Are you ready for afternoons with family & friends lounging in your backyard, soaking up the sunshine, sipping fruity cocktails, and playing lawn games, whilst listening to the perfect Spotify playlist?!?
Yes? Me to!!
Caleb and I are lucky enough to have a fairly large yard that is perfect for long days in the sunshine, napping in the hammock, lounging in our loveseat by the fire, and dining outside.
One of my favorite memories of dining outside with Caleb in the Spring happened during our first month living in this home when my parents came to visit us. Caleb grilled homemade Pork Banh Mi Burgers, we sat down to eat, I bit into my burger and said, “Yum! this is the best burger ever!” Only to realize I had made my burger, but totally forgot to put the pork patty in it! Whoops! But, who can blame me; you cannot go wrong with crunchy pickled veggies, fresh cilantro, spicy mayo + jalapeños, and zesty lime in between lightly toasted brioche buns! I did end up adding the pork patty and it was still “the best burger ever”.
Caleb is such a great chef and I am so excited for warmer weather and plenty of delicious dinners outside.
Turn Your Backyard Into the Perfect Getaway – Outdoor Patio Furniture and Decor Round-Up
The Southport Patio Egg Chair from Opalhouse™ is all over Instagram – for good reason! It’s a fun and unique addition to any outdoor patio or backyard! Large and visually interesting enough to stand on its own, it can also still fit into a larger arrangement with ease. This wicker egg chair with cushions supports you from every angle, making it the perfect place to curl up with a good book or podcast!
Made of soft-spun polyester that retains its shape and resists mold and bacteria for years of long-lasting relaxation.
Create the outdoor space of your dreams with the help of this sleek and functional Pipestone Large Round LP Fire Pit from Project 62™. This round fire pit features a simple tapered design that comes in a variety of neutral matte finishes for an effortlessly stylish modern look. The heat- and weather-resistant design helps keep it looking great throughout the seasons and with repeated use, while the sturdy steel construction keeps it securely in place no matter where you place it. Complete with cut-out handles on the sides for easy moving, this steel round fire pit is great for placing anywhere in your yard for a cozy spot to enjoy nights outside.
Perfect for smaller succulents and sprouts, our Grooved Bowl Planter’s raised surface adds a touch of texture to both indoor and outdoor spaces.
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As guests lounge about on your patio’s sectional and lush potted palm plants sway around the space, the real delight might just be your delectable dishes. Bring them out in high style with this beautiful bar cart!
Add the perfect glow to any outdoor seating arrangement with this Modern Brass Candleholder from Project 62™. Crafted from sturdy metal, this pillar candleholder showcases a textured clear glass holder sitting inside a muted brass metal frame that’s open and airy, exuding modern appeal no matter you place it. Simply set it in the center of your tablescape for a flickering glow as you enjoy your meal or on an accent table by an armchair to enjoy a quiet evening under the stars.
Small or large patio, outdoor furniture is essential and Target has so many amazing options!
You can create a cozy spot to kick back and relax with this simple yet stylish 3-Piece Martii Patio Chat Set from Project 62™. Crafted with a sturdy gray steel frame with an all-weather finish, this three-piece chat set includes an accent table and two semicircular rattan armchairs. The semicircular patio armchairs sport a wingback style, raised armrests, curved backs, and soft seat cushions for snug seating comfort. The round wicker-and-steel accent table comes with a flat, rattan-weave tabletop to rest beverages and snacks on for a quick bite.
The stripes and chevrons of our Ravine Rug bring a hint of Moroccan style to your outdoor space. Handwoven and Fair Trade Certified™, its resilient performance fibers work well outside or in high-traffic rooms indoors.
This Textured Ceramic Hanging Planter from Project 62™ makes the perfect pick for freshening up your home or patio. A six-inch planter suspended from a 24″ rope with a loop at the top letting you display your favorite flowing plants. The off-white color will mix in easily with any decor aesthetic, and the textured finish lends a natural look that coordinates well with the tan rope.
We have our Heart Leaf Philodendron in this planter hanging in our sunporch.
Gather your friends and family around an open fire with our stunning fire table that will bring the conversation to life on those clear, cool nights. Highlight your patio or backyard space with this luxurious accessory while keeping your company snug with its all-inclusive seating possibilities. Its simply shaped structure and sleek, modern look bring you and your guests together for intimate conversations and endless fond memories. Complete with brilliant lava rocks, this centerpiece is an excellent addition to any outdoor setting.
Give your deck or patio the perfect amount of warm and inviting light with the help of this Woven Ogee Outdoor Lantern from Opalhouse™. It features a unique tapered shape that looks like a teardrop, along with woven designs between the airy barred frame for a chic textured look. With just enough room at the center to hold a single pillar candle and a handle at the top for easy carrying, this woven outdoor lantern is perfect for placing on a dining table, coffee table or accent table to bring warm light to any nighttime gathering.
This product is a practical, yet stylish choice for your outdoor getaway! This beautiful wood burning fire pit features durable construction and an elegant finish. The product is elegant and certain to be the center of attention at your next social gathering.
