Parents (USA)

Patio Players

Achieve your outdoor oasis with weatherpro­of wonders and double-duty furniture.

- —Cassie Hurwitz

1. ALL TIED UP

Welcome lazy summer afternoons with this bright, handwoven Signature Hammock made from durable waterproof yarn. Spring for the family size, which supports up to 550 pounds and a whole lot of group cuddles. $299; yellowleaf­hammocks.com

2. REINVENT THE WHEEL

An all-weather bar cart with removable trays is genius for entertaini­ng or schlepping almost anything. The Alfresco II Grey Cart With Casters is made from a Uv-treated faux wood and has locking wheels. $499; crateandba­rrel.com

3. HOT POT

Spruce up the patio by popping a new plant baby into a sculptural earthenwar­e Bishop Pedestal Planter.

Starting at $100; westelm.com

4. GOLDEN HOUR

No need to plug in: Glow Solar String Lights soak up rays during the day. Weave them through your trees or along a doorframe for a no-fuss twinkly atmosphere when the sun sets. $49; brightech.com

5. SURFACE AREA

Every yard needs a multipurpo­se item like the Noble House Lassen 21-in. Matte Teal Round Metal Outdoor Side Table. Use it as a seat, for propping up your feet, or for resting your book on (that is, if you ever get the chance to sit down). $65; homedepot.com

6. TABLE IT

With expandable drop leaves on the table, a roomy bench, and two matching chairs, the Äpplarö set caters to all your summer dining needs—and it’ll withstand everything that’s eventually spilled on it. $344; ikea.com

7. SITTING PRETTY

Bring bistro vibes to the backyard with the Bee & Willow Home Nantucket Wicker Stacking Chairs, which can sidle up to any style of table or act as theater seats for your kids’ impromptu talent show.

$60 each; bedbathand­beyond.com

8. FLOOR FLAIR

Once you’ve got your seating down, throw a large floor pillow or two into the mix. Kids will love sprawling out on the Eden Outdoor Floor Cushion.

$85; society6.com

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