Psst! These are the indoor-outdoor furniture buys you *need* ahead of spring

Make the most of your outdoor space (and money)

A wicker seating set with a coffee table on a rug.
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There are some things that are absolutely worth splurging on, and then there are other home picks that aren't. Outdoor furniture is a key example of one of those things that’s smart to avoid overspending on — especially if you can only use them for a small part of the year.

Obvi, whether you’ve got a teeny tiny outdoor space or a slightly larger balcony or patio, naturally you want to make the most of it. I get it, completely. Over the years, I’ve had gardens of all shapes and sizes, and I’ve always tried to make the most of every space. I mean, why wouldn’t you? 

But, when it comes to amping up your outdoor space, one thing I’ve struggled to get past is overspending on outdoor furniture and accessories. It always seems like all the nice things are way over my budget. Sigh. Luckily, I’ve found a way to get around this tiny snag: by building a stash of ultra transitional buys that work both indoors and outdoors, allowing me to use them all year long — and not just in the warmer summer months. I can honestly say that it’s been a complete game-changer. 

So to help you make more of your outdoor space, however big or small, I’ve put together a guide to some of my favorite indoor-outdoor furniture buys that work overtime inside and out.

Beth Mahoney
Freelance journalist

Hi! I’m Beth Mahoney and I’m a former staff writer at Real Homes. I’ve been a journalist for the national press for the past six years, specializing in commerce and trends-related lifestyle articles, from product reviews and listicles to guides and features. With an eye for pretty things (think: quirky wall prints, scalloped edge furniture, and decadent-looking tableware) but a limited budget, I love nothing more than a bargain buy.