Hi friends! I don't need a calendar to know it's that time of year again. All I have to do is check my blog stats and see that a large surge of hits are coming through the outdoor dining posts published from the past two years, (here and here)! I had the same surge of hits at this time last year from the outdoor dining post I'd done the year prior. This only means one thing: Spring is coming and it'll soon be time to take our entertaining outdoors!
The past two years I've compiled a list of favorite pieces that caught my eye from the new Spring collection at IKEA. Matt and I had wonderful luck finding exactly what we wanted there a few years ago after our brand new deck was ready for furniture. Typically, their Outdoor line is colorful, affordable, and fun -which was exactly what we were looking for when we decked out our deck! This year it seems to be lacking a tiny bit in personality. There is definitely not as much color as in the past few years. So this year I'm going to expand a bit to include World Market. I love what they have to offer, although they are pricier. So I've combed through what both stores have to offer and come up with my own list of favorites based on affordability and personality!
Kicking things off is this colorful table from World Market. The metal base is such a cool punch of color, (and also comes in red)!
World Market Blue Beer Garden Dining Table
A fresh and affordable pairing with this colorful table, (which I would consider a bit of a splurge), is the IKEA FEJAN Folding chair in white. Easy to wipe, easy to store.
IKEA FEJAN Folding Chair
These two together with World Market's Orange Glass Wasp Catcher
Next up is this rustic wood table from World Market. Love the proportions of this and the slats on the top!
World Market Catalina Dining Table
And back for the third year in a row is my favorite outdoor dining chair, the IKEA ROXO chair, (we have four in yellow around our grey FALSTER table, also by IKEA)
IKEA ROXO Chair
Aren't they great together?! (Tin planter from IKEA)
For a more industrial, modern look I love this ENHOLMEN table from IKEA. And the price is not too shabby, either!
IKEA ENHOLMEN Table
For such a simple table I paired a slightly more interesting chair from World Market. Also comes in blue, black, yellow, red and green!
World Market Koi Orange Cadiz Metal Chair
$119.98 for set of two
What a fun contrast between table and chairs! Tin planters from IKEA.
Trying to fill a smaller space? No problem! You can still squeeze style into a smaller outdoor space. This end table from World Market is clean and simple and won't make a large footprint.
World Market White Durresi Metal Side Table
Now here's a chair for the long haul. I have a feeling once you park your caboose in this cutie you're not gonna be getting up anytime soon.
IKEA PS 2012 Easy Chair - Yellow, (also comes in white)
I could spend a long evening out with this set. Green glass jars from World Market.
Another space saver, this stool from World Market would make a fun little table for a small area.
World Market Yellow Lailani Stool
This funny IKEA chair really just made me laugh. But I like it! It looks comfy!
IKEA PS VAGO Easy Chair - blue, (also comes in white)
Morning coffee would taste even better with this set, (or your evening drink, whatever it may be)! Paper lanterns from IKEA.
And lastly, for our loungers. This is an IKEA hack idea for anyone interested in a little DIY fun! IKEA hacks are basically transforming IKEA pieces into something a little different by use of paint, and/or minor reconstruction. Start with this cozy, cocooning sofa...
IKEA ENHOLMEN Sofa Combination
...and spray paint it with your color of choice by Rustoleum exterior spray paint! Finish it with a bunch of outdoor pillows, (this handful is from World Market), and you've got yourself a uniquely boho outdoor lounge! I would totally throw a bright sofa in my outdoor area. Actually, I'm really digging this idea...Somebody, please do it!!!
Here is what we put together for our own deck two years ago from IKEA. 4 yellow ROXO chairs, 2 FALSTER armchairs, and a FALSTER table. We've loved how they've held up, how the yellow pops against the gray, and that it's a set we mixed together ourselves. Those are the best kinds in my opinion.
There you have it! Love anything you saw? Despise them all? What kind of look do you like to see in an outdoor space?
Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!
This post was originally published on Chelsea's Garage, now affectionately known as StyleMutt.