While it can be tempting to focus on your interior decor and get to the backyard eventually, you'll want to be able to make the most of your outdoor oasis as well so that you can enjoy spending time there when the temps are nice and warm. If you're not sure where to begin when it comes to shopping for accessories and decorating your backyard, we're here to help. Read on for 45 of our backyard decor ideas to jazz up your outdoor living space in no time.
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Work the Fence With Wooden Wall Art
Why not bring some wall art into the backyard? Replicate this setup by hanging a gorgeous wood cutout on the fence so that you can admire it as you sit back and dine al fresco. Whether you paint the wood or leave it nice and natural is totally your choice; there are many different creative directions to go here.Continue to 2 of 45 below.
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Lay Down a Stylish Indoor/Outdoor Rug
Rugs aren't solely for the living room. There are so many beautiful indoor and outdoor rugs on the market these days, all of which will make your backyard seating area feel a bit more welcoming and complete. Step outside, kick off those flip flops, and get ready to chill.Continue to 3 of 45 below.
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Show Off Your Style With a Chic Side Table
Backyard furniture doesn't have to be blah. Choose pieces with personality when shopping for the backyard, just like you wood indoors. Don't forget to snag a small end table like this one—it's perfect for housing the essentials (a drinking glass or mug, a book, and some sunnies) as you relax outside.Continue to 4 of 45 below.
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Light It Up With Some Lanterns
Lanterns are a forever piece of decor, and they come in so many different styles, making them perfect for everyone. Whether you choose modern glass vessels or warm, woven ones like these, you can't go wrong.Continue to 5 of 45 below.
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Add a Personal Touch With Monogrammed Decor
If you can't get enough of monograms, consider hanging up some wooden letters as decor to your backyard You can spell out a favorite short word or acronym, too, if you can't settle on whose initials to showcase.Continue to 6 of 45 below.
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Curl Up Underneath a Soft Throw Blanket
Get cozy! Reading outside in the sun is such a pleasant way to spend a spring or summer afternoon. When things start to get chilly, you'll want to have a throw blanket in reach—choose one that is easy to clean yet still nice and comfy.Continue to 7 of 45 below.
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Stick With a Theme: Woven Pieces, Anyone?
Express yourself! If you love all things rattan and woven, bring this theme to life in the backyard. Here, no detail is left overlooked—even the placemats are made from woven material.Continue to 8 of 45 below.
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Design a Throw Pillow-Filled Oasis
Some plush decorative pillows can go a long way in making your backyard lounge space feel more like home. Cluster several together and pretend you're chilling at a secluded tropical resort.Continue to 9 of 45 below.
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Add Some Color to the Yard With a Peppy Wreath
Wreaths look beautiful on the front door, but have you tried hanging one on the shed? This is an easy way to introduce some color and pep to a corner of your backyard that could use a little extra cheer. Switch things up seasonally or select a simple boxwood option.Continue to 10 of 45 below.
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Don't Forget to Hang All Kinds of String Lights
What's a backyard without string lights? This setup proves that there's no such thing as too many outdoor lighting options: in addition to classic string lights, candles cast a moody glow, too.Continue to 11 of 45 below.
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Jazz Up a Minimalist Yard With Colorful Throw Pillows
If you prefer to keep your decor simple, that's more than okay. Here, in this contemporary style backyard, a couple of colorful pillows go a long way in making a seating area feel more complete.Continue to 12 of 45 below.
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Have Fun With Your Umbrella Choices
Have fun with your outdoor umbrella—this striped one is full of life and couldn't be cuter, if you ask us. Even if you're not enjoying a beach vacation, you can definitely pretend.Continue to 13 of 45 below.
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Chill Out in an Egg Chair
Gather around the fire pit and take a seat in one of these cool egg chairs. Outdoor seating has never been more beautiful; choose a trending chair style to add some serious style to your yard.Continue to 14 of 45 below.
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Try This Outdoor Sconce Setup
Sconce-type lighting isn't just for the bedroom. Here, a bold blue fixture helps to illuminate the patio area while looking super cool to boot.Continue to 15 of 45 below.
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Pick a Pretty Pattern, Any Pretty Pattern
Since you'll be gazing up at the underside of your umbrella while sitting at the dining table, you'll want to choose a piece with a fun pattern here, too. It's the little things, right?Continue to 16 of 45 below.
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Grab Those Vases for a Dazzling Outdoor Tablescape
Vases are a must when styling any tablescape, indoors or out. Grab a few colorful vessels and use them to display some blooms when you eat outdoors—bonus points if you've clipped your own florals from the garden.Continue to 17 of 45 below.
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Bust Out Those Decorative Baskets
Baskets on the wall add a rustic touch to this charming little outdoor dining area. Baskets are easy to source on the cheap—keep an eye out the next time you're shopping at a thrift store or flea market, and you're sure to find a bunch.Continue to 18 of 45 below.
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Opt for a Round Rug
A round jute rug looks right at home on this back patio, complementing these woven accent chairs wonderfully, too.Continue to 19 of 45 below.
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Try Some Wall Art by the Hot Tub
It's a hot tub party! Here, hanging tapestries help to make this outdoor space feel one of a kind.Continue to 20 of 45 below.
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Honor Those Green Friends
Love your herbs and succulents? Build a small plant shelf for the backyard, so that all of your green friends have a home and you can easily access them for watering. DIYers can create something like this with pieces of wood from the hardware store.Continue to 21 of 45 below.
