Skip To Content

    34 Things To Give Your Outdoor Space A Much-Needed Makeover

    Spending time outside is suddenly way more appealing.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Some may have been sent as samples, but all opinions and reviews are our own. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A hanging hammock chair for bringing nothing but chill vibes to your outdoor space. As soon as you walk outside, you'll want nothing more than to crawl inside this cocoon-like structure and ~hang~ out.

    reviewer photo of the off-white hammock chair hanging from a tree
    another reviewer photo of the hammock chair in dark gray hanging from a pergola

    This swinging hammock chair comes with two cushions and installation hardware.

    Promising review: "Back to basics — simple, chic, and comfortable. Perfect addition for the backyard, porch, anywhere you'd like to lounge. There were no installation directions, but they do provide a number of options to work with based on your needs." —afytasuki

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99 (available in two colors).

    2. Or a double hammock so you can relax and enjoy your outdoor space with your fave person! Grab a glass of wine, turn on some music, and unwind in your double hammock after a long day.

    FYI, this includes a spreader bar for easy setup and can hold up to 450 lbs.

    Promising review: "This hammock is much more comfortable than any of those that we’ve had in the past. It looks great in the yard and is very comfortable and soft." —D

    Get it from Amazon for $74.89 (available in 30 colors).

    3. A balcony bar to help you make the most of your outdoor area regardless of how small it might be. No space for a full bistro set? No problem! Attach this balcony bar to the railing and you'll be eating meals outside in no time.

    The wooden balcony bar with plates, cups, and candles on it
    Best Balcony Bars / Etsy

    Best Balcony Bars makes...the best balcony bars, whether you're looking for space-saving outdoor furniture or you want to turn your patio into *the* place to be.

    Promising review: "Beautiful, hand-crafted, custom-fit to my railing. Creator is great to deal with on a custom piece. Everyone compliments it. I eat or have drinks on it every day and prefer it to eating at my dining room table! The second tier is ideal for serving dishes, glasses, bottles, and the main tier is ideal for main dishes, computers, and notebooks while optimizing my patio functionality and keeping me at my serene view throughout my day. Great custom piece!" —Travis Horn

    Get it from Best Balcony Bars on Etsy for $175.95+ (available in two sizes and four stains).

    4. Some interlocking teak tiles if you truly want to transform your outdoor space so it's basically unrecognizable. You'll want to break out your best dance moves to celebrate this major design upgrade!

    reviewer photo of backyard patio covered with the tiles
    another reviewer's patio with Teak interlocking tiles on them

    Promising review: "Living in Hawaii, you have to select wise items that are weather-, salt-, and red dirt-proof, etc. In total, I ordered 11 boxes to complete my yoga deck. I have a few leftovers to make steps on the back. Very pleased and happy. May order more for an outdoor shower project!" —Adelia

    Get 10 sq. feet of tiles from Amazon for $77.99.

    5. An outdoor rug that'll effortlessly tie your space together while also making it more inviting. Kick off your shoes and prance around because who wouldn't want to take advantage of the opportunity to be barefoot outside?

    Promising review: "A beautiful rug that polishes our cozy outdoor space. Great quality and very easy to clean. This is important, especially with two big dogs." —Meghan

    Get it from Amazon for $48.49+ (available in seven sizes and nine colors).

    6. A cast-iron firepit so you can feel like you're on a camping trip without ever having to leave your backyard. Be prepared to be the designated host for all upcoming get-togethers!

    gif of fire pit with fire burning

    Promising review: "This is a great value and it was very easy to assemble! We used it recently and found it to be a great addition to our backyard and it helped keep the mosquitoes away! As the weather has gotten colder at nights I’ve been impressed by how sturdy the firepit is and by the wonderful heat that it provides us!" —Arthur Glauberman

    Get it from Amazon for $199.99.

    7. Or a tabletop fireplace to add some glowing warmth to your space without having to invest in a giant firepit. This is the perfect way to set the ambiance for cozy nights outside with fam and friends!

    The small tabletop fireplace with rocks and a small flame
    1 Man 1 Garage / Etsy

    You can order this with or without the sand and rocks. The only thing that you will need to purchase separately is the 2.6-oz. gel fuel cans, which you can get from Amazon

    1 Man 1 Garage is a small business based in Nashville, Tennessee.

    Promising review: "Perfect little gift for my husband. He spends a lot of time outside so I thought this would be cute as a tabletop fireplace." —Swafford Julie

    Get it from 1 Man 1 Garage on Etsy for $19.50+ (available in three styles).

