The 10 Best Outdoor Ottomans

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This wiki has been updated 26 times since it was first published in December of 2017. When the weather cooperates, people like to take advantage of the opportunity to relax and socialize outside. Pick up one of these outdoor ottomans for your deck or patio and you’ll be able to kick back with a book and your favorite beverage in comfort and style. Many models can also serve as guest seating or as storage for cushions, pool accessories and other items for the garden. When users buy our independently chosen editorial choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Keter Circa

2. Art to Real Stool

3. Super Patio Rattan

Editor's Notes

May 12, 2020:

Had to remove a few items due to quality concerns and a lack of availability. We looked into several plastic “pouf” style ottomans as potential new additions, but none seemed reliable enough to include on this list, as they tend to be fragile and break down after being subjected to harsh weather for a period of time.

Some folks seem to have trouble efficiently inflating the Kozyard Camp (which we’ve noted in the description), but it’s a nice value for a portable ottoman you can easily take along on trips and vacations. It’s available in an extensive array of colorful designs. It may irk some that it doesn’t come with a cushion, but the Keter Corfu is a simple, sturdy option that works well as an outdoor coffee table as well as an ottoman.

The Super Patio Rattan and Great Deal Malibu (both new additions) are quite similar in style, with attractive wicker frames and comfortable cushions. However, it would be nice if they offered internal storage. Those with high-end tastes will want to check out the Stardust Modern in the Special Honors section, which includes several trendy, contemporary options — one of which features a handy cutout on top for storing things like beverages, books, mobile devices or sunscreen.

Special Honors

Lulu and Georgia YLVA Made with a durable olefin fiber, this vintage wooden stool will look at home in the house or outside. Lulu and Georgia offer other furniture pieces in the same style, which is useful if you’re looking to furnish an outdoor area from scratch. It’s available in two sleek colors.

Stardust Modern They wouldn’t fit in at your rustic cabin out in the woods, but these ultramodern ottomans from Stardust will add some flair to a contemporary outdoor space or a chic rooftop deck. While they’re certainly pricey, they’ll allow you to customize the style of the frame and the cushions to your preferences.

Yardbird Outdoor Yardbird sells ottomans of various types, from those with classic wicker frames to more utilitarian models with heavy-duty aluminum legs. They’re all designed to withstand extended exposure to the elements, and they come with plush cushions that maintain their shape over time.

4. Christopher Knight Bench

5. Great Deal Malibu

6. Keter Corfu

7. Crosley Kiawah

8. Kozyard Camp

9. Adams Adirondack

10. Majestic Bean Bag

Sam Kraft
Last updated by Sam Kraft

In addition to his corporate career as a marketing and communications professional in Chicago, Sam runs a popular blog that focuses on the city’s flourishing craft beer and brewery scene. He received his degree in journalism from DePaul University (which spurred his interest in freelance writing) and has since spent years developing expertise in copywriting, digital marketing and public relations. A lifetime of fishing, hiking and camping trips has left him well-versed in just about any outdoors-related topic, and over several years spent working in the trades during his youth, he accumulated a wealth of knowledge about tools and machinery. He’s a travel junkie, a health and fitness enthusiast, and an avid biker.

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