8 Easy Ways to Upgrade Your Outdoor Space for Summer

Summer is almost here, and now is the time to get your patio ready for hosting. Whether you're prepping for a small Friday night get-together with friends or a large backyard barbecue to celebrate the Fourth of July, you can find everything you need at One Kings Lane. Read on to see our favorite pieces to create the perfect patio setting for all occasions.

Outdoor bench with a cushion photo

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Frances Bench

If your patio is in need of more seating, this bench from One Kings Lane should be your first pick. Its small frame will fit in almost any space and the neutral color palette makes it easy to match with existing furniture and decor. The bench seats up to two adults and can be paired with the lumbar pillows below for added comfort and style.

Price: $1,100

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Patio umbrella with fringe detailing photo

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Phoebe Fringe Patio Umbrella

Adding an umbrella to your patio is an easy way to give your space more flair. In addition to offering a shady escape from the hot summer sun, this patio umbrella's unique fringed design lends a festive vibe to your outdoor space. Choose between two sizes (84 or 108 inches), place it next to lounge chairs or an outdoor dining set, and use the crank lever to set the umbrella up or down with ease.

Price: from $495

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Two outdoor lumbar pillows in a botanical print photo

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Frances Lumbar Pillows

Once you've found the right furniture, you can begin decorating your outdoor space–and there's no better way to start than by adding a couple lumbar pillows to conversation sets, porch swings, lounge chairs, and more. This pair's pretty botanical design is perfect for any patio and will look great paired with a soft throw blanket. (Please note that these pillows should be spot-cleaned only with water-based cleaning agents.)

Price: $275

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Outdoor side table with gold accents photo

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Frances Side Table

Make sure you and your guests have a place to set your drinks while you catch up and enjoy the nice weather. This side table from One Kings Lane is a stylish option featuring a black frame with gold accents that give it a timeless look. Pair it with the small bench mentioned above or, because the small piece won't take up much space, you might want to get more than one to pair with multiple seating areas.

Price: $300

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Lounge chair with an indigo leaf print photo

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Frances Lounge Chair

Comfortable, stylish, and durable is how you'll describe this outdoor chair. It has the same gold accents and indigo leaf print as the side table and pillows mentioned above, making it perfect for a conversation set. Just add a weather-resistant ottoman and you'll have everything you need to kick back and relax with an ice cold beverage after a long day.

Price: $1,250

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Black hammock with fringe detailing photo

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Lupita Fringe Hammock

Is your outdoor oasis really complete without a hammock? Tie it between two trees to really immerse yourself in the great outdoors, or purchase a hammock stand (sold separately) and place it on your patio. Either way, it'll be a nice addition to any space and will probably become your go-to spot to relax and enjoy some time to yourself–especially after you personalize it with a nice throw pillow.

Price: $350

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Black outdoor planter with gold accents photo

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Frances Planter

Whether you're using it to display a small succulent garden or a pretty floral arrangement, this sleek planter will take your space to new heights. Inspired by 1920s art deco, this powder-coated aluminum planter is a charming piece that will instantly give your space a sophisticated look. We suggest pairing it with the matching metal lounge chair and side table above to create a nice, cohesive space.

Price: $295

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Filament String Lights

String lights are a stylish way to add light to your space without cluttering a cramped area or burning a hole in your wallet. Each strand is 168 inches long and features durable glass bulbs that can withstand almost anything nature throws their way. Hang them along a privacy fence, patio railing, or even overhead to create a well-lit cocktail area.

Price: $36

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