Summer is in full swing, and its warm weather has been beckoning you outside for weeks. While it's easy to settle for a beach towel in the grass, the truth is that this time of year is special — and you should feel pampered as you enjoy it. If you're lucky enough to have a stretch of fresh-air space to call your own, a few stylish pieces can make it feel like a five-star resort. From dining sets to all-weather sofas, a striped umbrella and a beaded chandelier, we've tapped into our luxurious sides to help you make the most of the sunny days and warm nights still to come. Here are 15 of our favorite furnishings to give your slice of the great outdoors a hint of glamour.
Right Arm Daybed
It doesn't get any more glamorous than CB2's Hollywood Regency-inspired daybed ( $999 ). Yes, it's a unique piece that comes with some sticker shock, but this is an item that will have "wow" factor for years. Keep it in a bright sunroom for the ultimate lounging experience.
Four-Seat Conversation Set
Rattan has become one of the hottest trends of the summer, showing up in both indoor and outdoor settings. This bargain-priced set from Ikea ( $460 ) will look lovely on the patio now, and even better when it's repurposed in your home for the fall.
California Market Umbrella
Classic stripes in blue and white offer a stylish canopy of shade, and can act as your sole piece of color on a small patio. This nine-foot, simple design found at Wayfair ( $110 ) also comes in neutrals in case you want a more subtle look.
Three-Piece Rattan Set
A midcentury-inspired shape gives this affordable rattan set from Target ( $251 ) a certain Palm Springs panache. All that's missing is a potted plant and a few cocktails.
Outdoor Scarf Corner Pouf
Sometimes you don't need a full dining set to finish your backyard's design — but you do need extra seating. That's where this colorful pouf from West Elm ( $104.99 ) comes in: it's perfect for kids who will be running around, guests who join in on a larger party, or even as a back rest when you just feel like sitting in the grass.
Three-Piece Bistro Set
Target's collaboration with Dwell is behind this chic bistro set ( $239.99 ), which manages to balance between sophisticated and casual. This is the type of set you'd need if you only have a few square feet of space outside.
Light Aqua Metal Vanya Drum Stool
A very soft pastel drum-style stool like this one from World Market ( $27.99 ) can add a subtle bit of color to you patio. Pair this with natural wicker, wood, and rattan pieces for a cheerful look.
Cast Iron Dish Fire Pit
It's hard to make a fire pit look fabulous, but this option from Anthropologie ( $398 ) has a minimalist design that does the trick. Whether it's surrounded by simple beach chairs or a matching iron set, this fire pit will look great on warm nights.
Recycled Yarn Kilim Rug
Kilim rugs are ubiquitous in interiors, but they are completely unexpected outside. This one from Pottery Barn ( starting at $35 ) is made of durable synthetic fibers that can stand up to the elements, and will look like artwork under your more minimalist furniture.
All-Weather Wicker Peacock Chair
This sculptural chair by Pottery Barn ( $429 ) offers a current-day spin on the very trendy vintage peacock silhouette. If you place this seat under an outstretched tree, it will become your favorite spot to read this summer.
Wicker Chair and Ottoman
Wicker goes fabulously modern in this chair-and-ottoman set by West Elm ( $599 ), thanks to a pristine white finish and curved edges. All that's missing is a fun pillow made from a bold outdoor fabric.
Five-Piece Dining Set
Black patio furniture can seem heavy, but the open construction of this five-piece collection of chairs and a table from All Modern ( $1,038.96 ) gives this set a much lighter feel. If you're really considering a total renovation, we think this pick would look great above colorful tiles.
Sofa With Sunbrella Cushions
If you live in a climate where year-round outdoor entertaining can happen, this luxe outdoor sofa from Crate and Barrel ( $1,259 ) would make a great investment piece. Sure, it is a splurge, but that durable fabric goes with pretty much any design aesthetic, so you'll keep it for quite a while.
Nesting tables are just as handy — and stylish — for the outdoors as they are in your living room. And these ones from CB2 ( $309 ) would look great next to a shaded side chair. Place a tray on them, too, and don't forget a pitcher of your favorite drink!
Wood Bead Chandelier
This is perhaps the most glamorous piece on our list, and that's why we saved it for last. Pottery Barn's beaded chandelier ( $439 ) can be hung indoors or outdoors, but we like the idea of using it as the focal point of a shaded veranda. Now that's a way to make your summer nights feel extra special.