Outdoor Living at Ikea: 10 Best Picks for Summer

I’m working on redesigning my patio for a lovely outdoor living space that is kid-friendly and financially prudent, so of course I had to check out Ikea. The trick to using Ikea furniture in your home is to keep it minimal and select the pieces carefully, to avoid looking like a page out of the catalog. Check out my 10 favorite picks from the Ikea 2011 outdoor collection after the jump…

10 Best Ikea Outdoor Products from the Summer 2011 Catalog

  • Nordano Table 1 of 10
    Nordano Table, $199. If you like the farmhouse table look this is a great low-cost option, and I love the way it expands for parties.
  • Ramso Umrella 2 of 10
    Ramso Umrella, $14.99. Big nautical stripes and under $20. Can't go wrong.
  • Styrso Nesting Tables 3 of 10
    Styrso Nesting Tables, $39.95 for the set of 3. Simple, sturdy, and the price is right.
  • Brommo Deck Chair 4 of 10
    Brommo Deck Chair, $59. An Ikea classic.
  • Lacko Shelving Unit 5 of 10
    Lacko Shelving Unit, $39.99. I see this as a potting bench, plant stand, or packed with baskets as toy storage.
  • Applaro Outdoor Serving Cart 6 of 10
    Applaro Outdoor Serving Cart, $89.99. Outdoor bar, need I say more?
  • Hallo Pad 7 of 10
    Hallo Pad, $14.99. Love these as floor cushions or seats for chairs you already have.
  • Hosto Hanging Planter 8 of 10
    Hosto Hanging Planter, $4.99. Love the industrial, yet charming look of these (and the price).
  • Solvinden Solar Powered Pendant Lamp 9 of 10
    Solvinden Solar Powered Pendant Lamp, $14.99. Love the pull chain!
  • Solvinden Solar Powered Post 10 of 10
    Solvinden Solar Powered Post, $7.99. S modern and perfect for lighting a walkway.


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