Outdoor accent furniture

If you’re like many others during the summer months, you love to turn your deck, patio or backyard into a spot for both entertaining guests and relaxing once it gets warm outside. From poolside fun to backyard barbecues, you’ve done a lot of work to make your outdoor space as comfortable and inviting as your indoor ensemble. Once you’ve chosen some lounge and dining furniture and equipment such as umbrellas for your patio or backyard, it is time to focus on the details and accents that truly make for a great outdoor entertainment and relaxation spot. Outdoor accent furniture is a useful way to enliven your patio’s decor, while offering yourself and guests ample space to put down drinks and plates, have a small storage area or even a traveling bar. Look to Pottery Barn for all of your outdoor accent furniture needs, from side tables to console and bar tables.


A complement to your outdoor dining furniture, side and accent tables allow you a spot to place necessary items, such as sunglasses, as well as offering extra and ample space for drinks, flatware and plates for outdoor entertaining. Some side accent tables also offer storage underneath, allowing you to stash your sunblock, insect repellent and other outdoor necessities at a moment’s notice. Similarly to your dining furniture and lounge furniture, you’ll want to opt for a side accent table that is resistant to the elements while also blending in naturally with your outdoor decor. Stone and ceramic are great choices for stationary tables. Place them in corners around your deck or patio, enlivening your outdoor decor while adding convenient usefulness. Wicker is also a terrific choice when contemplating outdoor furniture. Neutrally colored and resistant to the elements, you can naturally blend wicker in with your existing outdoor furniture, or begin furnishing your backyard or patio with a complete set. Metal, teak and wood are also popular choices for side table construction. If you need a little bit of storage underneath for pool towels or other items, many of the available side tables include this option, as well as a spot to place a patio umbrella.


Add the perfect focal point to your outdoor lounge furniture with an all-weather coffee table. Similar to a side table, a coffee table is a little more expansive, with more room for guests to place drinks or cups during a barbecue or party. It’s also a great addition to help you relax during the dog days of summer, offering a spot for your sunblock, a cup of coffee and the morning paper. Wicker, teak and metal remain good choices when shopping for an outdoor coffee table. For a bit of shabby chic charm, you also have the ability to choose FSC-certified reclaimed wood, adding an environmentally-friendly piece to your outdoor ensemble. If you need an outdoor side accent table or a coffee table to be portable, wicker is a smart choice. Lightweight and easy to carry, this type of construction allows you to take your table from the backyard to the patio or from the deck to the pool.


For entertaining and convenience during the spring and summer, opt for an outdoor console table. These types of tables are terrific for setting up an outdoor bar. Many feature two distinct shelves, offering you a wealth of outdoor storage, while some feature a cabinet in which you can store some needed outdoor items. Also perfect for entertaining, these tables easily make a suitable buffet spot for picnics and outdoor barbecues. Choose a natural wood look or a finish in white or black to complement your existing outdoor collection.