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.
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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?
Solar String Lights Outdoor 15.7ft 20 LED Fairy lights Warm White Lantern Ball Christmas Globe Lights for Garden Path Party By Innoo Tech
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
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
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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 my hubby’s favorite. Which would you choose?
Relax on your patio or backyard while lounging on this 4-Piece Patio Conversation Set. This comfortable & weatherproof outdoor patio furniture set in tan is perfect for your deck & entertaining
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!
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.
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!
Orian Rugs Indoor/Outdoor Paisley Monteray Multi Area Rug (7’8″ x 10’10”)
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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8 thoughts on “Great Finds! Must Have Items for Your Summer Patio”
Some lovely suggestions here Heather. I love both our patio sets. They really transform the space. I love the solar lighting too!
Thanks Carolann! I can’t wait til I can actually get started on the patio. Once this weather breaks it is clean up time!
I like both of the sets you picked out from Amazon, hard to decide really as they are for different kinds of seating. Guess I want them both. I like the string lights a lot and the raindrops are my fav looks-wise.
Thanks Sue! The raindrops are just so cute. Adds a little color too!
I really like the gramercy set from the two options for dining and love all your outdoors ideas. That bar cooler super cute I want. Please summer can you get here already!!
I love the fall/winter months … but enough is enough already!
I love those rugs! Well everything is so nice! What a great round up of products. Thanks!
Thank you Michelle! I can’t wait to do some “outdoor” shopping