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    "So Cute": Add These 42 Things To Your Outdoor Space So It Oozes Charm This Summer

    A comfy porch swing, an outdoor pizza oven, a weather-resistant rocking chair, and other things that'll make your outdoor space the star of your summer.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. 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. Connectable Edison bulb string lights to ensure that all of your patio parties are truly ~lit~ this season.

    a reviewer photo of a backyard with strings of lights handing above a set of benches
    a reviewer photo of an outdoor gazebo with string lights along the edges

    Promising review: "I have ordered four boxes of these light sets now. I love love love these lights. When they arrived, I plugged them in while in the package to make sure they all worked. Then I unscrewed all the bulbs to make it easy to hang. I hung them up all around my balcony using a staple gun. When I finished I screwed the light bulbs all in :) I would highly recommend these lights. They are PINTEREST perfect!" —Cora

    Get it from Amazon for $16.95+ (available in three sizes, three colors, a pack of two, and two multicolor packs).

    2. A modern boho-style three-piece bistro set with two chairs and a matching glass top table that's ideal for small spaces. Plus, it'll make any yard, porch, or patio look instantly more fashionable.

    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 poof 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 $249.99+ (available in four colors).

    3. A cool hammock chair you'll love hangin' around in.

    It comes with two cushions and installation hardware.

    Promising review: "This came in great shape, it was easy to set up, and it is comfy and sturdy. As a plus-size woman, I was a little concerned about how sturdy it would be, but it is great! I've never felt nervous about hopping into it and staying there right until the mosquitoes come out." —Mal T

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

    4. Or a hammock with a steel stand and carrying case if a hanging hammock isn't an option, but you still wanna lounge comfortably under the wide-open sky.

    Plus, the stand is easy to assemble, disassemble, and pack up in the included carrying case for storage or travel.

    Long, but worthwhile promising review: "Features to love: The cotton fabric is sturdy and breathable. I never feel stuck to it the way I do in a nylon hammock. The setup/take down is super easy, and the frame is very sturdy — we have definitely put 300-plus pounds in it. 

    The ability to raise and lower the hammock with the multiple hook positions might be the best feature. I have bad knees and like to get into the hammock from a higher problem. My kids like it lower so they can reach the ground to swing problem. 

    It works great as a traditional hammock to lie in. It works as a 'swing' to sit on. It has enough fabric that you can cover up if you're cold or want to block out light or bugs. 

    We have accidentally left it out in the rain several times, and it dries great, hasn't faded from the sun, hasn't had any mold, and hasn't developed any weird smell.

    Things not to love: Nothing! This is a great hammock. It may not be as portable as those little nylon hammocks, but if this is for your yard and not for camping, this is hard to beat." —Mary

    Get it from Amazon for $81+ (available in a wide variety of colors/patterns).

    5. Light-up flowers for adding a little extra after-dark charm to your garden.

    an array of light up flowers glowing at night

    Promising review: "The pictures don't do these justice. At night my backyard looks like a scene from Avatar. The light itself is not bright, but the colors are very vibrant and intense. The color transition is gradual and glowing. They are hypnotic to watch. During the day they are unobtrusive and don't look too fake or artificial. The green leaves are very bendable, the stems of the flowers are somewhat pliable, and the cloth that makes up the petals can be smoothed and manipulated a bit so you can make them look different and more realistic. I've had them for a couple of weeks and so far they are performing perfectly. They are simply beautiful and we love them!" —Zavanna

    Get eight flowers (between two bunches) from Amazon for $19.99.

    6. A tall table cooler combo in case you need both a high top *and* somewhere to keep your bevvies chilled.

    Promising review: "I have received a lot of compliments regarding this little cooler/table and for the price, I'm very happy with the purchase. We were looking for a smaller table to complement our larger patio set. After our last party, I think I may have made a couple of sales for the Keter brand. The cooler kept drinks cold for quite a while especially considering we didn't put much ice in it. The standing feature is nice too. Just lock the table in the open position and you can use it for a tall drink stand which works well. If you're looking for a little table for a patio set OR for a little patio cooler this product can take care of both needs." —Phenom13

    Get it from Amazon for $74.99+ (available in two colors).

