15 Shoppables to Turn Your Backyard Into Your Fave Hangout

Sun's out, fun's out! Shop our picks to make your backyard your favorite 'room' of the house.

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May 28, 2018

Photo By: Crystal Martin

Photo By: Crystal Martin

Keep Your Cool

Beat the heat on even the hottest of days with this pro-grade misting system that delivers a continuous stream of ultra-fine mist, lowering the ambient temperature by up to 30 degrees. BUY IT: Brookstone, $34.99

Rest + Recharge

This plush perch puts the 'lazy' in the lazy days of summer. The cushy deep-seat cushions and bolsters make this an irresistible spot to while away an afternoon curled up with a good book or sink into a deep convo with family or friends. Made from eucalyptus so it's naturally moisture- and insect-repellant, the slat-rail swing comes in white or graywash. BUY IT: Ballard Designs, $899

Summer, Made in the Shade

Perfectly scaled for small urban outdoor areas, this sun shade tilts and angles to come between you and the sun's harsh rays. Durably constructed from a powdercoated steel base and polyester fabric shade for many summers of cooling relief. BUY IT: CB2, $379

To Burn or Not to Burn

Use this burnished beauty alternately as an outdoor cocktail table for serving snacks and sips or remove the coordinating copper lid (not included) and cozy up around the fire for gossip and s'mores. BUY IT: Grandin Road, $399 and up

Rock Out!

Crank up the tunes and enjoy surround-sound-style outdoor listening with this set of four waterproof speakers that'll blend right in with their natural surroundings. BUY IT: Amazon, $99.99

Bloom On, Backyard

Give your backyard a hidden-garden feel with these cleverly designed planters that look like heavy pottery but are actually lightweight resin that's easier to move but just as durable. Each pot comes with a self-watering insert so you don't have to worry about constantly tending to the flowers — perfect for those of us missing a green thumb. BUY IT: Amazon, $49.95

Picnic in Your Great Oudoors

No outdoor dining room? No problem! This sturdy, weatherproof picnic mat features an on-trend global pattern and is crafted from woven, recycled plastic that you can just shake-off and roll-up at the end of the day. BUY IT: Uncommon Goods, $27

Solar-Powered Stunner

Add the soothing sound of falling water to your outdoor space with this ingenuous fountain that's constructed of ultra-durable resin and harnesses the power of the sun so no electical hookup is required. BUY IT: Target, $219.99

Small-Space Show-Offs

An apartment-dweller's dream, these colorful planters are an easy way to add a bit of privacy and bountiful blooms or edibles to a small-space patio or deck. BUY IT: Amazon, $12.95

Double-Duty Table

Cast from ultra-durable stone composite, this all-weather table can stand up to the elements while providing a handy landing spot for an alfresco sip and snack. Fill the table with sand for a stable base that can support up to a 9-foot umbrella. BUY IT: Frontgate, $399

Pretty Garden Perch

A fanciful butterfly design and durable metal construction make this one garden seat that'll have you sittin' pretty. Bonus: Although sturdily constructed, this chair weighs only 19 pounds so it can easily be moved around the garden to take advantage of the best views. BUY IT: Kirkland's, $99.99

Time for a Little R+R

Treat yourself to a cozy outdoor spot for a little alone time — alone with a glass of wine, alone with your thoughts or alone with a good book, whatever you prefer. Handmade in Latvia from all-natural materials, including the rustic crossbar which is sourced from the wild beaches surrounding the Baltic Sea. BUY IT: ChillOutChair at Etsy, $304.84

For Shatter-Proof Sipping

Mix up a batch of sangrias or refreshing iced tea in this clear pitcher that features a bubble design reminiscent of handblown glass. But surprise! It's actually durable acrylic so it won't break or shatter if accidentally knocked over. BUY IT: Grandin Road, $39

A Tropical Treat for Your Feet

Made from super-durable polypropolene, this colorul rug is a cheery way to soften outdoor hardscape or high-traffic indoor areas. Stains aren't a worry; a quick rinse with the hose and some time in the sun to dry will keep the tropical pattern looking its best. BUY IT: Company C, $56 and up

Light Up the Night

Topped by a sturdy metal ring, these iron outdoor lanterns can be hung from a low tree branch, arbor or shepherd’s hook to illuminate your outdoor space or displayed decoratively on a side table where their geometric shape is sure to turn heads. Available in both large (shown here) and small sizes and sold as a pair, each set includes both a hexagonal and pentagonal shape. The inner glass chamber lifts making it easy to add a battery-operated votive to brighten things up. BUY IT: Grandin Road, $49-$69

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