If you’ve been wanting to give your outdoor space a little refresh, now’s the perfect time to do it! With summer fast approaching (and hosting season coming along with it), it’s a good idea to make any minor updates to your spaces ahead of time. That way, when the time comes to host your first summer get-together, outdoor living can be in full swing. 

From porches and balconies to backyards and patios, there are a few simple things you can do to give your go-to spot a beautiful boost. So keep on reading for 10 tips on how to liven up any outdoor space!

1. Add an Outdoor Rug

We all know that a rug can completely transform a space inside—but the same goes for outside, too! Adding a beautiful outdoor rug to your porch or patio brings a stylish element to the space. From bold stripes to geometric patterns, our weather-proof and stain-resistant rugs make the perfect addition to your home just in time for summer.

Shop all of our outdoor rugs here.

2. Refresh Your Furniture

You want to make sure your outdoor space allows for eating and chatting. Adding some comfy chairs and a table to serve food and drinks will help you to host friends and family all summer long. Just a few simple swaps can make a huge difference.

3. Swap Out Your Throw Pillows

Bring some more color and pattern to your space by adding some pretty throw pillows to your outdoor chairs or couches. It’s a super simple way to freshen things up and make it feel extra cozy. 

Check out Fab Habitat’s eco-friendly outdoor pillows here

4. Add Some Plants

Breathe new life into your outdoor space (literally) with a few plants. Consider adding some pretty pots and planters to your front porch, or planting a few new flowers in your backyard. A little greenery goes a long way in making a space feel fun and fresh!

5.  Set Up a Hammock

Is there anything more relaxing than laying in a hammock on a warm summer night?! I don’t think so! Setting up a hammock in your front or back yard is both fun and functional for the whole family. Our comfortable hammocks (woven from 100% recycled soda bottles) are totally a summer must-have. 

Explore all of our hammocks and stand here

6. Brighten Things Up With Lights

Add a little romance to your outdoor space with some dainty lights. From lanterns to string lights, you can’t go wrong!

7. Hang Some Wind Chimes

Hearing the sound of wind chimes in the summer is both beautiful and relaxing. Hang a few small chimes on your porch or patio to create a great ambiance all season long.

8. Set Out Baskets for Storage

It’s nice to always have things like towels and blankets on hand when hanging out outside. Adding a few baskets on your patio helps keep things organized while also looking super stylish.

Find hand-crafted baskets for your outdoor space here.

9. Create Shade

Set up an umbrella on your patio or in your yard to maximize those summer days. Having a space to keep cool will be a game-changer while hanging out in the sun. Plus, an outdoor umbrella can add a fun pop of color. 

10. Get a Fire Pit

Nothing screams summer like s’mores! Adding a small fire pit to your outdoor area  is an easy way to elevate the space. And both adults and kids will love roasting marshmallows on it!


These are just a few simple ways to liven up your outdoor space. Whether you do one or all of these things, it’s sure to be summer-ready in no time!