The Want List: Petite Patio Tables for Any Sized Terrace

No matter the season, these stylish sets let you maximize your outdoor space whenever the weather isn’t frightful.

Cowan Chat Set by Christopher Knight Home

This durable, low-riding trio is perfectly proportioned for posterior comfort and a comfortable fit on most mid-sized balconies or terraces, bringing all those Palm Springs poolside vibes with it. While it’s seemingly always out of stock in most hues (even from, the currently-available Coral will just tickle you pink. Oh, and don’t tell anyone where you got it; they’ll never guess the Home Depot.

$223.26 at Home Depot

Roberta Rocker Set by Novogratz

Interior design power couple Cortney and Robert Novogratz have pulled off a ton of #instagood patio collections over the years, but this one truly rocks. The kinetically charged Roberta lounge set is offered in white, charcoal, or yellow powder coat and comes with two slatted metal rocking chairs and a wiry djembe drum-shaped side table. The latter is just big enough to balance a pizza box, so go can go meta by Seamlessing in some Roberta’s on your Roberta.

$489 at Target


You’ve seen them in pandemic-era streeteries, at third wave coffee before that, and if you were lucky enough to have an outdoor space apartment in college, you probably had one. TÄRNÖ’s been around forever—and truth be told, it’s a choice you simply can’t go wrong with. Unlike IKEA’s fiberboard mainstays, these trusty foldables boast real acacia hardwood, joined by powder-coated black steel hardware that seems virtually indestructible. You can’t go wrong with the price, and with a bountiful cushion selection, there’s every way to make it yours.

$49 at IKEA

Escalera Patio Dining Set by ALLMODERN

Perhaps you long to dine at a waterfront taverna in Corsica—or the next best thing, Duryea’s Lobster Deck. Either way, this well-sized set has just the right proportions for an inspired and comfortable urban terrace feast. The round, folding table is crafted from solid teak, while the stackable resin chairs are perforated to let your back breathe easy through even the stickiest summer evenings. If you’re not shaded by the balcony above, there’s even an umbrella hole.


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