Accessorize your patio, rooftop, or terrace.
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Warmer temperatures and longer days aren’t just signs of summer: They also mean that outdoor-entertaining season is officially upon us. But whether you’re hosting guests on a roof, terrace, or patio, chances are you don’t want to spend a ton to decorate a space you’ll only use for three or four months. Below, we’ve selected 31 pieces of affordable — but still good-looking — furniture and other things to zhuzh up any outdoor area (and if you like this stuff, check out our recommendations for similar cheap but expensive-looking things for your
bathroom, bedroom, living room, and kitchen).
Novogratz 3-Piece Poolside Heidi Outdoor Bistro Set, Yellow
This sunshine-yellow set of two chairs and table instantly pulls together and brightens a smaller outdoor space.
Safavieh Outdoor Collection Manteca Lounge Chair
A modern-looking lounge chair that looks ideal for catching some rays (or z’s) on a patio.
Wild In Bloom Folding Rattan Lawn Chair
We also love this portable lounge
chair: It folds in half and has an attached canvas strap (so moving it is a breeze), and its rattan material adds a touch of boho charm.
Novogratz Roberta Outdoor Rocking Chair
If you’ve only got room for one chair, you can’t go wrong with a classic
rocking chair — this one is weather resistant (and also comes in a sunshine-yellow that matches the bistro table and chairs we like).
CCTRO Mesh Hammock Net Chair Swing
All you need is a sturdy place to hang it, and voilà
: an instant hammock (perhaps the only outdoor seating more appealing than a rocking chair).
Keter Urban Knit Pouf Set
Great Deal Furniture Fern Outdoor 16-Inch Matte White Iron Side Table
An interesting-looking side table with an open design that won’t dominate your space (and its white hue will match pretty much any aesthetic).
Novogratz Poolside Barbie Outdoor Bar Cart, Charcoal
bar cart that can also be used to display your favorite tchotchkes, candles, or other outdoor accessories.
Pillow Perfect Outdoor Fresco Yellow Wicker Seat Cushion, Set of 2
A lot of outdoor seating can be uncomfortable, but you can fix that with some simple cushions like these, which come in a variety of colors (but clearly we have a thing for sunshine-yellow right now).
Decor Venue Water Resistant Indoor/Outdoor Square Stripe Throw Pillow
Throw these striped pillows onto
chairs (like the white rocker above) to add some nautical flair.
Safavieh Courtyard Collection Indoor/Outdoor Area Rug
A rug can help keep bare feet clean outdoors, and gives any space a cozier feel. We like this striped style, which is more interesting than a solid-color rug, but not too overpowering.
DII 100% Cotton Indoor/Outdoor Geometric Daimond Throw
A cozy outdoor
throw is an essential — especially on chilly summer nights.
Sunnyglade 10’ Outdoor Adjustable Offset Cantilever Hanging Patio Umbrella
umbrella is a must for providing shade on hot days.
Bloomingville Round Natural Seagrass Basket with Handles
This storage basket made from seagrass is a great way to incorporate texture into a space (pair it with the rattan lounge chair to amp up a boho aesthetic).
Pink Flamingo Yard Ornament, Pack of 2
Because nothing says garden party quite like a pair of bright pink flamingos.
In the Breeze Rainbow Fish Stacked Glass Wind Chime
If birds aren’t your thing, this technicolor fish wind chime is another fun way to liven up a space.
Perky-Pet White Farmhouse Wild Bird Feeder
are your thing (but you prefer real to fake), this delightful farmhouse-shaped feeder is sure to attract some feathered friends.
La Jolie Muse Citronella Candle
A three-wick candle that keeps mosquitos away for up to 75 hours, and looks far more expensive than it is thanks to its handsome marbled vessel.
Kikkerland Pineapple LED Light
This funky little LED pineapple
light adds just the right amount of kitsch.
Lights4fun, Inc. LED Outdoor Lantern
For a warmer glow, consider this cordless LED lantern, which will illuminate your space with no outlets needed.
Kikkerland Tall Bartending Glasses, Set Of 4
This handy set of glasses will spare you from bringing your usual
bartending gear outside, and each is stamped with a recipe for a classic cocktail (Whiskey Ginger, Planters Punch, White Russian, and Nelson Special), so you’ll never over-serve your guests.
Rosse Glass Addison Pitcher
The perfect pitcher for pouring lemonade.
American Atelier Rectangular Tray with Handle, Teal
An acrylic tray is excellent for both serving and displaying.
Le Cadeaux Santorini Melamine Oval Platter
Missoni-worthy platter will surely impress your alfresco dinner-party guests.
DII French Stripe Kitchen Tablecloth
Like a rug, a nice tablecloth makes a space look more put together (and this one looks like it came straight from a kitchen on the set of a Nancy Meyers movie).
Sunjoy Wheeled Beverage Cooler
cooler with wheels for easy mobility, a shelf for extra storage, and a built-in bottle opener (that’s also surprisingly stylish, in a minimalist sort of way).
Wicker Picnic Cooler Seat
Another functional cooler, which doubles as a seat (it’s ideal if your rooftop is too many floors above your fridge).
Kikkerland BQ01-RD Portable BBQ Suitcase, Red
If you don’t have a lot of space (or a huge budget) for a grill, this portable BBQ suitcase should do the trick.
Fieren Outdoor/Indoor Planter
This durable planter is design-y enough to go from outside to inside when cool weather returns.
Costa Farms Majesty Palm Tree
And here’s a tropical palm
tree that will make your space feel like some faraway exotic hideaway.
Kikkerland Boules Set Large Action Game
If you have the space, keeping a game (or two) on hand is always a nice touch when hosting. This set can be used to play bocce or boules (which is basically French bocce).
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