It's patio season. Whether you love entertaining friends, sitting out in the evenings with your family as you roast s'mores over the fire pit, or simply getting a little solo reflection time, your home patio can literally be its own retreat.
With warmer weather starting to make its return, you want to ensure that your outdoor sanctuary is up to par. We've curated this shoppable guide with all the essentials you'll need for the best home patio on the block. From fire pits and chairs to colorful rugs that are sure to get the conversations started, here are 5 items to grab ASAP.
A fire pit is a welcome addition to any backyard patio. Not only does it provide warmth on cooler evenings, but it's a great way to bond with loved ones. You can also sit around the pit sipping your favorite wine as your kids roast marshmallows over the flames.
Whether you have a massive patio or a smaller balcony, there are now a range of options on the market—including fire tables which only require rubbing alcohol to get the flame started.
A Sun-Blocking Umbrella
If you're enjoying your patio midday, the sun may be unbearable at times. Rather than sit inside waiting for sunset, consider investing in a nice umbrella to provide some shade when needed. It adds a more elevated look to the space. (Also, don't forget to invest in a solid base.)
An Area Rug
To add some color or even a little texture, an area rug is the way to go. Be sure your rug of choice is actually made for outdoor elements like rain and harsh sun. After all, not all rugs are created equal.
A Seating Section
There are so many options as far as your patio seating goes. You can opt for loungers or even a chic bistro set—but our favorites right now are wicker sets, which give your patio a stylish bohemian feel. Most sets also include a matching table and seat cushions, so no need to shop for them unless you want a contrasting color or material.
Adding a touch of greenery to your patio will create an outdoor oasis, no matter your location. If you don't have a green thumb, faux plants are totally okay. But for those that don't mind taking the time to care for live options, snake plants or ferns are always a great choice for outdoor spaces and areas.