Summer's the perfect time to extend the same sense of style and design you bring to your place outdoors. Whether you've got a small balcony in the city or a proper backyard with a patio, here are a few simple steps to bring some of that hotel rooftop bar sex appeal to your home.
It's like the TV of your backyard. The thing that everyone congregates around and watches, whether they're interested or not. Sure, there are cheaper fire pits out there, but we appreciate the simple styling of this cast iron version. Plus, its smaller size makes it easy to convert into a wood burning barbecue grill.
$325, at Design Within Reach
Some string lights are an easy way to upgrade your patio or backyard. They provide a soft, subtle glow and give the space a sexy resort-like glow. There are all sorts of different styles, but we're partial to the old school appeal of these elongated replica Edison bulbs approved for outdoor use.
$25, at Amazon
Source of Sound
If you're trying to hear the music from inside by keeping your door open, you know there are better options. This rugged wireless speaker system is durable enough to just leave outside. Plus, it's solar powered, meaning you'll never worry about it needing power. The speakers easily play for up to eight hours and also pull double duty as a USB charging station for phones.
$76, by Eton