The Best Outdoor Side Tables and Garden Stools Under $300
Upgrade your favorite space for summer with these stylish (and surprisingly affordable!) side tables and garden stools.
Having a place to put your beverages, books, sunglasses and more matters a lot when you're sitting outside. (Because you can't get too comfortable if you're knocking over tall glasses of iced tea or losing track of your accessories, right?)
So, to ensure that you have a stress-free, spill-free summer, I'm sharing 10 of my favorite garden stools and side tables. They're pretty, practical and most can double as a desk — just in case you need to relocate your office when it's nice out. Best of all? They're all under $300.
Help yourself to a little Happy Hour on the back porch, courtesy of this hip, midcentury side table. The casually cool design features an acacia wood top with imperfect edges (to prevent the table from feeling too precious), along with sturdy hairpin legs.
Park this floral-etched stool on your terrace for a touch of whimsy and romance. The light blue (or pink or green) glaze and white petals are easily reminiscent of Van Gogh's "Almond Blossoms" and promise to lend extra beauty to your outdoor setting. Meanwhile, the flat top is the perfect perch for art books and beverages.
If you're planning to work outside at all this summer, then you need a C-shaped side table. This one pulls right up to your sectional or patio chair and provides a moisture-resistant surface for your laptop. And, with its clean lines and light gray wash, it's the perfect choice for a transitional or contemporary outdoor space.
Turn heads on your contemporary patio with this fresh-cut emerald side table. Convex facets and a glaze finish work together to catch the sun's rays and give your stool a radiant presence throughout the day. What's more, the stool's slender silhouette ensures that it fits anywhere and is easy to move around.
Consider this white stool a must for your coastal or nautical-style patio. Faux-rope detailing stretches across the base like fishing nets cast out to sea, while a gently distressed finish makes the unit look weathered by the elements. It's simple yet sophisticated and will definitely speak to your current decor.
Give guests one more thing to admire about your modern deck with this sculptural side table. The chic cylinder base is crafted from terrazzo and contains flecks of real marble, quartz and granite for that speckled finish. A generous top completes the design and makes room for cocktails, citronella candles and cute planters.