15 ways to upgrade your yard for entertaining
Having people over this weekend? Spruce up your space fast with these easy ideas
Use this 16-inch-wide dish as a shallow planter or fill it with water for a mini reflecting pool. Either way, the parrot red color makes this a standout feature. Basin Mod Dish, $129; shopsteellife.com.
The simple lines and fun colors make your patio feel like one at a chic hotel. Palm Cove occasional chair, $200; worldmarket.com.
The candlelight streaming out of the lacelike cutouts in this ceramic lantern casts a festive glow. Whisteria lantern, $40 for 101⁄2 inch; crateandbarrel.com.
Found, finally: A soft throw that can actually be left outside, thanks to Sunbrella’s performance fibers. Rjoe Outdoor Throw, $199; textillery.com.
Serve nuts, olives, and other small bites in these solid ash 10- by 11-inch trays. They wipe clean with a sponge. Axo bowls, $85/set of 3; wolfum.com.
Fill these 7-inch pots with fragrant basil and march a row of them down an outdoor dining table or hang them with wall hooks. Fiesta Small Planters, $9.95 each; crateandbarrel.com.
Section off a portion of your yard with this woven screen. Yes, it’s completely fine to leave outdoors—an iron frame keeps it grounded. Wicker Screen—Mocha, $250; pier1.com.
Artist Lotta Jansdotter spreads her Scandi-inspired patterns over a line of outdoor-ready melamine dinnerware. Serving bowl, $40; plates, $48/set of 4; pottedstore.com.