22 Outdoor Storage Pieces That'll Add Style and Function on a Budget

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<p>The Spruce / Photo Illustration by Amy Sheehan / Pottery Barn</p>

The Spruce / Photo Illustration by Amy Sheehan / Pottery Barn

Summer is here, and so are your lawn games, pool toys, cushions, gardening tools, and all the other items necessary for outdoor living. To keep your backyard space in tip-top shape, smart storage is key. That’s why we narrowed down the 22 best outdoor storage pieces for you, from side tables to deck boxes, bar carts to coffee tables, and many more designs of all shapes and sizes. 

Scroll on to find the best fit for you. Now you’ll always know where the pool noodles are.

KTHLBRH Outdoor Storage Storage Box with Trellis

Buy at Amazon.com

Part deck box, part pretty plant display—what more could you want from outdoor storage? Made entirely of solid acacia wood, this backyard beauty can show off your potted plants and flowers, allowing any climbing plants to grow wild on the trellis. The included four shelves can be adjusted to whatever height you need, too.

like-it Stacking Storage Containers

Buy at Prf.hn

What can’t these stacking storage containers do? Made for both indoor and outdoor use, each of the three available sizes (and four colors) comes with a tight-fitting lid that ensures that they’re waterproof. Keep camping supplies, gardening tools, or even s’mores ingredients in these, then use them as additional seating, since they can hold up to 220 pounds.

Hearth & Hand with Magnolia Woven Garden & Patio Storage Box

Buy at Goto.target.com

At a glance, this storage box's classic woven design makes it look like a go-with-everything solution for your patio. Take a second look and you realize it’s even better: the lid can be flipped and used as a base to serve lemonade, mojitos, or whatever else you’re sipping on this summer.

IKEA Kolbjörn Cabinet

Buy at Ikea.com

Leave it to IKEA to design a utilitarian storage piece that can be used both indoors and outdoors. Made of powder-coated galvanized steel, this rust-proof cabinet (which would be perfect for your gardening tools or outdoor serving materials) is durable and a breeze to wipe down, with doors that are kept closed by a magnetic lock. For a blends-right-in option, choose the beige color, or for a pop of color, opt for the red hue.

Pottery Barn Indio FSC Eucalyptus Storage Bench

Buy at Pottery-barn.o3ae.net

Even if your home couldn’t be further from the ocean, evoke a coastal beach house feel with this Pottery Barn storage bench. Its clean lines are crafted from sustainable eucalyptus wood that gives off a relaxed yet elevated look. It makes for a sophisticated solution for all of your summer storage needs.

West Elm Sunbrella Indoor/Outdoor Baskets

Buy at Westelm.e54b.net

Since these indoor and outdoor-worthy baskets are made from Sunbrella fiber, you know they can stand up to the scorching sun without fading. These baskets are available in 11 colors and five sizes, from small and squat to large and tall, so you can mix and match to your organizing heart’s desire. They don’t come with lids though, so it’s probably best to leave these on a covered porch or at least move them when the rain clouds roll them.

Tangkula Outdoor Acacia Wood Serving Cart

Buy at Amazon.com

Buy at Tangkula.com

It’s always 5:00 PM in the summertime. Upgrade your outdoor bar set up with this kitchen trolly, made of weatherproof acacia wood. Call all your friends—happy hour is at your house this summer.

Ivy Bronx Tommen Cement Outdoor Side and End Table with Storage

Buy at Anrdoezrs.net

Prepare for “oohs” and “ahhs” when you open the lid to this outdoor side table. Chances are your guests won’t know that it doubles as storage until you pop the removable faux wood lid off, since the multi-functional piece can also act as a garden stool or a place to set your drink when lounging on a patio chair.

Sand & Stable Acacia Solid Wood Deck Box

Buy at Anrdoezrs.net

Meet the outdoor storage bench that dreams are made of. Made from weather and UV-resistant solid acacia wood, it’s suitable for both sunny and rainy days. Keep your pool toys, spare cushions, or any other summer essentials in here. You might be able to fit all of the above—it’s that spacious inside.

