Great Finds! Must Have Items for Your Summer Patio

Since we live in an apartment, dressing up our summer patio is always a challenge. I am constantly on the lookout for unique and fun ideas that are not permanent fixtures on the house. The last few weeks have been cold and dreary here in West Virginia, so I have done lots of online shopping and window shopping to get the patio ready for summer. I found some super cool things, so I thought I would share our must haves and also our can only dream about having items too. I would love to hear how you dress up your Summer Patio.

Must have items for your Summer Patio. Great outdoor lighting, seating and patio sets and beautiful outdoor decor ideas perfect for Summer!

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Must Have Items for your Summer Patio!

The first thing I was after was a cute set of solar lights. We don’t have an electrical outlet on the front side of the house, so a solar set is a must. There are so many options to choose from. Simple and classic to fun and funky. Which would you choose?

Outdoor Solar String Lights. Perfect for any party!

Solar String Lights Outdoor 15.7ft 20 LED Fairy lights Warm White Lantern Ball Christmas Globle Lights for Garden Path Party By Innoo Tech

Outdoor Solar String Lights. Perfect for any party!

Solar Powered String Lights Outdoor Globe Christmas String Lights 19.7ft 30 Led White Crystal Ball Decoration for Patio ,Garden ,Wedding,Party,Bedroom by Innoo Tech

Outdoor Solar String Lights. Perfect for any party!

Solar Outdoor String Lights,Gdealer 20ft 30 LED Water Drop Solar String Fairy Waterproof Lights Christmas Lights Solar Powered String lights for Garden, Patio, Yard, Home, Christmas Tree, Parties

Seating, of course, is another main focus for the patio. Not only does it need to be functional and seat all 4 of us plus guests, it needs to look pretty too. Our patio is covered, so there is no need for an umbrella for us. If you are in need of an umbrella to match your super chic furniture set, Amazon.com has some great pieces at very reasonable prices.

We are debating on these two sets. One is my favorite, and the other is hubby’s favorite. Which would you choose?

4 piece Cream Color patio set. Seats 4.

Relax on your patio or backyard while lounging on this 4-Piece Patio Conversation Set. This comfortable & weather proof outdoor patio furniture set in tan is perfect for your deck & entertaining

5 piece Patio set in gray. Seats 4 and includes a tempered glass table top.

Gramercy Home 5 Piece Patio Dining Table Set

On to the FUN part .. the decorating! I am the first to admit I need some serious help when it comes to decorating a room. The patio, on the other hand, I am all for it. Something about just relaxing outside with a good book or a cold drink and a few friends is simply perfect to me. Especially on a warm summer evening. More times than I can count, we cook, eat, chat and even play games on the patio for hours on end. Check out how we’re adding a little style to our outdoor space this year.

Is there anything you would add/omit?

How fun is this bar cooler? The perfect spot to set your drink and keep them cold!

Outdoor Rattan patio ice cooler!

Keter Rattan Outdoor Patio Deck Pool Cool Bar Ice Cooler Table Furniture, Brown

As much as I love the sunshine, an option for shade is a must! I am in love with the bamboo rolling shades. Great sun protection and super stylish at the same time.

Fruitwood Imperial Matchstick Bamboo Shade,

Radiance 0108305 Fruitwood Imperial Matchstick Bamboo Shade, Roll Up with 6-Inch Long Valance, 39-Inch Wide by 63-Inch Long

Something about a fun and funky outdoor rug just ties everything together. I love the paisley design and the funky colors, but I also love the bright colors in #2. It’s so hard to choose!

Indoor Outdoor paisley area rug!

Orian Rugs Indoor/Outdoor Paisley Monteray Multi Area Rug (7’8″ x 10’10”)

Indoor Outdoor floral Patio rug.

Indoor/Outdoor Ivory Patio & Porch Rug 7ft. 9in. x 10ft. 10in. Floral Pattern


Well, that is the start of my summer dreaming! Soon enough the weather will break and we will be able to head outside for a little Vitamin D! But until then, I will keep browsing and dreaming for warmer days while I sip warm coffee in my flannel PJ’s.

Are you an outdoorsy kind of person? Do you have your own personal oasis at home you can escape to? I would love to hear how you decorate your space. What you include and what you can live without. Do you have a hammock? Ohhh how I would love a hammock!

Have a wonderful day!

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