CONGRATULATIONS! Did you know your house just got a whole lot bigger? With warm weather in most of the country, your living space has grown by an entire backyard. Never before has the outdoor part of your home held quite so much allure. Perhaps, for the first time in years, you are living in a full house again and you want an hour of alone time? Your backyard is beckoning. If you are lucky enough to have a front porch, now you can sit and chat at a safe distance with neighbors as they pass by.
Why not place a few extra stools at a sociable distance for longer chats with neighbors? Available in eight weather-proof fabrics, here are some beautiful teak stools we love from Serena and Lily. You can tuck them into a closet when not in use, but we think they are too pretty to hide. Use the code ATHOME to save 20% on the $248 price.
Now is a good time to take a look at your patio furniture and take stock in what needs to be refreshed. If your outdoor furniture is looking dingy, there are lots of products available to clean and refresh it. Our favorite for spring cleaning is CLR Pro for $10.63 on Amazon. We love that despite its strength, CLR Pro is biodegradable, so it won’t harm nearby grass or shrubs.
Do you crave some modern updates to your backyard furniture? Consider the Huron chair, on sale until Monday, May 11th for $519 from West Elm. We think its all-weather cords are a good-looking new trend in outdoor furniture and the gray color won’t show dirt. A matching ottoman is sold separately.
This Williams Sonoma side table is modern and sleek and coordinates well with the Huron chairs above. It is also currently on sale for $156 through this Monday.
While we love the look of the Huron West Elm chairs, we also wanted to give you a similar less expensive option. This 5-piece Sunmor set, currently on sale for $360 at Target is a great value and is on trend.
We also think this updated twist on the classic Adirondack chair and ottoman set is a lot of fun. It’s from Room and Board and available in 9 colors at $429. Made of HDPE- a high density plastic, it is easy to clean and virtually indestructible.
Emmet Lounge Chair & Ottoman
If you are looking for chaise lounges that are light and easy to move and quick-drying, try these Christopher Knight mesh chaise lounges at $486 for the pair on Amazon. They are available in gray, white or black and sold individually, or in sets. These chaise lounges are also sold at Target, Walmart, Overstock and many more retailers, so you can shop around for the best price.
A more transitional style option, if you don’t love modern furniture, is the Isola weathered finish loveseat from Frontgate for $999. This is an incredibly versatile choice because Frontgate also has matching chairs, a full-sized sofa, dining sets and chaise lounges in the Isola style. All are available in two colors. While Frontgate is expensive, their furniture comes with a 10-year structural warrantee.
We were charmed by this 2-person Opalhouse dining set currently on sale for $405 at Target and we think you will be too. It’s a more traditional look, and thanks to the practical all-weather wicker material, it is convenient and easy to own. It is also available in a larger set, consisting of a bigger table and 4 chairs for $900.
Don’t forget to stay safe from the sun. This 9-foot round umbrella with a driftwood finish wood is made from sustainably sourced eucalyptus and comes in a natural color Sunbrella fabric. Regularly priced at $237-check online for sale prices. (Other color options are more expensive.) The base is sold separately and is currently priced at $124, but also check for sale prices.
Sometimes a small update is all that is needed to make everything feel new again. We suggest you shop Pier1.com for great looking outdoor accessories. Pier 1 has many lanterns to choose from, but we love this line of lanterns for its sleek lines and rope handles that bring the beach to your yard. They’re made of galvanized metal to prevent rust and start at $24.99. Be sure to look for coupon codes and cash back savings on Rakuten.com.