6 Multipurpose Furniture Ideas for Your Backyard

Beautiful summer evenings call for some serious backyard fun! However, bulky outdoor furniture and equipment can take-up space fast and leave your yard looking cluttered. Luckily, you can make the most of your space without sacrificing any luxuries using these great multi-purpose outdoor furniture ideas!


Light-up outdoor end tables, such as the one below, come in a variety of styles and colors. Most of these tables are battery-powered, which means you can move them easily around the yard at your leisure. These end tables are highly functional in that they serve both as an end table for drinks and snacks, and a soft-glowing night-light, which enables you see your belongings in the dark, while still being able to enjoy the starry night sky.

This versatile LED cube can be used as a table, a storage unit, a seat, an ice cube bucket or a flower planter. 

The color can be changed remotely so you can give your backyard a different atmosphere throughout the night.

There are several sizes to choose from and some of them don't double up as a storage unit. Check the details before ordering. 

They are available at Amazon and the price depends on the option you choose.


Cooler tables feature impressive designs that make it easy to both serve and store cool drinks while enjoying your outdoor space. These compact units are the perfect space-saving solution for balconies!

For entertaining, pop up the platform and place ice and beverages in the insulated compartment below. The platform then functions as a space for holding and mixing drinks. When not in use, the platform lowers to seal-up the ice compartment and transforms into an end-table! This is the perfect addition to any pool party.

This little cooler looks very modern and can hold up to 60 cans.

There are several colors to choose from so they will fit in any setting. 

They are available on Amazon for less than $90.


Like cooler tables, cooler cabinets provide a unique way to keep drinks cold while offering a dual function. The top serves as a counter and underneath, the cabinet can be used to store items such as drink glasses, outdoor utensils, or grilling supplies.

You will need a bit of space to fit this one in your backyard but you will find it very handy.

The wide counter space is ideal to mix drinks and prepare food.

The top is lifting to conceals your cooler and there's plenty of room inside.


This adorable chair may be small, but it’s big on innovation. It can be transformed in a multitude of ways to serve as a chair, a sofa, a bed, a dining table, an end table, or an ottoman. These chairs are a fun and unique backdoor idea for both children and adults alike!

You will find the full article on Trendir.


A picnic table is always a useful addition to any backyard barbecue, but when not in use, it can take up a lot of space. This dual function piece of furniture solves the problem completely! Easily flip the backs of the benches forward to make a picnic table in a snap when its time to eat. After dinner is done, flip them back again to form two individual benches that can be placed out of the way, in separate areas of the yard.

This bench from Lifetime is a very popular option.

It comes in brown or gray so it will fit anywhere nicely.

You need two units to make a full-size picnic table.


When it comes to summertime bonfires, having a ready supply of firewood is essential. But let's face it, having a pile of wood in your backyard doesn't look very attractive.

This uniquely designed firewood holder solves this problem for you by turning your wood pile into a beautiful backyard centerpiece.

It also makes a wonderful gift and is available on Amazon for less than $80.


As you have seen, there are a number of ways you can improve your backyard instantly by just choosing the right piece of furniture.

These wonderful ideas have been provided for us by British Solomon.

She is a contributing writer and media specialist for Jacksons Home & Garden. She regularly produces content for a variety of home decor and lifestyle blogs, based around creating stylish and functional solutions for homes.

We hope you enjoyed them as much as we did!

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