Patio & Balcony Inspiration + Shop Outdoor Living Updates

It’s that time of year again! The sun is shining & days are longer, which makes us (and most everyone else) want to head outside and enjoy a glass of white wine, rosé, or a sweet iced tea. While some head to a restaurant with a great outdoor space to achieve this want, others head to their own backyard or balcony to enjoy the sunshine at home. If you’re part of the latter group, we highly encourage upgrading your outdoor living space this season with new furniture like a set of chairs, a loveseat, or a dining set and/or some décor, such as twinkling bistro lights, outdoor pillows, a fire pit, or planters filled with greenery and blooms.

Even small updates can make all the difference when it comes to turning your outdoor living space into an area of your home that you want to spend as much time in as possible. Though it won’t be used as often as your family room or even a formal living room, it will make a sunny day that much more enjoyable – even if just for a few minutes while you’re downing that spiked lemonade.

Take a look at some of our favorite outdoor living spaces, below, to get inspiration for your own patio or balcony & keep reading to shop furniture & décor to easily upgrade your space!

Photo: Tracey Ayton; Design: Monika Hibbs

Photo: Tracey Ayton; Design: Monika Hibbs

Photo: Leslee Mitchell; Design: Greige Design

Photo: Leslee Mitchell; Design: Greige Design

Photo: Stephen Busken; Design: Studio Lifestyle

Photo: Stephen Busken; Design: Studio Lifestyle

Design: Sara Karkenny

Design: Sara Karkenny

Design: The Lifestyled Company

Design: The Lifestyled Company

Design: Studio Lifestyle

Design: Studio Lifestyle

Shop some similar products to some of the items above to make your own backyard, patio, or balcony look like it came right out of a magazine spread! Our favorite ways to upgrade your outdoor living spaces are with statement seating pieces, large planters, and bistro lights ideal for alfresco dinner parties & get-togethers.

Outdoor Living Patio & Balcony Easy Updates

SHOP some of our favorite OUTDOOR LIVING UPDATES:

Sundial Serena and Lily Outdoor Sofa


Outdoor sofa, $5,498; Serena & Lily

Outdoor Light Bulb String Lights from Target

“Filament” bulb

Outdoor string lights, $30; Target



Indoor/outdoor ottoman, $656; Lulu & Georgia

Modern Faceted Planters from West Elm


Faceted 18" planter, $70; West Elm

Serena and Lily Capistrano Outdoor Lounge Chair


Outdoor lounge chair, $998; Serena & Lily

Target Opalhouse Patio Egg Chair

“Egg” chair

Southport patio chair, $400; Target

Target Henning Patio Love Seat


Patio loveseat, $330; Target

Target Standish Patio Dining Set


5-piece patio dining set, $800; Target

Lyva Outdoor Chair from Lulu & Georgia


Braided indoor/outdoor chair, $546; Lulu & Georgia

Delano Planters from West Elm


Outdoor Caviar Black planters, $49-319; West Elm

Which are your favorite outdoor furniture & décor pieces on the list? Let us know in the comments!

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