    7. A stylish outdoor rug here to ensure that you have the classiest patio in the neighborhood!

    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 $28.12+ (available in five sizes and nine colors).

    8. Some solar-powered hummingbird wind chimes that are beautiful during the day and STUNNING at night. They slowly change colors and can be hung both inside and outside to add a soothing vibe to your space.

    Promising review: "I love this product I have it hanging on my porch and it is so beautiful during the day and even more beautiful at night when it lights up." —magpie

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99.

    9. A three-seater glider porch swing with a large canopy that's bound to be your favorite seat.

    Promising review: "This swing looks so beautiful on our front patio. It was so easy to assemble. Directions were clear and easy to follow. I love how the seat is longer so it’s comfortable to sit. The fabric is sturdy and nicely made. I am seriously thinking about purchasing one for the backyard to replace my other one. I definitely recommend this swing." —Tammy

    Get it from Amazon for $149.99 (available in five colors).

    10. A durable adjustable folding umbrella so you have somewhere cool to ~chill~ on hot days.

    a reviewer photo of the umbrella on a patio in tan
    a reviewer photo of a patio dining set with an umbrella in the center of the table in red

    Snag a compatible weighted base so your umbrella doesn't blow away!

    Promising review: "I like this umbrella because the spines and base are sturdy instead of those thin wiry spines on some umbrellas. Much better to hold up to being upended in the wind. It also has the tilt feature, which is great to be included in this price point. The cloth covering is thick and will hold up to the elements. Also, the size is perfect." —Sarah

    Get it from Amazon for $43.99+ (available in 15 colors).

    11. Or a canopy in case you need more shade than a standard umbrella can provide.

    Reviewer's photo of the canopy over their deck
    Another reviewer's photo using the canopy over their plants

    You can purchase the hardware to attach this shade to your home here.

    Promising review: "Have had it up for over a month and it is holding up very well to sun, wind, rain, and storms. I take it down when I get enough forewarning of strong storms, but sometimes we've been out of town and it has held up quite well. We roll it up and to the side using the installation kit anchors when we get warning for strong winds. But, like I've said, we've come home after storms to small branches down in the yard, but the sail was good. It does a great job of blocking the sun and cools the house and patio quite nicely from the summer sun." —Ms. Shannon

    Get it from Amazon for $33.99+ (available in seven sizes and 11 colors).

    12. A reviewer-loved portable projector with over 12,000 5-star ratings so you can bring movie night to the backyard all summer long!

    reviewer photo of the projector showing jurassic park against the side of a house
    reviewer holding the white projector to show scale

    Promising review: "This was purchased to watch movies outside in the summer. The quality is excellent and for the price you can’t go wrong! I would totally recommend this projector to anyone. It’s easy to use and the remote is functional. The speakers are actually very good when it comes to volume!" —Practical and Efficient Mom

    Get it from Amazon for $89.99.

    13. And a projection screen big enough to ensure that everyone's got the best seat no matter where they're scattered around your yard.

    The screen is 120-inches and made of an anti-crease material. It also comes with brackets and ropes for mounting purposes.

    Promising review: "This screen is perfect for our use. We bought it for outdoor movie nights whether being on the garage door, in the backyard, camping, or inside the garage. It’s very easy to install with no wrinkles and shows a great picture. I’ve attached pictures (above) that show how well I can still see the picture despite being surrounded by 7,000 Christmas lights in close vicinity." —Hallie H.

    Get it from Amazon for $26.99.

    14. A beyond adorable vintage camper birdhouse to make your yard feel like a quaint lil' campground for flying friends.

    The vintage camper birdhouse in blue hanging with plants in the background
    1Man1Garage / Etsy

    No glue is necessary for assembly.

    1Man1Garage is a small business based in Nashville, Tennessee that offers a variety of cool artisan designs that are made with care.

