Your outdoor space is one of the best places for entertaining friends and family. With happy hours, barbecues and all that lounging around, we can’t say it’s all that bad. Now’s the time to spruce up that space for the homestretch of summer and early fall sunshine. Because, before you know it, colder months will be here and your outdoor space will likely lose out to Netflix. Scroll on for fun lighting, essential accent decor, modern ways to show off your green thumb and everything you need to turn your backyard into entertainment central — all at less than $25 a pop.

Backyard Accent Decor

Forget boring furniture and decor that everyone else has! Instead, make a big impact with fun and essential accent decor pieces that make use of patterns to carry the eye through your space. Upgrade your outdoor space even further with a few select items like fun seating, boho wall hangings and modern serving trays. Your neighbors won’t want to leave.

Room Essentials Black Serve Tray ($13), IKEA HÅLLÖ Outdoor Cushion ($25), CB2 Acrylic Napkin Holder ($17), Threshold Natural Woven Pillow ($20), Pillowfort Mint Woven Bin ($8), Room Essentials Black Triangle Pillow ($10), Papersource Gold Confetti Tumblers ($20, set of two), Boho Boutique Wild at Heart Tapestry ($18), Trans Ocean Imports Sorrento Rugby Stripe Rug ($25)

Backyard Lighting


Lighting is perfect for creating just the right mood, whether you’re looking for a chic, trendy or romantic vibe. Swap your average lights for statement-making fixtures to illuminate long summer nights. You’ll love sitting under the stars and soft lighting while you’re hosting a date, a party or just a few friends. And with the right ambiance, you’ll be able to keep the night going way into the wee hours.

CB2 Marco Lanterns ($20+), Punch Garden Stake Tea Light Candle Holder ($13), Poketo Globe Mirrored Bulb ($18), Threshold Metal Lantern ($20)

Backyard Greenery


If you want to amp up your outdoor space and create a more natural look, an assortment of planters is the perfect way to go. Host an awesome hang sesh that feels slightly more intimate just by adding some extra green with suspended plants. If you’re serving food, decorate the table tops and walls with a traditional planter. Play with color and let your imagination run wild.

CB2 Glisan Grey Hanging Planter ($15), Cotton:On Gold Wall Planter ($25), CB2 Oscar Herb Planters ($7), CB2 Cove Hanging Planter ($17), CB2 Cut Glass String Lights ($25)

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