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    25 Things To Help You Get Your Dream Patio Space

    There are plant items in here. And a crawfish boil table.

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    1. A custom backyard sign, because everyone needs to know when they enter your patio that this is where they'll find "good food, good people, and good times."

    a wood sign that reads, "The Zabbatino's Backyard & Grill, Good Food, Good People, Good Times"
    Christina Craft Mind

    Christina Craft Mind is a family-owned business based in Patchogue, New York, creating personalized, wood-engraved signs. This fun shop has so many other great options, so be sure to check out their entire Etsy page!

    Get it from Christina Craft Mind on Etsy for $55+ (available in six sizes and an indoor or outdoor version).

    2. A set of cutie pots you can hang on balcony railings or to create a fun plant wall, or just styled on a shelf. Either way, there will be more fresh flowers headed to your darling garden patio!


    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 $24.99 (available in black, white, and multicolor sets).

    3. String lights (obviously!!!) that'll set the entire nighttime ambience for your patio. Really, they just make everything more magical.

    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 $15.99.

    4. A hammock chair – it was basically designed for you and all your summer reads. Really, this is a match made in heaven.

    two reviewer images of the hammock hung up outside

    Promising review: "There is a reason people still hang hammocks from their trees. And this hammock chair is a perfect example! The wood frame is very sturdy, the knots are well done and the fabric is soooooo soft. I'm 150 lbs. and it held me beautifully, like a babe in the womb. And it holds my husband's 200-lb. frame easily as well. The day it was hung I sat in it for hours and even took a little siesta. Heaven! The only problem I have is that now we need another one because my husband and I fight over who gets to sit in it! Fantastic product! Best money I've spent in a long time!" —BN-Katy TX

    Get it from Amazon from $48.99+ (available in three colors).

    5. A sail canopy to give your patio a bit of shade if it's dead center in the sun's path. Cool down under your fancy new shade with a *cracks can* crisp, cold bevvy.

    sail canopy hanging over patio hanging area

    Promising review: "This shade sale worked perfectly to provide morning and afternoon shade and looks fabulous. I like that the way the design looks. It was easy to install, and has held up to the monsoons of summer quite well. I am purchasing another one for the horse pen! Five stars." —Laura P.

    Get it from Amazon for $36.99+ (available in seven sizes and 13 colors/prints).

    6. A pack of butterfly stakes that'll add even more color to your already-beautiful planters.,

    Promising review: "This is one of the best products I've found in a long time. I have given as gifts, created a Mother's Day Basket, and have them tucked into potted plants on the patio. So far they have survived rain, snow, and wind. Price is such that you can give as a gift without breaking the bank." —Margaret

    Get a 50-piece set from Amazon for $9.99.

    7. A cast iron fire pit so you can bring camping coziness straight to your backyard. Jokes on everyone, you actually *won't* be leaving your patio this summer.


    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 $199.99.

    8. A crawfish table that'll turn any trash can or barrel into a primetime eatin' crawfish space. Your patio just became the place to be. What time is the boil???

    Crawfish Tables

    Crawfish Tables is based in Houston. This small biz had the genius idea of using sturdy ABS plastic to make a tabletop that attaches to any standard trash can. The table features two paper towel holders, four drink holders, four condiment holders, and two bungee cords to attach to any trash can or barrel.

    Promising review: "This thing works amazing and was a hit with our friends. We used for a shrimp boil and little touches like the paper towel holders and bungee cords to hold them to the trash can were so genius. Thank you guys!" —Darlene

    Get it from Crawfish Tables on Etsy for $89.

    9. A three-piece bistro set with two chairs and matching table (and glass top!). This boho-meets-modern set is peeerfect for small spaces, so go ahead and utilize that 6x6-foot slab in the backyard.

    reviewer image of the black set styled on a small patio

    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 $219.99 (available in three colors).

    10. A vintage "camper" birdhouse you can build and customize with paint so your birdies have a way cuter house than any of us ever will.

    One Man Garage / Etsy

    This darling small business is based in Nashville, TN and sells so many great pieces that would make lovely gifts. Seriously, go check out their entire Etsy page to see all of the wonderful things they're creating at One Man Garage.

    Promising review: "That was a really fun little project! It felt delicate and I thought I was going to break it while snapping pieces into place... but it held strong! Can’t wait to put it outside for the birds in the springtime." —Jennifer

    Get it from One Man Garage on Etsy for $24.

    11. A sleek standing cooler featuring a detachable tub, bottle opener, and towel rack for keeping your refreshments chilled during your weekend cookouts.

    the standing cooler filled with drinks
    The Home Depot

    Promising review: "I wanted a large cooler for entertaining and this cooler works great. It looks great with its stainless steel easy to clean exterior and black lid. It sits nicely on the sturdy base with large easy to roll wheels which make it easy to move around and has a handy tray for supplies. Standing at 35 inches tall makes for a comfortable height to easily reach cold drinks. The cooler can also be lifted off of its base and used by itself, but me and my guests loved that you didn't have to bend over to rummage for a drink. There is a handy bottle cap opener and a place for cap collections. The handles are very sturdy and allow you to easily lift the cooler as needed. I filled with ice and drinks and on the next day there was still a significant amount of ice in the cooler. This item is great for entertaining because it is stylish, practical and looks great. Very happy." —

    Get it from The Home Depot for $169.86.

