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Decorating Diva: Bold outdoor accessories for a get-noticed yard

Jessica Padykula is a freelance writer and editor in Toronto, Canada covering a wide range of  topics for several online lifestyle publications. She is a regular contributor for SheKnows, covering travel, style, relationships, health and...

The best in bright patio accessories

Welcome to Decorating Diva, where every week we share fresh, fun ways to update your home and spice up your living space! What better time than summer to really embrace bright color? We love the idea of decking out our outdoor space in hues that get noticed. This week in Decorating Diva, we're embracing our vibrant side with some fun and fabulous outdoor accessories in gorgeously bright shades.

Decorating Diva

The best in bright
patio accessories

Welcome to Decorating Diva, where every week we share fresh, fun ways to update your home and spice up your living space! What better time than summer to really embrace bright color? We love the idea of decking out our outdoor space in hues that get noticed. This week in Decorating Diva, we're embracing our vibrant side with some fun and fabulous outdoor accessories in gorgeously bright shades.

Portable grill

Portable grill

No space for a big barbecue? No problem! We love this fun yet functional portable grill, perfect for impromptu barbecue parties in the backyard (westelm.com, $39). Not only is it bright blue — this bold piece of cookware is compact, lightweight, durable and the removable grill top makes cleaning a snap. Set up this colorful grill in your yard and get ready to get grilling!

Outdoor pillow

Outdoor pillow

Give your patio furniture a wake-up call with a few vibrant pillows. We're partial to this colorful weather and UV-resistant option in eye-catching Marimekko print (crateandbarrel.com, $30). The bold orange pillow is covered in rows of graphic orange slices in splashes of purple, red and white. Toss some onto deck chairs or any other outdoor surface for a serious dose of summer color.

Arm chair

Armchair

Green is one of those hues that just screams summer, which is why we gravitated toward this simple but stylish faux wicker chair in a bright shade of green (cb2.com, $50). Made from handwoven recyclable resin, this cheerful chair would make a great addition to any yard or deck.

Tablecloth

Tablecloth

Impress your guests the next time you have a backyard barbecue with this ultra-colorful striped outdoor tablecloth (horchow.com, $85 to $110, depending on size). The tropical-hued stripes make it easy to create a festive, summer atmosphere, and we love the wipeable surface perfect for dealing with spills. Add white or black tableware for stylish contrast.

Bird house

Birdhouse

While not a traditional decor item, we couldn’t resist these charming stoneware birdhouses that come in yellow, orange and blue (uncommongoods.com, $95 each). The vibrant exteriors are uniquely textured and finished to an eye-catching, high-gloss shine. Hang one in the yard this summer for a decorative but functional accent.

Serving platter

Serving platter

If you entertain a lot in the summer, we suggest picking up one of these bold melamine serving platters as a colorful addition to your tableware collection (potterybarn.com, $32.50). The conveniently unbreakable piece is modeled after traditional Mexican pottery and looks fabulous on any patio table.

Umbrella

Umbrella

Create a shady backyard oasis and add some color to your yard with this peachy-pink waterproof umbrella made from UV-resistant woven-polyester canvas (westelm.com, $129 to $169). The bright outdoor accessory has a hardwood pole and also comes in blue, among other more subdued hues.

bright orange hand-thrown terra cotta planter

Planter

Add some serious color to your yard with this bright orange hand-thrown terra-cotta planter (crateandbarrel.com, $60). The rustic shape and vibrant orange glaze will ensure this planter gets noticed — in a good way. Add a bright green succulent plant or even some tall grasses to make good use of the on-trend outdoor accessory.

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