5 Chic and Simple Patio Furniture and Outdoor Decor Ideas

If you live in a part of the country where the climate changes like I do, right now is the time of the year I get excited about outdoor living! It’s time to come out of hibernation. Whether you have a large backyard, a huge patio or deck, a small outdoor space or only a tiny balcony, here are 5 chic and simple outdoor decor ideas to help you take advantage of the warmer months ahead.

5 Simple Patio Furniture and Outdoor Decor Ideas

Enjoy your outdoor deck or patio in style. You don’t have to spend a fortune either to create an inviting outdoor space. Here are some easy ways to do it.

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Colmar 3pc Cast Iron Patio Bistro Set Christopher Knight Home, $170.99

1. Bistro Set

Everyone can use a bistro set, even if you already have other patio furniture. Who doesn’t love a chair with a table to have coffee in the morning or a cocktail in the evening? Find an inviting spot near a door so you can get to it easily with your drinks and snacks. If you have a tiny backyard space or balcony, a bistro set is all you need for yourself or to entertain one other person!


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Angeles 3pc Cast Aluminum Bistro Set Christopher Knight Home, $311.99

Target offers some of the most stylish bistro sets from $200 to $400. I especially like the designs of the Christopher Knight Collection. Choose wood, or modern and retro metals painted in pastel or bright colors. Or go with one of the classic cast metal varieties that won’t go out of style or blow off your balcony. These sets have practical features as well. One has an ice bucket in the center of the table to chill your wine or beverages, and several have folding chairs so they can be easily moved or used both indoors and out.

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Greendale Home Fashions Baltic 17″ Square Outdoor Throw Pillow (Set of 2), $28.52

2. Patio Throw Pillows and Cushions

Add color and comfort in an instant with throw pillows and seat cushions. This is also a great way to update your patio furniture and give a fresh new look from last year.

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Mainstays 15.5″ x 17″ Turquoise Stripe Rectangle Outdoor Seat Pad (2 Pack), $13.06
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YRWL 2PCS Set Outdoor Lounge Chair Cushions, $124

Add bold colored throw pillows or slipcovers on your old ones to outdoor sectionals, sofas and chairs. Your bistro set can be more comfy with a seat cushions, and your outdoor chase will feel so dreamy you may even fall asleep in it next time you lounge. I found these pillows and cushions at Walmart so you can get cozy for less cash.

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Monique Lhuillier Campania Outdoor Wine Glasses – Set of 4, Limited Time Offer $44.50


3. Outdoor Tableware

From trays to serving bowls to glistening barware, you don’t want to worry about any glass breaking on your patio. That’s why acrylic and melamine are the way to go! Pottery Barn offers some of the most spectacular collections. I adore the barware and tableware in their Monique Lhuillier collection. You won’t believe they are not made of glass or ceramic. Pottery Barn also has wonderful festive print patterns of servingware, plates and bowls in durable melamine.

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Pottery Barn (US) Del Sol Melamine Sectioned Serving Platter, $59.99

These pieces are not super inexpensive but you don’t need to buy an entire set to make a statement. A set of four wine glasses or a compartmental serving bowl or tray is all you meed to update your outdoor decor in style.

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Lafollette 300” Outdoor 25 – Bulb Globe String Light (End to End Connectable), $20.99


4. Patio Lighting

When you’re outdoors you may not think about lights, that is, until the sun goes down. So be proactive and add some lighting to your patio, There are simple and inexpensive options to set a wonderful mood from dusk to dawn.

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5.51″ Solar Powered Outdoor Lantern (Set of 2), $19.67

String some outdoor globe lights overhead, or drive a solar pathway lantern into your lawn or around your patio. Or place a portable solar lantern on a table or wherever you need light. I found all of these options and more at Wayfair.

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5. Wind Chimes and Waterfalls

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Amasava Wind Chimes, $15.59

Of course you may want to play music, but a peaceful way to bring in some natural sounds without bothering your neighbors is with wind chimes and outdoor waterfalls. Amazon has a wide variety of wind chimes in every shade of the rainbow to add a pop of color and soothing and tranquil sounds to your patio when the wood blows.

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Glitzhome Patio Fountain Waterfall, $249.99

If you like the sound of water over rocks, there are portable outdoor waterfalls that add interesting sculptural elements to your patio as well as provide soothing and tranquil sounds.

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Are you ready to spend more time outdoors? Do you have any additional easy patio furniture and outdoor decor ideas to share?

Carol Calacci

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