5 Decor Items That Can Help You Create An Outdoor Sanctuary

By Sarah Stallmann
In Culture

When the humidity isn’t breathing down our necks, the outdoors is actually a great place to spend relaxing summer evenings in the Midwest. Create an oasis in your own yard, back porch, deck or in the park by using these five items to create an outdoor area that you won’t want to leave.

Photo courtesy of Urban Outfitters

Photo courtesy of Urban Outfitters

1/ A decorative tapestry. Used as decor, something to lounge on or a way to create privacy in between outdoor areas, a tapestry is an inexpensive and versatile must. Urban Outfitters has a great selection.

2/ Lighting. Mood lighting makes all the difference, indoors and out. We love these simple Edison bulb strands from Home Depot.

3/ A hammock. Everyone loves a hammock. There’s just something about the body-forming fabric and the swinging that can lull even the most anxious person into a peaceful afternoon nap. We love the boho vibe of this one from Anthropologie.

4/ Simple furniture. One key piece—like this Modern Peacock Sofa from West Elm‚can transform even the smallest corner of the outdoors into a new area ripe for entertaining.

5/ Greenery. Even if you don’t have a green thumb, the addition of easy greens and succulents will give your outdoor space the illusion of a plant-filled paradise. Shop greens and stock up on planters that match your personal style locally at Bowood Farms or Flowers & Weeds.

 

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