We rounded up the best ways to get your patio ready for spring
Spring has arrived, which means it’s time to get your garden ready, fire up the grill, and soak up the beautiful weather. If you’re aching to see family and friends as we get through the final stretch of the pandemic (hopefully!), the safest way of doing so remains outdoors, per the CDC.
So what to do? We’ve rounded up a few ways to make do with whatever outdoor space you have. Happy decorating and safe socializing!
#1 Decorative Pillows and Throws
Now’s the time to embrace the Danish term, hygge. Spice up your patio furniture with some comfortable and colorful pillows and a decorative throw. You can mix and match with these solid-colored lumbar pillows from World Market. Try filling a basket with an outdoor throw that your guests can wrap themselves in on brisk spring nights. Looking for something with some extra warmth? We love these washable wool blankets and these more budget-friendly, over-sized plush ones.
#2 Solo Stove
You may have spotted this outdoor fire pit around the neighborhood. The Solo Stove is the world’s first smokeless fire pit. Say goodbye to having your clothes and hair smell like campfire smoke for hours after an outdoor gathering. The best part? It’s currently on sale for $269. This will be an addition to your patio that will last you many s’mores to come.
#3 Outdoor Speaker
For good vibes all around, you can easily set up your patio or backyard with a sound system. These Bose Wall-Mount Outdoor Speakers are water-resistant, which makes them “tough enough to handle blistering heat or deadly cold,” one Amazon user said. If you want something more portable, try the JBL Charge 4 Refurbished. This speaker will wirelessly connect to two smartphones and play your favorite tunes and songs for 20 hours straight before needing a recharge.
#4 Outdoor Grill
If you have a large enough space, expand your backyard with an outdoor kitchen. This sleek Weber Grill is perfect for those who love nothing more than burgers and dogs. It’s currently 14% off and will make your family dinners even more delicious. Looking for something more affordable? The Char-Broil Classic 360 3-Burner Liquid Propane Gas Grill was rated one of the best gas grills for under $250. Grab the BBQ sauce and a grill master, and you’ll be good to go.
#5 Outdoor Lights
Lighting is an inexpensive way to spruce up any type of outdoor space you have. You can turn towards a classic choice like these outdoor string lights, or go with a bit more of a refined accent, like these solar-powered wall sconces. If you already have similar lighting installed, check out these Black Bamboo Lanterns, which come in two different sizes.
#6 Set the Table
Enjoy dinner outside with a beautifully set table. We love this floral tablecloth we found on Amazon. It’s perfect for any occasion and can be tossed straight in the washing machine when it needs a clean. Pair it with this outdoor Melamine Dinnerwear Set and these battery-operated candles.
#8 Outdoor Projector
Upgrade your outdoor space with a projector to watch your favorite TV shows and movies. KCM’s Stacey gave these out as holiday presents this year, and we couldn’t be more grateful. This projector is easy-to-use, portable, and connects to both a smartphone and a laptop. All you need is a blank wall, a glass of wine, and you’ll be good to go.
Keep your favorite beverages ice cold with this vintage style 80 Ct. Patio Cooler. It comes in nine different colors and will keep your favorite sodas, beer, wine, you name it cool for up to 36 hours. It also features a convenient bottle opener and four heavy-duty casters for easy mobility. Your guests will love it.
#10 Mosquito Repellant Candle
Don’t let bugs and critters ruin your evening outside. Order a Murphy’s Naturals Mosquito Repellent Candle that provides 30 hours of bite-free bliss. Unlike most mosquito repellent candles, this one by Murphy’s Naturals doesn’t contain DEET or petroleum in their candles.
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