Everything You Need to Create an Outdoor Oasis

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Now that I’ve completed my daughter’s bedroom makeover, I’m anxious to get started on fixing up my outdoor spaces. For those of us that live in smaller houses, the warm weather gives us an opportunity to expand our spaces with outdoor living. Creating an outdoor oasis is much like creating an indoor space. When decorating, I always start with the basics, in neutral tones and then layer in pops of color. In my backyard, I like to use splashes of red, white and blue. The all-American color combo will take you from Memorial Day right through to Labor Day.

To create the ultimate outdoor dining area,  begin with an amazing table for your friends and family to gather around. This trestle table is gorgeous, it feels like a picnic table that got a high style makeover.

Outdoor Oasis Creating an Outdoor space


Pair it with these comfy chairs that look too pretty to be outdoor furniture.

outdoor dining chairs outdoor oasis


Layer in a neutral outdoor area rug to define the dining space.

Neutral Outdoor Rug Creating an Outdoor oasis


If you have a porch or a pergola, add some outdoor curtains for privacy.

outdoor curtains


Now that your basics are in place, bring in some color with the accessories. Like I mentioned, I prefer red, white and blue for my outdoor accent colors. This striped chair cushion would be perfect on those gray dining chairs.

Summer Striped Chair cushions ideas for outdoor living


Add a pop of color with a red throw pillow or two.

red lumbar outdoor pillow


Tie your color scheme together with a patriotic banner.

red white and blue american flag banner


Set the table in style starting with a gorgeous blue and white table runner.

blue and white table runner


Add some fun nautical dishes.

Nautical sealife dishes for summer


Don’t forget to incorporate outdoor lighting. These rattan candle holders do double duty when  used with citronella candles.

Rattan Hurrican candleholders outdoor oasis


No outdoor space is complete without some string lights.

mason jar string lights outdoor oasis


You could add even more color to your outdoor oasis with fun napkins, garden stools, and drinkware. Needless to say the wonderful staff at my local WM in Shrewsbury, NJ know me by name now, lol . Click here to find the store nearest you.

dining chair/lobster napkins/mason jar lights

nautical dishes/trestle table/table runner

outdoor rug/lumbar pillow/rattan hurricane lanterns

striped seat cushion/outdoor curtains/patriotic banner

One final tip with your outdoor spaces is to bring the indoors out. Add an unexpected element such as a mirror to your outdoor spaces. Just as bringing a touch of the outdoors inside helps to liven up a space, the reverse is true as well! Here is more on that from Brandi Milloy!

How to Bring Indoor Style Outdoors

Lifestyle Expert Brandi Milloy shares her top tips on bringing indoor comforts outside. Weather-resistant pillows and rugs that look as good as they feel make decorating easy, and a versatile Veracruz Sectional lets you play with your seating setup. Accent tables and surprisingly soft vibrant rugs made from 100% recycled bottles add color and tie the entire space together, affordably. Read more: http://bit.ly/2odzKaB

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One Comment

  1. Sharon Warren says:

    Love, love, love all these ideas! Can’t start over with new furniture but I can use the accessory ideas, and lighting to spruce up my outdoor spaces.

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