It even has a matching coffee table and end table for more storage.

By Madison Alcedo
June 07, 2019
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Summer nights filled with grilling and dining al fresco are finally here. Whether you’re ready to swap out your patio furniture for a major upgrade or are in full renovation mode to turn your backyard into an outdoor oasis for summer, there are a few things we consider necessities to make sure your space is both stylish and organized.

When it comes to keeping your yard in tiptop shape, we’re all about organic lawn care, but once the time comes to put the lawnmower away and relax for the evening, you’ll want to have enough storage for outside your home, too. That’s why we love the idea of having multipurpose patio furniture—it allows you to have an outdoor area that’s both inviting and tidy for hosting guests for a night under the stars.

Since outdoor furniture is constantly subjected to the elements of summer, you may find yourself replacing it each season, and for this reason, choosing affordable pieces you can justify getting a little wear and tear is your best bet. That’s why one of our favorite places to shop for chic yet multipurpose patio furniture is Walmart. With the big box retailer’s new home launches—including Drew Barrymore’s Flower Home line and the online-only MoDRN furniture and decor collection—Walmart is really upping its game within the home space.

When searching Walmart’s Patio shop for furniture with built-in storage, we recently came across this simple yet affordable wicker loveseat that’s small enough to fit on most patios, yet large enough to store any towels, garden tools, or anything else you don’t want to interrupt your backyard hangouts. All you have to do is lift the seat to uncover a 23-gallon capacity storage box.

 

With a contoured air-cushion back and extra-large armrests, it’s big (and cozy!) enough to comfortably seat two people. Available in three different colors, we love this outdoor storage bench because the wicker design will seamlessly fit in with any existing furniture, and it’s made with all-weather resin material that won’t fade quickly in the summer sun. Plus, if you’re trying to incorporate a full set of furniture into your space instead of just one loveseat, this particular bench also has matching end tables ($56; walmart.com), a coffee table ($79; walmart.com), and a club chair ($119; walmart.com) that are all outfitted with hidden storage compartments.

An affordable, full set of patio furniture with storage included? It’s a win-win all around. Just under $200 at Walmart, this loveseat is an investment you’ll be thankful to have for many summers to come.

Suncast Elements Resin Wicker Bench with Storage

To buy: $169; walmart.com.

Photos: Courtesy of Walmart