After weathering the pandemic in a dark, patio-less, one-bedroom apartment, I knew I needed to upgrade to a home with some kind of outdoor space. A year later, I’m proud to say I am now living in a one-bedroom apartment with outdoor space — a whopping 168 square feet of outdoor space, to be precise.
I had high hopes for my sunny-but-tiny balcony. I’d work out there; I’d read out there; I’d eat out there; I’d grow a pickle-seasoning herb garden to pickle my own vegetables out there. But nine months into living in my new digs, I’ll confess I’ve only gone out on my patio a handful of times — and 70% of those times have been to check the weather.
I quickly realized having an outdoor space is only half the battle — once you have a patio, backyard or balcony, you need to make it comfortable and inviting. This means hunting down some quality patio furniture and thoughtful décor — my two rickety folding chairs just weren’t going to cut it.
Are you, like me, the proud owner of a small-but-mighty outdoor space? With spring fast approaching, now is the time to transform your patio, balcony or yard into the luxurious, sun-soaked paradise of your dreams. To help you out, here are a few excellent patio furniture for small spaces picks, carefully chosen and approved by our tiny patio-owning editors:
Best Small Space Patio Furniture
— Editors’ Pick —
The Pioneer Woman Goldie 3-Piece Cast Aluminum Garden Bistro Set
This gorgeous garden bistro set from The Pioneer Woman collection at Walmart is here to help you welcome the warmth of spring. Who doesn’t want a picturesque scene while sipping some coffee or enjoying much needed sunshine? The chairs have ergonomic backrests to keep you comfy during an outdoor chat, and all pieces are lightweight so you can easily relocate to a patch of shade. Let the teal table and chairs transform your patio into your new favorite spot. Right now, Walmart is offering new customers 10% cash back for online purchases when you shop with RetailMeNot.
Price: $198.00 at Walmart.com
Barton Luxury Wicker Hanging Chair
A statement piece — like this oversized egg chair swing — creates a focal point for your space, making it feel larger. Our pick is a [relatively] affordable option, and comes with a sturdy, easy-to-assemble stand, plus a thick, fluffy seat cushion.
Price: $219.95 at Amazon
Best Choice Products Double Hammock with Stand Set
Hanging a hammock creates an instant tropical vacation vibe, right outside your door. This two-person double hammock is particularly handy because it’s easy to fold and store if you need more space for visitors. It even comes with a carrying pack so you can take it on camping trips and other travels.
Price: $69.99 and up at Amazon
Artificial Ivy Leaf Plants Vine with String Light
These ivy leaf string lights work on a couple of levels: Firstly, adding leafy greens — even faux-leafy greens like this — makes a space feel larger. Secondly, hanging lights can add warm, cozy, elegant ambience to the space.
Price: $15.65 at Amazon
Metal Mesh Small Space Set
Give your patio or balcony the feel of a second living room with this three-piece Target patio furniture set. The two chairs and a table are all made out of white metal frames, a minimalist style that looks chic with the pillows on top.
Price: $325.00 at Target
Outdoor Earthenware Ribbed Planter
Suited for indoor and outdoor use, this handmade earthenware planter will pair nicely with your Target patio furniture set. Adding plants is a great way to elevate your ordinary patio into a lush, tropical garden.
Price: $45.00 at Target
Better Homes & Gardens Natural Small Solar Woven Pendant
It’s hard to go wrong with Walmart patio furniture, but we also love their accents. Hanging a pendant lamp — like this one from Better Homes & Gardens — gives instant personality to a patio or balcony. Our pick includes a remote with four brightness and timer options, and even comes with a clip-on solar panel clamp.
Price: $57.00 at Walmart
Majestic Home Goods Ottoman Pouf
Next time you cozy up in your egg chair, give your feet a break by resting them on this outdoor pouf. It’s made from a treated polyester that resists UV rays, water and stains.
Price: $82.84 at Walmart
Round Rattan Wicker High Top Table Ice Cooler Table
Home Depot patio furniture selection wins points for being diverse. One of our favorite examples of one of their more creative, safe-saving pieces is this dual table-ice cooler. Why waste space on a cooler when you can have one hidden under your accent table?
$171.00 at Home Depot
Aloha Floral Modern Area Rug
Rolling out an outdoor rug can instantly add texture and warmth to the space. This colorful Aloha rug is made from weather-resistant polypropylene, and its cheery hues will give your space a serious pop of color. It’s available in both rectangular and circle shapes in a few different sizes, so you can pick one that best works for your patio, balcony or yard.
Price: $47.40 and up at Home Depot
allen + roth Portable Tabletop Steel Propane Gas Fire Pit
If you’ve ever dreamed of having a fire pit, but figured your backyard was too small — Lowe’s patio furniture designers have the solution! This portable tabletop fire pit is only 28 inches long, and super lightweight. Note that this one — since it’s got flames — is best used for an open backyard (as opposed to a covered patio).
Price: $159 at Lowe’s
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