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18 Products That Can Turn Your Backyard Into a Relaxing Oasis

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Summer Oasis

With summer just around the corner and many of us planning to spend a great deal of time at home rather than traveling this year, our backyards have suddenly taken on far greater importance. For many, this once-neglected space will need to provide a lot more entertainment (particularly for the kids) as well as peaceful respite. To help prepare your outdoor space for the season ahead, we’ve rounded up some products that can help turn it into your personal oasis. (If you really want to spruce things up, check out these 12 Pergola Kits for Your Best Backyard.)

Prices and availability are subject to change.

Cotton Rope Hammock
Target

Rope Hammock

Price: $89 from Target
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Imagine yourself curling up with a book in an inviting cotton hammock. Or perhaps just taking a nap and enjoying the breeze after hours of grueling yard work.

Misty Mate Cool Patio 30 Deluxe Misting System
The Home Depot

MistyMate Cool Patio 30 Deluxe Misting System

Price: $61 from Home Depot
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When temperatures heat up, what better way to keep your outdoor space cool than with a home misting system? This gadget is designed to provide a cool environment for your favorite outdoor areas by delivering a continuous stream of ultra-fine mist, cooling ambient temperature by as much as 30 degrees.

Related: 23 Sprinklers and Other Water Toys to Turn Your Backyard Into a Water Park

HyperGear Waterproof Outdoor Wireless Speaker
Amazon

HyperGear Waterproof Outdoor Wireless Speaker

Price: $50 from Amazon
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Nothing says "relaxing backyard space" like a bit of music to create the right mood. And if you’re going to bring the music outside, it’s much easier to do so with a wireless and waterproof speaker.

Solar String Lights
Amazon

Solar String Lights

Price: $23 from Amazon
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Make evenings in your backyard slightly more festive and magical by adding some waterproof string lights. These have the added bonus of being solar powered so they won’t add to your utility bills and you won’t have to replace batteries.

Coral Coast Hudson 30 diam. Fire Pit
Walmart

Coral Coast Hudson Fire Pit

Price: $300 from Walmart
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There are fire pits and then there’s this stylish fire pit with a lattice design, which instantly ups your backyard game. The wood-burning pit comes with a fire poker.

Big Hanging Gold Solar Powered LED Outdoor Lantern
Wayfair

Hanging Gold Outdoor Lantern

Price: $51 from Wayfair
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For a slightly more upscale outdoor lighting look, try these gold lanterns that can be hung from trees, placed on tables and more.

Marianne Green Rug
Wayfair
Belham Living Leland Hanging Saucer Swing Chair
Walmart

Belham Living Leland Hanging Saucer Swing Chair

Price: $270 from Amazon
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A comfortable swing chair is the perfect place to spend a few hours enjoying a summer afternoon. You can sink right into its deep tufted seat cushion.

Dragonfly Bird Bath
Wayfair

Dragonfly Bird Bath

Price: $125 from Wayfair
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Add a little whimsy to your yard with this dragonfly bird bath inviting nature into your garden party.

Coolhaven Shade Sail Kit - Coolaroo
Target

Coolhaven Shade Sail Kit

Price: $92 from Target
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Protect yourself from the blazing summer sun in style with a fade-resistant canopy. This shade sail provides 95 percent UV protection and reduces temperature by as much as 20 degrees.

patio lighted umbrella
Walmart

Best Choice Solar LED Lighted Patio Umbrella

Price: $75 from Amazon
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Anyone can buy an outdoor umbrella for some shade. But this option has the added bonus of including solar-powered LED lights to brighten your evenings outside as well.

Hirsch Outdoor Wind Chime
Wayfair

Hirsch Outdoor Wind Chime

Price: $30 from Wayfair
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Colorful and decorative, these handmade wind chimes made from Capiz Shells add a bit of musical zen to your outdoor space.

Morse Privacy Screen
Wayfair

Morse Privacy Screen

Price: $36 from Wayfair
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Need to create a little privacy from the neighbors or perhaps just create distinct spaces in your yard for play and dining. These privacy screens won’t rot or warp outdoors or discolor. They’re also paintable, just in case you want to customize them.

BIGFLIX™ 120inch Portable Foldable Projector Screen
Walmart

BIGFLIX Portable Foldable Projector Screen

Price: $40 from Walmart
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Turn your backyard into an outdoor theater this summer with this 120-inch indoor and outdoor movie screen. It can be mounted to a wall with tape or hooks.

Resin Cascading Garden Tiered Fountain with LED Light
Wayfair

Cascading Garden Tiered Fountain

Price: $46 from Wayfair
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With its multiple cascading streams of water, this fountain adds a meditative touch to backyard spaces. It constantly recycles water from a hidden reservoir so you’re not using excessive amounts of water.

ÄPPLARÖ
Ikea

Äpplarö Outdoor Dining Set

Price: $309 from Ikea
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Outdoor dining on a balmy evening is an essential part of summer, but dining sets can be pricey. Ikea’s offers a budget-friendly option made from sustainably sourced acacia and comes with two benches, and the table can extend to accommodate small and large parties.

Metal Outdoor Adjustable Shade Gazebo - Threshold
Target

Metal Outdoor Adjustable Shade Gazebo

Price: $450 from Target
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Here's one more way to add some shade to your outdoor space. This gazebo is rust- and weather-resistant and will make your backyard resemble an inviting, chic boutique hotel.

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Target

Mainstays Forest Hills Chaise Lounge

Price: $146 from Walmart
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Comfortable seating is essential for a backyard oasis. These loungers, which include five adjustable positions, are made with rust-resistant coating so they’ll last you more than a single summer.