These Patio Furniture Ideas Will Transform Your Small Outdoor Space

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With all the craziness going on in the world, the arrival of spring didn't receive its usual hype. But while we're safely sheltering in place, one thing we actually can do is spend some time in the increasingly warm fresh air. Walks and jogs can help get the job done, but it's also not a bad idea to clock some of your many sitting hours outdoors among the sun and trees.

Whether you have a small balcony or an overflowing garden patio, there are a ton of cute and comfy furniture options that are sure to get you outside. Below, we've rounded up ten stellar seating options for small outdoor spaces to upgrade your time at home.

1. Urban Outfitters Uma Outdoor Coffee Table, $499

Work or chill with a friend with this nifty extendable table. The slatted tabletop is made from two pieces that easily lift out and rise to help during work hours or lunchtime and fit back into place for a more traditional look when needed.

2. Christopher Knight Santa Monica Outdoor 3-Piece Bistro Chat Set, $183.59

This little bistro set is ideal for dining al fresco. It includes two metal chairs and an oval-shaped table that occupies minimal space. The matte coral finish is bright, kitschy, and mood-boosting.

3. Anthropologie Blockprint Sling Beach Chair, $168

If your goal is to catch some rays, this gorgeous beach chair will be your new favorite seat. The colorfully patterned, cotton sling and acacia wood frame elevate any area, no matter how small. Most importantly, it's super comfortable for hours of sunbathing.

4. Bungalow Rose Conn 3-Piece Seating Group, $259.99

We can't get enough of rattan, and this set does it right. Both the coffee table and pair of chairs boast modern, hairpin legs. The rounded, wicker seats offer plush cushions and the table is topped with glass for easy cleaning.

5. World Market Natural Wood Adirondack Outdoor Chair, $129.99

A classic choice, the Adirondack chair simply never goes out of style. This gently reclined version is made of acacia wood with a U.V. protection finish that prevents scratches and fading. Ultimately, the summer camp vibe is priceless.

6. AllModern Holliston 3-Piece Rattan Sectional, $430

If you have a spare corner, this L-shaped sofa is relatively small and extremely worth it. An outdoor couch is a rare luxury and this one is composed of two rattan, slipper chairs and a matching corner chair. Water repellent cushions complete the grandeur.

7. Safavieh Outdoor Living Newport Chaise Lounge Chair, $278.99

A stressful time or not, sometimes we just need to relax. This chaise lounge chair is designed for just that. The neutral beige fabric cushion and beautiful eucalyptus wood is a soothing look to begin with — add in an adjustable angle, wheels for mobility, and a built-in sliding table for a spa-level experience.

8. AllModern Dorinda Double Classic Hammock with Stand, $130

This hammock has "nap" written all over it. It's also a mighty nice spot to read a book or even make your colleagues jealous when you work from home. It features adjustable hooks, so you can choose your hanging height, and a collapsible stand for easy transportation.

9. Urban Outfitters Pierce Rattan Two-Seater Chair, $399

A dreamy seat for two, this woven rattan bench is shell-shaped chic. The distinct vintage look will transform any outdoor space and it's perfect for a breezy hang.

10. Fernish Convene 3 Piece Outdoor Patio Sofa Set, from $66/month

If you're hesitant to buy — since the future is a bit up in the air — consider renting this set from Fernish. It uses a rent-to-buy model so you can pay a little bit now while you decide what the future holds.


Morgan Goldberg is a writer based in Los Angeles. She likes pasta, hiking, and crossword puzzles.

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