Ten Great Backyard Accessories for This Summer

by Alex ThatcherJune 23, 2017

Enjoy Summer to the Fullest With These Backyard Accessories

For many American families, the struggles of the economy over the past decade have resulted in a shift in their summer vacation preferences. These days, fewer families are leaving home and instead they’re focusing on summer “staycations.” One way to enjoy your staycation to the fullest is to make the most out of the good old backyard.

If you want to enjoy this summer to the fullest, then here are ten great backyard accessories that will introduce fun and relaxation back into your life.
backyard accessories for summer

The Half Hammock/Half Bean Bag

As great as hammocks are, the ropes can make lounging in one a little uncomfortable after a while. But, with the half hammock/half beanbag from LE BEANOCK, you can slumber the afternoon away in complete comfort.

This ingenious creation combines the “weightlessness of a hammock with the comfort of a beanbag,” and best of all, you can hang it in your yard, on your deck, or just about anywhere else you would hang a hammock.
backyard accessories for summer

An Inflatable Movie Screen

With this inflatable movie screen from Walmart, you can turn your backyard into a summer movie drive-in, minus all of the cars and trash. Of course, it is Disney-themed but once the sun sets and you turn on your projector, nobody will care. It boasts a generous viewing area measuring 120 inches diagonally so all you need to complete the scene is some blankets and popcorn.
backyard accessories for summer

A Unique Fire Pit

If your neighbor has a fire pit, odds are it’s made out of some old bricks or it’s just a hole they dug in the ground. So, imagine the look on his face when he sees this creative wild moose-themed fire pit in your backyard.
backyard accessories for summer

The Coolest Cooler

The Coolest Cooler really is the coolest cooler! It not only keeps all of your favorite beverages ice cold, but it also has a built-in blender, a USB charging port, a bottle opener, an LED light lid, a food prep table with tools, and outdoor Bluetooth speakers. It’s your all-in-one backyard party solution and it’s available in four ultra-cool colors.
backyard accessories for summer

The Kegerator

With the outdoor Kegerator gracing your patio, you’ll be able to serve up draft beer all summer long without ever having to head inside to the refrigerator. This is one backyard accessory that will set you back a couple grand, but if you host a lot of parties in the summer or you really, really like draft beer, then it will be something you’ll love having.
backyard accessories for summer

A Backyard Zipline

Imagine how much fun your kids will have on their very own zipline! This zipline kit from Hammacher Schlemmer makes it easy to turn your backyard into an adventure. It comes with an integrated seat for a more comfortable and safer ride and it has a built-in braking system. And, with it capable of supporting up to 250-lbs, even adults can get in on the fun.
backyard accessories for summer

A Waterproof Bluetooth Floating Speaker

If you have a swimming pool, it can sometimes be hard to hear the music when you’re splashing around. But, this problem is easily solved with this waterproof Bluetooth floating speaker. It can pair with just about any Bluetooth audio device and with its speaker always situated on the top of the ball, you’ll never miss a single beat.
backyard accessories for summer

Soji™ Lanterns

Soji™ Lanterns are colorful Japanese-style festival lanterns equipped with two high powered LED lights, a solar panel, AAA rechargeable batteries, and stainless steel hardware. They offer an elegant and maintenance-free way of adding some style and color to your backyard both during the day and in the evening. They come in a variety of colors so you can mix and match or go with a single color theme.
backyard accessories for summer

A Grillbot Grill Cleaning Robot

Everybody loves grilling out in the summer, but nobody likes having to constantly clean the sticky barbecue sauce from the grilling grates every time. But, with the Grillbot, you’ll never have to worry about that chore again!

This grill cleaning robot can work on a hot or cold grill, and all you have to do is press a button and walk away. In ten to twenty minutes, the Grillbot will be finished cleaning your grill and it even shuts itself off when done. The three bristle brushes can also be removed and cleaned in your dishwasher when necessary.
backyard accessories for summer

An AZ Patio Heater Electric Parasol Heater

Even during summer there can be some evenings where the temperature drops quite a bit and if you aren’t prepared, the chill could put an end to your evening sooner than later. But, with the AZ Patio Heater Electric Parasol Heater on your patio, you and your family or guests can stay outdoors for a while longer because this parasol has built-in heaters that will help keep the cold at bay.

The above backyard accessories will transform your backyard into a one-of-a-kind vacation destination that unlike a traditional resort, you won’t ever have to worry about having to leave. Even if you can’t afford to get them all this summer, just including one or a couple will help improve your enjoyment of your backyard. So go ahead and start planning your backyard resort today.
backyard accessories for summer

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About The Author
Alex Thatcher
Alex is a home staging guru who moonlights as a writer. She loves everything about interior design and loves working in the industry. Alex is an expert in finding what makes people light up when they walk into a room, and has made a living by creating interiors that are unique, warm and inviting. When she isn't arranging flowers or making sure she's found the right loveseat for prospective buyers, she writes about her passion — home design.