all-weather resin wicker, eucalyptus, HDPE, and Nuvella fabric that are designed to endure outdoor elements in your backyard or outdoor space. Whether you are looking for outdoor seating, outdoor chairs, a patio table, a coffee table, or any type of patio furniture, outdoor furniture from Ashley Furniture is an excellent option for you to consider.

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Ashley Outdoor Furniture Overview

Ashley Furniture is one of the largest furniture retailers in the United States. You have likely shopped at or considered Ashley Furniture for previous purchases. Ashley offers products for the whole home, including interior furniture, mattresses, decor, and outdoor furniture. Ashley is known for great quality furniture and a wide range of options and prices, which is true for their outdoor furniture.


You can find a wide array of outdoor and patio furniture options and other outdoor items at Ashley to meet your outdoor space. Typically, you will find that this outdoor furniture is part of the Signature Design by Ashley brand from Ashley and that there is a variety of options from dining, seating, rugs, umbrellas, and more. Additionally, Ashley offers different materials for their furniture, such as aluminum, wicker/resin, and wood. So whether you’re looking for an outdoor dining set or lounge chairs for your backyard patio space, Ashley has a wide selection at various price points.


For this review, we will focus on their outdoor seating and dining options through Ashley’s outdoor collections: Beachcroft, Visola, Paradise Trail, Clare View, and Grasson Lane. Through these collections, Ashley furniture offers several styles of furniture to include metal, wood, and synthetic wicker rattan furniture.


See our reviews on the outdoor collections from Ashley:

Some Ashley Patio Furniture Options

Clare View Outdoor Sofa

Beachcroft Outdoor Sofa

Visola Patio Loveseat

1. Frame Materials

Ashley uses many great durable and weather-resistant frame materials for its outdoor furniture to include outdoor chairs, outdoor dining tables, dining sets, and other patio furniture. We found that the primary frame materials across various outdoor patio furniture options are powder coated aluminum, high density polyethylene (HDPE), eucalyptus, and all-weather resin wicker.


We highly recommend aluminum because this is a very durable outdoor material, and it is naturally rust resistant (note: aluminum does not rust, but it can corrode in certain conditions, especially if it is not powder coated). Powder coating enhances the longevity and weather resistance of this metal. HDPE is another material that we highly recommend as this material can withstand nearly all outdoor conditions in any season without fading, cracking, or degrading.


It isn’t clear to us what type of resin is used to make its “all-weather resin wicker.” This is important as some resins are better than others, and we prefer to see HDPE as a wicker material because it is very durable and weather-resistant. Based on our review of the resin wicker furniture, it appears that the resin is a higher quality resin (usually low-quality resin wicker is flat and / or shiny on furniture; this doesn’t appear to be the case with this furniture).


Eucalyptus is a wood frame material that we really like, and it has many similarities to teak. Some additional care may be needed to ensure this wood’s durability and weather resistance. Although, this may not be required with furniture from Ashley because it notes it treated the eucalyptus with additional protective coatings.


In all, these are great, durable outdoor materials that should require minimal maintenance throughout the year.

2. Fabric Materials

All outdoor seat cushions from Ashley Furniture use Nuvella fabric. This is a solution-dyed fabric designed to withstand the wear and tear of outdoor use. Solution-dyed means that the color is part of the fabric rather than being applied on top of the fabric. This means that the fabric is very fade-resistant. Ashley Furniture also notes that this fabric is dirt, mold, and mildew resistant. Most stains on the Nuvella fabric can be easily cleaned, and the cushion covers can be removed to be washed.

3. Cushion Materials

Ashley Furniture states that its cushion foam material is an “all-weather foam cushion core wrapped in soft polyester.” From our review, these cushions likely use a standard polyurethane cushion, and the polyester provides a smooth and comfortable wrap around the foam. As a result, the cushions are thick and comfy.

4. Warranty

Ashley Furniture offers a 1-year limited warranty on its outdoor furniture. This is typically what we see as an industry average.

