Nine Ways to Beautify Your Backyard for Your Next Summer Soiree

Patio season is the perfect time to enjoy the nice weather by gathering friends and family for casual outdoor get-togethers. You don't have to wait until summer is in full swing to get your space ready for hosting, because Walmart has everything you need for your warm-weather soiree right now—all at super affordable prices. If you don't know where to start, check out these nine items that are at the top of our shopping lists.

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Safavieh Four-Piece Outdoor Contemporary Living Set

Once you add this four-piece conversation set to your patio, you'll feel like you're vacationing at a tropical resort everytime you sit outside. This set includes two armchairs, a love seat, and a coffee table that's perfect for holding drinks and snacks. The sturdy frames are made from acacia wood and come with durable beige cushions for an added touch of comfort and style. Incorporate pretty colors and patterns into the space by adding your own outdoor throws and pillows to the chairs. (starting at $334;

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Patio String Lights

Give your outdoor space an elegant glow with these string lights from Walmart. One strand is 25 feet long and includes 25 clear globe bulbs that can be lit for up to 3,000 hours, so you can use them season after season. The perfect accent piece for any type of patio, you can also opt to connect up to three strands of the lights together to make sure your entire space is covered. Hang them along a fence or up above your outdoor seating, and you'll be able to keep the party going even after the sun goes down. ($18;

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Costway Five-Piece Outdoor Dining Set

Be prepared to host the next Friday night happy hour by putting this trendy wicker dining set on your patio. It includes a large table with a tempered glass top and four cushioned chairs that are so comfortable, you and your guests will feel like you're sitting on a couch. Plus, the entire set is made with sturdy steel frames and weather-resistant materials, so it can be left out all year long. Refill your wine glasses and get out the board games, because you won't want to leave your patio anytime soon! ($500;

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Unique Loom Trellis Outdoor Rug

There's no better way to brighten up your patio than by adding an area rug to your décor. This option from Walmart is available in seven different sizes and colors, so you'll have no trouble finding the perfect shade to liven up your space. Place it underneath an outdoor dining set or center it between chairs, and your guests will instantly feel right at home. And the best part is that the rug is stain-resistant and easy to clean, so you don't have to worry about accidental spills or muddy feet. (starting at $36;

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Belham Hanging Egg Chair

If you need of some extra seating for your patio, look no further than this unique hanging egg chair. Not only will it give your space a fun new look, but it'll also offer a cozy seat that's perfect for reading a book or flipping through a magazine as you enjoy some fresh air. It even comes with its own stand and cushion, so all you have to do is assemble and enjoy. ($370;

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Arden Selections Outdoor Throw Pillows

Nothing completes a patio quite like a set of outdoor throw pillows—and for just $25, this pair is a must-have. The striped design and cool blue tones will bring a contemporary look to any space and give your patio total summer vibes. Treated with enhanced UV protection to help prevent fading, the pillows can easily be wiped clean with a sponge and warm soapy water to ensure they'll last for years to come. ($25;

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Wicker Five-Piece Patio Sectional

Whether you're planning to host the next family gathering or a get-together with neighbors, you can never have too much seating—and this roomy five-piece sectional has you covered. Available in seven bold and neutral colors, it's a stylish option that'll fit right in with almost any furniture or décor you already have on your patio. The rust-proof aluminum frames used throughout the set feature a faux wood grain finish for a more natural look. Complete with a matching coffee table and weather-resistant cushions, this is a dependable outdoor seating option that's both attractive and functional. ($1,368;

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Costway Outdoor Chaise Lounge Chair

Get ready to sit back, relax, and soak up the sun this season, because once you have this chaise lounge chair on your patio, you won't want to do anything else. It's simple design will be easy to match with your existing furniture, and it has an adjustable back to provide maximum comfort. Place it by the pool or in a sunny area, and it'll become your new go-to spot to lounge after a long day. ($100;

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MoDRN Square White Planter

Complete your stylish patio décor with a few of these ceramic planters. Featuring a unique square design, each piece comes complete with a drainage hole that makes it perfect for gardeners of any skill level. Use it to display your favorite flowers or plants from your garden—just be sure to bring it indoors and use as a windowsill planter as the seasons change. ($60;

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