at home with tc backyard decor ideas

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Welcome to At Home with T&C, a monthly round-up of the new design and home decor items that our style & interiors writer is excited to share (and shop!) now.

While I normally focus on staying inside, this month it is all about getting outside—well at least as far as your own backyard. One upside to the past few years is that I’ve appreciated our outdoor spaces more than ever, whether that is a lawn, a patio, a deck, a porch, or even a city balcony. And now that the sun is lingering a little longer and the evenings are a little warmer, it is time to invest in some decor to make your backyard an outdoor room for happy hour cocktails al fresco and crisp early morning yoga and coffee. The rules really don’t vary much from decorating indoors: invest in some plants, don’t forget mood lighting (a great candle never hurts), and have lots of comfortable seating options to encourage gathering. Now you have no excuse not to invite people for garden parties, impromptu grilling, or even splashing about in an inflatable pool. Below, I’ve curated 20 backyard decor options for outdoor spaces big and small.

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Bolleke Hanging Outdoor Lamp

These portable, cordless, rechargeable lights are glowing orbs of happiness. Throw them over a tree branch, a trellis, or a railing for instant ambiance.


Martha Stewart Seashell Planter

Ugly plastic planters can be a real buzz kill. Leave it to Martha Stewart to offer these seashell planters that are perfect for succulents and small plants. For those lacking a green thumb, they can also be used as a centerpiece filled with cut flowers or ice to chill a bottle of rose.


Wooden Outdoor Tumbling Timbers

An enormous Jenga set is a hit with every age group.


Folding Outdoor Bistro Table in White

A simple folding table can transform even the tiniest balcony or outdoor space into a Parisian-esque getaway.


Folding Outdoor Sling Chair in Mint

These cheap and cheerful chairs are great to scoop up ahead of a big party, or if you need something that can fold flat when you aren’t out on the balcony.


FLÎKR Fire Personal Concrete Fireplace

Ideal for any outdoor space where you don’t want to mess with a firepit but still love the effect that gathering around one can deliver. This one is well-designed and easy-to-use.


Vintage Bonacina Wicker

Bonacina is the OG rattan furniture brand and there is nothing more fun that scrolling through resale sites to snag vintage Bonacina 1889 or splurge and get the handmade Italian pieces brand new. It’s worth the investment, trust.

Is this the chicest citronella candle in existence? We won’t find out because we are too obsessed to try anything else. Diptyque’s fresh scented Citronnelle dispels mosquitos and adds the loveliest scent.

Sitting outside with an icy glass of anything is peak summer pleasure—and that goes for double in these lovely floral murano glasses.

Yes, watering plants can be a pain, but less so if you have a sleek watering can that doesn’t have to be stashed away.


Outdoor Marina Stripe Yellow Rug

An outdoor rug goes a long way in making your outdoor space feel like an inviting room. Not only is this one water- and mold-resistant but it can be thrown in the washing machine for easy care.


The VENEZIA Luxe Inflatable Pool

This is not your average inflatable pool: the design was inspired by Venetian palazzos. It’s the perfect way to add some summer fun to your backyard without sacrificing on style.

These raw terracotta pots evoke Mediterranean idyll, especially if you arrange them in groups around your backyard or patio.


Outdoor Gingham Plaid Red & White Rug

A cheerful red gingham rug is like throwing a perma-picnic outside—an instant mood lifter.

If you have limited ground space, opt for a few hanging plants indoors and out to feel immersed in greenery.

It’s not a bad idea to collect some outdoor-worthy dinnerware. It will elevate your next garden party and look just as fun indoors.


West Beach Pillow Cover

Don’t forget to pad out your patio or deck with loads of outdoor pillows. They make your guests more comfortable and encourage late-night lingering under the stars. Serena & Lily’s selection comes in the prettiest blues, greens, and creams.


Aquila Standard Hammock Stand

A hammock is the most inviting backyard accessory to tuck into a spare corner or alcove. If your trees aren’t perfectly spaced for lounging, a simple hammock stand does the job just as well.

The best backyard decor of all? As many plants as you can possibly take care of. Try a blossoming Mandevilla to cover an unsightly fence or lackluster trellis.

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