5. Trial Period / Returns

You only have 72 hours after delivery of an online outdoor furniture order to report if an item is delivered damaged, defective or if you are unhappy with it in any way to either have the item repaired, replaced, or returned.

6. Delivery

While you can order items directly from Ashley, many items are available for purchase through Amazon. Availability and estimated delivery times through Amazon will vary by product, but some delivery options can be in a few days with free delivery options.

7. Furniture Assembly

The assembly time for a piece of Ashley outdoor furniture can vary depending on the type of the furniture. Some chairs may require as little as 15 minutes of assembly time, whereas some sectionals can take up to 100 minutes based on estimates provided by Ashley. From our review, the majority of this assembly requires screwing parts of the furniture together. 

8. Price

We track the prices for hundreds of outdoor furniture items. We evaluate the typical cost of an outdoor sofa, sectional, loveseat, chair, dining table, coffee table, and other outdoor items and look for comparable features (frame materials, fabric materials, and cushion materials). Based on our analysis, Ashley’s outdoor items are typically less expensive than comparable high-quality outdoor furniture items from other manufacturers.

Common Outdoor Furniture Questions

Rain: Can Ashley Outdoor Furniture be left out in the rain?

The frame materials (powder coated aluminum, eucalyptus with additional protective coatings, all-weather resin wicker, and HDPE) used by Ashley Furniture are all great water-resistant materials. The powder coated aluminum will not rust, and the powder coating will protect it from corrosion. The all-weather resin wicker and HDPE should not absorb any water and are mildew and mold resistant materials. Finally, eucalyptus can swell in excess water, and it appears that Ashley has applied additional protective coatings to prevent water damage to the wood.


Ashley’s Nuvella fabric is all-weather which the company notes this means it is water resistant. As a result, this fabric is also mold and mildew resistant. If you are expecting heavy rain, you should probably bring your Nuvella covered cushions inside because the fabric is not waterproof.


Finally, Ashley notes that its cushions are made from all-weather foam and polyester. However, it does not appear that these are fast-drying or water-resistant cushions. You should expect these cushions to retain water if left out in heavy rain.

Sun: Can Ashley Outdoor Furniture be left out in the sun?

The frame materials (powder coated aluminum, eucalyptus with additional protective coatings, all-weather resin wicker, and HDPE) used by Ashley Furniture are all great UV-resistant materials. The sun and heat should not degrade or fade the aluminum or HDPE materials. Depending on the treatment of the eucalyptus wood, the wood may naturally turn grey after some years in the sun, but this does not mean the integrity of the wood is compromised. Additionally, we are unsure of the exact resin used in the all-weather resin wicker. Some resins endure sun and heat better than others. Our review finds that this is likely a high-quality resin, so it should tolerate UV exposure reasonably well.


Ashley’s Nuvella fabric is designed to withstand UV exposure because it is a solution-dyed fabric. This means the fabric’s color is a part of the fabric, rather than simply applied on top of the fabric. As a result, the material is very fade-resistant.

Winter: Can Ashley Outdoor Furniture be left out in the winter?

We rate furniture made out of HDPE as the closest material to a ‘set and forget’ type of furniture that can endure nearly all seasons and climates. If you are looking for a furniture option like this, you should consider Ashley’s Visola collection that uses HDPE as its frame material. Ashley’s other frame materials of powder-coated aluminum, eucalyptus, and all-weather resin wicker will probably endure mild winter conditions with little extra care. But if you expect freezing conditions, snow, and ice, we recommend that you cover any outdoor furniture or store your outdoor furniture indoors to prevent any damage. Also, we recommend that you protect or store away any cushions during the winter if you expect freezing conditions.

Maintenance: Does Ashley Outdoor Furniture require much maintenance and cleaning?

