13 Outdoor Pieces You Can Also Work Indoors

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What's the difference between outdoor home goods and indoor ones? Outdoor items are built to withstand the elements — rain, sun, dirt — and therefore tend to be more resilient, easier to clean, and less breakable. In other words, they're perfect for indoor environments with little ones, pets, or, you know, clumsy people. Here are some of our favorites for those who prefer to take it inside.


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These laser-cut metal side tables have the perfect patina for an eclectic interior with some global flair. Place them next to each other for nested effect, or separate to maximize their usefulness.

The on-trend stripes and diamond pattern make this rug a chic addition to any space, inside or out. And the sturdy, modern construction will stand up to whatever you throw at it.

Even without wind, this ornamental hanging cuts a stylish figure. We'd hang it up on the wall alongside our favorite woven tapestry or other boho decor.

Hammocks and hammock chairs absolutely belong inside. This charming macrame version will look perfect hanging in the corner of your living space, anchored with a cute side table.


This big, beautiful pillow is a real stunner in person — and is equally happy on your couch or bed as it is outside. Earthy tones and and colorblocking make it a great fit with neutral decor, and the tassels add a playful touch.

String lights look great outdoors. Know where they also look great? INDOORS. Create a lovely twinkly effect in your bedroom, home office space, or around a window for a cozy, festive look any time of year.

This melamine serving plate marries beautiful design with sturdiness — perfect for serving snacks to rowdy kids and/or unruly adults.

For you maximalists out there, the ornate floral design on this stool is genuinely gorgeous. Use it indoors as extra seating or a side table.


Bring the beach indoors with this cheery beanbag chair. Great for a TV or game room, its cover is made from water- and stain-resistant material that you can easily unzip and machine wash. We'd buy a few and create a super-comfy couch.

If you ask us, concrete is always in style — and right at home in your industrial, modern, or boho-styled living room.

Rocking chairs are right at home inside, whether you have a front porch or not. Perfect for sitting by the fire or simply gazing out the window.

Yet another fabulous seating option that should find a home under your roof. Create the perfect little reading nook with a colorful pillow or throw.

The delicate hue and translucent beauty of this wind chime will look beautiful hanging by your bed.


Eve Epstein

Eve Epstein

Eve Epstein is the VP of content and editor-in-chief of Hunker. She is the co-author of "X vs. Y: A Culture War, a Love Story" (Abrams, 2014) and "The Scratch and Sniff Book of Weed" (Abrams, 2017).