How to Refresh Your Outdoor Space

Summer is our favourite time of year, and as summer is drawing closer and closer, we have been looking forward to spending even more of our time outside. Whether it’s relaxing with a good book, entertaining friends, exercising, or lounging in the sun in our new favourite linen summer sets, everyone deserves a beautiful outdoor oasis in their own home. Luckily enough, we have a couple of ways to help you refresh your home’s outdoor spaces just in time for the arrival of warmer weather.

Dried Florals:

While dried florals cannot be left outside permanently because they need to be stored in a dry environment, they are a beautiful way to accentuate an outdoor space for picnics, outdoor gatherings, or even just to make your space extra gorgeous while you’re relaxing on a warm, sunny day. We personally love using our bunny tails or our dried palm suns as a simple, but stunning, centerpiece for dinners and gatherings outside. Pampas grass loves the sun, so if you're looking for a bolder look for a summer get-together, bring your pampas grass outside on a sunny day to help it fluff up and make your outdoor space look extra gorgeous in the meantime for your special summer gatherings. 

Dried bunny tail centerpieces on a wedding table outsideGolden hour picnic with pampas grass and other dried florals

 Photo Credits: Wedding Chicks & Golden August

Outdoor Pillows & Cushions:

Outdoor pillows and cushions are the perfect way to layer different textiles into your outdoor space to make your space look even more comfortable and beautiful than ever. Outdoor cushions and pillows add a variety of different textures and dimensions to your outdoor furniture in a functional way that still looks effortlessly put together. We love adding cushions to our outdoor spaces to make them look as cozy as your home’s indoor space.

Neutral toned outdoor patio with a grey couch, outdoor cushions and pillows, rattan furniture and wicker baskets inspired by boho-chic and minimalist home decorWhite and minimalist outdoor space with a white wicker couch and outdoor cushions and pillows, a rattan outdoor swing and white baseboards
Photo Credits: Article and Jessica Sara Morris

Rattan Furniture:

We love rattan furniture for every space in our house, but what makes rattan furniture great is that it is the perfect material for outdoor spaces as well. Rattan furniture looks effortlessly stylish in outdoor space and can be incorporated in a variety of ways from couches, to coffee tables, to chairs. Rattan is an all-natural material that is a gorgeous complement to the outdoors, which is why it is the perfect furniture to help you give your outdoor space an instant makeover.

Rattan outdoor furniture featuring a wooden table and rattan table with a palm spear centerpiece on an all white patioRattan outdoor furniture set with a rattan couch and two rattan chairs with white cushions surrounded by pampas grass on a patio
Photo Credits: Le Journal de la Maison and Interior Addict

Porch Swings:

If you’re one of those lucky people who have a porch, porch swings are the perfect way to give your outdoor space a much-needed refresh this summer. Porch swings look both simple and classic, and give you the coziest place to relax and enjoy both the summer weather and longer days. To make them extra comfortable, and even more put-together, try adding a few outdoor cushions to give the swing some added dimension.

Rattan porch swing with white cushions on an all white, minimalist porchRattan porch swing on a black patio with white outdoor cushions; minimalist and boho-chic inspired outdoor home decor
Photo Credits: Camille Styles and Melissa Hawks

Wooden Table & Chairs:

While this may seem like a no-brainer, having a beautiful big table and a set of chairs is a must for people who love to entertain outside throughout the summer. We love natural wood tables because natural wood is sleek, elegant and looks laid back, yet still chic, in any outdoor space. As an added bonus, natural wood tables and chairs look beautiful with every interior design style. We know you won’t regret having a comfortable place to eat dinner on a hot summer night that can also liven up a dull outdoor space in a way that is both simple and functional.

White, minimalist outdoor patio with a wooden table and rattan chairsWooden table and bench on a white patio with a blanket and rattan outdoor furniture accents; boho-chic and minimalist inspired outdoor home decor
Photo Credits: Pinterest and Mindy Gayer Design Co.

Outdoor Rugs:

Last but not least, outdoor rugs are an amazing way to ground an outdoor space and an easy way to revive any outdoor space this summer. Outdoor rugs are the perfect way to bring some of the comfort of the indoors into your outdoor oasis and enhance the space by adding both texture and dimension. Outdoor rugs are amazing because they come in a large variety of styles and materials to fit perfectly with any furniture or space.

Outdoor rug home decor inspiration with rattan outdoor furniture, pampas grass, and outdoor cushionsNeutral and earth toned outdoor space with a beige outdoor rug and wood and rattan furniture; boho-chic inspired outdoor home decor
Photo Credits: Elle Interior and Hannah Westby

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