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    Jun 7, 2020

    30 Amazing Products That'll Help Give Your Outdoor Space The Glow-Up It Deserves

    Your balcony, patio, or backyard has never looked better.

    1. A hanging hammock chair that'll be your go-to cozy spot when you wanna read a book, take a nap, or enjoy a drink outside.

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    Promising review: "Hands-down the most comfortable hammock we've ever been in. Something about this chair puts you into REM sleep almost immediately because of how amazing it feels. One friend described it like being hugged by a cloud." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $62.99.

    2. Pretty outdoor string lights to turn your balcony, backyard, or patio into a twinkling paradise. They'll look gorgeous in the evening, especially when the sun is setting.

    A patio at dusk with round string lights on a black wire

    Promising review: "These are so cute and perfect! I have a decent-sized balcony and have been looking to turn it into a relaxing area. I got my lights within a few days and I immediately opened up my package, everything was there, no broken bulbs and a spare bulb. I then tested out the power and these lights are perfectly bright and still set a very calming and intimate scene." —Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $18.98+ (available in three lengths and four colors).

    3. A unicorn float for ~magical~ pool days: It's comfortable, colorful, and really fun to relax in. Also don't forget to take a photo for the 'gram.

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    Promising review: "This float is pretty large, and I have had fun floating around on it many times this summer so far. It’s surprisingly very comfortable, even for adults! I’ve inflated and deflated it probably a dozen times thus far without any issues or leaks, and my youngest kiddo has played on it a lot too. It has a super bright rainbow tail and mane, and a bright golden horn." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $26.02.

    4. And a set of flamingo drink floaters so you can have happy hour while you're chillin' in the pool.

    A group of reviewers poses with pink flamingo drink floaters in a pool
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    Promising review: "I love these! They work great, no tipping issues at all. These little guys just float around the pool on their own like an inflatable bartender. I found cups and cans fit perfectly snug (even with a Koozie). I leave my Koozie on my bottles for a secure fit and have never had a problem." —Amazon Customer

    Get a set of three from Amazon for $12.99 (available in 16 other designs).

    5. A chair and table set you'll want to place in your outdoor sanctuary ASAP: It comes with cozy sponge-filled seats for comfort *and* removable covers you can easily pop off for cleaning.

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    Promising review: "I purchased this patio set to create an outdoor living space on my front porch. My husband assembled the set in a few hours, and it was ready to be enjoyed. The furniture looks classy, is sturdy, and is quite comfortable. We are thoroughly pleased with the outcome! The little table also has a glass top which gives the set a more expensive feel. I dressed up the set with pillows, pants, coasters, and candles." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $174.98.

    6. A star and moon fire pit, so you can roast marshmallows and enjoy a lil' warmth on cooler nights. Your backyard will have a serene glow while you take in the sights and sounds of the evening.

    A moon and star detailed fire pit glowing at night

    Promising review: "I ordered the star and moon wood burner. I am a little nervous about fire, but this was so easy to use. I love the way the stars and moons glow in the dark. It is beautiful and relaxing to sit and smell the wood burning." —Wayfair Customer

    Get it from Wayfair for $102.99.

    7. A pineapple tiki torch that'll add a lil' SpongeBob flair to your garden and provide just the right amount of light for nighttime activities.

    Pineapple-shaped tiki torches in a line on a garden pathway

    Promising review: "This pineapple torch couldn't be cuter. I bought a few for my home in Florida and the decor is just perfect. I love how cute they look in my yard even when I am not using them. The tiki fuel that goes with the torches is also great for keeping bugs away." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $27.99.

    8. A portable high-top party bar so you can safely store water, beer, soda, and other cocktail-ready beverages *and* have the perf corner for making drinks.

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    Promising review: "Definitely a good buy! I love the portability and the storage shelf! The easy on/off covering provides an air of privacy. It sets up easy and holds its own! A very versatile year round serving & entertaining tool! I love the carry case that comes with it!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $64.99.

    9. A bocce ball set that'll give you hours of backyard play with the fam on sunny days. You'll also get a killer arm and wrist workout. Adoro le bocce!

    A model plays with a colorful bocce set in their yard

    It even comes with a carrying case and measuring rope for games!

    Promising review: "We have had a few other bocce sets and this one is by far the best. The balls are solid, not water filled, like some others. The balls are a good size, nice weight, and the finish is durable. We like the carrying case as well as the rope for measuring, both of these were additional features that we didn't receive with previous (other brand) sets. We use the set in our backyard and its been great!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $33.66.

    10. A portable grill, so you can easily cook kebabs, veggie burgers, and hot dogs in your tiny outdoor space (hello, balconies). It also has a nonstick coating, which will make whipping up BBQs a breeze with less cleanup.

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    Promising review: "This is the perfect grill for my apartment balcony. It was easy to clean and it's really nonstick. In comparison to other brands, this actually heat up the plate instead of heating lights. It cooked really well and was very easy to install. I would definitely recommend to purchase this if you have a small balcony." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $89.99+ (also available in black).

