Backyard Bliss! Turn Your Outdoor Space — No Matter How Small — Into an Oasis With These Products
From bar carts to inflatable sprinklers, here's how to upgrade your outdoor space this summer
Sun Shades & Picnic Blankets & Cushions, Oh My!
With endless patterns to choose from, Society6’s outdoor offerings are the perfect way to turn your backyard into a unique haven this summer. Mix-and-match your favorite prints with custom cushions, folding chairs and tables, picnic blankets and more.
Buy It! Society6 Outdoor Decor, prices vary per item, society6.com
An Inflatable Cooler
A tropical-patterned cooler is an easy and affordable way to brighten up any outdoor space (and to keep your drinks refreshingly chilled, of course), whether it's a small balcony or a spacious backyard. Since it's inflatable, this item is particularly great for smaller spaces, as it can be tucked away just about anywhere when not in use. This one fits up to three bags of ice and can float!
Buy It! Tropical Palm Pool Drink Cooler, $25, funboy.com
An Outdoor Bar Cart
While you may not be sipping cocktails at big summer soirées this year, you can still play bartender in your own backyard. This chic, weather-resistant bar cart is sleek, easy to maneuver, and offers bonus storage space for you to stash any bottles that you're not ready to share.
Buy It! Mercury Row Moody Bar Serving Cart, $235.99 (orig. $263.99); wayfair.com
A Swinging Chair
A Bar & Stool Set
This three-piece bar set would be a perfect addition to any space. The modern white steel will match with a variety of decor styles, and it's a great small-space hack thanks to an adjustable shelf that allows you to store the stools inside the bar when it's not in use.
Buy It! Ariesa Outdoor Three-Piece Bar Set, currently $730 (orig. $1,759.99); wayfair.com
An Inflatable Sprinkler
Measuring over six feet tall, this unicorn sprinkler is sure to make for some magical memories this summer. If you've got a larger lawn and are looking to keep the kids entertained (and cooled off), this sprinkler comes highly recommended from owners who say it's a hit with children and adults alike.
Buy It! Unicorn Sprinkler, $39.99 (was $49.99); bedbathandbeyond.com
A Portable Projector Screen
With movie theaters on pause for the moment, the nostalgic appeal of a drive-in movie has never been higher. What’s better than setting one up in your own backyard? Forget about crowding around the couch — pop this portable projector screen up outside, grab some popcorn and get ready for some movie magic. The easy-to-assemble design means you can have it up in minutes, and collapsable legs allow for easy storage.
Buy It! YardMaster2 White Portable Projection Screen, $179.99, wayfair.com
A Portable Fire Pit
Bring the bonfire to your backyard (or even your rooftop!) with this lightweight, portable fire pit from Solo Stove. Whether you're looking to toast some marshmallows or recreate some campfire vibes, this fire pit is easy to set up and start in minutes.
Buy It! Solo Stove Ranger, originally $269.99; on sale for $204.99; solostove.com