The Best Big and Tall Patio Furniture

Originally Published on March 16, 2023. Last Updated on July 19, 2023.

Family and friends come in all shapes and sizes. Outdoor furniture should too. The right designs will mitigate any discomfort folks sometimes experience when invited to pull up a chair and visit. 

With a bit of research and pre-planning, shopping for big and tall patio furniture can be easy. We’ve created this list of 12 ideas and recommendations to help you find perfect-fit pieces for you and your family. This way, everyone can enjoy the outdoors without worry.

In this article, we’ll cover:

  • Things to consider when furniture shopping for different body types.
  • Patio furniture suggestions that accommodate everyone.
  • Frequently asked questions about big and tall patio furniture.

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How to Shop for Big and Tall Patio Furniture
Best Patio Furniture for Tall People
Best Patio Furniture for Full-Figured People

How to Shop for Big and Tall Patio Furniture

Before starting your furniture search, consider the following factors.


Invest in brands known for building products from durable, high-quality materials. After all, your furniture will be outside and used regularly, so choosing heavy-duty furniture is a must for myriad reasons. 


Big and tall patio furniture typically takes up more room. We recommend measuring your outdoor space before committing to a purchase.


When shopping for styles that can accommodate everyone, pay special attention to these dimensions:

  • Seat depth, width, and height
  • Back width and height
  • Overall depth, width, and height

  PRO TIP:  
If you own furniture that fits you or a loved one like a glove, use its dimensions to find pieces with matching measurements. 

Weight Capacity

The weight limit of outdoor chairs varies depending on the type, style, and materials used. If you need extra support, scan product descriptions for high-weight capacities. 

Adjustable Furniture Options

Adjustable patio chairs can be modified to fit a variety of body types—a welcome relief for those who need more elbow or legroom. Reclining backrests, extendable legs, adjustable armrests, and other comfort features make it easier to kick back and relax.

Best Patio Furniture for Tall People

Featured: La Casa Café 5-Piece Bar Set in Mahogany

Here are our tall-friendly furniture recommendations. 

1. Bar Chairs and Stools

Bar chairs tend to be a better fit for taller folks than standard dining chairs. This chair style has an increased seat height, which lets family stretch their legs out at a comfortable angle instead of sitting with their knees higher than hip level. 

  PRO TIP:  
Look for footrests or tall backs when browsing seating for your backyard bar. Footrests accommodate average-height family members, so their legs aren’t dangling uncomfortably, and tall backrests offer upper body support for those with longer torsos.

We recommend:

La Casa Café Bar Arm Chair
21.75″D x 24.5″W x 47.13″H

Braxton Bar Arm Chair
25.31″D x 26″W x 50.5″H

Quattro Adirondack Bar Chair
23.75″D x 24.75″W x 51.5″H

Palm Coast Bar Chair
24″D x 24.75″W x 52.75″H

2. Bar-Height Tables

Bar-height tables sit about 40 to 42 inches high from floor to tabletop. When paired with bar seating, taller family members can dine comfortably thanks to the ample legroom. 

  PRO TIP:  
We advise selecting tables with trestle-style bases—which sit at the center beneath tabletops—giving everyone additional space to stretch out.

We recommend:

Nautical Trestle 37″ Bar Table
38.5″D x 38.5″W x 42″H

Farmhouse Trestle 37″ x 72″ Bar Table
37.75″D x 72.25″W x 42″H

Nautical Trestle 38” x 73” Bar Table
38.5″D x 73″W x 42″H

Farmhouse Trestle 59” Bar Table
59.5″D x 59.38″W x 42″H

3. Deep Seating

The best lounge seating for tall people doesn’t necessarily have to sit higher off the ground. It does, however, need to offer deeper seats. Look for styles with extra depth so those with long legs can sit back with their thighs fully supported as their feet touch the floor. 

We recommend:

EDGE 6-Piece Modular Deep Seating Set
85″D x 110.5″W x 32″H

Lakeside Deep Seating Sofa
31.63″D x 76.06″W x 31.81″H

Braxton Deep Seating Loveseat
31.25″D x 51.38″W x 31″H

Prescott Deep Seating Chair
33.38″D x 30.25″W x 32.13″H

4. Deep Seating Ottomans

Outdoor ottomans can be paired with seating to give long-legged loved ones full-body relaxation. Pick pieces that match the seat heights of your lounge furniture to extend the comfort and style further. To help you out, we included pairing suggestions for the recommended footstool styles below. 

