Spring may have only just begun, but we’re already dreaming about barbecues, backyard parties, picnics, and lounging by the pool. Seems like the perfect time to get our homes and patios ready for summer with seasonal items that are perfect for entertaining, soaking up some rays, sprucing up the yard, and lazing around with a good book in hand.
Summertime Melamine Plates ($8 Each) — West Elm
Get yourself in the mood for some summer fun with plates featuring seasonal imagery by West Elm. Made of unbreakable melamine, they’re perfect for use outdoors and go great with other melamine items in solid colors.
Macrame Hammock ($179) — Urban Outfitters
Is Urban Outfitters’ macrame hammock dreamy or what? Featuring a durable woven sling supported by wooden dowels at either end, it’s even finished off with boho fringe.
Jungle Love Outdoor Throw Pillow ($29.99) — World Market
Cute and vivid, World Market’s “jungle love” outdoor throw pillow is perfect for patio use and can easily be wiped with a damp cloth when dirty. As the company puts it, “Wild lemurs, zebras, lions, and more peek out from the lush, colorful foliage for a fun forest display.”
Color Pop Flatware Caddy ($49) — West Elm
This dedicated summertime flatware set will reduce the amount of disposable plastic utensils you burn through and help you keep your regular flatware tucked safely away in your kitchen. The 16-piece set from West Elm is especially great for barbecues, parties, and picnics.
Daisha Outdoor Bean Bag Chaise Lounge ($263.99) — All Modern
Ergonomic and capable of molding to any body type, the Daisha outdoor bean bag chaise lounge might just be the comfiest way to spend an afternoon in the sun. It’s available in nine colors, and its removable, washable cover is resistant to water, extreme weather, UV rays, and mildew.
Crystal Totem Candlesticks ($29 – $44) — West Elm
West Elm’s crystal totem candlesticks bring a playful pop of graphic color to whatever table or shelf they’re placed on, whether you use them indoors or out.
Galvanized Stand-Up Cooler ($199) — Pottery Barn
Plastic coolers are great to take on the go, but Pottery Barn’s galvanized stand-up cooler makes beverages easier to reach and doubles as a table when it’s not in use.
Nile Glass Planter ($149.00) — CB2
Bring some of Pantone’s color of the year, “Living Coral,” into your indoor or outdoor spaces with CB2’s Nile Glass Planter. Made of handblown soda lime glass in swirls of white and terra cotta, this pot is generously sized at 16 inches in diameter and watertight.
Black and Cream Reversible Indoor/Outdoor Rio Floor Mat ($19.99 – $39.99) — World Market
Reversible and able to withstand just about anything the weather might throw at it, this 100-percent polypropylene indoor/outdoor rug from World Market boasts a versatile black-and-white print. It’ll really bring your patio together.
Palermo Copper Wood Burning Fire Pit ($239.99) — Wayfair
Keep your backyard parties going long after the sun sets with a wood-burning fire pit like this hammered copper bowl and stand from Wayfarer. It comes with a log grate, spark screen, fire poker, and cover.