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Spring has sprung, flowers bloomed, weather is weatherin’, and I’m finna be outside. Like, sunsets are lasting longer than 5:00 p.m.; there’s no reason why I’m not enjoying the fresh air and sunshine. And if you’re like me—aka a girlie who likes chillin’ and relaxin’ outdoors on her patio with a marg in hand—then you know the No.1 way to start summer is to spice up your outdoor space. I’m talking about a colorful three-piece table set, some cutesy plants, and maybe a chic lounge chair or two. Time to turn that Pinterest feed into a real-life amazingly decorated patio, babes.
Now, I know furnishing your place isn’t cheap, even if it’s a space as pint-sized as your patio. Because decorating is expensive!! I said it! Like, I’m still cringing at the memory of my bank account after splurging on that beautiful but oh-so-expensive cloud couch. I didn’t even have enough cash to buy a tall matcha latte from Starbs, RIP 😭. But, from one broke financially-challenged Gen-Zer to another, I know where to find the best deals, sans couches bc they’re my decorative weak spot. You don’t need to search the dark web for an affordable patio set or a daybed because I delivered you this handy dandy list of the 10 best small-space outdoor furniture, coupled with affordable picks and colorful, lightweight pieces. And best of all, all of these 10 outdoor furniture sets are perf for compact spaces! There’s nothing worse than finding a dazzling table set only to discover it doesn’t inside your patio. Been there, done that.
Spring has sprung, flowers have bloomed, the weather is weatherin’, and I’m finna be outside. Like, sunsets are lasting longer than 5 p.m. now…there’s no reason why we all shouldn’t be out enjoying the fresh air and sunshine. If you’re like me—aka a girlie who likes chillin’ and relaxin’ outdoors on her patio with a marg in hand—then you know the number one way to start summer is by making sure your outdoor space is in check. I’m talking adding a colorful three-piece table set, some cutesy plants, and maybe a chic lounge chair or two. Time to turn that Pinterest feed into a real-life patio, babes!!!
Now, I know furniture never ends up being cheap, even if it’s for a space as pint-sized as your patio. Because decorating is expensive! There, I said it! Like, I’m still cringing at the memory of my bank account after splurging on that beautiful but oh-so-expensive cloud couch I bought back in the day. I didn’t even have enough cash to buy a tall matcha latte from Starbs for weeks after, RIP 😭. But, from one
broke financially challenged Gen-Zer to another, I know where to find the best deals for everything (the cloud couch was an exception, it was my weakness). And I’m here to tell you that you don’t need to search the dark web for an affordable patio set or daybed, because I made this handy dandy list of the 10 best small-space outdoor furniture sets just for you. That’s right, I found colorful, lightweight, adorable pieces that also happen to be affordable.
I promise these 10 pieces are perf for the smallest of outdoor spaces—yep, even that microwave-sized backyard your landlord swears is a patio, smh. Read on to find the best set for you and your little slice of nature.
Dunwich Round 2 Long Bistro Set
This outdoor set is very bistro-y, giving it that chic Parisian look but for a more intimate setting. It comes in a few vibrant colors, like ocean blue (seen here) and lime green, which will brighten up your patio even on the most dreary of days. And the best part? (As if the color and style weren’t already selling points.) The set is made of iron and perfected with a matte finish, so you’re not sacrificing taste for quality with this cutie.
Leah 3-Piece Acacia Wood Chair Set
Bistro chairs aren’t for everyone, which is why this lounge chair duo from Target is suitable for my friends who prefer to be a lil lower to the ground. It comes with two club chairs and a side table, all constructed with acacia wood (a durable material that’s equally moisture- and bug-resistant). So, come rain, hail, or sunshine, it’ll last.
3-Piece Outdoor Patio Furniture Set
The design of this set is simple and practical, made with water-resistant steel softened by padded seat cushions. The table is structured with tempered glass, making those pesky water rings easy to clean. A solid bang for your buck, I’d say.
2-Piece Outdoor Patio Chevron Wood Chair Set
My mid-century modern obsessives will love this chevron chair set from Amazon. Because they are made out of acacia wood, they’re extremely durable and will stay standing even in the worst of weather. Just don’t forget to add teak oil every two months for maintenance (yeah, you can adult like that!).
3-Piece Outdoor Aluminum Patio Bistro Set
More into metal? You’ll adore this cast aluminum set from Amazon. I promise you it’s not the boring ol’ metal sets you’re used to seeing in department stores. These cuties have a decorative floral design that’s somehow antiquated but also modern, giving it a bold, stylish look. Honestly, it’s giving chic spring grandma vibes, if ya ask me.
Gerling Outdoor Rocking Chair with Cushions (Set of 2)
IMHO, there’s nothing more comfortable than lounging in a rocking chair. Just imagine yourself in one of these bad boys, rocking slowly, feeling the sun warm your face with a cold glass of lemonade in hand. Sounds relaxing, right? Put it in your cart! Bonus: the set comes with two plushy throw pillows, which are hella comfy.
Mosaic Outdoor 3-Piece Bistro Set
Is that the Emily in Paris set or your backyard!? The world may never know with this French bistro-inspired set. It comes with foldable chairs and a small, round table, all made with durable ceramic tiles. I mean, can you imagine how gorgeous the scenery will be when the light reflects off the mosaic? 😍
Manon Square 2-Person Outdoor Dining Set
You can’t get much more durable than this water-, weather-, and UV-resistant furniture set. Thanks to its resin material, these pieces can survive anything—like, literally, anything. All moisture will dry in less than ten minutes thanks to the chair’s perforated bucket seat. Can you say easy to clean?
Asherton Patio Bar Stool (Set of 2)
I love this barstool set, and I don’t even own a bar, lol. The bucket-style chairs have a perforated diamond design (um, cute!), so all water flows straight through—no pooling, ever. And the material is weather-, water-, UV-, and rust-resistant, so rain or snow won’t cause a lick of damage. There are also a variety of colors to choose from, ranging from a tropical green to a gorgeous taupe.
Leen Round 2-Person Long Bistro Set
Living in NYC has taught me that space is precious. And one way to save space is with folding chairs. This Wayfair set comes with small foldable seats and a mini table that you can easily set up right in your backyard. Then, when summer is over and the weather has lowered to the mid-50s, you can fold ’em up and place everything right back in your storage closet—no hassle necessary.
How we chose the best small space outdoor furniture
As you probably know, Cosmo‘s lifestyle team spends all day, every day scouring the internet, testing products, and reading reviews so we can bring you the type of high-quality content we’d want for ourselves (and our standards are preeeetty darn high, TBH).
It’s also really important to us that each of our shopping articles adheres to the 15 Percent Pledge, and we try to make sure the products we feature are good for both you and our planet. If we wouldn’t buy something for ourselves, we sure as heck won’t recommend it to you—and we’re always gonna keep it really, really real. Pinky swear.
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