Ideas
Explore the world's #1 largest database of ideas and innovations, with over 400,000 inspiring examples.
Insights
Uncover major shifts and emerging opportunities with our exclusive PRO research.
Trend Reports
Discover why 750 brands rely on our AI-powered Trend Reports to get better, faster insights.
Newsletter
Join over 200,000 subscribers who rely on our weekly newsletter to keep up with need-to-know trends and insights.
Books
Join 20,000,000+ people getting better and faster with our New York Times Bestselling methods, best innovation books & keynote videos.
Dashboard
Get special access to premium content, topic tracking and customizable tools through our AI-powered Dashboard.
AI
Learn how the Trend Hunter harnesses the power of artificial intelligence.
Assessment
Enhance your innovation potential with a deeper understanding of your unique innovation archetype and how your organization benchmarks.
Overview
Accelerate innovation and ignite disruptive thinking with our award-winning programs and research.
Keynotes & Workshops
Empower your team with the insights and frameworks they need to innovate better and faster.
Custom Research
Get fast, customized trend reports, presentations and deep dives 20x faster than traditional research.
Plans
Get started today with a free consultation, our self-serve tools, or a dedicated program.
Jeremy Gutsche
Ignite your event with our CEO, a NY Times Bestselling Author and one of the top innovation keynote speakers.
Our Team of Futurists
Inspire your group with our most popular speakers on innovation, trends, change and futurism.
Contact
Get in touch to learn more, ask a question or submit a tip.
About Us
Learn more about Trend Hunter and how we accelerate innovation.
FAQ
Get answers to common questions about Trend Hunter.
Community
Stay on the cutting-edge with the help of the Trend Hunter community.
Team
Meet the team trusted by hundreds of leading businesses worldwide.
Jobs
Find opportunities to accelerate your career with the #1 Trend Firm.
Internships
Grow your professional skillset in an award-winning workplace.
News
Catch up on noteworthy Trend Hunter news and media mentions.
Join
Build a portfolio and put your trend-spotting abilities to the test.
Advertising
Supercharge your marketing by partnering with Trend Hunter.
Portfolio
Visit your public portfolio and browse your past articles.
Add a Trend
Write up an article and showcase your trend-spotting skills.
My Trends
Edit your articles and see how they stack up on the leaderboards.
Settings
Edit your profile, connect your social media accounts, and more.
Add a trend, customize your dashboard, or track topics.
Future Festival
World Summit
Learn why 97% of people rate it "the best innovation conference ever".
1-Day Innovation Events
Explore our 2019 tour dates and find the best city to inspire your team.
Custom Events
Host a custom innovation conference in your city that will inform and inspire.
Custom Training
Bring the Future Festival experience directly to your team with custom training packages.
Search our database of over 390,000 cutting edge ideas.

77 Backyard Innovations

From Outdoor Party Pads to Odorless BBQs

— April 5, 2010 — Eco
If I could get paid for spending the whole summer in my backyard hosting parties and BBQs, I would. Strangely enough, I haven't found anyone who is willing to pay for such a job.

Regardless of my ridiculous fantasies, I will likely be spending most weekends in my backyard and if I'm going to be having people over, I have to have it looking in top shape. If you are also a fan of hosting those outdoor get-togethers, you'll definitely be a fan of these backyard innovations.