Create the outdoor space you’ve always dreamed of with the help of this Metal Outdoor Adjustable Shade Gazebo from Threshold™. Made with a sturdy and durable steel frame for lasting use, this black gazebo features an adjustable shade design that lets you create the perfect setting for all your entertaining and weekend relaxing needs. The neutral-colored shade drapes over the top and sides to help keep sunshine at bay, while the clean-lined design and subtle molding accents pair easily with any decor style. Complete with rust- and weather-resistant qualities to help keep it looking great through the seasons, this black metal gazebo with shade makes the perfect pick for your chic outdoor space. Dimensions (Overall): 87 inches (H) x 94.48 inches (W) x 94.48 inches (D)
Corn Hole is a great game for both kids and adults! From the backyard lawn to beach games, tailgating to camping games – this outdoor board game goes anywhere with folding legs and high-quality hardware.
A real statement maker with its sleek, faceted shape, our indoor/outdoor Faceted Modern Planter is made from a lightweight resin composite that’s also frost proof. Fill with your favorite plants and layer them at the pool, in your backyard, on the deck, or by an entryway. I have mine in our sunporch and in our bay window in the foyer.
Kick your feet up in the backyard or create an easy seating spot with this stylish Oversize Stripe Outdoor Pouf from Project 62™. The square pouf is crafted from UV-resistant fabric to maintain its look even when left in the sun, while the generous filling makes it ideal as a comfortable footrest or additional piece of seating. This square pouf features a black and white color scheme that mixes easily with your existing decor while creating an inviting outdoor space you’re sure to love.
You can add a fun accent to your patio or deck with an outdoor rug. Reversible and easy-to-care-for, West Elm’s handwoven Summit Indoor/Outdoor Rug offers durability with a softer-than-wool feel. This modern take on a Moroccan rug adds vibrant color and pattern anywhere from the playroom to entry to patio.
West Elm indoor/outdoor rugs are durable and we actually have one in our dining room and in our living room because the outdoor rugs hold up better and are easier to clean with the dogs. We have the Reflected Diamonds Indoor/Outdoor rug in our dining room.
This is the set of chairs and loveseat we have!
The patio club chair adds a simple contemporary style to your outdoor space. The black frame contrasts beautifully with white cushions for style and comfort. Made of durable powder-coated steel for long-lasting use. Scotchgard-treated fabric resists staining and repels moisture.
Target has such a great selection of patio furniture. I love that their pieces are timeless and have multiple options for style and budget.
They also offer the Henning Patio Sectional which is really nice too!
Handcrafted in India, this unique lantern features a hand-cut mango wood exterior with a mirrored glass base at its center for candles.
Handmade by a family in a small Mexican workshop, this outdoor wooden chair promotes a relaxed, natural vibe. Tight on patio space? This chair folds for easy storage and perfect chair for a small outdoor patio.
Looking for a fun tropical plant to add to your patio? I recommend Bromeliad Fasciata (Silver Vase Plant) because they will do well outside during the Spring and Summer, and then you can bring them inside during the cooler months. They are a fun patio plant because they look so tropical once they start blooming!
They get their nickname because their leaves have a patterned powder on them that makes them appear “silver.” ⠀
Bromeliads have unique leaves that grow in a circular fashion so that they form a “cup” in the center as they grow. The central “cup” collects the water for the plant and as the plant matures it will produce a tall flower stalk with pink bracts. The real flowers are tiny blue blooms that grow between the pink bracts. Although the blue flowers die quickly, the bright pink bracts often last 5 or 6 months. ⠀
They require very bright light in order to flower. I use a plant light to supplement the limited sunlight during the winter and fall.Once the pink bracts (flower looking things) appear you will want to move the plant to lower light to prolong the colorful bracts.⠀
Fun Fact! Bromeliads remove formaldehyde from the air, which makes them a great air purifier when you bring them inside your home!
An understated take on tufting, this outdoor pillow’s plush texture will have you relaxing (and napping) under the sun in no time. These outdoor pillows are pretty cool because they are filled with fibers made from recycled plastic bottles, each pillow made helps to keep water bottles out of the waste stream!
Terracotta bowl with rich brown finish opens wide for fresh greens to spill out. Heavy jute rope weaves in and out of three thick terracotta loops to keep the hanging planter level and secure. Hangs alone or in groups with the large planter. CB2 exclusive.
Waterproof and UV-resistant, this tough woven-polyester canvas umbrella and its hardwood pole offer the perfect balance of understated style and shelter from summer rays.
Inspired by the cool, clean lines of Scandinavian design, the Playa Collection features a slim profile and modern finish. Made with FSC®-certified wood, this trunk provides storage for everything from pool toys to pillows. Even better, the smooth top is an ideal surface to set snacks and drinks during your next outdoor gathering.
Although this species is not a true palm – it has the appearance of a palm and is the perfect plant for your outdoor patio. The sago palm has shiny dark-green leaves with a rigid mid-rib and glossy leaflets that curl along the edge growing in a circular pattern. The trunk is thick and shaggy, much like a palm tree. King sagos produce cones and bear attractive, palm-like feathery foliage making them very similar looking to palms, and tree ferns.