7 Instagram-Worthy Summer Patio Essentials

Amazing Instagram-Worthy Summer Patio Essentials

Let’s talk about Summer patio essentials: Looking for some ways to prepare your patio for summer?

Wondering how you can spice up life in your backyard? Bored about having only the trampoline in place for the kids to jump up and down?

Then it is about time you installed a patio garden in your backyard which provides a potential space for outdoor relaxation.

Add some ambiance to your patio, no matter how small or large with these summer patio essentials!

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7 Summer Patio Essentials To Make Your Outdoor Space Instagram-Worthy

If you have a yard and a patio space, you can make it gram-worthy with a few key items.

We will share what those are in this article. 

But if you live in an apartment, don’t worry, because we have some great tips to help you make the most of your balcony over here!

To style my patio space for this article, I aimed for finding pieces that had function and affordability.

First, I sourced these two teak finish lounges, which you can score at Walmart:

7 Instagram-Worthy Summer Patio Essentials

I love the color of the wood, as well as the white cushions. Adding a couple of rolled-up towels gives it that hotel pool feel.

Next, I was tasked with styling the covered seating area.

For this, I already have one outdoor seat, so I just needed two love seats to match.

Of course, I absolutely adore the Sunset Teak love seat ay CB2

sunset teak cb2 patio furniture styling
Photo: CB2

And in hindsight, I wish that I would have purchased the real deal from CB2.

But because I was pulling items specifically for this article, I needed furniture that would arrive fast.

I couldn’t wait months for CB2, so I instead went with a similar loveseat as you can see below: 

CB2 Sunset Teak Dupe!

You can also get these loveseats from Walmart

To be fair, they really are a pretty good CB2 dupe. They look almost identical, were easy to put together and they do the job.

Also, you certainly can’t argue with the price.

The biggest difference is the cushion. As you can see from the two images above, the CB2 cushion is much plushier. 

Next, I purchased an outdoor coffee table, which, when it arrived was not the right color. It was supposed to be teak-colored like the rest, but I received a weathered grey color. 

No biggie! A coat of black paint and we were good to go. 

Finally, some lights, and a few potted palms, and voila!

All in all, we love how our Summer patio styling turned out.

Summer Patio Essentials You Need To Try

Read on for some more ideas, for what items your need to build your own Instagram-worthy patio. 

1. An Outdoor Daybed

Nothing beats the feeling of relaxing outside when the sun is up in the sky, right?

Instead of visiting a swimming pool in order to relax on the poolside bed, simply make your patio summer-ready!

First, get a day bed! (I love this one). 

Outdoor beds are normally designed to be waterproof but if yours not, simply keep it under the shade structure on your patio.

An outdoor daybed will ensure you enjoy your summer in style!

Modway Summon Outdoor Patio Daybed with Canopy and Sunbrella Cushions in Canvas Navy
  • PATIO REFRESH - Update your backyard or porch with an inviting outdoor daybed. Effortlessly accommodate the needs of your outdoor space with furniture great for both entertaining and relaxing
  • WEATHER-RESISTANT - Featuring a powder-coated aluminum frame, this patio canopy sectional daybed comes with a thick two-tone synthetic rattan weave, with UV protection for years of outdoor use
  • CONTEMPORARY STYLE - Rounded corners and a sleek profile enhance the modern style of this daybed that boasts endless configurations. The collapsible canopy makes a great shaded seat or sunny spot
  • SUNBRELLA FABRIC - Indulge in good weather while enjoying industry-leading support. Stain, fade and water resistant, the thick cushion comes with a Sunbrella fabric cover that is machine washable
  • DAYBED MEASUREMENTS - Perfect for the porch, backyard, garden or poolside, this patio collection makes the most out of your outdoor area. Product Dimensions: 91"L x 91"W x 32 - 70.5"H


7 Outdoor Essentials To Make Your Patio Summer-Ready
Image Source: @Remington Avenue

2. Patio Umbrellas

With an outdoor patio umbrella, you will have good shade and protection against the summer sun.

You can get a table umbrella, a free-standing umbrella, or even a tilting umbrella.

When choosing an umbrella, choose a frame design that uses more flexible materials like wood or fiberglass unlike string material like aluminum which is easily damaged in case of a sudden windstorm due to its lack of flexibility.

