7 Ways to Spruce Up Your Backyard in 2 Days
Your dream patio is just 48 hours away.
Now that the warm weather has (finally) arrived, the rush to get the backyard ready for Father’s Day cookouts and Fourth of July parties is in full swing. If your next summer bash is just days away and your outdoor space still needs some serious sprucing, don’t fret. These finds that can be delivered to your door in two days or less (thanks, Amazon Prime) will help save the party. Whether you choose a rug to cozy up the space, or a fire pit to light up nighttime get-togethers, these picks will transform your backyard into the ultimate summer hangout spot.
Green Decore Outdoor Reversible Plastic Rug
If you’d like to make your outdoor space feel like an extension of your home, cozy it up with a weather-resistant rug. This plastic option can be left out in the rain and easily wipes clean with a damp cloth. Seven different color options let you choose the one that matches your style, and each one is UV-protected and fade-resistant, so you can’t go wrong.
To buy: Green Decore Outdoor Reversible Plastic Rug, $88 for 5’ x 8’; amazon.com.
Pillow Perfect Full Bloom Throw Pillows
Any backyard could use a few extra flowers, and this pair of blooming pillows is a low-maintenance alternative to buying another potted plant. UV-resistant and washable, these pillows are suited for both indoor and outdoor use so you can display them on your patio set in the summer and on your living room sofa in the winter.
To buy: Pillow Perfect Full Bloom Throw Pillows, $31 for 2; amazon.com.
Landmann 28345 Fire Pit
A fire pit is more than just a pretty accessory for your patio—it will also light up the yard during outdoor gatherings and warm up guests on chilly summer nights. For less than $100, this small investment will transform your outdoor space for many seasons to come, but will arrive in just two days.
To buy: Landmann 28345 Fire Pit, $86; amazon.com.
Brightown Outdoor Patio String Lights
One of the easiest ways to boost the ambience of your patio is to rethink the lighting. Take a tip from outdoor bistros and hang gently glowing string lights overhead. This 10-foot strand will light up a small seating area, or multiple strands can be connected to cover a larger space.
To buy: Brightown Outdoor Patio String Lights, $16 for 10 feet; amazon.com.
Vivere Double Hammock
A comfortable cotton hammock that comes with its own metal stand will lend your backyard laid-back vibes. This hammock’s 2,444 five-star reviews prove it’s as relaxing as it looks. One reviewer even claimed she slept on this hammock for several months, preferring it to her real mattress. Get ready for the ultimate outdoor catnap.
To buy: Vivere Double Hammock, $97; amazon.com.
Yescom Outdoor Patio Umbrella
By day, this umbrella will shield you and your guests from the sun, and by night, its 40 solar-powered lights will illuminate the backyard. One button lets you tilt the umbrella to the right or left to follow the sun’s path, while another lets you control the lights at night.
To buy: Yescom Outdoor Patio Umbrella, $70; amazon.com.
Best Choice Products Outdoor Wicker Sofa
If your goal is to make your patio feel more like an outdoor living room, then this luxurious three-seater with removable, fade-resistant cushions deserves a spot on your wish list. Order it today, and your family will be able to lounge on it during the annual Father’s Day backyard barbecue.
To buy: Best Choice Products Outdoor Wicker Sofa, $325; amazon.com.