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We scrubbed away during spring cleaning and purged and reorganized our closets… and now it’s time to focus our energy into revamping our backyards! Adding some colorful textures and patterns to the mix is always a good bet, but when you factor in fun backyard accessories like sprinklers and classic games, your outdoor space will be the cutest (and coolest) place on the block. Keep reading for some bright and colorful games and accessories for your backyard.
1. Mylle Modern Inflatable Swimming Pool, $115-125
You don’t need a huge backyard to take advantage of this gorgeous BPA-free inflatable pool. This 65-inch heavy vinyl design can fit two adults or more kiddos for days of splashing. Just pick a flat spot, have an inflator ready and cancel those day plans.
2. Sun Squad Cactus Sprinkler, $49.99
No dry climate required to set up this adorable Saguaro sprinkler! Just set it up through the hose in the back and get ready to beat the beat.
It’s not a proper backyard hang without a summery soundtrack. These vibrant Bluetooth speakers come in nine monochrome designs, so you’re guaranteed to find a hue that matches your color scheme.
4. LED Mosquito Zapper Lantern, $34.95
Everyone has enough concerns this summer. Can we not add mosquitoes to the list!? This LED-illuminated lantern uses blue light to attract mosquitoes, so everyone can enjoy a bite-free evening. The water-resistant, ready-to-hang design is also chargeable via USB cable, so don’t worry about fumbling with batteries.
5. Shape Dominoes Set, $49
This modern take on a classic favorite will definitely add some flair to the game cabinet. Keep ’em on the table for impromptu Train and Chicken Foot gaming (or just to look at, because they’re also gorgeous).
Good lighting is always important, even if you’re outdoors. These bright votives provide a cheery pop of color during the day and warm ambiance after dusk.
7. Thatched Market 9-Foot Tilting Outdoor Umbrella,
For those of us still pining for a weekend at the beach, this nine-foot umbrella can provide the shade needed for this outdoor daydream. This iconic tiki silhouette can fit a dining table or a gathering of lounge chairs, and it’s made of durable polyurethane so it will last season after season.
8. West Elm Outdoor Sunny Yellows & Pinks Pillow Set,
Don’t stress about finding outdoor pillows to mix and match with your other fun backyard accessories — check out West Elm’s curated outdoor collections instead. This weather-resistant trio feature stripes with on-trend tie dye and sun-faded pink to keep you and your inner circle comfortable.
9. Kids Backyard Croquet Set, $48
Equal parts adorable and fun, this animal-themed mini croquet kit is the perfect summertime activity to try with your little one.
10. Luz Reversible Indoor/Outdoor Mat, $89
Add some color to your outdoor space with this eco-friendly, stain-resistant rug! It even includes a water-resistant construction and reversible design, so you can just flip it over when you’re ready for a fresh pattern.
11. JR William Neon Coasters, Set of 4,
You know what’s not cool? Water rings. These eye-catching neon coasters will keep those under control (and keep your table looking totally cool in the process).
12. Volleyball Pool Game Set, $15.99
This is one fun backyard accessory that will bring out the kid in everyone. Simply inflate for hours of competition!
This hard-sided 17-liter cooler is built for fun in the sun. Keep your drinks and snacks cold, use it as an impromptu table (peep the coaster rings on the top), and use the built-in speakers to access Bluetooth devices, anything that connects with an Aux cord and FM radio.
14. Ring Toss Game, $34
A solid list of fun backyard accessories *has* to include ring toss. This summer favorite tests your aim with five rope rings and a colorful x-frame.
15. Large Geometric Citronella Candles,
These patterned vessels keep bugs at bay *and* provide the official scent of summer. Just tuck them on a side table or make them the centerpiece to your outdoor dining table and light ’em up!
Looking for more pieces to help achieve those backyard oasis goals? Check out these Cute Patio Pieces To Perk Up Your Outdoor Space This Summer!
Allison Castloo is a writer, Bruce Springsteen enthusiast, and sixth-generation Texan living in Denton, Texas.