Whether you're looking to put in a pool, or just some nifty solar lighting around the lawn, these backyard innovations should give you plenty of ideas on how to spruce up your summer fun.
6
Score
Popularity
Activity
Freshness
76
Luxuriously Minimalist Lounges
Luxuriously Minimalist Lounges
Michael W. Dreeben Presents the Elegant Billet Chaise
<
75
Spanish Poolside Furnishings
Spanish Poolside Furnishings
Moma by Vondom Shows How to Sit Down Stylishly
<
74
Fake Rock Speakers
Fake Rock Speakers
Klipsch AWR-650-SM
<
73
Nature Inspired Outdoor Subwoofer
Nature Inspired Outdoor Subwoofer
Tree Trunk Speaker
<
72
Outdoor Decor Turns Wind Into Light
Outdoor Decor Turns Wind Into Light
Firewinder Windlight
<
71
Sun-Stained Seating
Sun-Stained Seating
Mischer'Traxler 'Bench Tioat' Reflects the Idea of a Tree
<
70
Beaky Backyard Patios
Beaky Backyard Patios
The Milos Todorovic Shed Concept Offers Some Jaw-Dropping Design
<
69
Solar Powered Patios
Solar Powered Patios
Umbrella Glows for 8 Hours
<
68
MP3 BBQ Grill
MP3 BBQ Grill
Is Convergence Becoming Ridiculous?
<
67
Globular Gas Lamps
Globular Gas Lamps
Lightspot Brings Futuristic Design to Outdoor Lighting
<
66
Backyard Theaters
Backyard Theaters
<
65
Camouflaged Speakers
Camouflaged Speakers
SteroStone Fountain Speaker
<
64
Modern Medieval Grills
Modern Medieval Grills
The No Screw No Glue BBQ by Joost van Bleiswijk
<
63
Multi-Media Patio Heaters
Multi-Media Patio Heaters
Poseidon Keeps You Toasty, Informed and Plugged in Outside
<
62
Naturally Eco Urban Decor
Naturally Eco Urban Decor
Emilie Cazin Birdhouse for City-Dwelling Nature Lovers
<
61
Glow In The Dark Pebbles
Glow In The Dark Pebbles
<
60
Solarized Mood Lights
Solarized Mood Lights
The Firefly Solar Lamp Table Saves on Energy, Not Passion
<
59
Ethereal Insect Platters
Ethereal Insect Platters
Copper Spiral & Vibrant Fused Glass Butterfly Feeders Also Attract Birds
<
58
Kalamazoo Outdoor Artisan Pizza Oven
Kalamazoo Outdoor Artisan Pizza Oven
<
57
Oluce Stones
Oluce Stones
Outdoor Lamps From Space
<
56
Living Lawn Chairs
Living Lawn Chairs
Deger Cengiz Takes an Urbanized Look at Grass Upholstered Furniture
<
55
Solar Tables
Solar Tables
Sun Table Charges Your Electric Goodies
<
54
Fake Animal Gardeners
Fake Animal Gardeners
Robotic Sheep Lawnmower
<
53
Balcony BBQ
Balcony BBQ
<
52
Upscale Backyard Umbrellas
Upscale Backyard Umbrellas
DelGreco & Company Gives Your Patio a Makeover
<
51
Wave-Inspired Deck Chairs
Wave-Inspired Deck Chairs
Equilibre Lounge Chair by Pierre Lescop is Designed for Downtime
<
50
Portable Pampering
Portable Pampering
The Self-Inflating MSpa Brings Relaxation to You
<
49
Lawn Art
Lawn Art
Mona Lisa in Grass
<
48
Garden Rock Monsters
Garden Rock Monsters
The Garden of Bomarzo Utilizes These Giant and Mutated Gnomes
<
47
Spinning Grills
Spinning Grills
The Calanca Barbeque Cooks Great Food and is Nice to Look At
<
46
Croissant Sofas
Croissant Sofas
Kenneth Cobonpue Gives Outdoor Lounging a Scrumptious Twist
<
45
Backyard Stadium Seating
Backyard Stadium Seating
The Opulent Items Arena Patio Set is Ready for the Big Game
<
44
Folding Greenhouses
Folding Greenhouses
Daniel Schipper's Urban Gardening Idea
<
43
Solar Powered BBQ
Solar Powered BBQ
The Helios Grill
<
42
Odorless BBQs
Odorless BBQs
The Libero Point by Electrolux Uses Air Filtration System
<
41
Fire Pit Barbecues
Fire Pit Barbecues
The Wodtke Gryll-L is Features a Sophisticated Design
<
40
Outdoor Party Pads
Outdoor Party Pads
The Cooking Shelter is Great for Chilly Gatherings
<
39
One Ton Furnishings
One Ton Furnishings
Creo Concrete Studio's Contemporary Concrete Furniture
<
38
Prehistoric Lawn Ornaments