    11. A stool ottoman, because you need a comfy spot to prop your feet up while you unwind outdoors. It also doubles up as extra seating, just in case your friend or fur baby wants to join ya.

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    Promising review: "Love this little ottoman! Pretty easy to inflate with the included pump. There is the inner part that is inflated and then the cover. I would recommend partially inflating the center and then putting on the cover. I bought this to be used on the patio and that's where it is right now. You do have to add air every once in a while but easy to do." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99 (available in four other colors).

    12. Artificial decorative leaves that'll help you turn your outdoor space into a soothing, "green" haven with plenty of privacy. You'll get 94X39 inches of this faux material, which is water-resistant and easily wraps around railings.

    A reviewer's tiny balcony wrapped in the green faux leaves
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    Promising review: "I am on the third floor and I wanted privacy on my parking lot facing balcony while sungazing. This fit the bill perfectly for me, the zip ties only took a few minutes to attach from the inside I did not attach to outside." —Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $39.99.

    13. An inflatable sofa so cozy, comfortable, and perf for the outdoors, you'll forget you're not actually sleeping in a bed. It also doesn't take up a lot of space, so you can use it for your patio or apartment balcony.

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    It doesn't require a pump either. According to the manufacturer, all you have to do is whisk it through the air to blow it up. It's suggested that you close the sleeve opening before ending each movement and keep the mouth closed until you begin the next one. Once there's enough air inside, you'll be good to go!

    Promising review: "I'm in love with this product! I’ve been using it everyday to chill outside and it’s great! It's easy to set up, set down, and it's super comfy." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $46.98+ (available in 10 colors).

    14. A set of outdoor yard drink holders to hold your vino, cold beverages, and soda cans. It's about time you give your chilled drinks a safe spot that's not the ground.

    Multi-colored yard drink holders each carrying a bottle of wine, a solo cup, and a Diet Coke bottle next to a woven blanket on the ground

    Promising review: "One of the best items I have ever bought for the beach and backyard! Whether playing Cornhole or lounging in a chair, your drink is always clean and cold. No more sandy or dirty cans or bottles. It even holds your drink with a Koozie on it!" —Amazon Customer

    Get a set of six from Amazon for $36.95.

    15. A multi-tiered plant stand so you can display your succulents, flowers, and green babies outside. There's plenty of room for potting plants and your other yard-friendly decor too.

    A multi-tiered plant stand with succulents, flowers, and more greenery

    Promising review: "I loved this plant stand. Its very simple, but at the same time has a lot of space and adds a nice touch to a cute spot. I ordered the natural look and it’s amazing. We decided to use it outdoors but I think it looks good indoors too." —Wayfair Customer

    Get it from Novogratz on Wayfair for $68.99 (available in four colors).

    16. A set of patterned chair pads that'll add a pop of color to your patio furniture and give you a cozy space to sit.

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    Promising review: "These seat cushions are awesome, they are very well made, and the fabric is nice and bright with a consistent pattern. They are comfortable to sit on, but not "mushy" like some cushions are. If your looking to add some color to your outdoor or even indoor chairs these are the ones for you." —Amazon Customer

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $38.99.

    17. A giant 4 Connect game, because you and the kiddos will get to spend time together *and* create big blue and red lines in the backyard.

    Models play with a giant 4 Connect game in their backyard

    Promising review: "This game has provided many hours of fun for family. The first day I received this, my son and husband played for four hours straight. It is a super competition and makes you think several moves ahead. Best money I have spent in a long time. The game is constructed well." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $76.99.

    18. A set of chic patio chairs, so you can lounge in style *and* comfort while you're enjoying the nice weather outside.

    A pair of white patio chairs next to each other on a wooden porch

    Promising review: "I love to spend my mornings 'hugged' in one of these chairs while I drink tea and listen to the birds. The Teddi chairs were easy to assemble once I figured out which legs went where. The style is wow! They're like sculptures I get to look at and enjoy every day, they always make me smile." —Wayfair Customer

    Get it from Novogratz on Wayfair for $559.99.

    19. Marshmallow roasting sticks for backyard s'mores nights. Wouldn't it be nice to get your marshmallows nice and toasty without a goopy mess?

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    Each roasting stick comes with two prongs and material that doesn't warm up too much.

    Promising review: "I have other telescopic roasting sticks but bought these ones because I find the prong on my other ones a bit too widely spaced. These ones are perfect for roasting a single marshmallow, holding one on two prongs so that it doesn’t rotate as it gets warm. The tips are dull, so they are ideal for young kids to use safely. The pole has a nice rubber end to hold and the metal does not get warm all the way up so it keeps your hand safe. The length of them is great." —Amazon Customer

    Get a set of five from Amazon for $17.99+(also available in an eight-pack).

    20. A striped patio umbrella to give you plenty of shade from the sun on hot days. It's so dang easy to adjust too, so you can stay cool and sunburn-free while you eat or lounge outside.