We recommend:

Modular Ottoman
25.25″D x 25.25″W x 17″H
Pairs with:
EDGE 6-Piece Modular Deep Seating Set

Deep Seating Ottoman
25.69″D x 25″W x 17.25″H
Pairs with:
Lakeside Deep Seating Sofa

Braxton Deep Seating Ottoman
25″D x 25″W x 15.94″H
Pairs with:
Braxton Deep Seating Loveseat

Prescott Deep Seating Ottoman
24.38″D x 28.38″W x 12.25″H
Pairs with:
Prescott Deep Seating Chair

5. Adirondack Chairs

If you think Adirondack chairs are out of the question for you or your tall family member, we have great news. Many traditional-style Adirondacks (the chairs with sloping seats, wide armrests, and reclined backs) sit higher than average, which equals extra legroom for extra-tall people.

Upright Adirondacks have those same comfort-centric features, but the seats are even higher and parallel to the floor. This also makes standing up and sitting down even easier for folks of any height.

We recommend:

Nautical Curveback Upright Adirondack Chair
28.81″D x 28.25″W x 41.63″H

Modern Upright Adirondack Chair
23.5″D x 24.75″W x 38.5″H

Vineyard Curveback Adirondack Chair
34.5″D x 31.25″W x 40.5″H

Long Island Adirondack
33.75″D x 31.25″W x 38.5″H

6. Chaise Lounges

Long and lounge-worthy, chaises promise head-to-toe comfort for your above-average-height family members. They can lay the backrest flat for naps in the shade, sit upright to watch the kids play in the yard, or ease into that sweet spot that’s perfect for sunbathing.

We recommend:

Signature Chaise with Wheels
78.5″D x 27″W x 39″H

Nautical Chaise
78.69″D x 24.13″W x 38.97″H

Country Living Chaise with Arms
77.63″D x 27.13″W x 33.69″H

Nautical Chaise with Wheels
78.5″D x 27″W x 39″H

7. Outdoor Swings

Hanging swings made our list because the chains or ropes that suspend them can be adjusted to raise or lower the seat. A higher-sitting seat offers more room for those with long legs, allowing you to customize the comfort without compromising style.

We recommend:

Vineyard Adirondack 48″ Swing
27.13″D x 49.88″W x 31.63″H

Country Living 60″ Swing
24.19″D x 60.5″W x 23″H

Vineyard Deep Seating Swing
33.25″D x 51.5″W x 24.25″H

Vineyard Daybed Swing
44.5″D x 82.63″W x 21″H

  PRO TIP:  
Before buying an outdoor swing, ensure your porch, patio, or deck is sturdy enough to hold one. It’s also important that your architectural structure and swing have sufficient weight capacities to support multiple people. 

Best Patio Furniture for Full-Figured People

Featured: Vineyard 3-Piece Rocking Set in Black

Here are our ideas for outdoor chairs, sectional sofas, and other seating styles that best accommodate full-figured family members.

8. Sturdy Seating 

Give your family cozy lounge seating they can enjoy all year long. High-quality fabrics, supportive cushions, and durable, wide-set frames should be top priorities when outfitting spaces where friends and family gather. There are many sofa, loveseat, and chair options out there, but we have some recommendations below to shorten your search. 

We recommend:

Vineyard 6-Piece Sectional
80″D x 103″W x 32″H

Country Living Deep Seating Sofa
33.44″D x 75″W x 32.5″H

Club Loveseat
36″D x 52.5″W x 33.5″H

Chinoiserie Deep Seating Chair
32.5″D x 29.25″W x 31.38″H

9. Cushioned Ottomans

Anyone can experience full-body comfort with the right footstool and seat combination. Along with our outdoor ottoman recommendations, we included pairing ideas that guarantee both form and function.

We recommend:

Vineyard Deep Seating Ottoman
24.25″D x 25″W x 16.5″H
Pairs with:
Vineyard 6-Piece Sectional

Country Living Deep Seating Ottoman
25″D x 25″W x 15.94″H
Pairs with:
Country Living Deep Seating Sofa

Club Ottoman
23″D x 27″W x 14.5″H
Pairs with:
Club Loveseat

Chinoiserie Deep Seating Ottoman
25.5″D x 26″W x 15.94″H
Pairs with:
Chinoiserie Deep Seating Chair

10. Adirondack Chairs

There are many Adirondack styles on the market today, so you’re sure to find something that meets your needs. Well-constructed frames with roomy seats, tall backs, and curved armrests are all features that ensure a comfy experience for yourself and your family.

