The second the weather starts to warm up, we start trying to find ways to get the family outside as much as possible. After spending months inside during the winter months, any excuse to soak up the sun is welcome. We’re planning picnics, zoo trips, and spring break vacations. Shopping for swimsuits is in full swing. Scrolling Pinterest for grill marinades is a nightly activity. We’ve switched to iced coffee. And while sipping it, we’ve been staring out the window and wondering how to spend more time outside in our own spaces. Not to worry, friends. Behold, we bring you these cool backyard ideas.

We’re talking the backyard that everyone in the neighborhood wants to hang out in. Or, if that sounds more like a nightmare than a dream (introverts, we’ve got you!), the backyard that the neighbors try to steal peeks at. Whichever one sounds better, we have the goodies that will make your space the kind of retreat you and your family won’t want to leave. You don’t even have to have a huge yard to create a private slice of paradise. There’s something for every home and family on our list. So top off that iced coffee and get those creative juices flowing with these cool backyard ideas that are fun, easy, and, well, cool.

Roccbox Portable Pizza Oven

olive green outdoor pizza oven

It doesn't get much cooler than a restaurant-grade portable pizza oven at your disposal. And the gold standard is the Roccbox from GOZNEY. Crafted after restaurant kitchen GOZNEY ovens, the Roccbox is the world’s first and original stone-floored portable live-fire oven. The easy-to-use 950° (fueled by gas or optional wood) live-fire oven that cooks restaurant-quality pizza in 60 seconds. Ribeye steaks and more can also be treated to the Roccbox oven.

Roccbox Portable Pizza Oven ($399.00)—Buy Now!

Outdoor Bean Bag Sun Lounger with Cover

Raymour and Flanigan

Forget those old lounge chairs with the plastic slats and metal armrests. This beanbag lounger is comfortable for any family member, lightweight and easy to move, and even includes a headrest. It's covered in durable Sunbrella acrylic canvas fabric that is treated to resist dirt, weather, and harsh UV rays while still providing a smooth finish. Comes in a bunch of fun colors, too!

Outdoor Bean Bag Sun Lounger with Cover ($446.45)—Buy Now!

Swaying Solar Firefly Lights


We're pretty obsessed with how magical these lights make our backyards. Each bulb is supported by a swaying stem and is powered by a separate solar panel, so you don't have to worry about it getting covered by grass, bushes, or shade. Use the included remote to select from 8 lighting modes and 3 levels of brightness, too!

Swaying Solar Firefly Lights ($35.99+)—Buy Now!

Cool Spot 11x11 Pop-Up Instant Gazebo Tent

Cool Spot

That's 121sq ft of instant shade, people! This easy to set up pop-up gazebo is designed to be super ventilated and includes 4 mesh walls for extra protection from flying insects or light rain. Comes in 5 colors.

Cool Spot 11x11 Pop-Up Instant Gazebo Tent ($179.99)—Buy Now!

HearthSong Bullseye Balance Ball Inflatable Platform


Climb and play all over this challenging, colorful, oversized inflatable platform and use the grooves to maneuver across! It's fun for kids and adults, too.

HearthSong Bullseye Balance Ball Inflatable Platform ($189.99)—Buy Now!

Outdoor Steel LED Solar Power Wall Sconce Shelf Planter

Grand Patio

Highlight your green thumb with these light-up solar-powered wall planters! They come in different shapes, too, so you can match your aesthetic. 

Outdoor Steel LED Solar Power Wall Sconce Shelf Planter ($36.99+)—Buy Now!

Set of 2 Adjustable Zero Gravity Lounge Chairs with Cup Holder Trays

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With an ergonomic design, a ton of colors (26 to be exact) to choose from, and attached cup holder trays, these are practically the perfect backyard chairs! And at a great price, you might want to grab more than one set. 

Set of 2 Adjustable Zero Gravity Lounge Chairs with Cup Holder Trays ($89.98)—Buy Now!

Yellow Leaf Hammocks

Yellow Leaf Hammocks

Oh-so-soft and weather-safe, Yellow Leaf Hammocks come in a bunch of different styles and colors. And a backyard with a hammock is just what we all need.

Yellow Leaf Hammocks Signature Hammock ($199.00)—Buy Now!

Shade Sail


Shade sails make it easy to customize where you need it most by attaching the corners to sturdy points in your yard. They block out harmful UV rays and look so cool, too (no pun intended)! Available in 12 colors.

Artpuch Shade Sail ($28.99)—Buy Now!

makarci Kids Stepping Stones


Not only do these kids stepping stones add a cool textured element to your yard, the rubber base and anti-slip sides make these excellent for your little climbers!

makarci Kids Stepping Stones ($79.99)—Buy Now!

Hanging Colorful Glass Citronella Candle


Keeping mosquitos away can smell and look great, too. These hanging candles are colorful, effective, and blend citronella with summery oil scents for a whole atmosphere that's bug-free.