Sand & Stable Acacia Solid Wood Cabinet Deck Box with Lock

Buy at Anrdoezrs.net

To take advantage of vertical space, opt for this tall storage cabinet. It’s water, UV, and rust-resistant, with three removable and adjustable shelves inside. This one also comes with a lock, so you can rest easy about putting pricey items in here.

IKEA Nämmarö Storage Box

Buy at Ikea.com

Need a sleek spot to store your extra outdoor cushions? Look no further. This IKEA option would be a sophisticated addition to any balcony or patio since it’s weather-proof and pretty. Bonus: it doubles as additional seating.

Red Barrel Studio 2 Seat Wood Bench

Buy at Anrdoezrs.net

Imagine this: you and a loved one, watching the summer sunset, sitting on this romantic seat for two. It’s not only that, of course. It’s also a spacious storage bench, where you can keep all your outdoor supplies. The slatted design is particularly smart; it allows the breeze to keep you cool and comfortable.

Serta Laguna Outdoor Storage Chaise Lounge

Buy at Anrdoezrs.net

Lay back and relax, knowing you made a smart choice investing in this chaise lounge with storage. Store your summer essentials under the seat, then adjust the backrest to whichever of the three positions feels most comfortable to you. The four-inch cushions provide plenty of support as you snooze under the sun.

Outsunny Three-Piece Patio Wicker Furniture Set with Storage

Buy at Amazon.com

To go all out for your backyard space, consider investing in this three-piece outdoor sofa set. In addition to a chaise lounge chair and a two-person loveseat, it also features a coffee table and secret storage. Use them together in an L-shape or separate the pieces; either way, you’ll feel the comforts of your living room outside.

Giantex Outdoor Wood Workstation Table

Buy at Amazon.com

Green thumbs, this one is for you. This gardener’s potting bench provides an organized and elegant space to plant flowers, vegetables, and herbs. The hooks help keep your tools all in one handy spot, and the spacious shelves can store all your extra terracotta pots.

Latitude Run Oliveira Wicker Deck Box

Buy at Anrdoezrs.net

If you’re in need of serious storage, check out this water-resistant wicker deck box. All of your pool toys or chair cushions will be perfectly contained under the easy-to-open lid. Keep in mind that assembly is required for this one.

Keeparlus Copper Finish Outdoor Side Table

Buy at Amazon.com

No need to look at unsightly outdoor toys when they’re not in use. Instead, stuff them into this storage side table, made with iron and a hammered antique copper finish, and top with the matching lid. Once the sun sets on summer, you can enjoy this one inside as a standout side table in your living room.

YITAHOME Outdoor Side Table with Storage

Buy at Amazon.com

For an understated outdoor storage option, consider adding this compact side table to your Amazon cart. It’s ideal for small spaces, like a balcony, but since it’s so multifunctional there’s really no wrong place to put it. This one piece can act as a side table, storage container, and an extra spot to sit.

Kinying Resin Storage Cabinet

Buy at Amazon.com

Never will your garden tools look quite as beautiful as they do when stored in this highly stylish and highly practical storage cabinet. It’s waterproof, so you never have to worry about it rusting, and the adjustable shelf allows you to get the perfect fit for your storage needs.

YITAHOME Large Outdoor Storage Deck Box

Buy at Amazon.com

What’s black and white and keeps your outdoor gear from being all over? This extra-large deck box with its 230-gallon capacity. It has a lock for ease of mind for security and a soft close mechanism for ease of mind of little ones’ fingers. Just be sure to have another set of hands to assemble it, as it does require two people.

Rattaner Outdoor Storage Coffee Table

Buy at Amazon.com

With this weatherproof wicker table, two outdoor living must-haves—a coffee table and storage—are wrapped up into one piece of furniture. It’s a simple design, one that would likely blend in with your existing furniture, making this a no-brainer purchase.

Keter Side Table with Beverage Cooler

Buy at Amazon.com

How genius is this? Keep this colorful side table within reach as a handy place to set your drink or book. Then, when guests are over, you can put the internal insulated cooler to use, keeping all of your beverages ice cold. Its pop-up bar top allows for a place to keep snacks and glassware, while the built-in drainage plug makes cleaning up a breeze too.

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