Is your outdoor space underutilized? Maybe it feels like your balcony is just too small to squeeze in a sofa or there’s not enough privacy on your patio to ward off wandering eyes. Whatever the reason may be, you shouldn’t let another summer go by without revamping your outdoor space. IKEA offers a wide selection of space-saving (and affordable) outdoor furniture and accessories, making it easy to outfit your space for less. Shop our 10-piece edit of the best IKEA products for small outdoor spaces — everything is priced under $300!
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1. SATSUMAS plant stand with 5 plant pots, $39.99
Railing planters are strictly off-limits in many condo and apartment buildings. Work around the rules by choosing a ladder-style plant stand to lean up against a wall. It hardly takes up any floor space and features five movable flowerpots.
2. KROKHOLMEN outdoor coffee table, $34.99
Measuring just over two feet in diameter, this powder-coated steel coffee table is the perfect fit for small outdoor spaces. The mesh metal tabletop allows water to pass right through, which means less mess after a summer rainstorm.
3. KLÖVEN sideboard with ice bucket, $299.00
We all wish we had enough space for a fully-equipped outdoor kitchen — a barbecue, wine fridge, maybe even a pizza oven. But condo and apartment dwellers don’t have to give up their outdoor entertaining dreams altogether. This handy sideboard with a built-in ice bucket offers plenty of counter space for mixing drinks or serving hors d’oeuvres.
4. HAVSTEN indoor/outdoor armchair, $290.00
When you’re really limited on outdoor space, sometimes all you need is a single comfy chair. By IKEA standards, this piece is a bit of a splurge, but it’s suitable for indoor or outdoor use. With an extra deep seat, plush cushions and stretchy mesh fabric, you won’t be able to pry yourself away from its cozy embrace.
5. ASKHOLMEN outdoor table for wall, $24.99
This might be a controversial opinion, but I think bistro tables are ugly. I understand and appreciate their function, but I don’t want a tiny, two-person table to be the focal point of my small outdoor space. This folding, space-saving table can be tucked away when not in use and is made from durable acacia.
6. PRÄSTHOLM outdoor bench with backrest, $149.00
If you’ve ever lived in a condo building, you’re probably familiar with the long and narrow balcony design. An outdoor bench maximizes seating without sacrificing a lot of floor space. Load up this clean-lined bench with outdoor throw pillows and seat cushions to make it extra comfy.
7. MULLBACKA outdoor floor lamp, $99.00
Give your outdoor space a homey, indoor vibe by incorporating a moisture and water-resistant floor lamp. Hanging pendant and string lights outdoors can be a complicated mess of hardwiring and clear Command hooks, but the only thing you’ll need to set up this LED lamp is an outlet.
8. FEJKA indoor/outdoor artificial plant, $4.99
If the growing conditions on your patio or balcony are less than ideal, faux is the way go. These artificial plant panels are super easy to connect thanks to a simple click-solution. Use them to create a (non-living) green wall or add privacy to your outdoor space.
9. DYNING balcony privacy screen, $24.99
Got nosy neighbors? Keep prying eyes away from your outdoor space using these clean and modern privacy screens. They help to shield from the sun and wind, creating a more temperate environment on your balcony or patio.
10. RUNNEN outdoor decking, $2.87 per square foot
This interlocking outdoor decking is classic IKEA, but there’s a reason it’s stuck around for so long. Cover up cold, bumpy concrete with these warm wood tiles to instantly upgrade your space. Your bare feet will thank you!