We recommend:

Modern Curveback Adirondack Chair
33.5″D x 31.25″W x 39.13″H

Nautical Curveback Adirondack Chair
34.38″D x 31.25″W x 40.5″H

Seashell Adirondack
33.75″D x 31.25″W x 38.5″H

South Beach Adirondack
South Beach Adirondack
33.75″D x 31.25″W x 38.5″H

11. Rocking Chairs

The best outdoor rocking chair designs will give your loved ones a long-lasting lounge spot they can kick back in season after season (after season). Sturdy runners, a generously sized seat, and a tall back are all ingredients for a top-notch rocker.

We recommend:

Seashell Rocking Chair
33.75″D x 31.25″W x 37.25″H

Vineyard Porch Rocking Chair
34.25″D x 27.25″W x 45.88″H

Country Living Legacy Rocking Chair
33.75″D x 28″W x 45.5″H

Chinoiserie Rocking Chair
33.77″D x 25.18″W x 44.88″H

12. Benches

Wider seats offer more room for everyone to relax. When designing your inclusive outdoor space, a bench can accommodate one or more people to sit back and enjoy the fresh air. 

We recommend:

Classic Adirondack 48″ Bench
28″D x 48.5″W x 42.75″H

Nautical 60″ Bench
25″D x 63.75″W x 37.5″H

Chippendale 48″ Bench
24.25″D x 47.5″W x 35″H

Vineyard 48″ Bench
24″D x 48.5″W x 35.25″H


What are the best materials for big and tall patio furniture?

The best furniture materials that fit your patio and the needs of your loved ones are high-density polyethylene (HDPE), teak, and heavy-duty aluminum. Designs with steel frames are also good choices. All of these materials are strong and durable, but HDPE is your best bet. In addition to durability, HPDE furniture is easy to clean and won’t rust, corrode, splinter, crack, or chip if left outside. 

Should all furniture in a room be the same height?

If varied furniture heights will impede their functionality, you should keep them the same height. For example, sectional pieces need to sit flush to create a smooth sitting space. Bar chairs won’t work with dining tables, and drinks are easier to reach when the side table they’re sitting on is paired with an Adirondack chair of equal stature. But you can certainly group a few low-slung seats with taller styles to create a conversation zone that prioritizes all comfort levels.

How can you tell if furniture is good quality?

You can gauge the quality level of outdoor furniture by the way it’s built and the materials used in its construction. Steer clear of wobbly or uneven frames, excess glue and staples, and cheap wood hidden beneath veneers. These are indicators of low-quality craftsmanship. You can also assess quality by how the company itself operates. Companies that hide product information, have poor or non-existent customer service, and don’t back their products should be avoided. Ask yourself these questions when browsing furniture brands:

  • Does the company offer a great warranty? 
  • Are they transparent and honest?
  • Do they offer extra resources and information like a help center or blog? 
  • How’s their customer service?
  • What do customers have to say in product reviews?

7 thoughts on “The Best Big and Tall Patio Furniture

  1. I am looking for a patio swing that has a deep seat so that it can swing all the way forward and all the way back. It needs to be freestanding as I do not have a porch to hang it from.

  2. I am a large male. 6’5″ tall and just over #300. I am also over 70 years of age, so getting out of an Adirondack is challenging (I have sprained a wrist launching myself out of an HDPE Adirondack). Seat height is a priority, not just seat depth. Why don’t manufacturers provide a seat height above 17 1/2″ for people my size? One recommendation I received at a well-known patio furniture store was just to triple the number of seat cushions. Really? I have to believe I am part of a large enough segment of the population that would warrant attention from a company like Polywood. The ball’s in your court. Thanks.

    1. Hi Blaine, we encourage you to look into our Grand Adirondack Chairs as they may fit the bill for what you are looking for.

    2. THIS!!!
      My son is 6’4″, I am 5’11”, lots of tall people who find it uncomfortable to need to fold our knees under our chins to sit.
      Also, people with mobility issues….
      which can include my 5’5″ 83 year old mother who needs a tall chair height or she cannot sit there, and myself, who has arthritis in both knees, and a huge growing segment of the population, not just tall people.
      We need 20 inch seat height and arms on the seats.
      And we are willing to pay for it.
      It’s one thing to have to be uncomfortable sitting as a guest in someone else’s home for a short period of time.
      It’s quite another to have to be uncomfortable in your own %!@*$! home.

  3. am looking to replace patio chairs I purchased 7-8 years ago………the floor to seat height is 21″…..heavy duty metal with gray mesh seat/back. Help.

    1. Hi Billy, While we don’t manufacture metal frame furniture, we do offer the Coastal collection which has a sling fabric seat. We also offer different chair heights; dining, counter, and bar height in this collection. Thanks! Lana

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