    8. A pair of zero gravity outdoor lounge chairs so you can be in total control of just how much chillin' you're doing outside. Sit upright or kick back and relax after a busy day! Bonus: each chair has a detachable accessory tray to hold your stuff.

    These folding lounge chairs also come with utility trays you can easily snap on and off to hold drinks, a book, etc.

    Promising review: "Absolutely love these chairs!! Bought them for our new pool and only went with one set until we decided if we liked them or not. Very comfy and love that we pulled them out of the box and enjoyed them right away. Very easy to recline and lock into position. The drink tray is easy to snap on and convenient to hold drinks, phone, book, etc. Like that they fold up very easily so that we can take them with us to a picnic or a game. Love them so much, I ordered two more!! Looking forward to comfy summer by the pool!!" —Amazon Customer

    Get a pair from Amazon for $49.99+ (available in three colors).

    9. A cute lil' three-piece bistro set perfect for enjoying drinks, snacks, or both when you're spending time outside! This set's unique modern design will have guests complimenting you and wondering where you got it.

    Promising review: "Exactly what I was looking for. Construction seems sturdy. Dimensions and style were perfect for the small patio space I was looking to get use out of, and the egg shape of the chairs is very comfortable. I paired them with a seagrass outdoor rug, faux fur chair pads, a beanbag-style pouf footstool, and some boho throw pillows, and love how the space was instantly transformed. I highly recommend this set." —Baby blues

    Get it from Amazon for $219.99 (available in four colors).

    10. A stunning beveled glass wind chime when you want your outdoor area to be a peaceful oasis where you can truly relax and un~wind~ for a bit.

    glass wind chime hanging from a tree
    Almanor Art Glass / Etsy

    Almanor Art Glass is a small biz based in Chester, California crafting beautiful glass pieces.

    Promising review: "I love it. This is an amazingly beautiful wind chime. I owned a wind chime similar to this, and when it broke, I hunted for one to replace it but it had been difficult because this is very unique. This one is even prettier with more detail." —Mary Jones

    Get it from Almanor Art Glass on Etsy for $54.50 (available in two sizes).

    11. Some string lights if you want to have *the* most charming outdoor space in the neighborhood. These darling lights ensure your hangs will keep going strong after the sun goes down. Plus, they're waterproof and extra stylish with Edison bulbs!

    patio with lights hung above

    Promising review: "Excellent product. Two key important things to keep in mind: Don't try to hang them before removing the bulbs, and don't connect more than three strands together. Highly recommend. Great product for an affordable price." —Devle86

    Get a 25-foot strand from Amazon for $11.87 (available in five sizes and five colors).

    12. A collapsible outdoor beer table that caters to a more minimalist aesthetic but still provides you with a place to store your beverage and a snack!

    a small table on a stake with two cupholders, a center compartment filled with snacks, and an attached bottle opener
    the same table with the stake stuck into a large potted plant
    Faircraft USA / Etsy

    Faircraft USA is a Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania-based Etsy shop run by a husband-and-wife duo creating beautiful and functional wooden home goods. 

    Promising review: "Purchased this as a gift for my brother to go with his corn hole boards. It is just as pictured. It seems like it'll be a little low to the ground for taller men standing around a corn hole board...but better than the beers sitting on the ground or in the off hand. Beautiful workmanship. Highly recommend this product and shop!" —Hayley

    Get it from Faircraft USA on Etsy for $60

    13. A magnetic screen door for anyone who regularly entertains and frequently goes back and forth from the kitchen to the patio! It's also great for letting the fresh air into your home but NOT the bugs.

    reviewer's dog standing outside on patio with closed magnetic mesh door shut keeping bugs out
    another reviewer photo showing the magnetic screen door out to balcony

    Promising review: "This product was exactly what I was looking for. It opens simply and closes seamlessly with the durable magnets and the screen looks much nicer than other products I have seen and used. The dogs have learned to enter in/out fairly simply and it provides welcomed fresh air into the home without risking flying insects entering. Customer service was quick to answer questions. I highly recommend." —Frank McGuigan

    Get it from Amazon for $22.95.

