Spring is one of my favourite times of year and I'm always grateful for the burst of colour that comes with the season. I take delight in watching the sky brighten, the grasses green and the flowers bud. All of these hint at the beauty that will take shape later in the season. If you're looking to give your backyard a similar lift, take cue from nature and inject colour with chic and cheerful side tables. Strong enough to resist the weather elements and small enough to move around on a whim, these little tables pack springtime punch that's sure to satisfy your colour cravings. Stick to a tight budget with a simple indoor/outdoor metal side table sprayed your favourite hue. Photography Credit: Crate and Barrel | Pedestal Side Table | $50.05 CDN. Keep colour contained with an old iron trunk featuring a brightly painted interior. Photography Credit: Pottery Barn | Galvanized Metal Storage Cube | $392.70 CDN. Maximize functionality with a multi-tiered table boasting loads of cocktail-worthy surfaces. Photography Credit: West Elm | Layered Side Table | $155.56 CDN. Amy Walters is a Winnipeg-based design enthusiast and blogger. For more design inspiration from Amy, check out her blog aDESIGNdock.