20 Genius Ways to Transform Your Backyard for Under $100
Transform your outdoor space with these wallet-friendly backyard accessories.
Summer's officially here—and with it comes family barbecues, lawn games, and nightcaps under the stars. However, if your outdoor space is looking a bit worse for wear after months spent indoors, basking in the summer sun may be a less appealing prospect. Luckily, you don't need to spend tons of cash to turn your backyard into a more stylish and comfortable place. These backyard accessories under $100 can transform any space in no time without breaking the bank. And for more great summer buys, check out these 11 Backyard Pools You Can Still Buy Online.
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This stylish blue and white pouf seat
Need some additional outdoor seating but don't have space for a bulky patio set? These colorful cushions not only work as both chairs and ottomans—they're also small enough to use on even the most petite patios and terraces.
This striped outdoor rug
Whether you're trying to delineate a dining area in your yard or cover up a stone patio that's seen better days, this striped outdoor rug is a stylish addition to any outdoor space. And not only is it UV-, mold-, and mildew-resistant, cleaning it is as simple as spraying it with your hose.
This macramé hammock chair
Comfortable, stylish, and eminently Instagrammable, this macramé hammock chair is the perfect place to relax with a good book. Simply attach it to a sturdy tree or porch rafter—reviewers say it's a cinch to set up!
This travel hammock
No room for a bulky hammock stand? No problem! This travel hammock easily attaches between trees for some on-the-go relaxation in your backyard—or anywhere your adventures take you. And for more ways to make over your space, check out these 20 Genius Ways to Spiff Up Your Backyard.
This tie-dye seat cushion
Making your outdoor space more comfortable and more stylish is a breeze. Simply tie one of these tie-dye cushions to your outdoor chairs and you'll have a far comfier place to sit in seconds.
These indoor/outdoor string lights
A dark backyard doesn't exactly scream "inviting." Fortunately, for just $20, you can nab these vintage-inspired indoor/outdoor string lights, ideal for keeping the party going all night long. And if you're looking for more warm weather essentials, discover these 13 Genius Ways to Cool Down Your House Without A/C.
These ceramic wind chimes
The sound of cars driving past your house isn't always the most pleasant music when you're trying to enjoy the great outdoors. Add these ceramic wind chimes to your list of must-have backyard accessories, however, and you can enjoy their dulcet tones instead.
This galvanized bucket planter
Whether you're growing fennel or flowers, the right planter can make or break your outdoor space. This galvanized bucket planter is not only perfect for keeping your garden contained—it's also small enough to cover easily to keep pets out.
This patio umbrella lazy Susan
That patio umbrella's great for shading you from the sun—but it could be doing a whole lot more. Simply slide on this umbrella lazy Susan on your umbrella and place it atop your patio table for easy access to your al fresco dining essentials.
This bamboo lantern
Want to turn your backyard into an outdoor oasis? This bamboo lantern looks just as great hanging overhead as it does illuminating your driveway from the ground.
This metal side table
If there's one thing every outdoor space needs, it's more space to set down drinks, books, or that soggy tennis ball your dog just brought you. This elegant metal side table looks like a priceless antique, but will set you back less than $40.
This adorable terra cotta planter
C'mon, get happy! This rainbow smiley face planter is an adorable addition to any backyard, patio, or porch.
This waterproof outdoor speaker
What's a backyard hang without music? This waterproof Bluetooth speaker has a petite footprint, but reviewers rave about its ability to deliver big sound, as well as its 12-hour battery life.
This battery-powered outdoor lantern
Candles may be the easiest way to add mood lighting to your outdoor space, but they're not exactly safe backyard accessories for homes with kids or pets. If you want to keep your outdoor space better lit without sacrificing safety, this battery-powered lantern full of faux candles is a smart solution to your backyard blues.
This colorful powder-coated table
A pop of color can liven up any outdoor area in an instant. This sweet powder-coated table comes in both yellow and green, making it the ideal accessory for any otherwise drab outdoor area.
This citronella incense
Spending time outdoors in the summer is tons of fun—until mosquitoes start feasting on you, that is. Kiss those bloodsuckers goodbye with this 10-pack of incense, which will scent your outdoor space with the fragrant smell of citronella. And for more ways to get rid of those bugs for good, check out these 15 Genius Ways to Outsmart Mosquitoes This Summer.
This stylish outdoor fan
Finding your outdoor space a little too warm to use regularly? Install this stylish ceiling fan on your porch, pergola, or gazebo and you'll be cool as a cucumber in no time.
This glass tabletop fireplace
Of course, if the nights get a bit too chilly for your liking, you can warm things up with this tabletop fireplace. One of the most versatile backyard accessories out there, it provides a warming glow and you can use it to roast marshmallows!
This LED mosquito zapper
Want to keep pests at bay? This LED mosquito device doesn't scream "bug zapper," but certainly gets the job done.
This patio terrarium
Whether you're filling it with succulents or LED candles, this patio terrarium is the perfect backyard accessory for adding some seasonal style to your outdoor space in an instant.