Imagine the scene.
It’s summertime—all your friends and loved ones are gathered out back, sipping lemonade or house-made margaritas while burgers cook on the grill. The kids are playing in the pool with their noodles, and everyone is laughing, dancing, and enjoying themselves in the shade.
Or—it’s wintertime. Everyone is bundled up and hovering over the cozy, raging fire. They’re sipping hot chocolate or brandy, and the lights twinkle like the stars above.
Having a backyard party is fantastic, made even better with the right backyard accessories. It offers you a place to relax and have fun while not having to worry about making a mess in the home. And when the party’s over, you and your family can enjoy the tools, furniture, lighting, and more for years to come.
Without further ado, here are some backyard must-haves for cultivating a space for you to decompress and unwind, no matter what the season.
1. A Traeger Grill
Traeger grills are an excellent addition to any backyard, providing 6-in-1 versatility and a digitally-controlled convection heating system.
Their pellet grills offer that desirable, wood-fire flavor in all your meals. Its consistency is notable—Traeger controls the temperature for you and takes away that need to always be tending to it. And its WiFi capabilities allow you to ‘set it and forget it,’ meaning you’ll spend more time hanging with family and friends than standing over a hot grill.
2. Dreamy Lighting
Outdoor lighting is crucial for enjoying your space as the daylight starts to fade.
There are several options when it comes to lighting.
You can hang string lights under a pergola, around the perimeter, or beneath your umbrella. You can consider hanging or mounting lanterns around the yard and porch. You can keep it casual with tiki torches or take it up a notch with solar-powered lights.
3. Comfortable Patio Furniture
What good is a patio without patio furniture? Hint: it’s way less enjoyable!
You’ll want to invest in some cushioned chairs or even a couch. A dining table allows you to have your meals outside, too, or play a game of cards. Consider lightweight options that will enable you the freedom to move furniture as needed.
You can even purchase furniture that doubles as storage—patio furniture often acts as a trunk, allowing you to store things inside it like pool cleaning equipment, pool toys, tiki fluid, and the like. This 2-in-1 hack provides you with both seating and storage, so you have more room on the porch and less clutter.
4. A Firepit
Fireplaces, firepits, and other fire features are perfect for enjoying your space on colder days.
It can also be used for entertainment—stare at its swirls, toast up some s’mores, or twist some hotdogs over its flames.
If you don’t have the space for a fireplace, firepits are a great, safe option. There are several different styles and shapes so you can choose one that fits your space perfectly.
5. Wireless Speakers
Let’s get this backyard party started with some bumping music!
Wireless speakers are convenient, functional, and perfect for providing some fun at any get-togethers. Most are Bluetooth-compatible, allowing you easy access to change stations or volume without dealing with pesky wiring. Plus, speakers sans-wires can be moved quickly and easily if you want to spread the sound out.
Outdoor speakers can be fixed and mounted or portable. And don’t even worry about the elements—technology has made these speakers durable even under wind, rain, snow, and sun.
6. A Litte Slice of Shade
You’ll want to have some place on your patio to seek solace from the sun.
There are several options for achieving this in your backyard.
You can have one or several umbrellas spread around the patio and yard. You can choose patio tables that have umbrella mounts in the middle. Some families choose sail shades, which are triangular and easy to install.
You can also consider bigger projects, like screening in your porch, installing a pergola, or stand-alone canopy awnings. Speaking of canopy. . .
7. A Relaxing Canopy Swing
Comfortable patio furniture is one thing—but a soothing canopy swing is a perfect place to spend a few hours reading, napping, or just enjoying the weather.
Patio swings also provide you with that ideal shade we were just talking about! Plus, it’s simply nice to kick your feet along the ground and glide back and forth. Talk about relaxing.
Most canopy swings come with three-person seating, so your friends and family can sit and swing with you, too.
8. A Patio Heater or A/C Unit (Or Both)
Let’s say you want to forgo the fireplace in favor of something that both heats and cools your outdoor space. A portable heating and A/C unit gives you the best of both worlds, something you can use year-round.
Most of these portable units can heat or cool a space up to 500 square feet, and some of them even more. Keep in mind that most of these units are a little pricier, so be sure to do your research before investing.
9. A Big Green Egg
A Big Green Egg is exactly what it sounds like—an oval-shaped, green cooking vessel—that allows for grilling, smoking, baking, and roasting. Choosing between this and the Traeger grill is a hard decision!
The great thing about this option, in comparison to Traeger, is the vast size options. You can get your Big Green Egg in a multitude of sizes, from mini to medium to 2XL! This allows even those with smaller spaces to enjoy outdoor cooking.
Get These Backyard Accessories ASAP
Before you know it, with these tools in your backyard, you may want to spend more time outside than inside!
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