After a long winter, nothing satisfies quite like relaxing in the great outdoors. Whether you’ve got a big backyard or a sliver of a space, we’ve got you covered. These stylish and compact pieces are portable, pretty and best of all – work in an array of settings. Bring on the sunshine!
Welcome to the Bistro
A diminutive terrace suits this stylish mosaic-tiled bistro table. Its pearly ceramic tiles are inlaid by hand on a sustainable wood base. The coordinated set includes a bar cart and folding chairs in a weathered grey finish. Fold and stash the lot when not in use. Outdoor Bistro Table, Folding Bistro Chair and Bar Cart Set, West Elm $1,542.
Made for heavy-duty downtime, these puffy pieces make old-school beanbag chairs look passe. The structured shape adds stability to the chair, so you can comfortably lean backwards. Pair it with a second chair, space permitting. Cabana Chair With Ottoman, Urban Barn, $399.
Prettiest Porch on the Block
A petite budget-friendly loveseat and table makes a plucky addition to a smaller patio. The colourful accessories – the cheery rug and striped pillow – create a welcoming, decorated feel. Remember: treat your outdoor space with as much care as your interior rooms. Louella Three-Piece Rattan Sofa Seating Group With Cushions, Wayfair, $224.
When faced with a small terrace, versatility is key: this woven stool can be used as a seat or a place to throw a tray on top of to hold drinks. Made of durable acacia wood, the braided stool is much cooler than the basic variety. STACKHOLMEN, IKEA, $28.
Take Your Morning Coffee Outside
With its dainty hairpin legs and bucket seats, this group has us going gaga. So much attitude packed into such a small setup! Be sure to show off your green thumb – plants bring a finished feel to the outdoors. Conn Three-Piece Seating Group With Cushions, Wayfair, $440.
Pouf, There it Is
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.
Sway in Style
As night falls, won’t it be romantic easing into one of these chairs with a glass of wine? The elegant all-weather wicker is crafted on a strong steel frame and the cushions are washable. Best Choice Products Three-Piece Patio Wicker Bistro Furniture Set, Amazon, $286.
Party of One
Cozy up with a book on this cutie-patootie chair. The sputnik-like statement piece invites both drama and function to a smaller patio. Waterproof cushions mean you can lazily leave the chair outside. Montecito Lounge Chair With Cushion, Walmart, $401.
Get more out of your balcony with this groovy baby. Decorate it with plants, mood-enhancing string lights or use it to dry your clothes. Put them on a hanger and then suspend them from the rungs up top. Sit on the bench or add pillows to turn it into a nap zone. SVANÖ Arbor Bench, IKEA, $149.
Ditch the rectangular table for a pedestal, which makes more sense in a small space. We love the captivating swirly faux-marble design on this cement table that’s strictly for luxe lovers. TRIESTE Side Table, CB2, $499.
Pile on the Pillows
For the ultimate cozy nest, pillows are your friend. Don’t be shy – pile them on and bring in other cozy-making accessories while you’re at it, from mood lighting to pretty plants. All of which looks mighty fine with this powder-coated red sofa as the base piece. BRUSEN Outdoor Sofa, IKEA, $329.
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Small and Sassy
Who says you can’t have a sectional in snug quarters? Just find one that maximizes space, like this minimalist set. The dark finish pops against the vertical green wall. Five-Piece Rattan Print Sectional, Wayfair, $660.