Also ensure the fabric is lightweight, strong, stain-proof, fold-able, and waterproof to ensure its longevity.

Sfozstra 26.5 lbs Patio Umbrella Base, Concrete Umbrella Base, Market Umbrella Stand, Black
  • This umbrella base is made of solid concrete, waterproof, aging resistance, wear-resistant, anti ultraviolet strong, permanently not corroded.
  • This umbrella stand with classic decorative pattern and black finish maintains its appearance for years to come, help you enjoy your patio umbrella.
  • This patio umbrella base equipped with adjustable piston, a wide range of application, can be adjusted according to the thickness of the umbrella column. Umbrella Pole Diameter Range: φ1.49" - 1.89".
  • This umbrella base stand features a hand-turn tightening knob for securing umbrella to the base. Overall size: Dia.15.35" x 12.6"H.
  • Easy assembly, clean and store for home and commercial use. Apply for family, villa, hotel, terrace, balcony, resort, water park, barbecue bar, western restaurant, beauty salon, outdoor leisure Umbrella base, Umbrella base stand, Patio umbrella base, Outdoor Parasol Base, Market Umbrella Base, company leisure area, company rest area, etc.


7 Outdoor Essentials To Make Your Patio Summer-Ready
Image Source: @Remington Avenue

3. An Outdoor sofa

An outdoor sofa? Yes, you need that!

When you need to take drinks outdoors while chatting to some businessmen, that sofa will come in handy!

Throw atop some cushions and enjoy the comfort! Outdoor sofas can be so durable. But if you doubt this, then get a sofa cover.

If you love luxury, you can go ahead and get a chaise lounge instead of a sofa.

GAOPAN 7 Piece Outdoor Garden Modular Wicker Furniture Set, Sectional Rattan Sofa Patio Lounge & Deep Seating Conversation Furnishings with Cushions,Accent Pillows & Coffee Table,White+Black
  • [Modern Design] Each piece in this patio furniture set features a woven rattan frame for a natural organic essence in your outdoor space. The sleek and simple silhouette makes this piece an asset to any outdoor surrounding.
  • [Superior Longevity] Manufactured from premium water resistant rattan wicker to ensure the longevity of your sectional, this piece is capable of resisting wear and tear from weather and UV rays. The strengthened legs support up to 308lbs for each seat while the cushions edges are double stitched and secured with black fabric piping for increased durability.
  • [U-Shape Design & Cushions] Enjoy an upgraded seating experience with the U-Shape sectional, offering plenty of seating without taking up too much space. Seat and lumbar cushions ensure back support and overall comfort while the two included accent pillows add the perfect finishing touch.
  • [Easy Maintenance] The cushions and decorative pillows are upholstered in a polyester blend fabric, formulated with high resistance to wear, stains, and fading. The planked WPC coffee table is crack resistant and designed for superior durability compared to glass or wood surfaces.
  • [Simple Assembly] Product dimensions: 106.4”Lx52.9”Wx28.3”H. Easily assemble your sofa sectional set with a clear instruction manual included. Our customer service will be happy to help you with any questions or concerns you may have.
7 Outdoor Essentials To Make Your Patio Summer-Ready
Image Source: @Cuckoo 4 Design

4. Hang a hammock

Think about a hot Sunday afternoon when you need a nap and it seems so hot indoors.

You might consider a hammock nap or a porch swing nap, right?

Well, the day bed in your patio is good but a hammock or a porch swing?

Even better because as much as it adds more space to sit in your patio, it is also a nice spot for that afternoon nap.

