Lightweight and made to withstand the elements, this surprisingly good-looking plastic mesh folding chair ($55, Ma Zone , 63 Jarvis, 416-868-0330, www.ma-zone.com) is an excellent standby for when extra numbers crash your barbecue.
Equally gorgeous as an indoor lantern, this heavyweight cast iron and yellow glass fish design ($22.99, Fresh Home & Garden , 16 Eastern, 416-367-3906) only needs a tea light candle to get glowing.
If you're following outdoor decor trends and want to convert your backyard or porch into an outdoor living room, start from the ground up with this brightly coloured, fadeproof Turkish area rug made from recycled plastic by Mad Mats (6-by-10 feet, $139, Moss , 544 Danforth, 416-462-9898).
Letting you view the fire from any angle or convert to a wood-fired grill, this convenient 28-by-45-inch wheeled Patio Hearth Pro ($289.99, Hedonics , 195 Bridgeland, 416-785-0262, www.hedonics.com) is the ideal all-in-one to entertain/contain your inner backyard pyro.
When full-size tiki torches are so not an option, scale down without losing any pseudo-Polynesian flair with these citronella-scented tiki candles ($15/three-pack, XIT Designs , 40 Blue Jays Way, 416-778-0823, www.xitdesigns.com).