    Promising review: "I love this so much! I just built it, so I'm not sure if I will get any inhabitants or not, but that's okay because it’s SO CUTE. Took a little brain power to put together cause the pieces aren’t labeled, but it’s (clearly) do-able and a fun little project regardless. The little details are so fun, and it is very well-made. Highly recommend!" —Lauren Woods

    Get it from 1Man1Garage on Etsy for $11.20+ (originally $14; available as a full size birdhouse or a desktop mini; also available in natural color as a kit including a paint set or colored pencils).

    15. An outdoor pizza oven so you can upgrade cookouts with family and friends by slinging some fresh pies.

    Pizza oven cooking pizza
    Reviewer photo of pizza oven

    Promising review: "AWESOME pizza oven. We really can't say enough great things about it. It does exactly as advertised, and the temperature of the stone matches fairly well with the gauge on top. The stone runs hottest in the middle, but not overly so. The oven takes longer to warm up in the cold weather (10-15 min), but it retains heat really well! We keep the pizza oven on a thick plastic table and the oven is very well insulated, the table doesn't get hot at all. We wouldn't change a thing! Makes amazing pizza and naan! " —tk

    Get it from Amazon for $399.99.

    16. A weatherproof outdoor beanbag chair for anyone who would much prefer to just plop themselves down on one of these than sit in some stinkin' chair!

    Black beanbag chair
    White beanbag chair
    FIBALA / Etsy

    Fibala is Poland-based small business that sells modern, minimalist items for your home, like trays, wooden boards, pots, bowls, hangers, and more.

    Don't forget to pick up some beanbag filling so you can use it in your chair as soon as it arrives!

    Promising review: "This beanbag lounger is beautiful!! I love the simple look, soft grey color, and the vegan leather handle is super cool! The shop owner, Alicja, was so nice and helpful when I asked about a leather alternative. The lounger is everything I hoped it would be! I absolutely love it! TY!" —Amoryn Smith

    Get it from Fibala on Etsy for $100+ (available in three sizes and two colors).

    17. A hanging trellis so you can turn unused wall space into a new home for your plants.

    two trellises installed on wall with plants growing up each
    reviewer image of trellis attached to outside wall with orchids planted in the rungs

    Promising review: "These hold air plants very well and look so pretty displayed. I've got to purchase decorative moss to finish off the look. Good purchase, good value. Recommended." —Sundrip Journals

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in 10 sizes, two colors, and sets of three and five).

    18. And a cute set of pots that can be hung from balcony railings or any other ledge so you always have some green friends to hang out with in the yard.

    plant shelf with the different white pots
    reviewer image of a wood pallet on its side with hanging pots

    The set comes with hangers!

    Promising review: "These are so cute!! I made a plant wall out of them and they look great. They are a bit smaller than I was expecting, but all of my flowers fit in them." —Betty Pace

    Get a set of eight from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in two sizes, and black, silver, white, and multicolor sets).

    19. A mesh raised dog bed so your pup has a soft, cool place to relax, too.

    Remember to never leave your dog unattended outside in the summer so they don't overheat! This dog bed is great for when you and your pet are spending some time outdoors together and you're able to keep an eye on them.

    Promising review: "My dog loves this! He is 11 years old and I hate for his older bones to lay on the bricks or concrete. He loves this bed and we can easily move it from the back to front yard." —Kristin M.

    Get it from Amazon for $33.99+ (available in sizes S–XL and in six colors).

    20. And a fully enclosed mesh outdoor cat tent — now your feline friends can safely join you in the yard as well!

    Promising review: "I bought this cat tent because our two fur babies will sit in the window and cry if we are outside. I tried a leash, but they didn't like that, and they often escaped it. I came across this tent, and it was the BEST purchase I made. The quality is great! Both cats fit in it, so the size is perfect. Very excited that this is actually a product for the cats!!!" —hgrizz

    Get it from Amazon for $22.99+ (available in two colors).

    21. A portable, flexible mist stand you can bend into a variety of freestanding shapes and heights *or* wrap around trees and other structures so you can enjoy a cooling mist at any angle! 

