15 Outdoor Storage Solutions That Aren't Ugly
We searched far and wide for practical and pretty outdoor storage options for your home, and here are our top 15 finds.
Sleek Storage Box
This sleek outdoor storage box looks like it's made of wood, but it's actually made from weather-resistant polystyrene that has the look of real wood. It's perfect for storing outdoor cushions, pool towels and other patio accessories. It's also mold- and fade-resistant, so it should last for years to come.
Outdoor Storage Bench
Here's an outdoor storage box that also does double duty as a bench. Crafted of sustainable eucalyptus, the box has a relaxed, coastal vibe with its white-and-blue color palette. The cushion ties to the seat so it won't blow away, and of course, it features weather-resistant outdoor fabric.
Buy It: Hayneedle, Sale $274.69
If you're lucky enough to have a pool, chances are you have a few rafts and floats. This handy caddy can help you wrangle all your pool toys in one spot while keeping them neat and tidy. Use the basket in the front for smaller pool toys, then store larger floats in the back divided sections.
Buy It: Overstock.com, $229.00
Refuse Storage Shed
Here's a great solution if you need a neat storage option for outdoor garbage and recycling bins. There are doors in the front of this refuse shed so you can easily pull out your bins on garbage day. During the week, simply open up the top so you can drop in your recycling or trash bags.
Buy It: Overstock.com, $417.49
An outdoor storage piece that's so pretty you might actually want to bring it inside? Yep! There are three generously-sized interior shelves in this guy, making it a great choice to store garden supplies, tools or kids' toys. It's made of acacia wood and rocks a modern slatted design.
Buy It: Hayneedle, $372.89
Coffee Table Stool
This round coffee table will do triple duty in your backyard this summer. It's a great coffee table when you need a spot for cocktails and offers ample storage, too. You can even use the table as additional seating when you're entertaining bigger groups or throwing pool parties.
Buy It: Macy's, Sale: $386.00
Copper Hose Pot
Ditch that messy hose pile outside your house with this lovely copper pot. You can store a hose that's up to 100 feet long in this outdoor container, keeping your space looking neat and tidy. It's made with steel and features a hammered copper finish.
Buy It: Hayneedle
Vertical Storage Shed
This cypress storage shed will help you whip your outdoor space into shape. It's tall enough to fit garden tools like rakes or outdoor sweepers and features three roomy shelves for additional storage. Think of it as a stylish outdoor locker.
Buy It: Overstock.com, $376.99
If you need an outdoor storage solution and additional seating, this brown wicker storage ottoman might be the perfect solution for your backyard or patio. Made of all-weather wicker, it has plenty of room for keeping your outdoor pillows, grilling tools or pool accessories out of the way and dry.
Buy It: Pier 1, $299.95
Wood Storage Bench
This slat-back bench is beautiful on its own, but when you add the storage element, you realize how amazing this piece actually is. Made from acacia wood, it's all-weather safe. You can easily fit a few outdoor pillows or pool toys out of the way by lifting the bench seat.
Buy It: Macy's, Sale: $350.00
Storage Side Table
This low-profile side table would make a handsome addition to your outdoor patio or pool area. There's a roomy storage drawer to keep citronella candles, linen napkins, serving pieces or even yard games.
Buy It: Macy's, $519.00
Rolling Cooler Cart
While this might not be a traditional storage piece, it's so stylish you won't mind leaving it front and center in your outdoor space. Use it as a cooler during parties or family get-togethers, then store away barware, outdoor place settings or serving pieces inside the cooler the rest of the time.
Buy It: CB2, $229.00 (Reg. $269.00)
Coffee Table Storage
We love those double-duty pieces, and here's another one that might work for your outdoor decor plan. Use this as a regular coffee table for snacks and drinks, then when you clear off all the cocktails and hors d'oeuvres you can open up the table and use it to store all your entertaining must-haves.
Buy It: Hayneedle, $79.00
If you need a great storage solution for your firewood, this heavy-duty rack is just what you need. With a cool hexagon shape and sturdy oxidized steel, this rustic rack will help you and your family stay warm on chilly nights around the outdoor firepit.
Buy It: Overstock.com, $139.00
Lidded Rattan Basket
If you need a chic storage option for smaller outdoor items, this is a great little basket. Stack a couple of these next to each other for a farmhouse or rustic feel. If you don't need frequent access to the items you store in there, you could double the basket as a side table or plant stand.
Buy It: Food 52