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Tis the season to be sunny — time to emerge from hibernation and enjoy that vitamin D that has eluded too many of us for too many a month. Alas! You peek outside the back door only to discover your patio is unworthy of not only guests, but your own family. For shame!
Don't worry, I've got you, and I'm a pro. An interior designer and founder of Burrow & Nest Design Studio, I have designed many an outdoor space worthy of not just the extended family, but even the Joneses. I promise, you will have the most coveted digs on your deck, the whole neighborhood will be sneaking over your fence. All my product picks are are on sale at Amazon, so you can still afford the inflated cost of that wine and cheese party you want to throw by the fire pit.
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So get clicking and you'll have the outdoor oasis you've been dreaming of in no time.
Best Choice Products 5-Piece Modular Outdoor Sectional Set
I love the preppy nautical look of this outdoor sectional set. It comes with a three-sectioned sofa, an ottoman, two pillows and a coffee table — all for $450 (was $550). The washable wicker is tightly woven around a sturdy, powder-coated steel frame. The ottoman can be pushed against the sofa to create a chaise — or configure the pieces however you choose! The weather-resistant cushion covers are removable so you can toss them in the wash, which is a huge convenience.
Says a happy camper: "I love it. Fits perfectly on my small porch. Cushions are fine, but I am a big girl so added extra for comfort. Very sturdy but took about four hours to put together — instructions were thorough and easy to understand."
Moroccan Geometric Textured Weave Indoor Outdoor Area Rug
It's all about that base, and an indoor-outdoor rug, like this boho style from Jonathan Y, is key. You need to ground your space so it feels like an outdoor living room. A layer underfoot creates a warm and welcoming place that also protects your toes from those deck splinters. Don't skimp on size — furniture should have at least their front legs on the rug. This will create a larger looking outdoor "room". An 8 x 10 is a good size if you can swing it, fitting a set of furniture comfortably. This grey and navy patterned rug is the perfect compliment for what comes next. And it's 40% off, coming it at only $109, which is amazing for such a large size.
Says a fan: "...I am surprised at how good the quality is. I'm a textile specialist and understand quality. For the price point AND made in Turkey — buy it..."
Christopher Knight Home Ruby Outdoor 12" Iron Side Table
Behold! The garden stool. I use these pieces all the time because they do it all and fit everywhere. Garden stools not only look great nestled amongst the azaleas, but beside a chair or sofa as an end table, or as a pair of additional seats across from your upholstered furniture. Makes the perfect little drink table or occasional seat. Plus, they are super pretty and come in all sorts of colors, patterns and materials. Buy a few different complimenting styles and mix them in. Add a plant to top one; use another to hold your cocktail. Plus, they're reasonably priced so you can afford to get a few. This classic navy blue, to go with our color palette of course, is only $40, down from $58. The pierced metal will stand up in weather too.
This five star reviewer has a clever idea: "These are great...they are open on the bottom so I put LED candles inside! Love them at nighttime."
Barton Premium Egg Style Hanging Chair
Why should kids have all the fun? Your yard should look casual yet sophisticated, but that doesn't mean a touch of whimsy would be remiss. This egg chair will make you feel carefree, as you swing in the breeze and enjoy the afternoon sun. Everyone will be fighting over this chair so I recommend two, to create a little vignette somewhere unexpected, like under that cherry blossom. Amazon just slashed the price by 58% so right now it's only $295 down from $700 — that's more than two for one right there. Add a colorful throw pillow to give it a pop.
Says one of over a thousand fans: "I wanted a comfortable swing chair for my backyard, a place to decompress away from it all. This is the absolute best! It was quick to ship, easy to put together and I love it!"
Safavieh Outdoor Collection 3-Piece Bar Table Bistro Set
Round out your patio with a dining area. If you don't have a large deck, this handsome high-top set is perfect for a couple to dine al fresco. If you already have a dining set, consider setting this up elsewhere in your yard for an unexpected oasis where guests can enjoy a cocktail and a more intimate chat. The crisp off-white cushions and navy throw pillows complement a variety of color schemes while the natural wood tones will warm up your space — the perfect juxtaposition from the cool grey tones of the wicker sectional set above. Amazon just chopped the price by 38%, taking it from $655 to $406.
Says a happy camper: "We loved it so much we bought a second set!"
Addlon 48 FT Outdoor String Lights
Let there be lighting! Good lighting makes a huge impact, and your garden patio should be no different. Illuminate the night with a warm ambient glow — your neighbors will be green with envy.
These string lights create a festive vibe and extend your time outdoors as you enjoy the fresh air. A No. 1 bestseller at Amazon, the 48-foot Addlon lights are on sale for just $36 with the on-page coupon. Features I love: You can link up to five strands, they're weatherproof and commercial-grade (just like your favorite bistro uses), the standard E26 sockets make the bulbs easy to replace and they're even dimmer compatible, for true ambiance. At this price, you can afford to buy multiples to string together.
Raves one of 16,000 thrilled reviewers: "They make my backyard look like an oasis!" Says another: "These are the perfect outdoor string lights. The price is right and the light set is well made and appears heavy duty. The light bulbs are a great size...We have put them along our fence and on our trellises. We live in Florida and our weather can be very hot and often very wet, and our lights have never failed in the past three months."
The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.
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