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Summer Outdoor Decor Items You Need Right Now

Summer outdoor decor is my next big project. I want to create a simple, yet cozy space, where I can enjoy the warm summer nights.

I already have some items (the sofa & table set), and some lanterns, but there’s always room for improvement, right? 

When it comes to summer outdoor decor, you need to take into consideration the following categories:

  • Sitting area (tables, chairs, sunbeds, etc);
  • Plants;
  • Lights (lanterns, LED lights);
  • Decor items (garden dwarfs, fairies, and so on);
  • Linen (throw pillows, rugs, etc).

What do you have covered? (Maybe you already plenty of plants) 

What are you lacking? What do you need to buy? 

I’m here to help and offer you some Amazon recommendations for summer outdoor decor items. I hope you’ll enjoy it and find it useful. Let me know what you would buy!

Here are 10 summer outdoor decor items you need right now:

1. Outdoor Sofa and Coffee Table Set (4 Piece)

sofa and table set amazon summer outdoor decor

You can’t really have an outdoor area without a sofa or a table and some chairs, because, well, you need a place to sit and enjoy the sun, am I right? 

This Amazon Sofa and Coffee Table Set is pretty affordable (considering other online options)- it’s around the $500 mark. It includes one three-piece sofa and one coffee table. It’s made of acacia wood and the pillows have a water resistant fabric, so you don’t need to worry if it rains. It also comes in 2 other colors, if you prefer something more light, so check it out here!

So, if you want to spend more time outside and spice up for summer outdoor decor, you can buy an outdoor furniture set, like this one. Or you can purchase the table and the chair separately, but more on that later. Whatever you like!

2. Lightweight Outdoor Reversible Plastic Rug

outdoor rug amazon summer outdoor decor

You might think this is weird, but….outdoor rug. Yes, you can have a cool outdoor plastic rug that is eco-friendly and withstands all kinds of weather. For the link, I used the 6ft x 9ft reference, but you can also get the 3ft x 5ft or 9ft x12ft, depending on your patio area.

I actually quite like the idea of an outdoor rug, it’s great if you have kids, or you like walking barefoot a lot.

3. Outdoor Dining Table with Iron Legs

outdoor dining table amazon summer outdoor decor

If you don’t need a complete outdoor sitting area set, you can just get the table. I fell in love with this one because it’s a mix of wood and iron, and it looks great. It could be a great summer outdoor decor item for big, open spaces. 

I also love it because it folds up, so it can be stored away if you need the outdoor space or something else. Or if you want to keep it in the garage during winter. 

4. Outdoor Mesh and Aluminum Frame Dining Chair (Set of 2)

outdoor chairs amazon

If you like the previous dining table’s style, you will like these chairs, too, they’re from the same brand (Christopher Knight Home). They actually work very well together, because the grey of the chairs is the same as the grey of iron legs on the dining table. The chairs also have wood handles, same as the wood of the table. They match!

I love this set of 2 chairs because it has a cool, dark finish. I would add colorful outdoor throw pillows to make it more cozy and friendly. 

5. Outdoor Throw Pillow in Sage Green Stripes

outdoor throw pillows

Green is my favorite color, so I obviously try to find as many opportunities as I can to incorporate it in my life. So obviously, I had to find something green for my summer outdoor decor. I really liked these Sage Green throw pillows from Amazon, the green has a more pastel, boho shade to it. 

The set is 18×18 and it’s made of UV and weather resistant Olefin fabric. They also come in different colors, so check it out!

P.S. If you’re looking for indoor throw pillows, check out these Amazon Throw Pillows With Geometric Design!

6. Outdoor Waterproof Garden Hanging Lanterns (set of 2)

garden hanging lanterns outdoor summer decor

Adding hanging lanterns, or any type of lights, actually, to your outdoor area, will make it even more special & cozy. 

These solar lantern panels are advertised as having double plug-in battery capacity than other brands. They discharge for up to 8 hours (no wires needed). They’re also waterproof, as they have a built-in silicone that is waterproof and dustproof, so great for outdoors.

I already have lanterns, but I would totally buy these ones, too, for my summer outdoor decor.

