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When the weather clears in the mid-60’s, I find every possible excuse to spend time outdoors — long morning walks, working from the outdoor table in a local coffee shop, and just saving dinner outside with friends are some of my favorite ways. You do not always have to leave your home to enjoy the fun of the sun if you convert your own outdoor space to the warmest place to get time reservation outside. The best outdoor decor trends for this summer 2022 are here and transforming your outdoor space from patio to posh has never been easier.
Whether you have a modest porch or a full-on courtyard, there are ways to make the area an area for people to gather and create lasting memories. The first step is to think about how your outdoor space can be a natural extension of the relaxing activities you enjoy indoors. If you like to invite your neighbors for a wine and cheese dinner or boast of your signature cocktails – create a simple but dynamic bar set up outside. If a play night is your thing, expand the feel of your living room by adding a comfy chair, a fire pit and portable floor cushions to your backyard.
An outdoor transformation doesn’t have to be rigorous or expensive – simple pieces and changes make a big difference. Although I would like to have an outdoor space to decorate myself, I live in a New York City apartment so all I have to do is fire escape. If i Did Having an outdoor space, I have a beautiful view of the California Coastal Sanctuary that I will try to create but since I have less backyard, I decided to consult an expert to get the best decorating advice.
I spoke with HGTV star Briganne Jane, who recently completed her own affordable outdoor space conversion with pieces from TJ Maxx and Marshalls.
He gave his California backyard a complete overhaul (yes, I’m jealous) and if you’re thinking of doing the same thing, it’s best to start with the essentials. “Key items, like the necessary seating pieces, come first in the process,” Jane says. “I want to think about the layout for my guests and start with the function first.”
Before focusing on what is trendy, it is important that you try with high-quality, durable outdoor furniture and make sure you cover the truth. No one wants to sit on a molded chair cushion so choosing a furniture texture that suits your environment is a great way to make sure your shopping lasts. To maximize your dollars, choose pieces that double the purpose, especially if you are working with a small space.
Indoor / outdoor wicker storage trunk
This cane trunk is double as seating and storage. Use it to throw blankets for your guests to use when the sun goes down.
If you invest in your outdoor space, you will want to get the most out of it. It’s important to remember to change the daytime to nighttime backyard entertainment setting in your backyard. “Battery powered solar lights are a must have!” Jane shouts. “It’s a low-cost, functional item that creates a cool mood light at night.” Just as you want to add decorative lighting to your living room, you can play with your outdoor aesthetics by choosing complimentary light fixtures. And for the record, a portable fire pit serves entirely as a light source (and of course a source for smoke).
12 in. Led wire solar lantern
Hanging lanterns are an easy way to set the mood.
For an easy transition, play on the color trends this season. The sunny shades of yellow and orange will create a cheerful atmosphere and are readily available in the form of throw pillows. Just as you would add throw pillows to spice up a simple bed or your living room, outdoor pillows are a fun way to spread out some personality on the outside. Jane says, “It’s about maximism now and I like to add gold accents.
Indoor / outdoor textured tassel pillow
Adding texture is a key decor element so choose a throw pillow that does it all! This fringe pillow is a great option.
Sometimes even nature can use a little boost. Adding extra green with potted plants and flowers will help make your space feel like an alluring oasis. Also, if you are using your green thumb and caring for your potted children, you are guaranteed to spend more time outside.
Set of 2 terracotta cross planters with saucer
Terracotta is a durable, clay material that instantly enhances a space. Complete this set of two planters with your new passion projects.
Finally, outdoor decor trends need not be separated from indoor decor trends. If you like the ticket checkered rag that went viral, keep one out! If your Pinterest continues to feature a mid-century modern Ottoman, find a weatherproof version for your deck!
Medallion Outdoor Rage
Play with patterns on the patio by adding a printed patty. This striped option will make your space feel more dynamic and intentionally styled.