Hanging Colorful Glass Citronella Candle ($29.00+)—Buy Now!

Heritage Garden Hose

blue garden hose

Upgrading your hose sounds silly until you see what a difference a pretty color makes! The Heritage Garden Hose comes in violet, rose, and honey. Plus, it's slim, kink-resistant, and has rust-proof fittings so people and pets can safely drink right from the spout!

Heritage Garden Hose ($88.00)—Buy Now!

Smart Outdoor String Lights

colorful string lights wrapped around an outdoor pergola

Nothing changes the vibe of a space like lighting. This string of bulbs comes in either 48ft or 96ft and works with the Govee Home App or Alexa. They're waterproof, can be synced to music, and you can even upload a photo of your yard decor and the app will recognize the colors and apply them to their output to match!

Smart Outdoor String Lights ($69.99+)—Buy Here!

Outdoor Bug Shield Throw Blanket


Made from recycled fibers and treated with non-toxic, EPA-approved Insect Shield, this throw safely repels mosquitoes, ticks, flies, chiggers, no-see-ums, ants, and other bugs. The treatment bonds to the fabric. It’s even machine washable!

Outdoor Bug Shield Throw Blanket ($84.00)—Buy Now!

Outsunny Convertible Rattan Furniture Set


The four-piece outdoor lounge chairs can be a round daybed or convert into a sofa with chairs and a tea table. Use the center as a chair, ottoman, or table. Customize the layout in a ton of different ways!

Outsunny Convertible Rattan Furniture Set ($429.99)—Buy Now!

GoSports Giant Wooden Toppling Tower

four women playing with a giant jenga set poolside

It's basically giant Jenga and it. is. so. fun. It even comes in multiple wood stains to match your aesthetic. 

GoSports Giant Wooden Toppling Tower ($86.83)—Buy Here!

100 Gallon Resin Storage Box


Store toys, furniture cushions, gardening supplies, and more in this huge storage box that's weather-resistant and looks great! It comes in 4 colors, too.

100 Gallon Resin Storage Box ($99.99+)—Buy Now!

Espirid String Light Poles


Surround any space with warm string lights, thanks to these light poles! They're 9ft tall and come with both fork bases and fence brackets so you can place them anywhere. Available in 1, 2, and 4 packs!

Espirid String Light Poles ($74.99+)—Buy Now!

KOOPER Outdoor Solar Lights


Spring is for flowers and these colorful solar lights beautify your yard night and day!

KOOPER Outdoor Solar Lights ($29.99)—Buy Now!

GLITZHOME Patio Fountain


Water features will never go out of style and this stone planter/fountain combination looks great alone or with more than one each placed in strategic corners!

GLITZHOME Patio Fountain ($241.99)—Buy Now!

Barton Hanging Egg Chair


A lot of relaxing involves feeling weightless, which makes sense. This relaxing egg chair looks super cool and is a great place to hang out!

Barton Hanging Egg Chair ($159.95)—Buy Now!

Hanging Solar Lanterns


These lanterns cast a gorgeous pattern at night, making your yard look downright magical!

Hanging Solar Lanterns ($24.99)—Buy Now!

Muse Garden Blown Glass Hummingbird Feeder

multicolored glass hummingbird feeder
Muse Garden/Amazon

Forget red plastic hummingbird feeders. This blown glass one comes in a ton of stunning designs!

Muse Garden Blown Glass Hummingbird Feeder ($26.99)—Buy Now!

Set of 3 Handmade Metal Cactus


Cactus isn't always the best choice when you have kiddos playing in the backyard, but these super cute metal ones are a fabulous alternative! Available in turquoise (pictured), lime, red, and green.

Set of 3 Handmade Metal Cactus ($34.99-$129.99)—Buy Now!

Custom Metal Patio Sign with LED Light


Let everyone know where they are with this awesome LED lit metal sign! Customize the text, choose whether or not to include lights, and make it all yours. 

Custom Metal Patio Sign with LED Light ($18.24+)—Buy Now!

TMY Projector with 100" Projector Screen


If you have a large wall or fence (and even if you don't), movie nights get a makeover thanks to this projector! With the built-in HDMI, VGA, AV, USB, 3.5mm headphone port & TF card slot, plus included AV & HDMI cables, this portable projector is compatible with different input sources including )but not limited to) Fire Sticks, Apple TV, Game Consoles, PCs, Smartphones, Tablets, Laptops, DVD players, TF cards and USB flash drives.

TMY Projector with 100" Projector Screen ($79.99)—Buy Now!

20ft Inflatable Outdoor Movie Screen


If you'd prefer an epic movie experience, this inflatable movie screen from PPXIA has you covered! Available in 16-33ft options, it blows up in about 3 minutes and the included air fan keeps it standing (quietly). 

20ft Inflatable Outdoor Movie Screen ($129.99+)—Buy Now!

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