    A reviewer places a striped beach umbrella above their blue pool lounge chairs
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    Promising review: "I got the red umbrella for my deck. It is big, beautiful, and the perfect color for good shade on a sunny afternoon. My deck is on the west side of my home and gets direct sun. This umbrella is exactly what I needed. The dark red provides nice shade for relaxing at the table with your favorite beverage and snack. The easy put up and take down is a plus for enjoyment." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $45.99+ (available in seven colors).

    21. Kan Jam, so you and the fam can get outside and play for the ultimate prize: an Instant Win.

    Two Kan Jam cans and a yellow frisbee on a beach

    Promising review: "This is a fun game for anyone, anywhere! I'm not the greatest with a Frisbee, but even I was able to play well. Age and skill can make a difference, but it is similar to corn hole (or whatever you call it outside the Midwest). A key difference is how you get to help your teammate score points. Awesome for the beach, backyard, schoolyard, etc., so get yourself one!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99.

    22. A four-piece patio furniture set you'll love if you want to create the ultimate outdoor/couch seating area: This sectional sofa not only looks gorgeous, but it can be rearranged to fit your patio and porch space.

    A blue four-piece patio furniture set with sectionals and a small wicker table

    Get it from Amazon for $459.99.

    23. A set of outdoor lounge chairs that'll suit your relaxation needs and be easy to move around your patio. Curl up one of these babies with your fave drink and magazine and you'll be set.

    Two brown and white lounge chairs with teal towels on top

    Promising review: "These chaise lounges offer the perfect modern look we were going for and as a bonus, the front legs are on rollers, making it easy to move around our pool deck." —Wayfair Customer

    Get it from Wayfair for $569.99.

    24. A sunshade triangle, because sometimes it gets way too hot outside and you need a little more UV protection on your patio. This fabric comes in a bunch of sizes, so you can cover and cool down most of your outdoor space.

    A tan sunshade triangle covers a backyard near a fence

    Promising review: "My pool is awesome when it gets into the 100s of degrees here in California. We decided to grab a 20x20x20 triangle and holy cow does it do a number on the backyard! Not only does it keep my pool better shaded, but it also keeps the sun off of my back patio during the hottest part of the day."Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $24.98+ (available in five sizes and five colors).

    25. Lady bug wall art that won't ~bug~ your garden decor scheme and look really, really cute on your fence or backyard tree.

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    Promising review: "I was searching for a gift and came across these little cuties. They are so adorable. They have a hook on the back where the nail head goes in and then you pull down to secure them, keyhole type. Colors are bright and shiny. So happy I bought them and a great addition to the boring railing." —Amazon Customer

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $22.98.

    26. A nautical-themed patio rug, so you can add a touch of the sea to your outdoor furniture setup. The material also feels nice on your feet and is easy to clean. (Spills and messes, be gone!)

    A starfish-patterned blue and nude rug placed next to patio furniture

    Promising review: "The colors are what was pictured (often times hard to tell online). It is more textured and detailed than I thought from seeing it online. Also, it washes well. The first day I put it out, my child dropped some chocolate ice cream on it, and I was able to wash it off immediately with just water from a watering can! " —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $40.50+ (available in four sizes).

    27. A set of decorative throw pillows that have a fun cactus print and will easily fit on outdoor sofas and lounge chairs.

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    Promising review: "These pillows are so cute! I bought them originally for my patio and brought them inside due to the rain we’ve had the past few days and now I’m in love with how they look in my dining room! Trying to decide whether to buy another set. I absolutely love these covers and the quality is amazing." —Amazon Customer

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $23.99+ (available eight sizes and 19 different sets).

    28. A splurge-worthy weather pod, so you can have a covered hangout spot *and* protect your outdoor furniture from impromptu rain showers.

    A weather pod placed in a backyard with a couch, table, and beverages inside

    Promising review: "It keeps cold wind and leaves out and some heat in. There are zip vents at top to let in fresh air and two zipper doors. This has extended the season for hot tub use, we were able to set up in early March in Chicago area. Would also be fun for around a small picnic table and to sit outside in the rain." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $329+ (available in three sizes and also in blue).

    29. A waterproof Bluetooth speaker for times when you want to listen to soothing jazz, indie, or R&B music at a picnic table or pool. You won't have to use your smartphone or computer again to play beats outside.

    A white waterproof speaker on a purple picnic bench

    Promising review: "I like how the sound comes out from all around the speaker (360 degrees) and it is able to get a lot louder than other speakers I've had. The sound is clear, and not tiny-y or hollow sounding (again, like other speakers I have had), so overall, I like it. It's my new favorite carry-around speaker!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $38.99+ (available in seven colors).

    30. A gorgeous solar wind chime that'll make your porch look like a colorful disco after the sun goes down.

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    Promising review: "When I first took this out of the box, I thought 'oh boy I don’t know about this,' but I went ahead and hung it up outside to charge. When nighttime came, it started to light up and it is so neat. The colors gently change and none of them are muted. I am so happy with it." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99.

    You, after revamping your balcony, backyard, or patio with new goods:


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