Perk Up Your Patio

Create a fresh space for outdoor parties with just a few new buys for the backyard! Start with a fire pit -- this summer's hottest outdoor accessory -- then decorate around it to suit your style.
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Create a fresh space for outdoor parties with just a few new buys for the backyard! Start with a fire pit -- this summer's hottest outdoor accessory -- then decorate around it to suit your style.

If Your Style is Rustic

The mesh cover on this wood-burning pit keeps sparks under control. When the fire's out, the fitted top turns it into a table.

Fire Sense Convertible Fire Pit Table

Fire Sense Convertible Fire Pit Table

$173, hayneedle.com

Gracie Retro Spring Chair

Weatherproof steel bistro-style chairs bounce a bit for comfort.

Gracie Retro spring Chair

$100, bedbathandbeyond.com

Galvanized Lanterns

Hang iron-and-rope lanterns for night-lights.

Galvanized Lanterns

Mini ($50) and Port Royal ($99), potterybarn.com

Wicker Lane Serving Cart

Serve drinks and apps wherever you please on a wheeled espresso-stained cart.

Wicker Lane Serving Cart

$115, wayfair.com

Capri Moroccan Tile Rug

Indoor-worthy patterns bring the living room outside.

Capri Moroccan Tile Rug

Transocean, from $111, buyarearugs.com

Lawn Bowling Set

Get your game on! A 10-pin wood bowling set amps up the fun.

Lawn Bowling Set

$70, williams-sonoma.com

Galvanized Buckets

With a strong leather handle, you can easily move small trees and shrubs around your patio.

Galvanized Buckets

$13 to $17, crateandbarrel.com

Stone Speakers

Bring new meaning to the phrase, "rock out!"

Stone Speakers

Terra-Form, $160, ticcorp.com

If Your Style is Modern

This two-handled, wood-burning fire bowl can be moved from the deck to the yard for a warm gathering spot.

Olympic Helios Firebowl

$325, shophorne.com

PS 2012 Easy Chair

Lean back and relax in a wire-mesh chair.

PS 2012 Easy Chair

$149, ikea.com

Leaves Hanging Lanterns

No candles required! Solar-powered lanterns turn on when the sun goes down.

Leaves Hanging Lanterns

Kenroy, $30, bedbathandbeyond.com

Tea Trolley

Roll dinner from the kitchen to the deck on an aluminum-and-teak trolley.

Tea Trolley

HiTeak, $250, atgstores.com

Plaid Rug

Go green in more ways than one: This weather-resistant rug is made from recycled plastic bottles.

Plaid Rug

From $44, bambeco.com

Lawn Bowling Set

Strike in style with a painted bowling set.

Lawn Bowling Set

Sterling Sports, $30, meijer.com

Carnivale Mini Planters

Match your blooms to color-blocked planters.

Carnivale Mini Planters

$6, crateandbarrel.com

NUU Splash Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker

This compact speaker will blast your tunes across the lawn -- up to 33 feet away!

NUU Splash Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker

$100, bestbuy.com