With summer weather already here, if you have a yard or a terrace, the time for sprucing is now.

“No matter the size of your outdoor space, we encourage you to create an experience for yourself,” explains Sormeh Salimpour, Creative Director of Sormeh Lifestyle. By using the philosophy that no space is too quaint to become fabulous, a few intentional changes can turn your backyard or terrace into a real-life self-care refuge.

To get started, here are 20 products to make your porch or balcony the coziest space in your home.

Lampat 25ft G40 Globe String Lights with Bulbs $18.95

“String lights add warmth and romance to any outdoor space. Not to mention, [they provide] better soft lighting,” she continues. These strings of forty outdoor lights with vintage-inspired bulbs are best-sellers on Amazon.

Swingasan Collection Willow Sand Hanging Chair $239.99

A self-standing, hanging chair is what our porch dreams are made of. “Invest in beautiful and functional outdoor furniture, including cushions,” says Salimpour. Whether you read a book, meditate, or journal, being cocooned away in your wicker paradise with a mug of coffee will add to the experience.

In2green Eco Woven Lines Throw $165

These recycled cotton and mostly-recycled nylon throws are so cute we’d wear them like wraps around a campfire (or candle if you’re on a patio).

Novice Garden of Bali Wood Wall Mirror $59.49

“Do not be afraid to make your outdoor space an extension of your interior. Add a mirror or a pair of sconces on your wall or wooden fence,” says Salimpour. Have fun with it.

Anthropologie Soleil Beach Umbrella $298

After getting your fix of vitamin D, seek shelter from the sun under this way-cute beach umbrella that blocks 98% of UV rays! “When you invest in quality pieces, it saves you more money in the long run,” she reasons. “We believe in quality, not quantity.” P.S. Don’t forget to buy a stand.

West Elm Succulents (Set of 3) $25-37

Choose between small or large succulents, and have a set of three shipped anywhere in the United States. These low-maintenance cuties are the perfect way to get your career as a “plant mom” started. Salimpour also suggests keeping fresh flowers on your outdoor table.

Terrain Tinted Glass Plant Mister $16

Salimpour encourages you to have fun with your plant collection, growing herbs, raising succulents, and keeping a vase of fresh flowers to freshen things up. Tending to your plant babies will never feel like a chore when using a fanciful, rose-lensed plant mister.

Hammock Artisans of Ceara Manaus Majesty Cotton Ecru Fabric Hammock from Brazil $89.99

If you’d prefer to recline, crocheted hammocks are the cutest. This retailer also donates a portion of profits to a COVID-19 relief fund to feed hungry families in Guatemala.

Auking Mini Projector 2020 Upgraded $79.99

Turning your exterior wall into a movie screen will be the best investment of your summer. Prepare for Netflix and chill under the stars.

PB Teen Emily & Meritt Cabana Stripe Beach Towel $29

The sustainably sourced-cotton beach towel offers UPF (UV protection factor) and a cute message. We can always use some more good vibes and it’s the perfect accessory for sunbathing.

Everything But The Kitchen Sink Kitchen Multi-Tool $35

The beauty of this functional little tool? Not having to step back inside when you forget a spoon, knife, or even cheese grater.

Popsockets PopThirst Slim Retro Wild $15

Those handy little pop sockets for your phone can now help you grip your drinks in a decorative fashion. Cheers!

Salton Electric S’mores/Fondu Maker Kit $39.99

Imagine being able to have s’ mores — camping’s best dessert to date — without a campfire or fireplace. The next time your sweet tooth calls, you’ll be ready.

Skeem Design Citronella Sea Salt $44

“Lanterns and candles create an atmosphere that soothes the soul,” Salimpour notes. That being said, a bug-repellent, citronella candle will be functional against mosquitoes.

Madewell x Parachute Denim Dog Bed $88

No outdoor space is complete without your best bud present. Madewell and Parachute Home collaborated on this denim dog bed that is cute enough to use indoors, but just durable enough to bring outside for a hang.

Sony SRS-XB01 Portable Bluetooth Speaker $34.99

Connect your speaker to your phone or computer with the Bluetooth®, then enjoy your favorite playlist. Music always adds to the ambiance!

xx, The FabFitFun Team