Summer time is the best time to have an outdoor space you can call your own, be it a balcony, a patio, a garden, a rooftop terrace, or even a front stoop. Whether you are hosting an outdoor dinner party, into gardening or just looking for a comfy spot to kick-back, we’ve put together a list of ideas to help spruce up your outdoor living space!
Most city apartments don’t have much balcony space, but that doesn’t have stop you from doing some outdoor decorating! A vertical garden is a great way to add a big punch of greenery. Take hints from Crate and Barrel’s Complete Garden Kit, bird feeder and garden beds to help get your outdoor space started.
The Front Porch
Above, clockwise from top left: Union 3-Piece Dining Table in Charcoal, White Square Planters,Vintage Bulb String Lights, Saabira Fiberstone Planters, Zinc Rectangular Rail Planter, Aldo Dove Indoor-Outdoor Rug, Outdoor Square Fuchsia Pouf
Most front porches are often underutilized. Start by laying down an outdoor rug and cushy pouf to give you softness underfoot, and try adding a bistro set for morning coffee. A small grouping of planters with bright blooms adds eye candy, and long rail planters will liven up the porch banisters all season long. Finish it off with Saabira planters flanking the front door.
Above, clockwise from top left: 10’ Round Sunbrella Cantilever Umbrella with base, Umbrella Marquee Lights,Morocco 3-Piece Sectional with Sunbrella Cushions, Aldo Blue 20” Outdoor Pillow, Sunbrella Sulfur 20” Outdoor Pillow, Ibarra Ficonstone Planters, Morocco Charcoal Oval Lounge Chair,Gronomics 48” Square Raised Garden Bed
While most don’t have the largest yard, it’s possible to take every opportunity to have a beautiful yard. If space permits, flanking long seating with lounge chairs will give a conversational feel, and an umbrella overhead will keep you cool and comfortable—as will pillows in every color of the rainbow! In an imaginary yard, garden beds with endless fruits and veggies will line the perimeter.
Above, clockwise from top left: Oval Animal Plates, Weber Blue Performer Deluxe Charcoal Grill,Lillie’s Q BBQ Ivory Sauce, Lillie’s Q BBQ Smoky Sauce, Acrylic Beverage Dispenser, The Grilling Book Cookbook
Of course, having a proper grill to cook fresh garden edibles, and this charcoal Weber would make any family happy. Barbecue sauce on the side and a glass of sun tea doesn’t sound too bad either.
This year, let’s embrace our outdoor spaces and soak in every warm, lazy minute. Cheers to a long outdoor season ahead!