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7 Outdoor Essentials To Make Your Patio Summer-Ready

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7 Outdoor Essentials To Make Your Summer Patio

Looking for some ways to prepare your patio for summer?

Wondering on how you can spice up life in your backyard? Bored about having only the trampoline in place for the kids to jump up and down?

Then it is about time you installed a patio garden in your backyard which provides a potential space for outdoor relaxation.

Add some ambiance to your patio, no matter how small or large with these:

9 Outdoor Essentials to Make your Summer Patio:

1. An Outdoor Daybed

7 Outdoor Essentials To Make Your Summer Patio

Nothing beats the feel of relaxing outside when the sun is up in the sky, right?

Instead of visiting a swimming pool in order to relax on the poolside bed, simply make your patio summer ready!

First, get that day bed!

Outdoor beds are normally designed to be waterproof but if yours not, simply keep it under the shade structure in your patio.

An outdoor daybed will ensure you enjoy your summer in style!

2. Patio Umbrellas

7 Outdoor Essentials To Make Your Summer Patio

With an outdoor patio umbrellas, you will have a good shade and protection against the summer sun.

You can get a table umbrella, a free standing umbrella or even a tilting umbrella.

When choosing an umbrella, choose a frame design that uses more flexible materials like wood or fiberglass unlike string material like aluminum which is easily damaged in case of a sudden windstorm due to its lack of flexibility.

Also ensure  the fabric is lightweight, strong, stain-proof, fold-able and waterproof to ensure its longevity.


3. An Outdoor sofa

7 Outdoor Essentials To Make Your Summer Patio

An outdoor sofa? Yes, you need that! When you need to take drinks outdoors while chatting to some business men, that sofa will come in handy!

Throw atop some cushions and enjoy the comfort!

But you might be worried about leaving your patio couch outdoors especially at night, right?

Well, outdoor fabrics such as Sunbrella are designed in such a way that they are resistant to moisture, mildew and fade.

That means that even if you leave them outside, you won’t have to worry about them soaking up with moisture.

Outdoor sofas can be so durable. But if you doubt this, then get a sofa cover.

If you love luxury, you can go ahead and get a chaise lounge instead of the sofa.

4. Let’s Rock On a Hammock

7 Outdoor Essentials To Make Your Summer Patio

Think about a hot Sunday afternoon when you need a nap and it seems so hot indoors.

You might consider a hammock nap or a porch swing nap, right?

Well, the day bed in your patio is good but a hammock or a porch swing?

Even better because as much as it adds more space to sit in your patio, it is also a nice spot for that afternoon nap.


5. Picnic table

7 Outdoor Essentials To Make Your Summer Patio

Remember the last time you had an outdoor dinner under the enchanting shine of the stars?

Well, it’s about time you had one more in the summer. And you don’t need to visit a luxurious hotel and have dinner outdoors; you can simply bring this atmosphere right at your patio.

Install a picnic table or a bistro table with chairs and viola, a perfect place to sit and eat!


6. Barbeque please? A BBQ Station/ Outdoor Grill

7 Outdoor Essentials To Make Your Summer Patio

Summer is the season for bbq parties so it is better to start planning for the same.

While organizing bbq parties, it is important to have a venue in mind- and the best place for that is in your backyard patio.

Some people are lucky to have an outdoor kitchen but if you don’t , no need to worry.

Simply set up a bbq station at a comfortable location in your patio and start sending the party invitations!

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7. A Fire Pit

7 Outdoor Essentials To Make Your Summer Patio

Fire pits remind me of bonfire nights. And bonfires remind me of Christmas nights where we sing carols all night long.

But since we have Christmas only once a year, I tend to miss bonfire nights, don’t you?

Well, summer nights can be so beautiful over a bonfire: sit down and chat all night while sipping down a coffee shake…I can’t wait!


Patios give you the opportunity to reconnect with nature at the comfort of your home apart from adding more value to your home.

You can easily decorate it for summer or fall just by a touch up of accessories.

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7 Outdoor Essentials To Make Your Summer Patio

Well, do you have a patio in your house? How are you preparing it for summer?

Please let us know your thoughts in the comments below…



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  1. Paige Bainbridge says

    I love all your pictures! I especially like the picture of the outdoor sofa that has the awning/ canopy around it. And I also like the idea of multiple umbrellas offering shade in lots of areas throughout your pool deck or patio. Thanks for sharing — Paige Bainbridge (

  2. Kemi says

    Daybed, hammock, picnic table are wht I’ll have on my patio when I finally get one. The fire pit can be far away with its smoke. Love it.

  3. Michael says

    I love the one with the spreading grass! Man! So stylish but with the touch of nature! Awesome! Hope building have those too

    • Dalene Ekirapa says

      I feel that Michael. So perfect for the summer, right? Well, some buildings do although an architect can adjust your house plan and design one for a building if possible.

  4. Joanna says

    I am happy to have a beautiful terrace, with all of these essential pieces of furniture. I do enjoy having bbqs there in summer. The only thing missing is a hammock.

  5. Krysten Quiles says

    Sigh. Yes please. My backyard is a bit of a mess right now and I can’t wait to get it cleaned up and summer ready. All these tips would definitely help.

  6. Amber Myers says

    Oh man, our patio looks pretty terrible at the moment. I do want to make it look better. I like these choices. I’d be all about a hammock.

  7. Alison says

    I want an outdoor paradise with beautiful furniture and a fire pit. I would have a hard time deciding with these lovely choices.

  8. Kristine Nicole Alessandra says

    I would love to have a patio that looks like that! My dream is to have a nice comfy couch and a hammock. I would love to spend my late afternoons there to watch sunsets and gaze at the stars are night.

  9. Liz Bayardelle says

    This is a fantastic list and the photos are so drool-worthy. We have a firepit and I absolutely adore it. Unfortunately we don’t have enough yard for a hammock to make sense, but that’s definitely next on the list.

  10. Chad says

    yesss to Patio season, super excited. Thank you so so much for the patio essentials list, this is great.

  11. Jen says

    These are beautiful sets. I always wondered if the cloth material is strong enough to withstand rain and sun. Do they really last? And I love those fire pits. Specially on chilly nights , for roasting marshmallows. Yummy.

  12. Janay says

    So this list is everything! I want to have everything you listed in my backyard of my first home. I love the idea of an outdoor sofa! I can’t wait!

  13. Jennifer says

    I absolutely loved this post! All of your pictures were really nice, but I especially loved the outdoor sofa. It just looks so comfort and the perfect place to lounge and just decompress. Thank you for sharing this wonderful post!

  14. Alexandra Cook says

    Having a patio that is stylish and comfortable is so much fun. It makes outside seem much more appealing.

  15. samantha says

    I recently just got a house and I could use a lot of these tips! Can’t decide on colors though..

  16. Gena says

    I absolutely adore this patio ideas! We are looking forward to getting furniture for ours but don’t want to spend tons of money since it get really hot and humid in Austin starting June and till Kapriznaya September

  17. aisasami says

    I really want to spruce up my tiny balocny (I live in an apartment), so I am thinking of someday putting a table and a few chairs.

  18. Sundeep says

    I am loving all the idea out here. I wish each and every item was in my flat; anyway, recently we have been planning to buy outdoor sofa

  19. Liberata Mbua says

    I am a sucker for beautiful outdoor spaces. BTW, I didn’t know that those outdoor couches were waterproof so thanks for the tip. I totally love the idea of having an outdoor picnic area and barbeque.

    • Dalene Ekirapa says

      Way to go with beautiful outdoors Liberata! I wish it was sunny here so that we can have some BBQs …got a lineup of BBQ recipes here.

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