Patio Watcher 11 FT Quick Dry Hammock Folding Curved Bamboo Spreader Bar Portable Hammock for Camping Outdoor Patio Yard Beach
  • Size and Compatibility: The Patio Watcher hammock comfortably fits two people with a bed size of 77 inches x 55 inches (195 cm x 140 cm). It includes a durable steel chain link for a total length of 14 feet and has a maximum weight capacity of 450 pounds, ensuring comfort and safety. Pair with the 10-13.5 ft stands (not included) for optimal setup.
  • Quick Dry Fabric: This double hammock is made of Textilene material that is 70%PVC, 30% high strength polyester yarn. This material is soft, breathable, comfortable, weather resistance and oil proof. The fabric is vinyl coated for easy clean up and dry quickly.
  • New Design: This is the latest design hammock that the bamboo spreader bar is folding and curved. Folding design make the hammock portable and easy assemble. Curved design make the hammock more comfortable and safe than normal hammock. Bamboo spreader bar is more strong, more durable, more natural and more environmental than others’ wood spreader bar.
  • Perfect for You: Portable hammock can be hung indoor or outdoor. It’s perfect for patio, garden, backyard, poolside or balcony when you camping, reading, relaxing or sleeping. It offers many ways to lay or sit in it,with zero pressure on whole body. You can enjoy it with your family or your friends. It also makes an awesome gift for anyone.
  • Reliable Customer Service: Every purchase is backed with reliable customer service. PATIO WATCHER offers THE BEST VALUE. If for any reason you are unsatisfied, just let us know and we'll fix it. We are here to make sure that you are satisfied.

5. Picnic table

Remember the last time you had an outdoor dinner under the enchanting shine of the stars?

Install a picnic table or a bistro table with chairs and viola, a perfect place to sit and eat!

Walker Edison Dominica Contemporary 3 Piece Slatted Acacia Wood Outdoor Dining Table and Bench Set, Set of 3, Brown
  • Set includes 2 benches and 1 dining table
  • Made with solid acacia wood, perfect for outdoor use
  • Each bench supports up to 400 lbs. Dining table supports up to 150 lbs.
  • Resistant to a variety of outdoor elements
  • Apply teak oil every 2-3 months

6. BBQ Station/ Outdoor Grill

Summer is the season for bbq parties so it is better to start planning for the same.

While organizing bbq parties, it is important to have a venue in mind- and the best place for that is in your backyard patio.

Some people are lucky to have an outdoor kitchen but if you don’t, no need to worry.

Simply set up a bbq station at a comfortable location in your patio and start sending the party invitations!

7 Outdoor Essentials To Make Your Patio Summer-Ready
Image Source: @Premier Outdoor

7. A Fire Pit

Fire pits remind me of bonfire nights. And bonfires remind me of Christmas nights where we sing carols all night long.

But since we have Christmas only once a year, I tend to miss bonfire nights, don’t you?

Well, summer nights can be so beautiful over a bonfire: sit down and chat all night while sipping down a coffee shake…I can’t wait!

Patios give you the opportunity to reconnect with nature at the comfort of your home apart from adding more value to your home.

You can easily decorate it for summer or fall just by a touch-up of accessories.


7 Outdoor Essentials To Make Your Patio Summer-Ready

7 Outdoor Essentials To Make Your Patio Summer-Ready
Image Source: @Stella and the Stars

7 Summer Patio Essentials To Make Your Outdoor Space Instagram-Worthy – Conclusion

Now that you know what furniture and decor items you want to include in your outdoor space, now you need to actually prepare your outdoor space for Summer. Here’s how to do that! 

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addlon LED Outdoor String Lights 48FT with Edison Vintage Shatterproof Bulbs and Commercial Grade Weatherproof Strand - ETL Listed Decorative Lights for Patio Garden
  • Perfect shatterproof LED Bulbs: Each strand contains 15 hanging sockets, provided with shatterproof LED bulbs. The distance between bulbs is approximately 3.11FT. Ideal Outdoor Lighting with Italian Bistro Style.
  • Weatherproof and Heavy-duty: These market lights are designed to withstand the wear and tear of year-round outdoor use. They are ETL listed weatherproof commercial. The insulation material can protect the strand from hot winter, sun, wind, rain, snow and damp. Flexible heavy-duty cord withstands the wear of indoor and outdoor use.
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  1. Liberata Mbua says:

    I am a sucker for beautiful outdoor spaces. BTW, I didn’t know that those outdoor couches were waterproof so thanks for the tip. I totally love the idea of having an outdoor picnic area and barbeque.

    1. Way to go with beautiful outdoors Liberata! I wish it was sunny here so that we can have some BBQs …

  2. these patio ideas look so great. I can see myself having mojito in the sun sorrounded by friends.

  3. I am loving all the idea out here. I wish each and every item was in my flat; anyway, recently we have been planning to buy outdoor sofa

    1. That’s nice Sundeep. You can always start by getting an outdoor sofa! Awesome!

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