When it comes to securing stylish digs for your backyard, the latest Serena & Lily summer collection is full of luxe accessories and comfy outdoor entertaining/lounging items that are perfect for a season of picnics + barbecues. Inspired by the lazy days of summer, the collection has all those salty, lived-in and sun-bleached feels you love about summer, and the nautical accents will give you the illusion that you鈥檙e on vacation right in your own outdoor space. The only problem is the cost of those stylish new outdoor pieces really adds up when you want to deck out your deck 鈥 Oof! Instead of giving up your outdoor decor dreams, just let the collection inspire the DIY maven in you. Before you know it, your backyard, porch and patio will be summer-ready with these seven Serena & Lily decor hacks, sans that pesky price tag. Scroll down for a few of our favorite pieces from the collection, along with hacks for each and every one.


1. DIY Easy Color Block Throw Pillows: If you鈥檙e a lover of the bright and bold, you鈥檒l love these color-blocked throw pillows. Copy the vibrant colors of Serena & Lily鈥檚 Maritime Outdoor Pillow Cover ($68) to really amp up the color scheme on your patio. (via Plaster & Disaster)


2. DIY Hammock Chair: Hot summer days are meant to be spent lounging in a comfy chair, which is why you need to hack Serena & Lily鈥檚 Sling Chair ($395) ASAP. If you don鈥檛 have the space for an entire seating area, this hanging hammock chair is the perfect solution for an apartment or porch makeover. (via Brit + Co)


3. DIY Folding Camp Stool: You can鈥檛 go wrong having a multipurpose piece like Serena & Lily鈥檚 Camp Stool ($295) on your patio. Use it one evening as a tray table for cocktails and and as extra seating the next. The best part about DIY-ing this camp stool (besides the price, of course) is that you can pick out your own colorful fabric. (via How About Orange)


4. DIY Painted Table Runner: Bring some bright summer colors to the table with this DIY table runner inspired by Serena & Lily鈥檚 Raffia Runner ($68). Channel your bold approach to decor with a colorful palette and a DIY that takes you only a few minutes to finish. Boom 鈥 your table setting just got way more Instagrammable. (via Brit + Co)


5. DIY Striped Towel: Nothing says 鈥渟ummer鈥 like a good blue and white stripe. Get your nautical on and hack Serena & Lily鈥檚 Fouta Beach Towel ($48) with nothing more than a white towel and a can of blue paint. (via Studio DIY)


6. DIY Woven Placemat: Serena & Lily鈥檚 Round Raffia Placemats ($38) are elegant, but the DIY woven version will add an eye-catching element to your fab tablescape. Your #flatlay snaps just got way more stylish. (via Brit + Co)


7. DIY Handstamped Placemats: Placemats often get overshadowed by rad silverware and adorable place settings, but you also can鈥檛 dress a pretty table without them. Rising temps mean you have lots of outdoor parties to plan, so hack Serena & Lily鈥檚 Cabo Woven Placemats ($48) with this easy stamping technique. (via Brit + Co)

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