Get your backyard ready for summer entertaining by adding lighting, accent pieces and other decor items. These items for your backyard are both practical and stylish.
Pop of color
Brighten up your outdoor space with bright pops of color. Orange and yellow add some sunny accents to your decor.
Add a pop of color to your outdoor furniture with water-repellent pillows in bold colors or fun prints. These striped Getaway citrus outdoor pillows are only $30 at Hayneedle.
Dress up your outdoor table with dishes, table linens and other decor in vibrant shades. We love the Le Cadeaux 12-piece Benidorm yellow melamine dinnerware set. Service for four is priced at $160 at the Home and Patio Decor Center.
Let there be light
Dress up your patio or outdoor space for summer entertaining by adding hurricane glasses with candles, tiki torches and other lighting options.
Lanterns that hold pillar candles are perfect for lighting decks, patios and other outdoor entertaining spaces. These Marrakesh burnished outdoor lanterns are available at Neiman Marcus, priced at $245 and up.
Strings of lights
Illuminate your yard or patio for outdoor gatherings by adding strings of lights. This vintage light string is reminiscent of lights seen in Italy’s piazzas. Available from Restoration Hardware for $160, this string features 24 lights and all-weather wiring.
A drop in the bucket
Buckets are versatile pieces that can enhance your decor. You can use them for everything from ice at parties to containers for plants.
Vintage metal buckets
You can find old metal buckets at garage sales, thrift shops and consignment stores. You can also get vintage-inspired buckets like this set of Atticks buckets, $39 at Sears.
Get a large copper bucket to hold ice and beverages at a party in the summer or hold firewood in the wintertime. This extra-large 11-gallon oval bucket is just perfect. You can get it now at Overstock.com, priced at $131.
Add some extra seating in a fun way with porch swings, hanging chairs and relaxing hammocks.
This colorful hammock is perfect for relaxing or taking an afternoon nap. Escape with an island mindset in the Tayrona hammock, $98 at Anthropologie.
It’s important to have some places outdoors where your family and guests can cool off and get out of the sun. If you don’t have a covered patio, add umbrellas, canopies and other items to provide some protection from the sun.
Add some color and some shade to your outdoor decor with a large fade-resistant umbrella. This round outdoor umbrella comes in your choice of five colors. It stands eight-feet tall and measures nearly nine feet in diameter. Priced at just $70 at J.C. Penney, this umbrella is a big bargain.
Backyard pool cabana
Want to splurge a little? Add a Cool-Off pop-up gazebo next to your pool. This elegant outdoor cabana is made from high-quality materials and sets up in just a few minutes. Depending on the size you want, these backyard pool cabanas are priced at $1,100 and up.