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5 Items Every Outdoor Living Space Should Have

Outdoor dinner

Here at My Backyard Décor, our idea of an outdoor living space is a bit more expansive than most. Yes, it’s your backyard. But for those of us who enjoy the outdoors as much (or more) than the in, it goes far beyond grass and flowers.

Turning an ordinary patio, porch or deck into a cozy, fun and even luxurious space to relax or entertain means elevating your outdoor design. It transforms into an extension of your home where family and friends gather.

In our opinion, these are 5 items that will up your outdoor design.

#1 - Intimate Outdoor Bistro Set

 Bistro table set

In a word: classic. Whether you choose iron, outdoor wicker or wood, 3-piece outdoor bistro sets should be durable, beautiful and iconic of outdoor spaces that invite leisure and fun. Suitable for you and a friend to enjoy conversation and cocktails under the cover of a porch or a shady tree or for extra seating for entertaining.

#2 - Made for Shade Patio Umbrella

patio umbrellas

When nature withholds her soothing shade, you can easily create your own. A patio umbrella (sometimes called pool umbrellas or market umbrellas) works with tables equipped with pole insert holes. However, thanks to the ingenuity of umbrella stands, they can also be placed pretty much anywhere.

If you want to make a statement, consider a to wow your guests.

Hand painted umbrella

#3 - Gather Around Fire Pit

Growing in popularity every season, fire pits offer a unique blend of versatility, functionality and allure. Choose one that uses fire glass to provide a bit of warmth on cool fall, winter and spring evenings as well as sparkle. (Tip: pick a fire pit table to double as a coffee table)

fire pit table

#4 - Somewhere to Put Your Trash

Essential in their function, trash cans don’t have to be an eyesore. Choose one that matches your backyard décor and offers innovative features such as tilt-out doors and storage.

#5 - Comfy Hammock

Say the word “hammock” and visions of naps and reading flood the thoughts of most people. The embodiment of relaxation, no outdoor living space is complete without one. No trees or poles available to hang your hammock? Simple… get a free-standing frame.


There are certainly other items that will make your outdoor living space special, but these must-haves are sure to be used and appreciated for years to come.

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