Yes, you can outfit your patio without emptying your wallet. It’ll take some determined sleuthing – or you can just peruse this roundup. From hammocks to planters, here are the best outdoor furnishings for under $100.
Rose Woven Placemats
Seagrass placemats sporting colourful concentric circles and tassels are sure to make a happy meal – or at the very least brighten the tabletop. Rose Woven Placemats, $18 each, Anthropologie.
Add a nautical note to a balcony wall or a fence with this rustic accessory. The piece suits any direction you go in the garden – modern or wild. A keyhole mount makes hanging a cinch. Span Compass, $99, Urban Barn.
This raised bamboo plant stand with caning detailing has retro flair. Place it on your patio, then pop in a large plant with floppy fronds for a dose of drama. Bamboo Planter, $35, HomeSense.
Woven Aztec Outdoor Chair
With its trendy bucket shape and eye-catching pattern, this is one neat accent seat. It doesn’t even need a twin to look smashing on a terrace. Add a small table, a cool drink and you’re good. Woven Aztec Outdoor Chair, $100, HomeSense.
Anchor your balcony with a sunny yellow rug, then weave in the other outdoor essentials. The soft UV-resistant weave is easy to clean and is a zippy solution to that crummy patio floor. Geometric Arrow Outdoor Rug, $40, Simons.
Urban Knit Pouf Set
Public shopping service announcement: this storage table is only one of three pieces that comes with this amazingly-priced set. You also get two coordinating resin seats in the same cable-knit pattern. Keter Urban Knit Pouf Set, Dune/Misty Blue, $99, Amazon.com.
Polyterrazzo Oil Lamps
Organic saucer-shaped lamps emit a soft glow in faux stone for a modern take on mid-century terrazzo. Available in black or white, the lamps burn the midnight mineral or citronella oil for up to eight hours. The centre canister removes for easy refills. Polyterrazzo Oil Lamps, $30, CB2.
Plant Stand/Side Table
Give your potted plants a lift with Ikea’s KRYDDPEPPAR plant stand (or use the minty-green metal piece as a coffee table). Set together they make a super-cute spot to enjoy cocktails/iced tea/coffee – or whatever, as long as it’s in the sunshine. KRYDDPEPPAR Plant Stand, $30, Ikea.
Quilted Double Tree Hammock
It’s siesta time! Made out of UV-resistant polyester, string up this striped hammock that’s fun and functional. So fresh and green to match the plants and the lawn you’ve carefully tended. Sitton Quilted Double Tree Hammock, $94, Wayfair.ca.
Red Stool/Side Table
Inject a shot of colour on your terrace with this vivid red stool that doubles as a side table – great if space is snug. TRANARÖ Stool/Side Table, $30, Ikea.