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Outdoor Spaces: Backyard Entertaining

If you’re planning on entertaining in your backyard this coming summer, you’ll need to make sure that your outdoor spaces are up and ready to go. Here’s what you need to create an outdoor space that’s ripe for backyard entertaining:


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Ingenua Triangle Shade, 3 Poles – Sunbrella from Umbrosa

It gets hot in the summer sun, and if you’re planning on entertaining through the heat, you’ll want to provide some relief from the sweltering sun. The Ingenua Triangle Shade, 3 Poles – Sunbrella stretches across patios and decks, providing the perfect amount of shade for an outdoor dining or seating area.

A Seating Area

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Dehors Sofa from Alias

Provide a comfortable place to sit and have conversation while sipping on cool drinks. The Dehors Sofa is plush and its asymmetrical form fits in well with modern outdoor spaces.

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ALTAMIRA Perforated Stainless Steel Lounge Chair from Markamoderna

Drag up a few ALTAMIRA Perforated Stainless Steel Lounge Chair for some extra seating. These chairs can easily be picked up and moved about thanks to their lightweight, metal construction. You can move them from poolside to round the fire pit with ease.

A Dining Area

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Teak Table from Alias

Warmer weather is just on the horizon, and backyard barbecues and dinner parties are at the top of the list for outdoor entertaining. A long table, like the Teak Table from Alias provides plenty of space for hungry guests to gather round. The hearty teak construction is ideal for weathering the elements.

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Sun Set 4L Stacking Chairs, Set of 4 from Lebello

The Sun Set 4L Stacking Chairs come in a set of four and neatly stack for convenient storage during the off season. The bright and sunny colors are sure to bring a splash of summer to outdoor spaces and are great for pairing with a dining table.

Barbecuing + Drinks

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Beechboy from Indu+

Nothing celebrates summer quite like firing up the barbecue. For a sleeker, multifunctional option, the Beechboy from Indu+ creates versatile outdoor cooking. Grill and fry your guests up a hearty meal right before their eyes while still enjoying the outdoors.

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Wallbanger from Loll Designs

Outdoor spaces will be ready for entertaining with the Wallbanger. Keep all your fixings for mixing in one place. Guests will appreciate being made a cool drink to sip on.

Finishing Touches

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Lantern LED Indoor Outdoor Lamp from Smart & Green

Finish off your backyard entertaining space with some lighting accents. Scatter a few Lantern LED Indoor Outdoor Lamps to illuminate your backyard so the party doesn’t have to end once the sun goes down.

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Zarzuela Fire Pit from GlammFire

Gather round the fire pit for roasting marshmallows and enjoying the company of friends. The Zarzuela Fire Pit from GlammFire has three curved benches, designed to hold your logs of wood. The urban inspired, concrete fire pit can even be converted into a grill for grilling up a fire cooked meal.

Lisa Li

Lisa Li

Lisa is one of the Merchandise Managers for YLiving with a long merchandising career in both fashion and home. As native of New York City, Lisa is still getting acquainted with the gleaming California sunshine. She is also on the volunteer board for a handful of non profits committed to creating social equity and sustainability in businesses around the world.

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