Summer season is on the horizon and it’s time for barbecues, graduation parties and relaxing afternoons outdoors. Whether you are hoping to use your patio for entertaining or are looking forward to your private place to unwind, today we are sharing a few patio ideas can help you make the most of your outdoor space. Even better, all of these items below are under $25.

Illuminate the outdoors with gorgeous lanterns that can be placed at the edge of patio furniture or at entrances for your guests to see. The Landen White Metal Lanterns are elegant and very on-trend for this summer. They are available in three different sizes: small, medium or large and prices vary from $7.96 to $23.96. Even better, the lanterns are weather-proof and are rated 4.8/5 stars from Pier One customers. Another trend for lighting is string lights and I love the Woven Lights that are also from Pier One.

Lay down a good foundation for your patio with a rug that will also help to keep your patio clean and cozy. Wayfair’s Springwater Blue and Ivory Indoor or Outdoor Area Rug is the perfect option and it’s priced from just $23 and is available in a variety of sizes. This rug features a nautical vibe that will pair with any neutral furniture. This eye-catching rug draws the attention to any corner of your space and is rated 5/5 stars from over 130 Wayfair customers.

Skip using paper plates for barbecues and switch to shatter-resistant options that are party-friendly. Pier One’s Carmelo Ocean Blue Outdoor Dinnerware is priced at just $4 and is a great option for your patio. It’s bright blue is also the perfect addition for a Fourth of July get-together. These plates are lightweight and after the party is done just throw the items in the dishwasher for an easy clean-up.

If you don’t have a green thumb but are still looking for a beautiful garden arrangement, look into faux plants or succulents. The Outdoor Faux Bay Leaves add a gorgeous accent to your outdoor space and are just $22. These are also versatile to bring inside after patio season is over.

If you are looking for small decor, the set of three faux green throned succulents from Pottery Barn  is a great collection to place on an outdoor coffee table or side table. Both of these items definitely look like the real thing with no watering required.

Which of these patio items is your favorite? Let me know in the comments below.

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