14 Backyard Accessories for a Dream Outdoor Oasis
Design the outdoor retreat of your dreams with amazing backyard accessories. We found the best fire pits, hammocks, rugs, pillows and even a chicken swing!
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The right backyard accessories take your outdoor space from a blank canvas to a fun and cozy outdoor living area you’ll enjoy all summer long. You’ve already got a patio set and outdoor furniture, now is the time to add the finishing touches to create your dream outdoor oasis. Here are our favorite backyard accessories, from garden lights to waterproof speakers to fire pits—and even a chicken swing. Enjoy your very own slice of the great outdoors.
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Tabletop Fire Bowl
How cool is this tabletop fire bowl? The Geo Fire Bowl adds a touch of warmth and interest wherever you set it. More importantly, it’s a portable place to make s’mores! Each fire bowl comes with three cans of fuel that burn between two and three hours. This backyard accessory can also use citronella gel fuel to fend off mosquitos. Cozy!
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If you’re lucky enough to have backyard chickens, spoil them with this handmade chicken swing! Perches allow birds to get off the ground and feel more secure. Happier chickens equals more eggs. Plus, a chicken swing is the cutest backyard accessory we’ve seen.
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What good is a patio set if the sun makes it too hot to enjoy? Solve the shade problem with a cantilever umbrella. The 10-and-a-half foot umbrella sits on a solid portable stand that you can adjust with a simple crank as the sun moves. The umbrella is available in beige, brown or burnt orange.
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Goldfinch Outdoor Throw Pillow
Pillows aren’t just for the living room couch. Outdoor throw pillows are an easy and affordable backyard accessory that quickly adds color and comfort to your patio chairs, hammock and porch swings. The perfect finishing touch.
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Brick Pizza Oven
A backyard pizza oven is a dream come true. Why not build your own Little Italy with this handy DIY pizza oven kit? It features step-by-step instructions, and explains exactly which materials to buy. Sounds like a fun project for the whole family that ends with unlimited pepperoni pies al fresco.
Klipsch Outdoor Rock Speakers
Listen to your favorite music on the patio, without ruining your aesthetic. Klipsch outdoor rock speakers are shaped like granite to blend in with nature’s surroundings. How’s the sound quality? It rocks.
Giant Jenga Game
Keep your kids entertained outdoors with this giant Jenga game. It’s over eight times the size of the original Jenga game! It comes with a carrying case so you can bring it to a friend’s backyard.
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Outdoor Privacy Screen
Neighbors a little too close? Don’t spend a lot of time and money putting up a fence. Instead, try a privacy screen. This version features four panels and five posts that can be arranged in multiple ways to customize and privatize your outdoor area. It’s available in white and taupe.
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Backyard Zipline Kit
Make your backyard the most fun on the block with this unexpected backyard accessory: a zipline kit. The kit includes steel cable, tree protectors, carriage with non-slip handles, adjustable seat, rubber stopper, hanging hardware and detailed installation and safety instructions. Whee!
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Nothing elevates and defines an outdoor space quite like an outdoor rug. The greens and blues in this contemporary outdoor rug blend nicely with mother’s nature color palette. It’s available in 19 shapes and sizes to fit your specific needs. And yes, it’s made from weatherproof materials.
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Woven Chair Hammock
If you can’t make it to the beach this summer, bring a little bit of vacation vibe to your backyard with a woven chair hammock. This pretty cream cotton version hangs from a tree or a beam, and holds up to 200 pounds. Cozy it up with an outdoor throw pillow or blanket and watch everyone scramble to sit there while the burgers cook.
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Wood Burning Fire Pit
This fire pit is the perfect backyard accessory. It combines style and function. We love the star details on the cooking grate, and the steel-mesh spark screen prevents flying embers. Be sure to stock up on hot dogs this summer.
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