Summer is quickly approaching and with that comes a season of endless entertaining. For those whose goal for the season aligns with creating an inviting outdoor area, there are a few things to keep in mind when decorating the space. Whether the focus be on hosting, lounging, or grilling, we rounded up the essentials every patio or backyard needs for summer!
[updated April 27, 2017]
A comfortable seating arrangement.
Whether you’re going for something traditional, modern, or eclectically inspired, find a piece or set that speaks specifically to your style and needs.
Big on entertaining? Opt for an outdoor living room set that can cater to all your family and friends.
Tight on space? A
featuring a small table and a pair of chairs will do.
bar car or console
to keep all your entertaining essentials close-at-hand.
that can actually last you through the season. And then some.
spot to catch a little sun
. Pool not required.
to illuminate your sprawling outdoor setup.
Bring in a
that’s perfect for a midday nap, swaying in the cool summer breeze.
Pillows and cushions to further elevate your space with pops of color and bold patterns.
to shield you from the sun!
to give your outdoor area a little stylish edge.
for the campfire enthusiasts, because what’s summer without s’mores?
Whether you’re going for a full-blown garden or something a bit more modern and minimal, outfit your space with chic
for all your favorite backyard greens.
that can work both indoors and out, preferably one that comes in a colorful pattern play.
A garden stool that can double as extra seating, a coffee table alternative, side table, and so much more!
Every summer cookout needs a
. These portable finds take up little space and yield the same delectable results!
for small spaces. It’s a thing, we promise! Expand your outdoor area with a little illusionary fix. Bonus points if it looks like an actual window.