It’s getting warmer, and you’re lucky enough to have outdoor space. Congratulations! No matter if it’s a patch of grass behind your apartment or a tiny rooftop “terrace,” people are going to come over and chill (or grill) on it. So to help you trick it out with a few nice touches, we’ve reached out to some experts in the furniture and design fields to help us pick the best pieces to maximize your outdoor space.
Best outdoor chairs
Novogratz Outdoor Bistro Collection
“This petite outdoor dining set from Novogratz is a perfectly functional space-saving set. The colors are a dream — especially love the retro yellow.” — Kroesser + Strat, Homepolish design team
SOL 72 Outdoor Valery Folding Patio Dining Chair
A classic wood folding chair not only saves space — it gives any living area a timeless outdoorsy vibe. This one is from our best stacking and folding chairs roundup.
West Elm Huron Small Lounge Chair
“When furnishing a limited outdoor space, it’s important to keep in mind the size of the furniture. Obviously, an Adirondack chair isn’t going to work. I like the Huron small lounge chair from West Elm. The interwoven colors on the backrest are clean and refreshing — a lighter take on the colors outdoor seating is generally available in. And depending on how small your space is, the chair’s neutral palette allows you to add fun pops of color with planters or pots (like West Elm’s Sketchbook planters).” —Ajay Chopra, founding principal, Echo Design + Architecture