37 Patio-Decorating Ideas and Accents 2022


Accessorize your patio, rooftop, or terrace.
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After a long, cold winter, the growing signs of spring really feel more like a gift than ever before. If you’re lucky to have a bit of outdoor space, your patio, terrace, or even fire escape can be a respite from days spent cooped up inside. Sprucing it up with the right décor can make it even more comfortable — and a refresh doesn’t have to cost a lot, if you know where to look. To help in that regard, we’ve rounded up 37 pieces of affordable — but still good-looking — furniture and other things that’ll zhuzh up any outdoor area (and if you like this stuff, check out our recommendations for similar cheap but expensive-looking things for your bathroom, bedroom, living room , and kitchens). While all of the things on this list are available on Amazon, we’ve found a few of them elsewhere, too, for those who like to shop around.

Grand Patio Premium Steel Patio Bistro Set

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First things first: If your patio doesn’t have them, you’ll definitely need a couple of chairs and a table. And even if it does, maybe it’s time for something new, like this simple bistro set (in a soothing periwinkle) that will instantly transport you to the terrace of a European café, for a lot less than the cost of a plane ticket.

Best Choice Products 3-Piece Acacia Wood Bistro Set

For a little more money, you can get this durable, all-weather acacia set that’s just as portable as the one above but has a more rustic look.

Cuisinart 14-Inch Portable Charcoal Grill

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If you don’t have a lot of space (or a huge budget) for a grill, this portable one should do the trick.

Lawn Chair USA Webbing Chair

You can’t go wrong with a classic lawn chair (and this one is available in tons more colors, too).

KidKraft Outdoor Chaise with Umbrella

Even kids deserve their own umbrella chaise.

Yinshine Melamine 12-Piece Dinnerware Set for Outdoor Use

This set of Mediterranean-blue dishes made of melamine (aka plastic) would be an affordable, basically indestructible, and appropriately festive option to have on hand for any outdoor meal.

French Bull Large Melamine Tray

Another melamine pick, this colorful and shatterproof tray would be excellent for serving dinner (or drinks) al fresco.

Amazing Abby Bubbly Acrylic Pitcher

The perfect, shatter-proof pitcher for pouring lemonade …

Kikkerland Bartending Glasses, Set of 4

… and some glasses to go with it. If you want to use them for something a bit stronger than lemonade, the handy set will spare you from bringing your usual bartending gear outside: Each is stamped with a recipe for a classic cocktail (Bloody Mary, Mojito, Salty Dog, Whiskey Fix) , so you’ll never over-serve.

Novogratz Poolside Penelope Outdoor/Indoor Cart

This weather-resistant bar cart could also be used to display your favorite tchotchkes, candles, and other outdoor accessories.

Pink Flamingo Yard Ornament, Pack of 2

A pair of pink flamingos to turn your daily playdates with Fido into a full-on garden party.

Hortsun Outdoor Flamingo Neon Light (2 Pack)

If lawn ornaments are too camp for your style, consider this pair of minimalist neons that will illuminate your yard with a wink to their cheesier counterparts.

Bellaa Rainbow Wind Chimes

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We love the Ceramics Teacher Energy of this colorful wind chime made of capiz shells. It’s the sort of eye-catching décor that can instantly liven up a space.

Topspeeder LED Solar Hummingbird Wind Chime

If you want to make even more of a statement with your wind chime, consider this one made of tiny hummingbirds that — get this — automatically light up (and change color) at night. It’s powered by an LED solar panel and can last up to 8 hours on a full charge, so the light show can go all night long.

Perky-Pet White Farmhouse Wild Bird Feeder

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If you prefer real birds, this delightful farmhouse-shaped feeder is sure to attract some feathered friends. Looking at its rather intricate design, nobody will be able to tell you paid just $20.

Costa Farms Majesty Palm Tree, Live Indoor Plant, 3 to 4-Feet Tall with Décor Planter

If your outdoor space is not a green space, a palm tree is an easy way to make it feel more like an exotic hideaway.

