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.

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April 26, 2021

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.

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Add a splash of color to your poolside lounge with these vibrant laser-cut side tables. The barrel shape makes them ideal for nestling in between a pair of chairs, and they're lightweight enough to move around wherever you need them.


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.

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Keep your essentials in arm's reach (without cluttering your apartment-sized patio or balcony) by opting for this pretty little side table. A subtle chevron pattern adds interest to the top, while tapered legs provide stability.

Urban Outfitters

Love Justina Blakeney's style? Grab one of these tiled garden stools to transform your plant-covered patio into a true Jungalow. Funky, terracotta patterns ensure that each has personality to spare while feeling distinctly "earthy."


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.

West Elm

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.

Crate & Barrel

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.

Pottery Barn

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.

Pottery Barn

Flaunt your love of all-things-boho with this beaded side table. Thick bands, dots and grooves add interest to the earthenware and give you extra texture to play with. Meanwhile, a hand-glazed finish ensures that the final look is nice and soft.


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.

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