Prehistoric Lawn Ornaments
Giant T-Rex Turns Your Yard into Jurassic Park
<
37
Halloween Lawn Decor
Halloween Lawn Decor
Flamingos With Fricken Laser Beams are a Haunting DIY Project
<
36
Hanging Lattice Chairs
Hanging Lattice Chairs
The Swing Chair by Patricia Urquiola is a Stylish Outdoor Seat
<
35
Easy Eco-Gardening
Easy Eco-Gardening
Just Add Water to These Bagged Blooming Botanicals
<
34
Meditating Garden Figures
Meditating Garden Figures
Unlike Roaming Gnome, ‘OM Gnomes' Will Stay Put Doing Yoga
<
33
Alternative Energy Barbecue
Alternative Energy Barbecue
The Solar Grill
<
32
Designer Grills
Designer Grills
Fiberglass BBQ Corvette
<
31
Grass Chairs
Grass Chairs
Sun Lounger Makes Eco-Friendly Nature-Inspired Lawnchairs
<
30
Super-Affordable Solar Lights
Super-Affordable Solar Lights
IKEA Releases Line of Solar-Powered Outdoor Lamps
<
29
Color Changing Eco Light
Color Changing Eco Light
Solar Butterfly Light
<
28
Urbanite Greenhouses
Urbanite Greenhouses
Jochem Faudet Wants Everyone to 'Grow Your Own'
<
27
Hidden Patio Furniture
Hidden Patio Furniture
Spaceless Stows Under Your Deck
<
26
Personal Swimming Ponds
Personal Swimming Ponds
Swimming With Plants and Fish is Eco & Low-Maintenance
<
25
Transportable Jacuzzis
Transportable Jacuzzis
Location is Never a Problem with the The SpaBerry Portable Hot Tub
<
24
Garden Vortexes
Garden Vortexes
The Faulders Studio Deformscape Creates an Unorthodox Optical Illusion
<
23
Flat Patio Umbrellas
Flat Patio Umbrellas
The Nenufar Parasol is Super-Chic and Minimalist
<
22
'Tomb Raider' Gardens
'Tomb Raider' Gardens
Surreal Landscape Gardening Brings Fantasy to Life
<
21
Grasshopper Wood Loungers
Grasshopper Wood Loungers
Calanc Outdoor Furniture Line Brings Luxury Outside
<
20
Wicked Wicker Loungers
Wicked Wicker Loungers
The Spartan Daybed Withstands Elements for Outdoor Leisure
<
19
Gingham Patio Chairs
Gingham Patio Chairs
Fashion Designer Alfred Sung Launches Sung Outdoor Furniture Line
<
18
Luxe Grilling Gear
Luxe Grilling Gear
Mobile Cooking Design's 'Cheope' All-in-One Outdoor Kitchen is Great for Small
<
17
Alien Outdoor Kitchens
Alien Outdoor Kitchens
The Copper House by Muru Pere Looks Intergalactic
<
16
Mega Residential Pools
Mega Residential Pools
Gilbert Arenas' Goes Big At Home
<
15
DIY Grass Chairs
DIY Grass Chairs
Grow Your Own Eco-Friendly Organic Lawn Furniture
<
14
Retro Color Block Barbeques
Retro Color Block Barbeques
The Memphis Two Burner BBQ Adds Some Color to Your Patio
<
13
Funky Outdoor Decor
Funky Outdoor Decor
Garden Gnomes with Street Cred
<
12
Resort-Worthy Outdoor Furniture
Resort-Worthy Outdoor Furniture
Henry Hall Designs
<
11
Backyard Waterparks
Backyard Waterparks
The Home Water Slide Simulator
<
10
Unusual Urban Gardens
Unusual Urban Gardens
Earth Designs' Katrina Wells Overcomes Obstacles of Urban Garden Design
<
9
Slide-Out Grills
Slide-Out Grills
The Gunni Movable Kitchen Island with Compact Barbeque is Great for Small Spaces
<
8
Rocking Loungers
Rocking Loungers
Stefanie Ilgner Designs a Chair to Relax in
<
7
Cups for Couples
Cups for Couples
Key to My Heart Etched on Pint Glass Set
<
6
Suspended Fireplaces
Suspended Fireplaces
'Babylon' Portable Ethanol-Burning Fireplaces for Indoors or Patio
<
5
Glammed-Up Garden Sheds
Glammed-Up Garden Sheds
Converted Outdoor Sheds Bring New Life to Old Storage
<
4
Swings for Adults
Swings for Adults
No, Not That Kind, Viteo's Swing for Their Home Collection
<
3
Urban Gardens
Urban Gardens
Living Wall Planters
<
2
Suspended Pod Loungers
Suspended Pod Loungers
Magical Garden Swings
<
1
Rude Garden Gnomes
Rude Garden Gnomes
Controversial & Cheeky Outdoor Characters
<