Create the Ultimate Outdoor Homegate With These Walmart Essentials

With help from Walmart+ and inspiration from Dave and Jenny Marrs, stars of Fixer to Fabulous, here's an easy way to set up a fantastic outdoor homegate for the next big game, right in your backyard. It's also the perfect reason to sign up for Walmart+.

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January 04, 2021

Dave and Jenny Marrs helped set up the perfect homegate for a lucky family.

Dave and Jenny Marrs helped set up the perfect homegate for a lucky family.

We're always looking for new ways to spend creative, family time outdoors — even when it gets chillier out. And there’s no better way to spend more time outdoors than watching the big game with your family. Since things are a little different right now, we're calling this a 'homegate,' but you can think of it as tailgating at home. It's just as much fun as the stadium with all the comforts of your home, and it will help you recreate that stadium feeling with your household. With the help of Walmart, we’ve got some easy ways to set up a homegate for a Sunday afternoon — which you can use for future movie nights or outdoor dinners your household will love all year long.

The final set up created by the Marrs is all available at Walmart.

The final set up created by the Marrs is all available at Walmart.

For even more convenience, you can sign up for Walmart+ — Walmart’s premier membership service — that will open up a number of useful benefits that make shopping even easier. For $12.95 a month or $98 a year, you’ll qualify for free next-day and two-day shipping (excludes oversized/freight and Marketplace items), free delivery from a store near you ($35 minimum — restrictions apply), member prices on fuel and if you want to shop in-store, a scan-and-go mobile option on your phone. It’s a great way to save time on grocery shopping or get what you need faster. Sign up for a 15-day free Walmart+ trial here and start experiencing these benefits instantly.

Now, for the best part — setting up the homegate. Home renovators (and stars of HGTV's Fixer to Fabulous) Dave and Jenny Marrs recently decorated a homegate space for one lucky family using all Walmart products, and the results were both gorgeous and functional. You’ll want to consider three parts to recreate their brilliant work: a dining area, an entertainment area and some key accessories to keep the fun going all night long. Below, you’ll find some of the Walmart essentials (even some that were featured in Dave and Jenny's set up!) that help make this homegate the perfect possibility:

A night view — check out the large screen!

A night view — check out the large screen!


This beautiful pergola (featured in Jenny and Dave's creation) is an absolute showstopper — and something you’ll enjoy all year long. What makes it special, however, is the outlets that allow for electric capabilities: use it to string outdoor lights or plug in patio heaters. It’s pre-stained and made of cedar.
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Entertainment Area


An outdoor rug always ties everything together — The Marrs chose to place this rug by the entertainment area. It'll allow your outdoor homegate to take on an even cozier feel: and this rug comes in a number of colors as well.

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Final Touches


Another product seen in Jenny and Dave's homegate set-up, these two outdoor accent pillows will fit in nicely with most outdoor decor and come in a variety of colors. They’re also UV-, mildew- and stain-resistant.

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