Outdoor Patio and Backyard Upgrades for the Best Summer of Your Life

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After a long winter, it’s finally time to make use of your outdoor area. Whether you’re more likely to entertain friends and family by the barbecue or enjoy a nice nap by the pool, the right furniture and accessories can take your hang to the next level. Even simpler endeavors—like stepping outside for a change of scenery while working from home—benefit from pieces that are tailored to your habits and preferences. Make your outdoor space feel new again with some of these clever outdoor patio and lawn additions.

Whether it’s lawn games, weather-proof furnishings, or even unbreakable plates and tableware, these subtle upgrades will not only enhance your outdoor experience but also the overall design aesthetic as well. Make your space feel new again! These outdoor upgrades are sure to make it the best summer of your life.

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Put the entertainment back into “outdoor entertainment” with this Ladder Toss game set from Mark Graham, $99 each. markandgraham.com

Change your summer grilling experience with this outdoor kitchen equipped with a sink and a teak wall from Rejuvenation, $11,430. rejuvenation.com

Check out the Leland rattan beverage tub. Bringing a new stylish take on this everyday item. , $180. crateand barrel.com.

Keep your late night outdoor evenings lit with The Muse portable lamp from Tala x Farrow & Ball in Pleasure Garden Green. Available in multiple colors, $325. us.tala.co.u

Add a beverage tap to your outdoor kitchen to keep the fun going this summer. Available in multiple colors and finishes. Undercounter beverage dispenser in Sage, $6,499. true-residential.com.

Floor lamps aren’t just for indoors. Add to your outdoor living space with the Teak Jayda Floor Lamp from Summer Classics. $2,362. summerclassicshome.com.

Map out your lounge area with this geometric outdoor rug. Use it to divide up your outdoor living space. Jigsaw, available in customized size, color, and patterns, $44 per sq. ft. as shown. rugartisan.com

Upgrade your outdoor dining experience by adding a chandelier to your seating area. This Camino chandelier by Jon Sarriugarte is made for the outdoors! $2,565. rh.com

Designed by Kendra Dandy, these lively printed seat cushions add a touch of whimsey to your outdoor seating. Chester, Azur, and Kendra Dandy Muse, $32 each. anthropologie.com


Customizable Coffee Table

This Drum Coffee Table for RAD Furniture comes in three sizes and 11 different colors all made with a powder coat making the table perfect for outdoor use. $1,230 as shown. radfurniture.com

Unlreakables don’t always have to be plastic. Check out the Sol Outdoor Al Fresco drinkware collection from Williams and Sonoma. $48–$70 for match-ing six-piece sets. williams-sonoma.com

Mokum and designer Catherine Martin collaborated to create the hand-painted prints featured on this hammock that’s created to endure yearly use. Tropicalia, available in six patterns and two sizes, $2,495. lujoliving.co.

Handwoven Fans inspired by traditional African designs make a great wall accent or fan to fight the summer heat. Woven Bolga wall/ hand fans, $30 each. reflection design.com.

Perfect for a quick rinse before and after a cool summer swim. This Garden Shower Connects to any standard hose, designed by Henrik Pedersen, $5,230. gloster.com.

The Milan Valencia packable sun hat makes a great addition to a day in your garden! Hat by Lorna Murray, $96. thenicfleet.com.

Outdoor gatherings don’t have to be decorated with paper plates. Add a pop of color to your outdoor table with the Flared Pop-Tone Collection from West Elm. $110 for a 12-piece set. westelm.com

Add a fun touch to your outdoor furniture with toss pillows! Tropical and Memphis throw pillows, $32 each. kailochic.com.

Printed napkins make a fun and floral addition to your outdoor dining experience. Far Out Floral Tangerine, Playful Posies Multi, and Vines French Blue are shown here, $44 for a matching set of four. annieselke.com.

Stay picnic ready with The Beach Blanket by Business and Pleasure. This blanket comes bundled with straps making it easy to carry!, $119. businessandpleasureco.com.

This subtle but impactful design makes for the perfect outdoor chair. This Origami Chair by Bernhardt uses woven rope to set this chair apart from the rest! $3,950 as shown. bernhardt.com

Add a colorful yet sophisticated touch to your outdoor space with resin decor. The Pure stoolsshown in Watermelon and Marigold, and the Abria planter in Juniper are both crafted from layered resin which is perfect for outdoors! madegoods.com.

Outdoor entertaining just became more stylish with the Hamptons outdoor counter stool. These chairs shown in Driftwood, make for great bar seating. $1,200. arhaus.com

These planters by California design studio Lawson-Fenning, add a unique touch to any plantscape. Clemente footed clay planters, by Lawson-Fenning, $129–$249. cb2.com

Dust and water-resistant, this speaker is perfect for a day at the beach. Beosound Explore, $199. bang-olufsen.com

Made with 100% FSC-verified teak wood, this table is perfect to withstand years of outdoor entertaining! The Zealand table seats six and folds up for easy storage during the off months. $4,597. shop.lindyegalloway.com.

Upgrade your outdoor seating with this sleek sectional. Made by artisans, the Royal Palm modular sofa does not rust and is easy to clean making it perfect for any backyard! eichholtz.com

Porcelain tiles designed by Sally Bennett makes a great enhancement to any pool area for a summer in the sun! Vintage Edisto, Glow, and Palm Beach porcelain tile, by Sally Bennett, $14 per sq. ft. mirthstudio.com.

Mirasol umbrella in Tropical Pink makes the perfect addition to your beach day or to your patio. Catch some shade with this customizable umbrella. santabarbaradesigns.com

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