    14. And a flame colorant to add a splash of color and fun to your firepit that everyone will enjoy!

    reviewer's fire pit with blue, orange, and green flames
    another reviewer photo of the flame colorant used in wood fire

    Promising review: "We love these and will definitely be buying again! Make sure you put it close to the center of the fire for best results." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $5.95.

    15. A set of 10-inch hanging pots because you can never have enough options when it comes to how you display your plant babies. These have built-in drainage holes and an adorable speckled design that'll look lovely in any outdoor space.

    white speckled planters hanging from roof
    reviewer image of pot hanging outside

    Promising review: "I really love these hanging planters. Highly recommended. Lightweight, modern, and has drainage holes!" —thelma marie hart

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $30.99 (available in three colors).

    16. A hummingbird feeder that'll attract the most serene little creatures. When you're sitting outside sipping your morning coffee, you'll be delighted when these beautiful birds stop by for a treat!

    Promising review: "This feeder has it all: Easy to clean, large 32-oz. capacity, and it's inexpensive. I like the fact it is all red, no other colors to attract bees. All around, this feeder is a bargain and a pleasure to use." —Cynthia

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99 (available in two shapes and four different pack sizes).

    17. lighted umbrella for protecting you and your guests from the sun during the day and illuminating your outdoor space at night! The best of both worlds? We love to see it.

    reviewer photo of round glass table and a striped umbrella on it
    another reviewer photo of umbrella at night with lights underneath it

    Note that this includes just the umbrella, not the table!

    Promising review: "I normally don’t like buying products like this sight unseen, but I’m very pleased with the look and especially with the solar lighting. We enjoyed a pleasant evening on the deck with just the right amount of ambient light tonight, and we are hopeful that it will prove to be durable." —Dee Williams

    Get it from Amazon for $74.99+ (available in 10 color combos).

    18. An expandable faux ivy privacy screen so you're able to enjoy your new space without prying eyes. If your neighbors have a view of your backyard that's a bit too close for comfort, this'll do the trick. It'll also add a much-needed pop of color to your outdoor area!

    reviewer photo of faux ivy privacy screen used on balcony with various hanging plants
    another reviewer photo showing it used for privacy from neighbors on a patio

    This expandable privacy fence can be adjusted according to the dimensions you need for your space. When fully expanded, the fence measures 22" x 120" and 11" x 47" when fully closed. Plus, the sunlight and water-resistant material ensure the faux ivy leaves remain lush and green all year long.

    Promising review: "So easy to install! We put up two panels for extra privacy and it functions as pretty decor for the patio also. The density of the privacy varies with how long you stretch the panel out. Very pretty and we are ordering two more pieces after trying them out! We love these!" —tatiana betts

    Get it from Amazon for $37.99 (available in seven colors and as a two-pack).

    19. A top-rated and splurge-worthy patio loveseat if you want your outdoor space to be both cute *and* cozy. Bring an oversized throw blanket out on cool nights and you'll never want to go back inside.

    wooden couch with gray cushions

    Promising review: "Put this piece together in less than 10 minutes. Lovely wood tones that complement the grey cushions. We have had this loveseat out on the outdoor patio and no signs of wear. Our dogs also like to lay on it often and the cushions hold up well. Very happy with this purchase." —Caileigh

    Get it from Wayfair for $499.99 (originally $919).

    20. An inflatable ottoman footrest to prop your feet up so you can sit back, relax, and soak up your amazing outdoor space.

    Reviewer photo of outdoor ottoman in warm paisley color
    Same reviewer with feet resting on ottoman

    Promising review: "We bought two of these to use by the pool. The color is so vibrant and they were super easy to assemble! We used an electric pump and had them both complete in under five minutes total. If you follow the instructions and put the inflatable insert in the fabric cover before inflating, and inflate 90%, you will have no issues!" —Austin Collings

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99+

    21. And a side table that cleverly doubles as a cooler for all your delicious beverages. You'll cut down on the number of trips you'll have to make to the kitchen for drinks and save some space in your fridge!

    Promising review: "What a cool use of space and it's a great match for our outdoor set. I store sunscreen and other items when not entertaining. There’s a reason thousands of people purchase this. It’s a functional cool piece." —Mamma 4

    Get it from Amazon for $69.99+ (available in two styles).

    22. A mesh raised dog bed for your furry friend who likely follows you outside whenever you're hosting a party or small gathering! They'll have a comfy place to lounge while you and your guests chat it up.

    Promising review: "My dog loves this! He is 11-years-old and I hate for his older bones to lay on the b