Add some extra curb appeal (and a welcoming display) with a summer-inspired wreath. While you might think of a wreath as being made of evergreen branches or dried grapevine, for summer it’s fun to opt for seasonal accents, like bright flowers, fruit, or seashells.
To buy: Paper and Daisy Olive Wreath, $79; clubbotanic.etsy.com.
Forget the classic wooden abode, the birds might expect some flashier digs now. A minimalist, modern birdhouse will be a popular destination for feathered friends. According to Etsy, more and more of its users are searching for birdhouses and feeders this season.
To buy: Birds Snack Bar, $79; pennyvertone.etsy.com.
Next-Wave Wind Chimes
More Etsy customers are searching for nature-inspired wind chimes, instead of the metal ones we’re used to seeing around the neighborhood. These updated designs are made of bamboo, drifwood, even trendy agate.
To buy: Agate Windchime, $25; terraheritage.etsy.com.
After mermaids and unicorns, the next whimsical trend is a fairy garden. Think tiny gardens with miniature figurines, houses, and other accents (like a small potted succulent) that look like it was made specifically for Thumbelina.
To buy: Fairy Door Kit, $45; gardenmagicdesigns.etsy.com.
Planters With Personality
A colorful or patterned planter works in every type of garden—whether it’s a small windowsill spot or a big backyard. Planters are quite popular on Etsy.com: they’re the most-searched item in the outdoor and garden category, and the number of unique planters listed has increased by 45 percent from last year.
To buy: Stoneware Wall Planters (set of 10), $350; rhynoclayworks.etsy.com.
The glamping trend isn’t going anywhere. Now you can try to imitate the experience in your own backyard if you can’t make it to one of the campsites across the United States. All you need is a stylish fire pit to set the scene (and roast some marshmallows). On Etsy, you’ll find structural designs and even tabletop designs if you have a small patio.
To buy: Steel Fire Pit Cube, $320; arpestudio.etsy.com.
There’s nothing like curling up on a hammock with a good book on a lazy summer afternoon. Now, there’s a new seating option in town: the hammock seat, which has an upright design and Etsy describes as “the love child of a hammock and a swing.” They’ll take up less space and some do come with a stand.
To buy: Hammock Chair, $83; geometricdesign.etsy.com.