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12 Things We’re Buying at Wayfair to Create a Backyard Oasis

Your backyard is about to get a major upgrade!

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The Wayfair backyard makeover

With the pandemic continuing to dash long-distance vacation dreams, more and more people are turning their own backyard into a Shangri-la. “Since early April, Wayfair customers have been focused on enhancing their outdoor spaces to really maximize function, making it a true extension of the home,” says Julie Cassetina, Wayfair’s senior PR manager. Wayfair Professional’s 2021 Outdoor Trend Report shows exactly how demand has grown for monochrome metals, outdoor couches, and raised garden beds. Read on for the affordable outdoor gems Wayfair’s trend watchers are seeing added to carts all over the country. While you’re at it, add a dose of fun to your great outdoors with the best backyard games for the whole family.

Delorenzo 4 Piece Sofa Setvia

Delorenzo 4 Piece Sofa Set

Searches are up 84 percent for outdoor couches at Wayfair, with stormy grays and bold pops as the top color choices. “Customers are looking for more ways to relax outdoors,” Cassetina says. “We’re seeing strong growth from last year in hammocks, porch swings, chaise lounges, and outdoor sofas.” The Delorenzo four-piece sofa set is an instant outdoor living room. The seating group, framed in moisture-resistant acacia wood and with detachable canary yellow cushions, features a love seat, two armchairs, and a coffee table. Stage family charades, a grown-up happy hour, or just curl up and watch the sunset.

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Travers Rocking Chair from wayfairvia

Travers Rocking Chair

Searches for metal outdoor furniture—particularly monochrome metals with powder-coated matte finishes—have nearly doubled according to Wayfair’s trend report. This stylish set of rockers will quickly become your favorite backyard seat. Add some brightly colored pillows or opt for the rockers in peacock to bring a pop of color into the yard. Then sit back and relax with a glass of wine and a good book, or catch up on all the latest news with your bestie. Speaking of besties, do you and yours have a story as good as one of these remarkable stories of the most unlikely friendships?

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Palm Plant in Basketvia

Palm Plant in Basket

Greenery and natural materials such as rattan are some of the most on-trend items this year, making this faux floor palm plant in a two-tone rattan basket the perfect finishing touch for any outdoor oasis. If you’re not looking to re-outfit your entire patio, this realistic looking plant, which stands 40 inches tall and has lush green leaves, is a budget-friendly and low-maintenance way to liven up your space. Need more ideas that will transform your space without breaking the bank? Take a look at these home decor ideas that can make your home look more expensive.

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Solar Powered Integrated LED Outdoor Floor Lamp from wayfairvia

Solar Powered Integrated LED Outdoor Floor Lamp

Scatter a few of these wicker solar-powered lanterns around your yard for an ethereal nighttime glow. The lanterns measure 19 inches tall and 13 inches in diameter and have an on/off switch so you can control just how much light your space is getting. These lanterns have an impressive 4.7-star rating with one reviewer noting an unexpected bonus feature: “On the ground, it illuminates a beautiful pattern outside of the structure which is an extra feature of the design.” We’ll take two!

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Calek 3-Piece Iron Pot Planter Set from wayfairvia

Calek 3-Piece Iron Pot Planter Set

Add some fresh greenery or colorful blooms to your nature scape with this set of three iron planters. These brightly hued planters, which are available in teal or yellow and sit in matte black plant stands, come in three heights: 12 inches, 14 inches, and 18 inches. And though they don’t have drainage holes, they’ve still earned five-star reviews across the board. Psst… These are the gardening secrets your local garden center won’t share.

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Bulb Globe String Lights from wayfair.comvia

Bulb Globe String Lights

There’s a reason nearly 850 reviewers have given these solar-powered string lights four and a half stars. Using just one rechargeable battery and a day’s worth of sunshine, this 30-count string light set provides seven to eight hours of ambient glow for your deck or patio. Leave the power button on so the lights will automatically switch on when the sky turns dark. Here are more things you need for a safe summer BBQ.

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2-Piece Modular Outdoor Kitchen with Sink from wayfair.comvia

2-Piece Modular Outdoor Kitchen with Sink

According to Wayfair’s trend report, searches for outdoor kitchen islands have more than doubled. Consider doubling your kitchen space with a weather and rust-resistant outdoor kitchen. This two-piece outdoor kitchen set features a sturdy, corrosion-resistant aluminum frame, a strong scratch-resistant powdercoat, a food-safe brushed stainless steel countertop, and a stainless steel sink that easily connects right to your hose. Over 80 users have given this setup 4.8 stars with many pointing out how much they love its solid construction and clean design. Looking for something a little bigger? It’s modular, so you can add as many pieces as you need to make the perfect outdoor kitchen. You’ll also be happy to know that an outdoor kitchen is actually a great investment since it’s one of 31 home improvements that will double the value of your home.

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Laverriere Indoor/Outdoor Striped Throw Pillow from wayfairvia

Laverriere Indoor/Outdoor Striped Throw Pillow

Add the finishing touch to your outdoor seating with a few of these two-toned, striped pillows, made of durable, fade-resistant fabric and available in three colors. Reviewers give these pillows five stars for style, size, quality, and comfort. Outdoor pillows are one of the fastest and easiest ways to add color and comfort to outdoor living spaces.

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Resin Rock Fountainvia

Resin Rock Fountain

Let the sound of running water bring a meditative calm to your backyard space. This cascading four-level garden fountain is made of durable resin that makes you feel at one with nature. Add in the low blue lighting and it’s a recipe for some serious R&R. Decorating with a water feature is one of the budget-friendly landscaping fixes that look expensive.

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Pagoda Statue from wayfair.comvia

Pagoda Statue

This miniature version of a true Japanese lantern, made of concrete with an aged patina, brings the zen to your garden. The pagoda statue arrives fully assembled and is designed to last a lifetime outside. Reviewers rave that it’s “beautiful,” “super high quality,” and “very sturdy,” meaning that it won’t topple on even the windiest of days. One happy buyer even put LED candles inside it, “so it looks amazing at night as well.” To upgrade the rest of your abode, check out these 17 clever home improvement ideas under $200.

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Alondra 3-Piece Iron Bistro Setvia

Alondra 3-Piece Iron Bistro Set

Have a smaller backyard or outdoor space? Turn it into a bright urban oasis with this colorful iron bistro set by Hashtag Home. This set is available in four fun matte colors—purple, lime, teal, and orange—and is sure to jazz up even the tiniest of spaces. Over 100 people have given this set a five-star rating for its size, color, and comfort.

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Barksdale Sand Indoor/Outdoor Area Rugvia

Barksdale Sand Indoor/Outdoor Area Rug

Whether your decor is primarily monochromatic or vibrant and energetic, finish it off with this water and fade resistant rug by Kelly Clarkson Home that boasts over 2,000 five-star reviews. Aside from seamlessly matching your existing decor, this versatile, textured rug is available in nine different sizes, ensuring that it’ll fit any space. Since this rug will be outside, you know it’s bound to get dirty. Clean it with one of these homemade carpet cleaners you probably already have in your house.

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