7. Set of 2 48in Mobile Wood Planter Box

wood planter box amazon

I love this idea of having wood planters boxes as summer outdoor decor, mostly because it means more greenery in your backyard. This could be a great solution for small outdoor places. Especially if you want it to make it cozy and give it a garden feel.

You can use it in multiple ways. For example, one can hold decorative plants, while the other can have climbing fruits and vegetables. 

It’s 11 x 25 x 48 inches and weighs 25 pounds, so make sure you have help when putting it together. Extra points for being mobile, so you can move them around.

8. Outdoor String Lights

string lights summer outdoor decor

If you don’t like the idea of hanging lanterns, maybe you would prefer LED lights. These 15 weatherproof bulbs with warm yellow light are perfect for outdoor lightning. They also create a cozy atmosphere for outdoor spaces, so consider this next time you want to spice up your garden. 

9. Flower Pots for Outdoor

flower pots amazon set of 2

Can you really have an outdoor space without plants? I don’t think so. We all need more plants in our life. 

But getting plants is the first step. The next one, and the most important one, decor-wise, is where you plant them. That’s why you need cute, esthetically pleasing pots as your summer outdoor decor. Like these off-white ones, made from durable recyclable plastic and natural stone powder, so great for any weather. Bonus points for being lightweight, so you can lift them easily (they come in a set of two). 

10. Auto-Ignition Gas Fire Pit Table with lid

gas fire pit table outdoor summer decor

This Amazon item is a stretch, but it can definitely make your outdoor experience so much better, especially during cooler nights. It’s a gas fire pit that can also be used as a table. This 28 inch outdoor fire table is ETL certified, and uses propane fuel to provide stable and green burning, so you no longer suffer from ash and smog. 

The cool thing is the lid they provide, because it is easily converted into an outdoor dining / coffee table. The fire pit has a nice, classic look to it, and it goes well with other patio furniture, like an outdoor couch and chairs.

So here are 10 items I think you need for your summer outdoor decor, from sofa & table sets, to hanging lanterns and plant pots.  

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  • Reply
    April 29, 2021 at 11:06 am

    I absolutely love all of these tips, and I find them extremely helpful as I plan my outdoor decor for this season. I already have all of the items I need except the rug! I always wondered if it was “acceptable” to add a rug to my outdoor space that’s not covered at all. After reading your article, I’m definately heading to buy one ASAP! I love how an outdoor plastic rug is the way to go as it can withstand any weather! Thanks for sharing.

    • Reply
      April 29, 2021 at 12:09 pm

      Thank you so much! Definitely get the rug, I think it adds a cozy element to your area!

  • Reply
    Elke Lopez
    April 29, 2021 at 11:10 am

    Great article. I’m in the process of creating our outdoor space as well, and the plastic outdoor rug you listed is amazing. I never heard of them being plastic. That’s genius! Creating an outdoor space that feels like indoors is my goal. I’m also looking for a good side table.

    • Reply
      April 29, 2021 at 12:11 pm

      Cool to see so much for outdoor rugs! Good luck with the side table! Definitely check Amazon and Walmart, they have some great options!

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    Sandra Ans
    April 29, 2021 at 11:28 am

    I am just right decorating my balcony and getting ready for summer. It’s unbelievable how such a small balcony like mine, can take so much time! 😀 I have already bought a table and carpet and a few decorations… but there are still a lot of things to do.
    Thanks for inspiring me and giving me a few ideas! 🙂

    • Reply
      April 29, 2021 at 12:12 pm

      So glad I could help! Good luck with the balcony decoration, hope it turns out great!

  • Reply
    April 29, 2021 at 11:38 pm

    What a great list! I love the rug idea! And pillows are a must, especially with muskoka chairs

    • Reply
      April 30, 2021 at 6:43 am

      Yes, glad you liked the rug, you should consider getting one, too, if you want!

  • Reply
    April 29, 2021 at 11:42 pm

    We are about to buy new outdoor furniture and decor, and these are great ideas! I LOVE that dining table. Thanks for sharing!

    • Reply
      April 30, 2021 at 6:44 am

      So happy you liked them, let me know if you buy something from the list!

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