The Best Outdoor Decor to Elevate All Your Summer Hangs

published Jun 25, 2021
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This summer marks the return of something we’ve all been waiting for — entertaining! With more and more people feeling better about hosting friends and loved ones at their homes again, making sure your outdoor space is dressed to the nines is a must. Now, before you get overwhelmed at the thought of redecorating another space this year, sit down, take a breath, and relax — we’ve got your back! Whether you’re looking for simple upgrades like throw pillows and string lights or a complete transformation with some fun, new outdoor furniture (nothing completes an outdoor hang like a great patio chair!), you won’t be short on options. We rounded up 11 pieces of outdoor summer decor you and your guests will love. And remember, if you’re the one attending the party, don’t show up empty-handed — a unique hostess gift goes a long way.

Here’s to a summer filled with lots of laughter, reunions, and new cherished memories!

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was $19.99

Bring the charm of your favorite cafe home with these globe string lights. String lights are the easiest way to instantly jazz up a space and these lights are available in three sizes, each with a corresponding number of bulbs: 25, 50, and 100 feet.

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was $243.00

Add a pop of color to your outdoor area with this small-space-friendly patio dining set from All Modern. The Heidi Bistro set (available in yellow, grey, persimmon, and turquoise) is a light, mid-century beauty that'll transform your space without breaking the bank.

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Lulu and Georgia

The power a good rug has to transform a space should never be underestimated — even outdoors. Take the Ember Rug from Lulu and Georgia: Cool and earthy, this flatweave rug features a mix of classic stripes, geometric shapes, and rich colors. Best of all, it can also be used indoors, making it a versatile pick you'll love for years to come.

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was $168.00

The Novogratz Penelope Bar Serving Cart is a must-have this summer. It features a weather-resistant powder-coated finish, two slatted shelves, and four bold color options.

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was $332.87

Nothing says outdoor fun like a stylish hanging chair. The Berkshire Swing Chair is constructed from a beautifully wrapped wicker rattan metal frame and comes equipped with a padded seat for a truly comfortable seating experience.

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was $39.99

Looking to spruce up the outdoor furniture you already own? We have three words for you: boho throw pillows. The boho aesthetic is all about bold colors, fun prints, and pops of texture. That's why boho accessories (both big and small) are often big statement-makers. Case in point: this gorgeous leaf throw pillow.

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was $119.99

When you and your crew need a respite from the sun, pull out this market umbrella from Kelton. Available in 10 colors to match any decor scheme, it features a height of nine feet and provides 10 feet of coverage.

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Keep the festivities going well into the night with this gorgeous fire pit made from durable cast iron. You can sit around a roaring fire late into the night with friends and family.

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West Elm

If you're looking to lounge and soak up the sun this summer, do it with the Paradise Outdoor Lounge Chair & Ottoman Set from West Elm. This nest-like set is made from handwoven, all-weather wicker and is designed to withstand the elements. Its olefin cushions are fitted with weather-resistant covers. Available in two colors, it's destined to become your go-to spot to kick back and relax.

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was $239.95

Love to entertain with music but hate the look of a traditional Bluetooth speaker? These outdoor speakers from OSD are designed to look like rocks, making them easy to seamlessly integrate into your garden, pool, yard, deck, or balcony decor.

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The Sill

If you're looking for the perfect low-maintenance (and by low we mean no maintenance) plant for your outdoor space, consider a faux pick like this Calathea Orbifolia from The Sill. Perfect for those without a green thumb, this two-foot beauty will look good in your space (both indoors and out) all year long.