Hottest Trends In Outdoor Decor


17 Décor Accents That Will Spruce Up Your Backyard


While all things vintage have been enjoying an enduring prominence in interior design over the past couple years, you’ll see that give way this summer to products with a more subtle throwback to the past. Many of this season’s standard outdoor decor accents have been reimagined in surprising ways (beanbag chairs and patio lights), while others are just downright new and ingenious (umbrella stand bowls and outdoor pizza ovens).

Noteworthy, is the reemergence of teak, which is experiencing a vogue in outdoor furniture collections, find it paired with modern patterns. Also popping up are 70s-style lounge chairs, geometric patterned accent tables, fun twists on traditional coastal motifs, the prevalence of galvanized steel and a number of interesting, yet stylish, patio entertainment gadgets.

You’ll also want to consider moving away from formal outdoor dining, which is swiftly becoming a style of yesteryear. Try replacing your traditional patio table with a casual sectional lounge and outdoor coffee table instead. Lounge furniture makes for a more relaxed and easy-going atmosphere. Summer is all about entertaining and having fun, and your outdoor space should reflect that. An outdoor entertainment area rather than an outdoor dining area is multi-functional and, therefore, more practical. To kick things up a notch, invest in a wheeled bar cart to house glasses, lemonade or iced tea, snacks and condiments, so that your table surfaces remain dedicated to your guests.

If you need some inspiration check out these hot new products that we love:

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1. GPF Patioflame Outdoor Gas Fireplace, Napoleon
Extend your outdoor season with this stainless-steel gas fire pit, built for all-weather resistance. It installs easily anywhere and wards off the chill of summer evenings.

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2. Umbrella Stand Chip & Dip Shell, Pottery Barn
This ocean-themed chip and dip bowl attaches to any standard umbrella stand to clear room on the table. Made from antiqued aluminium, it comes with a glass bowl insert for a dip.

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3. Kai Seat Lounge Floater, Pottery Barn
This bean-bag style pool float supports up to 300 lbs., and cushions you in comfort as your drift through the pool. Made from worry-free Sunbrella marine fabric for long-lasting use.

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4. Teak Tray Table, Pottery Barn
The top of this teak accent table has attached handles, which lifts off for use as a tray for easy serving and cleanup. It’s crafted for ultimate weather resistance.

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5. Madera Teak Sectional, Pottery Barn
Crafted from grade-A teak, an ideal wood for outdoor furniture, the Madera collection offers wide seats, sweeping arches and a modern design.

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6. Abbot Zinc-Top Cart Hutch, Pottery Barn
Rustic with industrial finishes, this drink cart and combined hutch with zinc chopping block counter is an ideal addition to your outdoor entertainment area.

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7. Galvanized Rolling Wagon Party Bucket, Pottery Barn
Filled with food and drink, this compact cart becomes its own travelling party. Remove the galvanized bucket and tray from the metal frame for easy cleaning and portability.

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8. Industrial Wall Planter, West Elm
This extra-long planter is made from weather-resistant galvanized iron and comes with drainage holes.

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9. Eclectic Galvanized Metal Planters, Pottery Barn
Galvanized metal has earned our affection for its simple style, its ability to stand up to moisture and its any-weather durability. Use these planters with plants in container pots.

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10. Mosaic Table, West Elm
Add a little art to your space with this grey zig-zag geometric patterned coffee table made with a ceramic mosaic and driftwood base. The tiles are inlaid by hand.

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11. Huron Lounge Chair, West Elm
Made of all-weather cord hand-woven around a lightweight aluminum frame, this lounge chair brings comfort and elegance to porches and decks.

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12. Borden Tile Recycled Yard Outdoor Rug, Pottery Barn
Woven on a hand loom, this sustainable outdoor rug is made of recycled materials and is ideal for areas with high foot traffic.

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13. Mango Wood Lantern, Hauser
This shutter-style lantern with rope handles has a sleek coastal look that will pair perfectly with your cottage decor.

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14. Nautical Leather Coaster Set, West Elm
These nautical leather coasters are embossed with images of a whale, crab, anchor and ring buoy to help guests keep track of their drinks.

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15. Anchors Away Placemat, Bed Bath & Beyond
The classical anchor motif over a bold red printed stripe on braided cotton is a fun addition to your patio table.

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16. Red Picnic Cooler, Crate & Barrel
A new take on a nostalgic classic, this durable steel cooler with bright red powder-coat finish is insulated and outfitted with a bottle opener and carrying handle.

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17. Fontana Gusto Wood-Fired Outdoor Pizza Oven, Williams Sonoma
A backyard pizza oven will transform your outdoor space from usual into extraordinary. The Gusto pizza oven is one of Fontana's premium wood-fired outdoor ovens, and it's available from a number of Canadian retailers. Built from polished stainless steel and anthracite painted electro-galvanized steel, it has cooking chambers on three levels and offers double ventilation, fan, lighting, thermometer and timer.