12 Ways to Create a Luxe Resort-Style Backyard

Cue the cocktails and cabana stripes.

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May 14, 2021

Live for the glamorous resort look but not sure how to bring that luxe aesthetic to your backyard? We’ve got you covered. It’s easier (and cheaper!) than you think to bring Palm Beach chic to your patio. Use our failproof combination of black, white, cabana stripes and bistro lights to outfit your space and achieve the patio of your dreams. Treat yourself to our must-have resort-style outdoor furniture and accessory finds in the links below.

$165 $150
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The white canopy and scalloped silhouette make this umbrella the ultimate resort-style addition to your patio. The eye-catching design plays well with all colors and patterns, but it looks especially lovely when paired with iconic black-and-white accessories found at luxurious hotels and resorts. Slip the chic design into your patio table or nestle it behind your sun loungers to create a sleek reprieve from the midday sun.

$479 (Set of 2)

Soak up the sun in style with this dreamy wicker chaise lounge set. The rattan wicker chairs boast an elegant, sloped silhouette and breezy woven armrests that keep you cool all summer long. Each adjustable lounge chair comes with an airy beige cushion and backrest to provide you relaxation and comfort with each use.

$580 $528
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If a single chaise lounge doesn’t offer enough space to stretch out and soak up the sun, this daybed is a must for you. The wicker rattan daybed features white cushions and a sloped silhouette reminiscent of luxury beach clubs in Miami and beyond. Pile this stunner with some graphic black-and-white pillows, and cozy up with your partner (or pup!) to get your daily dose of vitamin D in style.


Homemade cocktails taste exponentially better when mixed at your very own outdoor bar. Don’t believe us? Bring home this coastal bar beauty, and tell me your spicy margarita doesn’t bring the heat at your next summer soiree. The chic bar is crafted from solid, weather-resistant acacia wood and boasts slatted panels for breezy bartending. Each bar comes with three interior shelves to store ice, glasses, booze and bubbly out of sight while serving guests.

From $15.99

Bistro string lights are a failproof way to bring ambiance to your outdoor space. Best part? This classic string light set is ultra-budget-friendly and comes in three unique lengths for your space.

From $42
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Lay the groundwork for high-end style with this glam graphic area rug. This diamond-clad outdoor rug packs panache underfoot and looks très chic with black, white or neutral accessories. Bonus: This design features a “natural” beige-and-black motif, so you don’t need to worry about staining the light part minutes after rolling it out.


Give your patio chairs a facelift in minutes with a set of these beachy black-and-white palm seat cushions. The sleek cushions feature a modern palm frond motif that looks luxurious with iron, white wood and woven rattan dining chairs. Oh, and even better: the covers are crafted from DuraSeason fabric that combats fading, repels liquid and cleans like a breeze.

$21.99 (Set of 4)

Give your patio set a summer glow-up with this cabana-striped pillow cover set. The set comes with four all-weather pillow covers with black-and-white awning stripes that bring glamour to any outdoor space. Pair a set (or two!) with neutral wicker or metal furnishings to achieve luxe beach resort results.

From $29.50
Pottery Barn

You don’t need a pool or ocean nearby to reap the stylish benefits of Turkish beach towels. Snag one (or several) of these perfectly faded towels to use as a stylish outdoor throw blanket for your patio sofa between vacays and lake days. The cotton towel features a flirty tassel trim and comes in black, blue, soft gray and blush. Choose between two generous sizes to suit your needs.

From $100
West Elm

Snag a set of these striped curtains to provide your backyard with South Beach style, sun protection and unmatched privacy in one fell swoop. The graphic drapes make a statement against any exterior and are crafted from woven polyester to withstand the elements all year long. The striking striped curtains are made to order, come in four sizes and feature a dual pole pocket and tab treatment for a custom hanging experience.

From $24

Set the mood for alfresco entertaining with beachy rattan-wrapped candles. This fiery design features a glass vessel wrapped with woven rattan to showcase the creamy-white wax within. Choose between two sizes and two intoxicating tropical fragrances to enjoy with friends and family all summer.

From $35
West Elm
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Cast your patio in a warm, golden glow long after the sun goes down with a few of these modern lanterns. The lanterns feature a contemporary silhouette befitting of modern beachside resorts and come in four unique sizes to suit outdoor spaces both big and small. Insert white, flameless pillar or citronella candles to keep pesky insects away from your summer soiree.

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