Summer is fast approaching and we could not be more excited to transform our backyards into a dreamy outdoor living space we can use to sip cocktails, catch up with friends, watch a fire and grill all of our favorite summer foods. We’ve been scouring our favorite retailers for outdoor furniture deals to help us complete the transformation but there’s one common outdoor furniture accessory that Drew Barrymore says we should skip: big, fluffy cushions.
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“I don’t get big cushions,” Barrymore, who recently partnered with the new sustainable lawncare brand instead, told SheKnows. “They’re just going to get wet and then they’re going to be grody.” Yes, thick cushions can seem like a great option for outdoor seating but they become useless and moldy as soon as the first summer rain swoops in. But don’t worry Barrymore offered a smart swap.
“The more wood and wicker you can have without a ton of cushioning and padding that just gets completely ruined over a season, I’m loving that,” Barrymore shared with SheKnows. We couldn’t agree more. We love the trendy boho vibes of wicker and natural wood and luckily there are tons of affordable options available. Take a look at a few of our favorite wicker and wooden outdoor furniture options.
These wicker chairs will look great in just about any backyard and are super comfy without any extra cushions.
This wooden rocking chair is the comfiest place to kick back and sip on a margarita on a hot summer day.
This five-piece wooden outdoor dining set is currently on sale for an unbeatable price. Outdoor dining sets can easily cost a couple thousand dollars so we suggest adding this one to your cart ASAP.
Gorgeous outdoor furniture isn’t the only thing Barrymore is adding to her backyard this year. She also shared with us that she’ll be adding a fun new kid-friendly feature to her backyard, “I’m going to get something that I haven’t had since I was a kid. And it’s a slip and slide,” she told SheKnows. “I’m going to get like two slip and slides and sew them together and get that garden hose out. I might even get like a 1970s fan sprinkler. That’s what my kids are going to be doing on the lawn this summer. Little funny, cheesy water features.”
Honestly, a laid-back summer with non-grody outdoor furniture and slip and slides sounds exactly like the treat we all deserve.
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