Stock up on a few of these trendy items for your own backyard. 

By Sarah Yang
July 12, 2017

Summer is in full swing, but that doesn’t mean if you haven’t decorated for this season it’s too late. There’s plenty of time to include a few summery details to your patio or backyard for a quick refresh and to impress any guests you have over for a barbecue or an alfresco meal. A big overhaul isn’t needed when you can put a few trendy items out on display.

The experts at Etsy shared the top outdoor décor trends for this year, based on top searches within the outdoor and garden category on “This summer, outdoor decor is all about creating a warm and inviting space for your friends and family,” Dayna Isom Johnson, the trend expert for Etsy, told Real Simple. “Create a staycation right in your own backyard! We’ve seen the excitement around the hygge trend for the past couple of seasons indoors, but now we’re seeing this come to life outdoors. Whether it’s a statement wreath for the front door, a cozy fire pit for the yard, or a comfy swing chair to soak up the rays, all of the items create the perfect setting for a lush backyard oasis.”

Some of these trends aren’t surprising, including summer wreaths and swinging seats, but other ideas seem new and Pinterest-inspired, like fairy gardens and minimalist birdfeeders. Johnson sees some of the trends as throwbacks to other decades: “The most surprising thing about this summer’s trends is the nostalgic nod to the decor of yesteryear. From wind chimes to birdhouses, these trends are an unexpected trip down memory lane, with an updated, modern feel.”

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