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25 Products You Need To Give Your Outdoor Space A Major Glow-Up

Written by on September 10, 2020

Updated 5 minutes ago. Posted 1 hour ago

Roast s’mores, read a book, or watch the sunset while you enjoy your newly-decorated outdoor hub.

We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.


Pretty outdoor string lights to turn your balcony, backyard, or patio into a twinkling paradise. They’ll look gorgeous in the evening, especially when the sun is setting.


Promising review: “These are so cute and perfect! I have a decent-sized balcony and have been looking to turn it into a relaxing area. I got my lights within a few days and I immediately opened up my package, everything was there, no broken bulbs and a spare bulb. I then tested out the power and these lights are perfectly bright and still set a very calming and intimate scene.” —Amazon Customer

Get them from Amazon for $16.98+ (available in four lengths and five colors).


A star and moon fire pit that’ll help you roast marshmallows and get a lil’ warmth on cooler nights. Your backyard will have a serene glow while you take in the sights and sounds of the evening.


Promising review: “We love it. We toast marshmallows for s’mores and roast hotdogs on it. It’s a time we enjoy each other as a family. The fire pit is sturdy and is big enough for what we need. We don’t use the cover since I just pick it up and throw it in the garage since it is light enough to do so. I would definitely recommend this product. We thought about propane ones for the cleanliness and ease of use, but the smell of the wood fire can’t be beat.” —Wayfair Customer

Get it. from Wayfair for $126.99.


A set of chic patio chairs so you can lounge in style *and* be comfy while you’re taking a break outdoors.


Promising review: “I love to spend my mornings ‘hugged’ in one of these chairs while I drink tea and listen to the birds. The Teddi chairs were easy to assemble once I figured out which legs went where. The style is wow! They’re like sculptures I get to look at and enjoy every day, they always make me smile.” —Wayfair Customer

Get it from Novogratz on Wayfair for $559.99.


A portable high-top party bar because you can safely store water, beer, soda, and other cocktail-ready beverages *and* have the perf corner for making drinks.

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Promising review: “Definitely a good buy! I love the portability and the storage shelf! The easy on/off covering provides an air of privacy. It sets up easy and holds its own! A very versatile year round serving & entertaining tool! I love the carry case that comes with it!” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $64.99.


Wooden lanterns so you can give your front door, balcony, or porch a rustic, “I’m so dang ready for fall” look. They easily fit pillar candles and will be beautiful additions to your outdoor space.


Get it from Target for $35+ (available in two sizes).


A hanging hammock chair that’ll be your go-to cozy spot when you wanna read a book, take a nap, or enjoy a drink outside.

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Promising review: “Hands-down the most comfortable hammock we’ve ever been in. Something about this chair puts you into REM sleep almost immediately because of how amazing it feels. One friend described it like being hugged by a cloud.” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $49.99.


A splurge-worthy weather pod so you can have a covered hangout spot *and* protect your outdoor furniture from impromptu rain showers.


Promising review: “It keeps cold wind and leaves out and some heat in. There are zip vents at top to let in fresh air and two zipper doors. This has extended the season for hot tub use, we were able to set up in early March in Chicago area. Would also be fun for around a small picnic table and to sit outside in the rain.” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $329+ (available in two sizes).


A chair and table set you’ll want to place in your outdoor sanctuary ASAP: It comes with cozy sponge-filled seats for comfort *and* removable covers you can easily pop off for cleaning.

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Promising review: “I purchased this patio set to create an outdoor living space on my front porch. My husband assembled the set in a few hours, and it was ready to be enjoyed. The furniture looks classy, is sturdy, and is quite comfortable. We are thoroughly pleased with the outcome! The little table also has a glass top which gives the set a more expensive feel. I dressed up the set with pillows, pants, coasters, and candles.” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $124.99+ (available in four colors).


A bocce ball set that’ll give you hours of backyard play with the fam. You’ll also get a killer arm and wrist workout. Adoro le bocce!


