If you’re looking for affordable ways to freshen up the look of your backyard, patio or veranda this summer, grab an iced tea and sit down for a quick read because…this round-up is for you. After embarking on several mall crawls and online shopping marathons, I’m happy to report there’s a bounty of well-designed, affordable outdoor accent pieces out there for summer decorating. There are even some downright steals. Like these.
Water features of any kind lend a touch of zen. With a faux bois finish that adds rich color and subtle texture, the Forest bird bath makes a splash stylistically, too. $83.99.
To create a cool retro vibe, pick up a Mid-Century tabletop planter or two. With clean, simple silhouettes treated with a unique reactive glaze that creates a gorgeous variegated finish, each planter comes with a solid wood base which makes it easy to display several in a group at varying heights. $24-$49.
Designers are keen on architectural elements because they create focal points that draw the eye in. The 33-inch high Pig weather vane does that without breaking the piggy bank. Crafted of durable iron in a rust finish, this farmhouse chic piece is sized right for a garden wall, outdoor fireplace mantel, dining table or the roof. And because this is a working weather vane, when the wind blows, your pig will fly (actually, it’ll spin but you get my drift). $28.99.
A simple charge in the sun is all the Antique Gray Wire solar lantern needs to provide roughly six hours of operation at night. Inspired by lights in rustic French farmhouses, this lantern is illuminated by 12 warm white LED lights housed in a single bulb. It has a handle that doubles as a hanger and is only $17.49.
If you’re a fan of Adirondack chairs like I am, then you know that these iconic seats can set you back a lot if made of anything other than plastic. That’s what makes these Adirondack chairs the style steal of the season. Priced at just $64.99-$103.99, each are crafted of a mix of acacia wood and mahogany, then painted and sealed with a U.V. protected polyurethane finish. There are nine cool and classic colors such as Lemon, Surf Blue, Barbados Cherry and Antique White. Matching foot stools and side tables are also available at $24.99-$39.99.
Since these accents deliver so much style for the money, they’re going to go fast. Get ‘em while you can.