I moved out of the city with my wife and kids to a small house in midcoast Maine with a yard overrun with Japanese knotweed. After years (literal years) of hacking, raking, pruning, and tarping, I can happily say my yard is a place people want to hang out.
Taming your green space is only the beginning; when you can have your first porch or patio hang, the life you've built for yourself starts to take shape. Here are some of our favorite outdoor decor pieces to transform your space.
Don’t forget the matching tongs, which are hand-forged from stainless steel and fitted with a smooth, natural walnut handle.
To gather is human – to gather comfortably is a civilization. This Japanese-designed Campfield Futon Starter Set is made for camping but can transform into two individual chairs, with the third portion as a table for a cozy solution to the stiff white plastic chairs that always manage to break.
Pardon the expression, but this ain’t your grandparents' lawn chair
A far cry from the flimsy lawn chairs of prior generations, this classic Adirondack chair reimagines the traditional folding aluminum webbed lawn chair you've sat on every summer.
Campfire vibes brought to your backyard
Gathering around the fire is a bonding experience as old as time. Some of the best stories, acoustic jam sessions, and opportunities to torch marshmallows for s'more happen where wood, fire, and great company come together.
The aptly-named 21-inch GATHER Matte Black Fire Pit is engineered to reduce smoke and can be set up in the yard or on your porch in a breeze.
Night's been rained out? Don't sweat it. This indoor s'mores kit doesn't care about precipitation, just sweet melted marshmallows.
Let's hang out.
A hanging chair swing is like a hammock without an awkward entry/dismount experience. The Coastal Style Hanging Chair, as the name applies, is the choice spot to hang out on a bright and breezy day while reading a novel, doing the crossword puzzle, or simply enjoying a deliciously potent G&T.
"Bury Your Head"
For excursions to where land meets water (or pool), you should check out the Ostrich Beach chair. With 15 positions, you can easily switch from watching the happenings on shore (or in your backyard) to warming your beach buns while reading your favorite magazine.
Game night on the deck
Pull up a seat at the table and get ready for a night out where you're home the whole time. Whether the night is heading towards trivia territory or a game with a bit more oomph, this Haven Round Coffee Table is made with a hand-poured concrete tabletop and a solid teak base to support whatever the night brings.
Now's as good of a time as ever to get some fannies on some natural fibers, kick back and enjoy your time outside with the good company you choose.