    12. Glass tiki torches that can either be used on a pole or on placed on the table for some real 'squito prevention — that is very pretty might I add.


    Promising review: "I really love these torches - I bought a few to use around my deck and the teal color is so pretty. I really like that I can adjust the flame size with the little knob on top. Very happy with them. Highly recommend." —JulieBanks85

    Get it from Amazon for $22.38+ each (available in teal and red).

    13. An outdoor misting system for keeping your outdoor space refreshing all day long, even when that sweet sunshine is being a little too sweet. Cool down.

    reviewer image of the system installed on their pergola

    Promising review: "Put these up in Arizona and it makes the outdoors quite lovely. You can make them as long or short as you want, and just put the end piece on it to customize it how long you would like. I took a picture of my outdoor thermometer it was 109 degrees out and after running these for 10 minutes it was reading under 80 degrees." —BRENDEN

    Get it from Amazon for $54.99.

    14. A set of 10-inch hanging pots with a speckled design (and drainage holes!) to house your ever-growing plant collection. No, BABE, I will not stop buying plants.


    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 $29.99 (available in three colors).

    15. An outdoor rug that'll bring your inside decor charm outside to your patio space. How do you leave a backyard like this?! How!

    reviewer image of patio rug styled under outside dining table

    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 $38.28+ (available in four sizes).

    16. A mini, tabletop fireplace with a chic glass barrier to make dinners and game nights sooo much better. Imagine eating around the table with this lighting up the night — ahh, it's just so quaint.

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

    This darling small business is based in Nashville, TN and sells so many great pieces that would make lovely gifts. Seriously, go check out their entire Etsy page to see all of the wonderful things they're creating at One Man Garage.

    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 for $19.83.

    Get it from One Man Garage on Etsy for $29+.

    17. Outdoor sconces for some modern ~ambience~. So suave.


    Promising review: "All we can say is WOW! These lights surpassed our expectations! You could buy other similar lights for a lower price, but these are high quality and worth what we paid. The material is heavy duty, great casing to handle weathering. A breeze to install, we had 3 lights done within an hour with no issues. The look is modern, clean. Would highly recommend!" —Ruth B.

    Get it from Amazon for $71.99 each (available in black and white and two styles).

    18. A charming patio loveseat so you can bring indoor chatter and snuggles outside.

    wooden couch with gray cushions

    Promising review: "This is exactly what I needed for a small deck in an apartment. The wood is very good quality — it's not the typical cheap wood material you see in a lot of furniture today. It's thick wood. The cushions are also very soft and comfortable. I definitely recommend this outdoor loveseat." —Caitlin

    Get it from Wayfair $339.99.

    19. A hanging trellis that'll let you bring more greenery to your walls. And what's the motto?? More plants, always!!! Duh.


    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 $23.99+ (available in 11 sizes).

    20. A goooorgeous beveled glass wind chime because you should enjoy the fabulous chandelier hanging in your entryway in your backyard, too!

    glass wind chime hanging from a tree
    Almanor Art Glass

    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 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 $42.50 (available in two sizes).

    21. A set of outdoor pillow covers to bring that extra level of coziness to your furniture.,

    Psst, these are pillow covers. You can grab some weather-proof pillow inserts for $21.99.

    Promising review: "Love these pillow covers! They look amazing on my patio set. They’ve been in place for about a month with no signs of fading or staining (despite being subjected to full Florida sun all day and being rained on multiple times)." —Helen Tindall

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $10.99 (available in five styles/colors).

    22. A set of tall, 20-inch outdoor pots so you can continue to grow your garden oasis. How does one add a fish pond to a patio...

    two tall rectangular pots with plants potted in each

    Promising review: "I love the way they look and the price definitely beats Home Depot, Lowe’s or our SFL local nurseries. I added layer of brick to help fill the pots and also to make sure they’re heavy enough. I added cactus plants of different types since my porch doesn’t get much water." —Alivia

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $109.99 (available in two sizes and three colors).

    23. A hummingbird feeder that'll give you the best backyard entertainment while feeding all the lil' birdies in your neighborhood. That's a win-win in my book.

    two photos of hummingbirds drinking from feeder /

    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 a set of two from Amazon for $18.99.

    24. A small water fountain that measures 14 inches tall, so you can still listen to the calming sound of running water even if you don't have a large space to work with.

    small spiral style water fountain with a light at the bottom to light up the water

    Promising review: "Love this fountain!!! Very sturdy. I put some rocks in the bottom so the water sounds more soft when it lands. Unlike other fountains, you can really hear the water and the motor is really quiet. Well worth the money." —Carrie

    Get it on sale from Wayfair for $89.99 (originally $103.99).

    25. And a reclaimed wood bar with space for a cooler and/or wine fridge (you choose the style!), because your stunning space is ready for a patio-warming party.

    Rustic Wood Worx

    Rustic Wood Worx is a small biz based in Hixson, Tennessee crafting one-of-a-kind bar pieces. They can even custom build a dream piece for your grill and backyard!

    Promising review: "Our bar cart came out amazing. It is such a handy piece to have at our pool for drinks, food, the Alexa, towels, etc. We couldn't be happier with it. Janet was wonderful to deal with and everything came in a timely manner." —Julie Mackin

    Get it from Rustic Wood Worx on Etsy for $975+ (available in two wood types and five styles).

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