By Elly Leavitt and Rachel Besser

Published on March 25, 2018

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Even the best weatherproof outdoor furniture isn’t exempt from the elements, so it’s understandable if you don’t want to spend a lot of money on items that you know will show some wear and tear. The best place for outdoor starter sets? IKEA, of course. Whether you’re in the market for a table and chairs or plant holders and chic watering pots, the Swedish retailer has a huge selection of outdoor furniture and decor. These items are a good starting point, especially if your patch of nature is confined to a tiny city balcony.

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Väddö Table + Chairs, $99

Prime for tiny balconies, this table and chair set folds flat for easy storage. And while the material may look like more expensive wood, it’s actually plastic; meaning that a quick wipe with a damp cloth is all that’s needed to keep this set looking brand new.

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Mammut Children’s Table, $39

Need an outdoor kids table? Might as well make it chic. Add a bright pop of color to your space with this cobalt blue option. It works well as an indoor table, too, for when the weather prohibits outdoor tea parties.

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Satsumas Plant Stand, $39.99

This ladder can serve as a place for your plants, or a vehicle on which to display a string of lights. Either way, it’s a perfect outdoor tool to dress up a balcony, patio, or even fire escape.

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PS 2014 Plant Stand, $19.99

Need something a bit more multifunctional? This sleek, minimalist plant stand works well both outdoors and indoors. Use as a makeshift side table if you don’t actually need a home for your greenery.

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PS 2017 Side Table, $24.99

Use this as a stool when you have extra guests who want to dine al fresco, or as a side table that can even be used as a bar station in a pinch.

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Bittergurka Plant Pot, $9.99

Line the ledges of your balcony with these clean planters.

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Vildapel Plant Stand on Wheels, $9.99

A cute plant stand on wheels means you can move your plant into different sunlit areas, depending on what it needs.

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Äpplarö Table, $79.00

With two drop-leaf sides, this is the perfect table for small outdoor spaces: It can go from less than 8 inches to more than 4 feet wide.

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Bittergurka Watering Can, $9.99

A watering can that’s also decor for your outdoor space. It’s the easiest way to add a pop of color and bring in a useful tool in the process.

This story was originally published on April 26, 2017. It was updated on March 25, 2018.

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