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30 Pieces of Outdoor Décor to Spruce Up Your Patio

Pillows sit on patio furniture, a vertical garden has flowering plants, and a copper end table is stuffed with pillows.
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Warmer weather is here, so you’ll probably be spending more time outdoors. Because your outdoor space is about to become a more regular hangout, taking your patio décor up a notch is a fantastic way to welcome spring in style.

While you likely already have some patio furniture, switching up the smaller decorative items, like pillows, rugs, and lighting, can have a huge impact on your outdoor space. Plus, the smaller stuff is way more affordable than upgrading your furniture.

If you’re ready to spruce up your patio or deck on a budget, these 30 pieces are the perfect place to start.

Lighting

A lantern casts patterns onto the floor, a lamp stands behind a chair, and mason jars are filled with twinkle lights.
Generep/Grand Patio/GIGALUMI

One of the easiest ways to add more visual interest to your outdoor space is via new lighting. Whether you’ve got a pergola that needs some string lights or a seating area that could use a few lanterns, you’ll find the perfect option on this list:

SOLPEX Solar Deck Lights Outdoor 16 Pack

No more tripping on those stairs.

GIGALUMI Hanging Solar Mason Jar Lights

Hang or place around your outdoor space.

Grand Patio Outdoor Solar Powered Resin Wicker Floor Lamp

Solar powered, weather-resistant, and stylish? Yes, please!

Generep Solar Lanterns

Illuminate your space with stunning patterns.

Twinkle Star 300 LED Window Curtain String Light

Easy to hang for a whimsical twinkle.

Textiles

Cushions sit on chairs, a throw blanket is on a bench, and a geometric rug is on a patio.
Pillow Perfect/DII/Sand Mine

If you want to add a pop of color to your patio, porch, or deck, textiles are the way to go. A few colorful seat cushions, pillows, and a rug or two are all it takes to completely transform your backyard.

We have a few recommendations to help you get started:

DII 100% Cotton Geometric Diamond Throw for Indoor/Outdoor Use

Completely washable and will keep you warm on chilly spring nights.

SAND MINE Reversible Mats

Feels much better on bare feet than wood or cement.

MIULEE Pack of 2 Decorative Outdoor Waterproof Pillow Covers

An even more affordable way to switch up your outdoor look.

OTOSTAR Premium Waterproof Throw Pillow Inserts

Grab a few of these and you can switch out your pillow covers all spring and summer.

Planters and Garden Accents

A bird bath sits in a garden, two planters hang from a roof, and wooden slats contain a vertical garden.
Alpine Corporation/La Jolíe Muse/ShopLaLa

If you’ve already started your garden for the season (or don’t have space for one), why not spread some colors and greenery to your patio or deck, as well?  From hanging planters to vertical gardens, here are a few of the many ways you can spruce up your seating area with vegetation:

Large Hanging Planters

Create a hanging garden.

UERMEI Ceramic Plant Pot with Wood Stand

These will look lovely next to your outdoor furniture.

Wildlife World House and Feeder Natural Habitat

Attract the pretty butterflies to your yard.

Pgszy Memorial Wind Chimes

Add some instant Zen.

ShopLaLa Wall Planter

Perfect for small yards or patios.

Multifunctional Storage

A family grills outside, a copper vessel holds pillows, and a stand holds gardening tools.
Keter/JN/Foyuee

Storage might not be the first thing that comes to mind when it comes to décor, but lots of modern options are multifunctional and look nice, to boot! From chic ottomans that open to more attractive trash cans (*gasp*), these multiuse pieces will add to your outdoor aesthetic:

FOYUEE Raised Planter Box with Legs

Add some greenery and a place to store your gardening supplies.

Best Choice Products Set of 2 Wicker Ottomans

Prop up those tired feet.

Useamie Spare Key Hider

Yes, this counts as storage---especially since it's so cute.

Keter Unity Portable Outdoor Table and Storage Cabinet with Hooks

An extra work surface for all those summer cookouts.

JN Better Homes & Gardens 19 Antique Copper Finish Outdoor Side Table

Also protects your outdoor pillows and throws from spring and summer showers.

Suncast 33 Gallon Hideaway Can

Who says a trash can has to be hideous?

Entertaining

A woman holds a wine glass with a silicone cover, plates have bold, colorful designs, and a copper bucket is filled with drinks.
Ello/Certified International/Brekx

Don’t think entertainment accessories are part of your outdoor décor? Think again! From plates reserved for cookouts to the way you display the food and drinks, these pieces can absolutely elevate your next outdoor event:

Best Choice Products Outdoor Rolling Wicker Bar Cart

Serve cocktails in style.

Certified International Vera Cruz Melamine 12 Piece Dinnerware Set

Brighten up that picnic or patio table.

U.S. Acrylic Avant Plastic Stackable Serving Tray, White

Instantly adds a touch of chic to any outdoor gathering.

Wahoo Living Floating Serving Trays

If you have a pool, you absolutely need this.


You don’t have to drop a bundle to spruce up your outdoor space. Even if that deck furniture is looking a little worn, toss in a few of these far more affordable pieces of décor, and you’ll get at least one more season out of it.

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Shea Simmons is the Assignments Editor at LifeSavvy. Previously, she worked as a freelance writer with a focus on beauty and lifestyle content. Her work has appeared in Bustle, Allure, and Hello Giggles. Read Full Bio »
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