Indoor/Outdoor Metal Planter Stand with Pots (Set of 2)

Those who don’t have room for a full tree might prefer this duo of metal planters, each of which would make a great home for a smaller green thing. Plus, the pair is design-y enough to go from outside to inside when cool weather returns.

Nearly Natural 24-Inch Bougainvillea Hanging Basket Silk Plant

If the idea of ​​keeping a plant alive is too much, consider this faux bougainvillea hanging basket that would enliven any porch.

Best Choice Products Adjustable Steel Mesh Zero Gravity Lounge Chair Recliners (Set of 2)

If you’re looking for outdoor chairs you can sit back and relax in, you’ll want to consider zero-gravity ones like these, which get their name for the way they make you feel like you’re float off the ground. The two in this set (which is quite the deal) each have a removable and adjustable headrest and tray table.

Jaxx Juniper Outdoor Bean Bag Patio Chair (Navy Stripes)

Whoever thought of this outdoor bean-bag chair deserves an award. While it is the priciest single item on this list, we think its worth the splurge not only because it seems super comfy, but also because its bold cabana stripes will make any outdoor space feel more like a poolside oasis (even if it lacks a pool ).

Pcinfus Outdoor Decorative Pillows

If you don’t have the space for the cabana chair above, you can still get your stripe fix with these moisture-resistant pillows that will give your patio a poolside feel.

Great Deal Furniture Fern Outdoor 16-Inch Matte White Iron Side Table

An interesting-looking side table (for your laptop or a drink) with an open design that won’t dominate your space. In white, it will match pretty much any aesthetic.

Winbattle Citronella Candle

This three-wick candle keeps mosquitoes away and comes in a ceramic vessel that disguises its bargain-basement price.

Kikkerland Pineapple LED Light

It won’t deter mosquitoes, but this funky little LED pineapple light will add just the right amount of kitsch.

Y- Stop Hammock Chair Hanging Rope Swing

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All you need is a sturdy place to hang it, and voilà: an instant hammock (perhaps the only outdoor seating more appealing than a rocking chair).

Novogratz Roberta Outdoor Rocking Chair

But if you want an actual outdoor rocking chair, this one is designed to withstand any weather that might come its way.

Vingli 80-Quart Rolling Ice Chest

One of the most functional coolers we’ve seen, this adorably retro model has wheels for easy mobility, a shelf for extra storage, and a built-in bottle opener.

Keter Ice Cube Beer and Wine Cooler Table

For a cooler that blends into the background more, try this all-weather resin cube that doubles as a stool or side table.

Ropoda Six-Player Croquet Set

If you have a lawn that can accommodate games, this elegant wooden croquet set will make you (and up to five other players) feel as if you’re at a country club playing for the season title.

Abba Patio 9-Foot Umbrella

An umbrella is a must for providing shade on hot days.

Fab Habitat Reversible Indoor/Outdoor Rug

A rug can help keep bare feet clean outdoors and gives any space a cozier feel. This one’s particularly durable, as it’s made from 100 percent recycled plastic, weatherproof, and a cinch to clean.

DII Modern Farmhouse Cotton Herringbone Blanket Throw with Fringe

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A cozy outdoor throw is an essential for cool spring and summer nights, and if your patio furniture is somewhat bland, the fringe and herringbone pattern will add texture and visual interest.

Lights4fun, Inc.  LED Outdoor Lantern

Just one or two of these cordless LED lanterns is all it would take to give an outdoor space more of a mood.

Allsop Handblown Glass Solar String Lights

Pillow Perfect Outdoor Fresco Yellow Wicker Seat Cushion (Set of 2)

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A lot of outdoor seating can be uncomfortable, but you can fix that with some simple cushions like these, which come in a variety of colors in addition to this sunshine yellow.

Bloomingville Round Natural Seagrass Basket With Handles

This storage basket made from seagrass is a great way to incorporate texture into a space.

DII French Stripe Kitchen Tablecloth

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Like a rug, a nice tablecloth can pull together an outdoor space by making any old table look more polished. This one has the added benefit of looking straight from the set of a Nancy Meyers movie.

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