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Oct 18

IKEA Outdoor Furniture You Can (And Should) Use Inside

There’s nothing wrong with using outdoor furniture indoors. In many ways, it’s actually a smart move. Pieces created with outside use in mind are typically built to withstand things like wind, moisture and extreme temperatures. So if you have kids or pets, these items should be better suited to hold up to wear-and-tear. Some outdoor items have gotten a bad rap in the past for being not so stylish or crafted from less-than-cozy materials, which made them unfit for inside the home. But I’d say the market has come a long way in the last couple of years. Designs are chicer, and fabrics and fibers are more comfortable than ever.

Most outdoor furniture and furnishings collections drop early spring (unless you live in a year-round warm climate), so you’re not going to find a ton of inventory in stores now. But never fear: IKEA to the rescue! Everyone’s fave Swedish furniture emporium always stocks outdoor specific items that can be utilized indoors. To that point, here are 10, available-now pieces that get their decor jobs done well—and look good doing them—whether indoors or out.

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Apr 18

Best Outdoor Furniture for Small Patios and Balconies — The Guide 2018

If you also feel like this winter has lasted for 14 months, fear not — it finally seems that warmer weather iscoming our way. With the shift into spring and summer comes the urge to do nearly anything outdoors: eating, entertaining, relaxing, you name it. If you’re lucky enough to have some outdoor living space, whether it be a balcony or a yard, it’s time to start thinking about furnishing it to maximize outside time — even if your space isn’t exactly roomy. To get you started we’ve rounded up our favorite outdoor furniture for small spaces, so you can make the most of what you have and take the fun times outside.

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