The powder coated aluminum, all-weather resin wicker, HDPE, and eucalyptus frame materials used in the patio furniture from Ashley will require little maintenance. These materials are very durable and weather-resistant materials. In most cases, warm water and mild soap can clean any dirt or stains from the material. The eucalyptus may require some sealant applications to help the durability of the wood, so follow any guidelines from Ashley.


The Nuvella fabric requires little maintenance since this fabric is designed with stain resistance in mind. However, most stains that do paper on the fabric can be cleaned simply with warm water, mild soap, and a soft bristle brush. Additionally, the Nuvella fabric covers on the cushions can be removed and washed. For stubborn stains, refer to manufacturer guidelines on how to clean the fabric properly. If the cushions receive heavy rainfall, you may need to air dry for several hours or a few days to dry the cushions completely.

Eco-Friendly: Is Ashley Outdoor Furniture environmentally friendly?

Ashley Furniture’s Nuvella fabric is eco-friendly because no waste water is generated in the manufacturing process. Additionally, the fabric is 100% recyclable.

Options: Are there many style options for Ashley Outdoor Furniture?

Ashley offers outdoor and patio furniture in various styles through its different collections. However, within the collections, there is little or no color options (i.e., there are no options to pick different fabric colors).

Our Evaluation Criteria

Any furniture you place outside will face much more wear and tear than your furniture inside. As a result, you will need to find furniture that can handle the wear and tear and the elements of your backyard: rain, sun, heat, cold, spills, humidity, wind, scratches, excessive use, and anything else that may happen in your backyard. So, when we evaluate any type of outdoor furniture, these are the features that we look for in furniture materials:


  • UV or Fade Resistance: If you expect your outdoor furniture to be exposed to the sun at any point, you want an item that is designed to withstand degradation or fading from the sun.
  • Water or Spill Resistance: If you expect your furniture to be exposed to rain (even if it is under a patio) or get spilled on, you will want a material that can resist staying wet or holding water.
  • Stain Resistance: Your outdoor furniture will get dirty at some point. So you will want to find furniture that can resist staining if you want it to continue to look like new for a long time.
  • Mold and Mildew Resistance: This goes hand-in-hand with water and spill resistance, but you want to make sure that your furniture won’t have mold or mildew growth if it does get wet.
  • Durability: Your outdoor furniture and other items will experience a high amount of wear and tear being outside. So, items that promote being scratch, tear, crack, dent, etc. -resistant or -proof are always a plus.
  • Low maintenance: Manufacturers may not always directly state if a piece of furniture is low maintenance. But, you can look for phrases like “mild soap and water” is only needed to clean the furniture or “machine washable” for fabrics to give a good indication of low maintenance requirements. Review manufacturers suggested maintenance and balance those recommendations with your expectations of how much maintenance you see yourself performing on your outdoor furniture.

We have evaluated numerous outdoor materials against these features and detailed our ratings for each material in our Complete Outdoor Furniture Materials Guide. We highly recommend that you use that guide as your reference and that you review our recommended materials in our Ultimate Outdoor Furniture Shopping Guide.


Using the features described above and based upon our experience of purchasing outdoor furniture, we rate outdoor furniture on these aspects: 


  1. Frame Materials: We look for high-quality weather-resistant and durable materials to make the furniture. 
  2. Fabric Materials: Just like frame materials, we look for fabrics that can withstand the wear and tear of backyard use.
  3. Cushion Materials: Some cushions are just better for outdoor use, especially those that dry quickly. 
  4. Warranty: Ideally, you should find outdoor furniture with some kind of warranty. 
  5. Trial Period / Returns: Some manufacturers offer a trial period to return the furniture without penalty if you are unsatisfied with your furniture.
  6. Delivery: Some brands and manufacturers offer delivery incentives, either as quick or free delivery.
  7. Furniture Assembly: The last thing anyone wants to do is spend hours setting up their new furniture. So, we look for furniture that has minimal or no assembly requirements.
  8. Price: Price is typically indicative of quality: higher price usually means higher quality; lower price usually means lower quality. However, some brands can offer great quality at comparatively lower prices.

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