    A model lays out in the sun while the mister sits beside them and sprays mist

    It even comes with an interchangeable flower-shaped misting head to add a little extra fun!

    Promising review: "AMAZING MUST HAVE! Best thing ever to cool off in the summer! I love the mister when it’s 105 degrees outside (We live in dry Texas), and I didn’t even know it came with the flower attachment for a cute little flower fountain. My little one will love that. The dogs love the mister as well. They haven’t left its side. So I definitely recommend this to stay cool in this summer!" —Morgan

    Get it from Amazon for $35.47 (colors may vary; also available in multipacks).

    22. A mini, tabletop fireplace (or candle holder) to keep your table looking classy while providing some extra warmth on chilly nights.

    tabletop fireplace lit on rocks and placed on table
    One Man Garage / Etsy

    1Man1Garage is a small business based in Nashville, Tennessee that offers a variety of cool artisan designs that are made with care.

    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 as a pack of three from Amazon for $17.41.

    Promising review: "Bought as a gift for my BFF. She loves it! Sits on her table on her patio that overlooks the bayou in Florida." —Sandy Sensat

    Get it from 1Man1Garage on Etsy for $25.60+ (originally $32; available in four styles).

    23. A cast-iron fire pit that'll make you feel like you're camping — but with access to your own private bathroom. Time to warm your toes and roast some marshmallows!

    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 fire pit is and by the wonderful heat that it provides us!" —Arthur Glauberman

    Get it from Amazon for $199.

    24. Or a portable campfire perfect for anyone who doesn't feel like dealing with the hassle of building and cleaning up after a fire. Simply light it with a match or lighter and extinguish by covering with the lid. It actually puts out an impressive amount of heat without a bunch of smoke, so you can say goodbye to burning eyes and soot-smelling clothes. Plus, it's reusable, and each fire should last around three to five hours!

    Gif showing how to light the campfire
    Gif showing how to put out the campfire with the lid

    Promising review: "Great for a patio or stealth-camping. I always love hanging out around a campfire, but sometimes you can't just build a blaze. The Radiate throws a lot of warmth and light for its size, making it really feel like being around a campfire. It's safe to roast marshmallows over too! 

    Whether you're on a patio, a beach, or anywhere else you can't build a fire, this is a perfect solution. It doesn't produce much smoke, but still keeps the bugs away. I'm a backpacker, so normally I would write something like this off as WAY too heavy to carry into the backcountry, but I've carried a Radiate several times as a 'luxury item' because it's so safe and convenient when a normal fire is not an option. 

    The tin also makes a good trash bin when you're packing out (LEAVE NO TRACE!). $30 might feel like a lot for something to burn (unless you smoke cigars) but compared to a cold, dark night in the woods, it's very worth it!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $29.99+ (also available in multipacks).

    25. And a pouch of Mystical Fire you can drop on any wood fire to magically change the color of the flames into a long-lasting, vibrant rainbow that'll delight you and your guests.

    A campfire with rainbow flames

    Promising review: "Mystical Fire Colorant is amazing. For a really fun experience, get some of these for your next camping trip. As if a campfire needs improvement...but this stuff is really neat. I'd say the adults love it even more than the kids. We only used one packet, and the colors were so good — seems like they lasted at least 20 minutes. There was even color left in the ashes the next day. We will never go camping again without several packs of Mystical Fire on hand." —TeNe

    Get it from Amazon for $6.95.

    26. A portable grill that's easy to store and transport so you can still have a fun BBQ hangout even if your outdoor space isn't the biggest.

    the portable propane grill in red

    Promising review: "This grill is great! It has three burners so the things that you are grilling do not cook unevenly. I purchased a 20-lb to 1-lb propane adapter and hooked up my 20-lb propane to it. It is easy to assemble. I usually prefer a charcoal grill over propane, but this grill came close to giving me the charcoal grill taste, it did not disappoint me. Awesome product!" —Michael S

    Get it from Amazon for $289.99+ (available in five colors).