It even comes with a carrying case and measuring rope for games!

Promising review: “We have had a few other bocce sets and this one is by far the best. The balls are solid, not water filled, like some others. The balls are a good size, nice weight, and the finish is durable. We like the carrying case as well as the rope for measuring, both of these were additional features that we didn’t receive with previous (other brand) sets. We use the set in our backyard and its been great!” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $33.66.


A portable grill so you can easily cook kebabs, veggie burgers, and hot dogs in your tiny outdoor space. It also has a nonstick coating, which will make whipping up BBQs a breeze with less cleanup.

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Promising review: “This is the perfect grill for my apartment balcony. It was easy to clean and it’s really nonstick. In comparison to other brands, this actually heat up the plate instead of heating lights. It cooked really well and was very easy to install. I would definitely recommend to purchase this if you have a small balcony.” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $89.99+ (also available in black).


A cute doormat to give your guests a proper greeting and encourage them to take off their shoes *before* coming inside your home.


Valfré was founded by Mexican-born artist Ilse Valfré. The Los Angeles-based brand is known for handbags, T-shirts, and home decor goods with beautiful designs.

Get it from Valfré for $30.


Artificial decorative leaves that’ll help you turn your outdoor space into a soothing, “green” haven with plenty of privacy. You’ll get 94X39 inches of this faux material, which is water-resistant and easily wraps around railings.

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Promising review: “I am on the third floor and I wanted privacy on my parking lot facing balcony while sungazing. This fit the bill perfectly for me, the zip ties only took a few minutes to attach from the inside I did not attach to outside.” —Amazon Customer

Get them from Amazon for $44.99+ (available in three lengths).


An inflatable sofa so cozy, comfortable, and perf for the outdoors, you’ll forget you’re not actually sleeping in a bed. It also doesn’t take up a lot of space, so you can use it for your patio or apartment balcony.

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It doesn’t require a pump either. According to the manufacturer, all you have to do is whisk it through the air to blow it up. It’s suggested that you close the sleeve opening before ending each movement and keep the mouth closed until you begin the next one. Once there’s enough air inside, you’ll be good to go!

Promising review: “I’m in love with this product! I’ve been using it everyday to chill outside and it’s great! It’s easy to set up, set down, and it’s super comfy.” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $39.98 (available in 15 colors).


An outdoor wreath that’s so ~gourd-ous~ for your front door. This ‘gram-worthy piece of decor features colorful leaves, flowers, and a pumpkin to get you (and your home) in the fall spirit.


Christina Ella Decor is a small business based in Texas known for their pretty wreaths. Whether you’re sprucing up your space for fall, spring, winter, or summer, you’ll find something beautiful for your home.

Promising review: “This wreath is beautiful! I love the unique pairing of colors, and it looks great on my door. This well-made wreath arrived in perfect condition and sooner than expected.” —Etsy Customer

Get it from ChristinaEllaDecor on Etsy for $19.99.

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Promising review: “When I first took this out of the box, I thought ‘oh boy I don’t know about this,’ but I went ahead and hung it up outside to charge. When nighttime came, it started to light up and it is so neat. The colors gently change and none of them are muted. I am so happy with it.” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $18.99.


A cute dining set so perfect for outdoor meals with fam and friends. You can easily fit up to four people and it works great for smaller decks and patios, especially if you want somewhere to sit and eat all year round.


Promising review: “This is an amazing garden set, it’s very stylish, it has a great finish and it’s solid. And fits perfectly to our happy garden. You can easily fit two adults and one child on each side. I’m very happy with this gem.” —Wayfair Customer

Get it from Novogratz on Wayfair for $479.99+ (also available in red).


A set of outdoor yard drink holders to hold your vino, cold beverages, and soda cans. It’s about time you give your chilled drinks a safe spot that’s not the ground.


