Anyone else find themselves sitting in their backyard these last few weeks dreaming up alllll the things you want to do to make your space an outdoor oasis? Picture me: glass of rosé in one hand, phone with Pinterest app open in the other... and dreams that may be a little too big. Truth is though, you don't need a magazine status backyard to create a cozy and enjoyable space. These essentials are sure to get you there.
An outdoor oasis is your space to relax, so thoughtful seating is a must. If you're tight on space and you're trying to decide between a table or a lounge space, remember that you can easily achieve both with small bunched tables and chairs or one large coffee table to use for serving and casual eating.
No pool? No problem. Install an outdoor shower anyway to cool off during those super hot summer days. Plus, outdoor showers are just adorable. Not to mention, perfect for rinsing off if you come back from the beach or need to rinse off fur babies (and real ones too).
Get Your Game On
Liven up your lawn with giant games! How fun is this life size connect four? You can do this with scrabble, tic-tac-toe, jenga and more.
The Perfect Playlist
A beautiful backyard doesn't just come to live with tangible pieces—a playlist can help set the mood. I like to have a few varying ones for different events... a casual family day by the pool, a dinner party with friends or an at-home al fresco date night.
Source: Ella Claire
It's amazing what a bit of lighting can do. String up some market lights to warm up your space—big or small.
Forget the decor... who wouldn't love a wall of beautiful blooms in their backyard? Not to mention, overlooking a pool. Yes, I'm still dreaming.