Create the Ultimate Outdoor Oasis With These Stylish (and Affordable!) Walmart Finds

published Mar 9, 2022
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If you’ve been waiting to upgrade your backyard for the spring and summer, consider this post your sign to get started. The warm weather is quickly approaching, and if last year is any indication, patio decor and accessories are going to fly off the (virtual) shelves as more and more homeowners look to take advantage of their outdoor spaces.

Whether you boast a few acres or a modest patio, there are plenty of ways to dress up your zone so that it not only functions better but looks better, too. From party-ready Bluetooth speakers and atmospheric lanterns that lend a romantic glow to the modern rocking chairs of your dreams, Walmart has it all — at wallet-friendly prices, of course.

To help you on your way to your dream backyard oasis, we’re rounding up some of our favorite outdoor living picks from Walmart to help you make the most of your alfresco spaces in style. Cheers to sunny days ahead!

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If your taste skews more modern but you still have visions of rocking on your front porch, these rocking chairs are the perfect non-farmhouse solution to your daydream. Instead of rustic wood, they're made from powder-coated metal for an industrial and rust-free finish. Topped with fade-resistant cushions, they're the perfect place to rock the afternoon away.

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Add a boho vibe to your outdoor dining table or intimate seating arrangement with this glowy rattan lantern. It boasts a worry-free LED candle inside, plus an easy-tote handle so you can move it throughout your space with ease.

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No party is complete without an epic playlist, and this party-ready speaker is the perfect way to turn up the fun and encourage your guests to hit the dance floor (er, deck). Bluetooth technology allows you to stream your favorite tunes from anywhere, while five different LED lights add a technicolor touch.

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Ensure your outdoor space lives just as functionally — and stylishly — as your indoor space by laying down an eye-catching area rug. Flatwoven with durable polypropylene (which is fade and weather resistant), this colorful geometric style will make an impact beneath your outdoor dining table or in the middle of a sunny seating area.

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Your outdoor entertaining zone is a great place to get a little bit more adventurous with color and pattern than you might indoors. Case in point: this playful pillow in a summer-ready teal hue with textural accents. As an added bonus, the fabric is UV-treated to be fade and weather resistant, so it'll bring cheer to your space for years to come.

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From toasting marshmallows to adding a bit of warmth during chilly evenings, a firepit is a backyard essential. This easy style is simple yet impactful, with a generous bowl shape and a spark guard mesh lid for added safety.

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Whether you're looking for a spot to grow cherry tomatoes or a planter to highlight your prized roses, this lattice container is a charming choice. Available in a trio of colors (terracotta, white, and black), it's made from durable polypropylene, so it will last you season after season.

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Maybe it's just us, but food totally tastes better when served (and enjoyed) under a string of bistro lights. This 100-count strand is made using reliable LED bulbs, so you don't have to worry about any of them flickering or shorting out.

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You'll be ready to host the neighbors for dinner thanks to this affordable dining set from Walmart. Each collection comes with six pieces, including four chairs, a square glass table, and a patio umbrella — all in a selection of stylish, summer-ready shades.

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Add a pop of color to your sunroom or deck with this charming, vintage-inspired plant stand from The Pioneer Woman. It's a fun place to show off your favorite plants but could easily double as a convenient spot to set a cocktail as you unwind after work.