Creating an Inviting Outdoor Space

It’s that time of the year when summer is just heating up, and cold weather is nowhere in sight. With daylight at its peak, people desire to maximize their summer nights. There is no better way to have some summer fun than creating an outdoor oasis. Whether big, small or improving what you already have, these 5 quick fixes are guarantee to heat up your summer.


  1. Outdoor pillows: The world of outdoor fabrics is no longer filled with rough textures and cliche colors, but classics such as stripes, solids and bold bright patterns. Mix and match to make any seating area an inviting (and more comfortable) one.


  1. Lanterns: Light up your outdoor space with strategically scattered lanterns. Place them in groups of different sizes on steps and walkways, which will transform the space into a mini sanctuary. The lanterns are also great for the table top.


  1. Garden stools: Coming in all shapes and sizes, garden stools are the perfect accent table or additional piece of seating. The versatility of them are endless, people can use them between lounge chairs by the pool, or next to club chairs in a group seating area. For a natural and organic vibe try teak, they are all weather and become more charming over time. Add a pop of color with something ceramic, no matter what your current style is, there is always room for some of these.


  1. Place Settings: Dress your outdoor table with the same sophistication as your indoor table, with stylish place settings. Whether you dress it up or down, place settings are the jewelry that makes the outfit. Keep a neutral palette with textured vinyl table mats and add linen napkins with rings to incorporate a simple touch of elegance. Bring colors from the inside out, because your outdoor space should feel like an extension of your indoor space.


  1. Planters: First impressions are everlasting, so it’s important to make a grand entrance to your outdoor space. A unique planter is guaranteed to make that statement and they come in a variety of shapes, sizes and finishes. Ranging from traditional to modern, planters date back to the early empires and are a welcoming symbol. Fill the planters with year-round or seasonal plants, even when they are empty they are still beautiful.


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