Our Affordable Backyard Furniture Design

I spent more time than I’d like to admit on our affordable backyard furniture design.  We planned to furnish our deck this year, however, with staying home more than we expected, it quickly became a top priority.

affordable backyard furniture

First, outdoor furniture is expensive!!  Finding affordable backyard furniture is harder than you think.  It appears to either be ugly (sorry, but true) or terrible quality.  I hunted for hours and hours on Target, Walmart, World Market, Joss & Main, and Wayfair for hours and hours.  I loved Danielle Moss’ list, but many of the items didn’t fit our size requirements or were out of our budget range.

My searching criteria

We have a pretty large deck – 16′ x 16′ – so I knew we could order quite a bit of furniture.  I plan to use the space to work outside (a perk of owning your own business!), play with Emmie, entertain (in a non-social distancing world), and, of course, hang with Matt for cocktail hour!

Also, I didn’t want anything too nice so it’s kid-friendly and dog-friendly.  My hope is that this furniture lasts 3 years and then we can consider upgrading some pieces.

Table material:

Searching for the table honestly took HOURS.  Aluminum vs. wood vs. steel.  So aluminum is the most expensive and was quickly knocked out of the consideration set.  While steel looks pretty, it gets super hot and our backyard gets tons of sun.  I was concerned Emmie could get hurt touching a hot table.  So, the search was on for a wood table.  I’m obsessed with this one from CB2, but the reviews are terrible.  Ultimately, I opted for a brown wood table to contrast with our white deck.

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Meet Jen

I’ve always had a love affair with creation. Since I was a child, I handmade my gifts or combined toys to design something new. Fast forward twenty years, and I’m still making my gifts every holiday and designing new ways to do things.


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