Planning a lowkey stay-at-home summer?
Or traveling abroad?
Either way, you’re bound to find something on our list that will level up your summer plans.
Here are 9 home products guaranteed to make your summer more enjoyable!
1| The Secret Garden: Sunbed
If you’re looking to furnish your outdoor garden, private terrace, or pool area, this elegant sunbed made from solid teak wood will provide comfy seating. With three reclining positions and padding that allows water to drain away quickly, it’s ideal for outdoor lounging. And with its rear one-way wheels, you can also move this sunbed around with ease. Available in classic ticking stripes and multiple colors, it’s easy to find one that complements your style.
2| Jensen Outdoor: Classic Ipe Sunset Bar
If you lack an outdoor kitchen space and want a stylish and utilitarian spot to craft drinks or serve food near your patio or poolside, this bar will do the trick. A sure crowd-pleaser, this bar has a spacious countertop crafted from Ipe timber sustainably sourced from tropical forests. Ipe timber is a type of highly durable hardwood that’s naturally weather resistant.
Plus, its dark chocolate color won’t stain easily, and with its nod to traditional style, this bar will blend well with most design schemes.
3| Janus et Cie: Allsize Extendable Dining Table Rectangle
Al fresco dining? It’s relaxing and gives you a chance to soak in some Vitamin D. Janus et Cie’s extendable dining table has a powder-coated aluminum top and extends to about 106.” Its additional extension leaf can be purchased separately, and you can use a maximum of 2 extension leaves at a time. The table also comes in a variety of colors, from white to terracotta and light blue. Designing an outdoor dining space can be multi-purposeful and work seamlessly for hosting friends or weekly family dinners.
4| Williams Sonoma: Watermelon Tap Kit
Instead of using a glass dispenser, store your coolest drink in a fresh watermelon! For this gadget, all you’ll need to do is scoop out your melon and turn it into a hollowed-out container. Then, insert this tap, and now you have a refreshing dispenser great for water, cocktails, lemonade, punch, and more! This dispenser even works for pumpkins and includes a stainless-steel corer with a plastic tap handle (plus recipes and instructions).
5| Target: Cuisinart Pure Indulgence 2qt Frozen Yogurt-Sorbet & Ice Cream Maker
This gizmo can be a fun family activity or a great treat for health-conscious families (and those with food allergies). With your own ice cream maker, you get to control the ingredients and flavors. This double-insulated freezer bowl comes with a fully automatic heavy-duty motor and can make frozen desserts (or drinks) in about 20 minutes! It’s also BPA free and has a large ingredient spout when you want to add in your favorite flavors and mix-ins.
6| Amazon: Bartesian Premium Cocktail and Margarita Machine
Let’s take cocktail making to the next level. With this gadget, you can create craft cocktails from home without measuring or pouring. This device has a built-in automatic feature that will pour your drink of choice at your preferred strength. It even comes with ingredients for whiskey sours, old fashions, and margaritas!
7| Rugs.com: Jill Zarin Outdoor Rug
Outdoor rugs add beauty and comfort to your exterior living spaces. Rug.com has a beautiful selection of 100% polypropylene rugs in multiple patterns and colors. The Jill Zarin iteration comes in 10+ sizes, so it’s easy to scout the best fit for your space. This rug is made in Turkey, includes free shipping and returns, and has a .25” pile height.
8| Ballard Designs: Toulon Planteres
Whether you have a lush backyard garden or just need two planters for your front entrance, Ballard Designs has you covered. Their Toulon collection mimics Anduze pots, ceramics first hand thrown by French potters in the 16th century. These pots are made from a lightweight Ceramix material that is both durable and lightweight. There’s also a hole at the bottom for proper drainage.
9| Home Depot: 72 in. Tall Indoor/Outdoor Mirror Zen Waterfall Fountain
There’s something so soothing about the sound of water. This contemporary mirror waterfall fountain illuminates trickling water falling into a basin of river rocks. This fountain makes a statement and creates a lovely vertical water flow. You can use it both indoors and outdoors for a zen feel.
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Shivani is an expert writer for Gather who covers interior design, decorating, and home improvement. She has worked as a residential interior designer for 4+ years and has extensive training in space planning, 3D renderings, 2D floorplans, whole room furnishing and décor, and color consulting. She is passionate about educating communities on industry topics and has been featured in Better Homes & Gardens, The Spruce, My Domaine, Domino, Martha Stewart, and Atlanta Magazine. Currently, she is also completing her residential interior design certificate from Rhode Island School of Design’s continuing education program.