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Update the Outdoors: the Best Budget Patio Furniture Buys

If you are anything like me, your patio has been severely neglected during the past few months. Now that the weather is warming, having a usable patio space can feel like a second living room. Unfortunately, the patio on my condo is desperate for an update. 


My current step up is pretty sad. Two plastic Adirondack chairs from Kroger, some throw pillows that have been demoted from my living room, and plenty of dead plants. I knew I wanted new furniture, and probably only had space for two chairs and a little table. Determined to enjoy the great outdoors in style this year, I set out to find the best budget friendly outdoor furniture for my small space.

Option 1: Ikea 

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If there is one thing millennials love, it's Netflix. But if there are TWO things, IKEA definitely makes the list. This Brommö chair probably won't stand up to the elements forever, but definitely meets the budget and style criteria.  But can you really have a list of budget friendly furniture places without including Ikea?

Option 2: World Market

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World Market has long been my destination for cute and reasonably priced furniture. This wicker chair comes in a set of two and makes all of my mid-century modern dreams come true.

Option 3: Target


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I am so in love with Target. Their website and catalogue make me want to live a more well designed life. This patio set appealed to my desire to live in a trendy Target world. Also, two chairs and a table for $200? Yes. Rope chairs holding up to my friends plus a bottle of wine? Disaster.

Option 4: West Elm


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I might be dreaming by calling West Elm budget furniture, but they send me 20% off coupons almost daily, and I fully believe in splurge items. This colorful marble top table is definitely splurge-worthy.

Option 5: CB2


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Although the Atlanta storefront closed in December, CB2 still maintains a strong web presence and these silvery white chairs would look great on any tiny patio. I recently purchased my entire dining room set there with their new mover's discount, which is 10% off a total purchase within six months of a move.

Option 6: Lowe's


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The older I get, the more Saturday afternoons I spend wandering around Lowe's and the more impressed I am with the selection. This patio set would serve me well during the warm months, and is foldable for easy moving and storage.

Option 7: All Modern


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I am crazy about these black and white wicker chairs. These also come in a set of two, which seems to be a popular trend with outdoor seating, and works wonderfully with my plan to stay on budget.

Option 8: Wayfair


Wayfair has a large selection of outdoor items, but I am intrigued by this martini table. I've never owned a martini table but it sounds like something that would come in handy this summer.

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