Every inch of your home deserves intention, and that includes your outdoor spaces! Your backyard, patio, or balcony is an extension of your home, and can provide another entertaining area or private retreat. Take the opportunity to create something beautiful and completely unique to your home, and make your own backyard the destination.
Sometimes it can be challenging to narrow down your options to fit your aesthetic and lifestyle needs, so to make this experience easier, we’re here to help identify what works for you! As you’re planning your outdoor space for the summer, start with thinking about how you want to use the space, and define the areas you’ll be using with larger components like outdoor furniture.
There’s all different types of outdoor decor for all different kinds of outdoor spaces. If your outdoor space is smaller, like a patio or balcony, your space may be limited, but your decor options are not! If you’re a container gardener, make sure you have space for all your plants, and consider vertical storage for holding your tools, and consider getting some hanging planters for your vining plants and flowers. Wanting to eat alfresco? Consider getting a durable all-weather dining set like the Café Napoli 3 Piece Set from Kettler. If you’re looking for more of a lounging and watching the sunset kind of experience, try the Maxi Transat Lounger from Lafuma, or rock the time away in a Coastline Harbor View Adirondack Rocker.
If you have a larger outdoor space, you can separate it into different ‘rooms’ and create a defined dining area with pieces like the Greenwich Dining Table for backyard barbeques, an area for roasting marshmallows around the fire with the Aura Round Fire Table and Dex Club Chairs, or set up an outdoor living room with comfortable modular, sectional + sofa options like the Elba Corner Set for the ultimate lounging experience. As great as furniture is, it takes more than that to create a true outdoor oasis. Outdoor rugs help define the space, and can help protect bare feet from hot pavement on laid-back summer days.
It takes more than a couple of chairs and a table to truly make a house a home; so it goes for your outdoor living spaces too. While you may not be able to decorate your backyard with paintings from local artists, it is an opportunity to get creative with what you think of as decor. Consider dressing up your outdoor dining table with a living centerpiece in your favorite pot, or hanging delicate sounding wind chimes or an eye-catching rain chain. Set up some mood lighting with lanterns or string lights around your lounging or dining areas to extend their use into the later hours of the night. Add a pop of color and comfort to your outdoor furniture with Sunbrella cushions and pillows.
Of course, what would an outdoor space be without plants? Whether you’re a seasoned gardener with vegetable patches and fruit trees, or keep things contained to pots and planters, every truly great outdoor space has plants a-plenty. Limited on space but still want that lush verdant look? Try vertical gardening, straight up. Let sweet peas or tomato vines stretch up a trellis, or hang wall planters filled with fresh herbs or colorful florals. Featuring the dual purpose of identifying your plants and adding a touch of whimsy, decorative markers are a must in any garden!
Whether you have a sprawling acreage with an in-ground pool or the smallest of balconies, today’s outdoor spaces are all about creature comforts and everyday use. Create an outdoor living space you can depend on for a peaceful respite and connection to nature that your home may otherwise lack. Structured outdoor ‘rooms’ serve as bonus living areas for everything from lounging to dining- even working! Invest in your home and yourself by maximizing your space - inside and out - with chic and durable outdoor furniture and home decor that will last for years to come. Elevate your outdoor living space with a curated selection of outdoor furniture, home decor, and even durable dishware! It’s easy to extend the comfort and style of your home outside to the backyard or patio and create your very own outdoor oasis with help from Greenhouse.