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Go Big in the Backyard With Plants
Think tall—an oversized plant pot adds the right kind of drama to the patio. Line up a few to create a small privacy wall if you wish.Continue to 22 of 45 below.
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Plop Down on a Bean Bag Chair
Bean bag chairs aren't just for the playroom; they're totally welcome outside, too. Kids and adults alike will enjoy using these for seating, and they're easy to lug around the yard as needed.Continue to 23 of 45 below.
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Become the Hostess With the Mostess
Building your outdoor drinkware collection? We love rattan-wrapped glasses like these, which will make you feel as though you're dining at your favorite poolside cafe. It's time to perfect that homemade lemonade recipe.Continue to 24 of 45 below.
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Draw decor inspo from the natural world around you. A wooden wall hanging adds elegance to this backyard bench nook and can be kept on display all year long.Continue to 25 of 45 below.
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Embrace an Earthy Theme
Jazz up your backyard tablescape with placemats that feature a cool leaf design. Simple black ones pair nicely with a number of accent colors; you can easily change up your accessories depending on the season or the occasion.Continue to 26 of 45 below.
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Add Ambiance With Hanging Planters
Hanging planters are always a classic. Place yours at various heights, as seen here, for a gorgeous, artful result.Continue to 27 of 45 below.
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Stick With Simple Stripes
A simple striped pillow elevates this backyard seating area and encourages visitors to sit down and stay a while.Continue to 28 of 45 below.
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When in Doubt, Layer
Why not layer a jute rug over brick patio flooring? This can help to section off a space and cozy things up at the same time. Jute is known for being durable and easy to clean; it's certainly not a fussy material.Continue to 29 of 45 below.
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Try This Twist on Tradition
If traditional outdoor furniture doesn't speak to you, try an indoor chair on the back patio. This cane rocker is coated in Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan in Amsterdam Green.Continue to 30 of 45 below.
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Purchase One of These Versatile Furniture Items
A small pouf ottoman that can double as a side table is an ideal decor piece indoors and out. Whether you need extra seating or surface space when guests stop by, you'll always be prepared.Continue to 31 of 45 below.
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Spice Up Your Seating With Sheepskin
A sheepskin throw is the perfect way to add warmth to your backyard space when the weather starts to get more crisp. It's a simple way to elevate your outdoor entertaining nook on a budget.Continue to 32 of 45 below.
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DIY a Table Runner
Table runners like this one are easy to make using scrap fabric that you may already have on hand from other DIY projects. Grab a pattern that speaks to you and sew something that will liven up your meals al fresco all summer long. So easy, yet so cute, right?Continue to 33 of 45 below.
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Remember, Accessories Aren't Just for Indoors
Don't relegate all of your favorite decor pieces to the living room and call it a day. Some of your favorite accents may be able to shine outdoors, too. Take this cute coral and woven candle holder, for example, which look wonderful on the patio.Continue to 34 of 45 below.
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Grab Some Garden Stools
Ceramic garden stools are one of those incredible, multipurpose pieces that you won't want to miss out on. They can of course serve as plant stands and make for an excellent place to set down a plate or drink, but they can also function as stools—keep them on hand the next time your gathering overflows.Continue to 35 of 45 below.
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Hang Some Hooks
If you have a pool in the backyard, you'll want to keep towels accessible. Grab some fun hooks and hang them outdoors so that everyone can easily dry off in the sun. For some extra flair, purchase a couple of Turkish-inspired towels like these; they're so luxe looking.Continue to 36 of 45 below.
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Accessorize With Plants
Indoor plants are having a major moment, but don't forget about their outdoor counterparts. Cacti, for example, are pretty low maintenance and will add lots of livelihood to your yard.Continue to 37 of 45 below.
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Style a Cocktail Table
Not all backyard furniture is traditionally "outdoor looking" these days, and we're loving it. There are many great pieces on the market that look like something you would display inside, such as this sleek white cocktail table, for example. We won't judge if you pick up a second one for your family room.Continue to 38 of 45 below.
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Embrace Your Eclectic Side
Your backyard should be an extension of your interior decor style. So if you love layering and all things eclectic, then by all means, embrace this look in the yard, too. Your outdoor space should make you happy, first and foremost.Continue to 39 of 45 below.
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For a grandmillennial touch, add some topiaries to the backyard—they're a preppy classic. Whether you pick a real or fake topiary is entirely up to you.Continue to 40 of 45 below.
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Light Up the Trellis
Weave string lights through a fence or trellis to create a glowing display that will encourage you to stay outdoors just a little longer on pleasant summer nights.Continue to 41 of 45 below.
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Pull Up a Chair
Adirondack chairs aren't just for the front porch; they're great to place in the yard, too. Everyone (pets included) will enjoy curling up on one of them.Continue to 42 of 45 below.
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Clip Branches From the Garden
The best kind of backyard decor is absolutely free. Clip some branches from your yard, pop them into a favorite vase, and you're golden.Continue to 43 of 45 below.
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Dress Up the Cabana
Dress up a cabana area with some framed artwork, like these neutral shadowbox prints. This setup takes the concept of an outdoor living room to the next level.Continue to 44 of 45 below.
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Try a Rechargeable Lamp
Rechargeable lamps, which we see used often on restaurant tables, have become popular in the decor world, too. They make for a great alternative to string lights and will add a romantic touch to your outdoor dining area.Continue to 45 of 45 below.
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Get Some Paper Lanterns
Nothing says summertime soirée more than paper lanterns. These set the mood perfectly and will turn even the smallest of yards into a party ready spot.