This summer I have big plans for our backyard. We’re tearing out our old deck, putting in a patio, and then I am creating an amazing outdoor retreat—and I’ve been spending a lot of time browsing online for furniture, planters, and lighting. I’m so ready for this, you guys! If you’re also looking to spruce up your outdoor space in time for summer, here are some of my favorite finds:
1. Yellow Stripe Awning Umbrella // Does your patio get a little too much sun to be comfortable on hot days? An umbrella is an affordable way to add some shade.
2. Rattan Patio Chat Set // If your outdoor space is a small patio or balcony, this 3-piece bistro set is all the furniture you need.
3. Tear Drop Swing Chair // I’m completely obsessed with this chair. And since it comes with a stand, you don’t need a place to hang it from.
4. Herb Planter with Scissors // This ceramic planter is perfect for a kitchen herb garden.
5. Smart Solar String Lights // These solar lights have rechargeable battery backup, so they work in shady spaces too.
6. Zen Path Lights // Illuminate walkways with these Asian-inspired solar lights.
7. Melamine Faux Wood Serveware Collection // Easy-to-clean, inexpensive and durable melamine is awesome for outdoor parties.
8. Firefly Mason Jar Lantern // Hang a few of these solar-powered lanterns in a tree for a warm, flickering glow after dark.
9. Teak Mat // We go through a ridiculous number of doormats. Why do they wear out so fast?! This teak one from Crate & Barrel is made to last.
10. Herbal Tea Seed Starter Set // Herb gardens don’t take much space and they repel insects, making them perfect for patios.
11. Bodum Fyrkat Picnic Grill // If you’re not ready to commit to a big gas grill, this one is ideal for small spaces (and small budgets).
12. Candle Lantern // A few of these lanterns, made with braided water hyacinth, are a great way to set the mood.
14. Gold Watering Can // A watering can so beautiful, you won’t need to put it away after the plants are watered.
15. Aqua Retro Drink Cooler // This stylish cooler is perfect for outdoor parties.
16. Gnome with Gold Hat // The garden gnome just got an upgrade thanks to Target.
17. Table Top Gas Fire Bowl // Throwing an outdoor dinner party? This gorgeous fire bowl will look amazing on your table.
18. Gray Square Indoor/Outdoor Pouf // Relax and put your feet up—or use this pouf as extra seating when you’re having a summer get-together.
19. Ceramic Hanging Bird House // Give songbirds a stylish home with this modern bird house.
20. Sage Garden Pot // A few succulents planted in small pots makes a beautiful centerpiece for an outdoor table.1