A beach trip isn’t in the cards right now, but I can always go to the beach in my mind. And that’s easier when your space feels a little like a beach house. Naturally, I have patio decor at the top of my mind right now.
We LIVE outside in the summer… so I treat our outdoor spaces like another room of our house.
I take decorating our deck as seriously as any interior space!
Patio decor is one of my favorite things to shop for, and I add a few new pieces this time every year (love the sales!).
I’ve had a lot of friends ask me for suggestions for patio decor ideas lately, so I wanted to put together a summer mood board with what I am loving right now for our backyard. I have many of these items on our patio… and I’m dreaming of the others.
Keep scrolling for a breakdown of my top 4 favorite sources for outdoor decor!
Patio Decor Must Haves
- Pretty Storage (for cushions, toys + towels)
- Fun Patterned Outdoor rugs (make it feel like a real room)
- A Sturdy Market Umbrella
- Sturdy Lounge Chairs ( I’m obsessed with Polywood – no maintenance)
- Clean Lined Lanterns
- A High/Low Mix of Outdoor Throw Pillows (mix up texture + pattern)
- Textural Outdoor Blankets (for Chilly Mornings)
- A Console Table (use as a bar, serve food, set out sunscreen)
Shop the Look
Tip: Watch sales throughout the summer + stock up.
My Favorite Patio Decor Sources
Serena + Lily
This site has the most gorgeous outdoor furniture + textiles. They are also the source for the iconic swing chair that backyard dreams are made of. If nothing else… take a look for the patio decor ideas. Inspiration abounds.
I’ve always loved the outdoor patio decor at Pottery barn, especially. their accessories.
Right now, I am currently eyeing their Indio Kitchen, a modular metal outdoor kitchen.
Pottery Barn is also a great source for:
- Outdoor plates + drinkware
- Serving Pieces
- Pool + Beach Storage
World Market is a great option for fun, affordable outdoor funiture.
I also love the store’s selection of patio decor + accessories.
This is where I “fill in the holes”. I’m all about the high/low mix and Target has a great selection of fun and affordable ways to up your patio decor game.
Throw these in your cart:
- Throw Pillows
- String Lights
- Fun Decorative Objects
This Smith + Hawken area rug will work in almost any space. I have the runner in my front yard, and love it so much I just bought another one to go under our outdoor sofa.
You can even LAYER a smaller, more colorful rug on top of it to jazz it up… but it’s a great base layer and holds up well.
Other things I’m loving:
I hope you found some inspiration here for updating your patio decor for summer!
Where else are you lookin’ for inspiration? Let me know what space you want to see next!
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