Promising review: “One of the best items I have ever bought for the beach and backyard! Whether playing Cornhole or lounging in a chair, your drink is always clean and cold. No more sandy or dirty cans or bottles. It even holds your drink with a Koozie on it!” —Amazon Customer

Get a set of six from Amazon for $36.95.


Marshmallow roasting sticks for backyard s’mores nights. Wouldn’t it be nice to get your marshmallows nice and toasty without a goopy mess?

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Each roasting stick comes with two prongs and material that doesn’t warm up too much.

Promising review: “I have other telescopic roasting sticks but bought these ones because I find the prong on my other ones a bit too widely spaced. These ones are perfect for roasting a single marshmallow, holding one on two prongs so that it doesn’t rotate as it gets warm. The tips are dull, so they are ideal for young kids to use safely. The pole has a nice rubber end to hold and the metal does not get warm all the way up so it keeps your hand safe. The length of them is great.” —Amazon Customer

Get a set of five from Amazon for $13.58+ (available in four colors).


A sunshade triangle because sometimes it’s too hot outside and you need a little more UV protection on your patio. This fabric comes in a bunch of sizes, so you can cover and cool down most of your outdoor space.


Promising review: “My pool is awesome when it gets into the 100s of degrees here in California. We decided to grab a 20x20x20 triangle and holy cow does it do a number on the backyard! Not only does it keep my pool better shaded, but it also keeps the sun off of my back patio during the hottest part of the day.”Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $25.99+ (available in five sizes and eight colors).


A leafy garland you’ll ~fall in love with~ and can wrap around your window, porch railing, or front door. This beauty is a heavenly combo of yellow, orange, and red leaves that’ll transition your home from summer to autumn.


Get a set of two from Wayfair for $37.99.

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Promising review: “These pillows are so cute! I bought them originally for my patio and brought them inside due to the rain we’ve had the past few days and now I’m in love with how they look in my dining room! Trying to decide whether to buy another set. I absolutely love these covers and the quality is amazing.” —Amazon Customer

Get a set of four from Amazon for $23.99+ (available eight sizes and 19 different sets).


A waterproof Bluetooth speaker for times when you want to listen to soothing jazz, indie, or R&B music while you’re relaxing on your deck or balcony. You won’t have to use your smartphone or computer again to play beats outside.


Promising review: “Best money I’ve spent in a long time. We’ve had this speaker by the pool, at the beach, just outside, etc. I’ve dropped it, it’s gotten wet, still works great and pretty loud. It does take a little while to charge up but it holds that charge for a long time. I’ve gotten 5.5 hours of use from it and forgotten to charge it and used it the next day without any issue.” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $38.99+ (available in seven colors).


Lady bug wall art that won’t ~bug~ your garden decor scheme and look really, really cute on your fence or backyard tree.

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Promising review: “I was searching for a gift and came across these little cuties. They are so adorable. They have a hook on the back where the nail head goes in and then you pull down to secure them, keyhole type. Colors are bright and shiny. So happy I bought them and a great addition to the boring railing.” —Amazon Customer

Get a set of four from Amazon for $16.98.


A giant 4 Connect game because you and the kiddos will get to spend time together *and* create big blue and red lines in the backyard.


Promising review: “This game has provided many hours of fun for family. The first day I received this, my son and husband played for four hours straight. It is a super competition and makes you think several moves ahead. Best money I have spent in a long time. The game is constructed well.” —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon for $77.99.


A chevron-print rug that’ll suit your outdoor space for every season. Whether you enjoy picnics in the summer or cozy happy hours in the fall, this gem will cover your patio floor *and* feel so dang soft on your feet.

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Promising review: “I absolutely love this rug! It’s outside on my balcony. It withstands the Midwest weather and is still soft on my feet. It’s beautiful and is a great accent with my outdoor furniture! I cannot recommend it enough!” —Rugs USA Customer

Get it from Rugs USA for $41.60+ (available in four shapes and 12 sizes).

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