When it comes to decorating outdoor spaces, we tend to overlook the details in favor of bigger ticket items like dining sets and chaise longues. Ironically, the former—think: lighting, textiles, planters—has the most potential for making a significant impact. Bonus points for the fact that they also tend to run on the affordable side. Talk about a win-win. 

So before you go splurging on that massive pergola, take a peek at the stylish decorative accents we’re adding to our carts—sourced straight from Walmart’s DIY & Done—for all of our summer poolside needs. 

A Set of Plush Pillows

Outdoor Accent Pillow Set, Walmart ($24.5)
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To give your drab outdoor sofa a boost, invite a splash of color that emulates the deep blues of the water; the trim adds the subtlest tropical vibe. 

Garden Stools That Do It All

Metal Garden Stool, Walmart ($45.98)
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Use these as extra seating, plant stands, bar tables…you get the gist. The metal cutout classic can hang out on the deck rain or shine.

Cushions in Every Color of the Rainbow

Chair Cushion, Walmart ($25.99)
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Channel the vibrancy of the sun with these bold stain- and fade-resistant fabric cushions for your dining chairs.

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A Weatherproof Rug

Indoor/Outdoor Runner Rug, Walmart ($59.26)
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Ground your patio dining set with a cheeky patterned rug. It will offer a subtle pop of color that complements the surrounding greens. 

A Lantern That Brings on the Drama

Wrought Outdoor Metal Candle Lanterns, Walmart ($31.99)
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Prop a couple of these sculptural, battery-powered lights up around the pool come nighttime to cast a pretty glow on the water. 

Two-Tone Planters

Ceramic Planter, Walmart ($72)
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We’re die-hard fans of the #PlantsOnPink movement, and this blush-and-gold pot is your ticket to the coveted club. 

Psychedelic String Lights

Enbrighten Classic LED Café String Lights, Walmart ($49)
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Set the mood by hanging a series of these color-changing string lights around the confines of your outdoor entertaining area. Summer nights wouldn’t be complete without them.

See more ways to update your outdoor space: If Nothing Else, Add a Firepit to Your Yard This Summer Whoa, This Exterior Before and After Cost Less Than $1,000 5 Luxurious Outdoor Showers That Give Bathtubs a Run for Their Money

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