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10 Wayfair finds under $50 that will seriously upgrade your backyard this summer

Creating a welcoming outdoor room doesn't need to cost you a fortune. Start with these interior designer-approved rugs, pillow covers, string lights and more.

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From pillows to rugs, these outdoor gems are sure to brighten up your outdoor space. (Wayfair)

This time of year I get the itch to spruce up the outside — it's an extension of your home, after all, and just as important as your interior spaces. Take it from me, a professional interior designer who fully cops to the misnomer. It will encourage you to use the outdoors more often, instantly expanding your square footage. Thankfully, creating a welcoming outdoor room doesn't need to cost you a fortune. Wayfair, my go-to for everything home-related, has some gems that will do wonders for your outdoor areas — all for under 50 bucks.

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That's a quick fix on a dime type of solution for your al fresco woes and I'm here to get you started. Read on for some of my favorite Wayfair picks from deck tiles and string lights to fun outdoor pillow covers. Trust me, they'll help transform your deck or patio in a jiff.

Let's start with your thresholds. Your back door deserves just as much attention as your front. Made of 100% natural coir (the husks of coconuts), this charming black and white print provides a bold punch while adding much-needed function — a place to wipe your feet! Vinyl backing adds non-slip stability.

$25 at Wayfair

Add some country charm to your outdoor space with a go-anywhere round rug — trust me, it'll instantly zhuzh up your space. I love this geometric pattern that's infused with green and orange hues. Place it under that pair of rockers on your front porch or the little cafe table and chair set in the back. 

$43 at Wayfair

Ugly concrete patio? Cracks in your stone? Here's a solution if you want to upgrade your flooring but don't feel like ripping up the deck. These durable patio pavers are made of 100% solid fir wood and click into place to create a new surface. Easy peasy! You can even pull them up at the end of the season and store them in your shed for the winter. At just over $3 a square foot, this one's a no-brainer.

$3 at Wayfair

An easy-crank, tilting, UV-resistant umbrella for under $32? Need I say more. No, but I will. It's so important to have plenty of shade to protect your skin and eyes during the summer. You can buy a few at this price — for the dining table, poolside and lounge area. You get the drift.

$31 at Wayfair

An easy way to give your patio furniture a new look is to change up your pillow covers. I love this canvas set. Each set of six (choose from seven colors) comes with different geometric prints. They're fade- and stain-resistant and a hidden zipper allows for easy cleaning. Just slip them over last year's worn-out pillows for a refreshed look or buy a poly insert to add to your upholstery. 

$19 at Wayfair

For those DIYers out there, I have a trick for cleaning up garden beds and preventing weeds and grass from infiltrating your flowers. Try landscape edging. I love the rustic look of this corrugated metal — each piece covers 10 linear feet, allowing you to keep that mulch tidy.

$23 at Wayfair

Divide and conquer (your unattractive spaces) with decorative screening. There are a multitude of uses for a screen: replace your porch frame, incorporate in a railing, break up an outdoor space or simply hang on the wall for a sculptural focal point. The options are endless for this weather-proof one that comes in white, black or gray. 

$37 at Wayfair

While I already have similar-looking goblets in a fab earthy green tone, I'm drooling over this blush color. The fluting on these pink gems is elegant and you can drink anything from wine to iced tea in these outdoor-safe beauties. Plus, they stack for easy storage and are dishwasher-safe for easy cleaning. 

$43 at Wayfair

Keep the party going well into the evening with classic patio lights that evoke vintage vibes but are also energy-efficient and long-lasting thanks to LED Edison-style bulbs. String multiple lines together to add a festive feel to your entertaining areas. These are dimmable so you can create the perfect ambiance. 

$34 at Wayfair