Life styled for outdoor living decor meets the needs and desires of those ready to take the party outside.
We’ve covered the front-of-the-house curb appeal, now let’s take the party to the patio-porch-terrace-balcony-deck.
Country Living- Photography by Annie Schlechter
Luxe – Photography by Eric Piasecki
Grillin’ and chillin’ outdoor living is concept design with attitude requirements.
Elle Decor – Photography by Joshua McHugh
Creating a space around an attitude of relaxation and unwinding at home requires outdoor living features and accessories tailor-made to suit your lifestyle.
Southern Living – Photography by Patricia Lyons
Aesthetically pleasing outdoor lighting lights the night, afternoon, or evening for mood, task, and setting.
Layer lighting choices to create depth, contrast, and visual appeal.
Better Homes & Gardens 10-Count LED Ribbed Outdoor String Lights
4-in-1 Cage-Style Garden Torches, Set of 4
When it comes to outdoor citronella candles the jury seems to still be out on the verdict of whether they work or not.
Thermacell Mosquito Repeller products for mosquito control win the superior function over superior style case every time.
Speaking of function over style, how many of you remember using mosquito coils at the drive-in?
Drive-in theaters were on the way out by the late 70s when I was a teen, however, every now and then you would run across one fully operational.
My older cousin, a teen of the 60s, still got a big kick out of going to the drive-in on hot summer nights.
Her go-to mosquito control involved a trip to the snack bar to purchase a mosquito coil for dashboard placement and mosquito control.
Better Homes & Gardens Citronella, Blue Lavender, and Cedar
If the repeller product is unsightly place out of sight in or behind planters.
Earthen Ware Weathered Egyptian Terracotta Vessel/Planter
Reserve hurricanes, buckets, and jars filled with citronella votives and pillars for your viewing audience to see.
For a shell of a good look begin with a clear cylinder vase(s) of your size choice, add decorative craft shells and starfish, and drop in a pillar or LED flameless candle.
Libbey Clear Glass 8″ H Wide Cylinder Floral Vase
Better Homes & Gardens 6″ White Flameless Flicker Outdoor LED Candle 2-Pack
Veranda – Photography by Lisa Romerein
Perhaps cozy is more associated with the fall into the winter season, but I like to think of it as the year-round hallmark of a relaxing ambiance.
Solo Stove Mesa Tabletop Fire Pit with Stand
Round Concrete Natural Gas Fire Pit in Pewter
Round Hammered Wood Burning Fire Pit in Copper with Fire Tool
Classic black and white is always so chic, and according to trend spotters, this fabulous color combination is on-trend for the 2023 outdoor living decor season.
Hampton Outdoor Wood/Wicker Club Chair (Set of 2)
Tone-on-tone blended with texture and pattern advances the overall appearance to next level style.
Better Homes & Gardens Tarren 5-Piece Outdoor Conversation Set, Black
Embrace your curves.
Dark Gray Rope Lorenzo Outdoor Swivel Chair
Louna Outdoor French Bistro Chair (Set of 2)
Scatter spot stools, stands, and ottomans about to serve comfort and purpose.
Sunny Club Black Wicker Outdoor Ottoman
Hammered Finish Metal Garden Stool, Copper Color
Porto Striped Indoor/Outdoor Filled Ottoman Gray Square Pouf
Let the music play and the sunshine in.
Bose SoundLink Revolve Plus II Portable Bluetooth Speaker
Round Ivory Tufted Sun Face Indoor Outdoor Throw Pillow
Shades of seasonal colors in rays of sunshine hues add a touch of bright and cheery personality to the overall primary palette.
Sanibel White Outdoor Chaise Lounge
Pink on the patio continues to be a house favorite.
Unique Loom Outdoor Trellis Area Rug
Nevis Palm Frond Indoor/Outdoor Area Rug – JONATHAN Y
Pink & White Beach Umbrella
Cabana Stripe Outdoor Throw Pillow DuraSeason Fabric™
Plushlines CH342 Multicolor Pillow
Women’s Farm Rio Green Slip On Flip Flop Sandals
The Novogratz Poolside Gossip Collection Priscilla Folding Chair (2-Pack)
Travelwant Wall and Railing Plastic Pots
Iron Outdoor Lantern Candle Holder
Ribbed Geometric Outdoor Stoneware Planter Pot Cherry Pink
Ellen Merchant Melamine Pitcher
Summer breezes usher in touches of tropical times, and for around $3.00 a pink with tropical green leaves swim float becomes a chic and festive centerpiece ring sitting pretty with a vase or planter full of seasonal floral or a themed ice bucket placed in the center.
Bluescape Pink Tropical Inflatable Swim Tube Pool Float
Better Homes & Gardens- Round Galvanized Tub
Pastimes Palm Tree Ice Bucket, 3 Quart
Fawn Concrete Planter with Drainage Holes
Among the many Southern sayings in my dad’s rotation was the infamous “if it ain’t broke don’t fix it.”
Simple logic flanked by deep wisdom, folks.
This proven advice applies to the still popular choice of a clear beverage dispenser equipped with a spigot for displaying-holding-serving liquid refreshment to wet your whistle.
Pink Classic Outdoor Rolling Patio Cooler with Wheels and Handles
Speaks fluent ready, set, summer to me!
Chilling out with cool libation of the leaded or unleaded kind goes hand in hand with as the character Bick Benedict from the movie Giant puts it where we can sit and talk… and the breeze can get at us.
Converted vintage iron sewing machine stands and French marble-top baker’s tables serve style when used as an outdoor cocktail station.
French Cast Iron Marble Baker’s Table
Vera 42 in. White/Black Standard Rectangle Marble Console Table
Rene Lacquered Linen Matte Black Ice Bucket
Mila Oyster Bottle Opener
Better Homes & Gardens Acrylic Ribbed Short & Tall Tumblers Clear
Classic Gold Metal Console Table
Although the Classic 43 in. Gold Metal Console Table in gold is not an outdoor piece, it is a piece that I would definitely include in my outdoor living space for a focal point party presence.
You know—a take it outside for the event then bring it back inside afterwards piece.
Retro Yellow Outdoor Steel Glider
Chillasan Palm Trees Outdoor Hanging Chair And Cushion
Classic seating choices reply will attend to the outdoor living decor RSVP- retro style vibe party.
Finding an exact piece eludes the hunt at times, and this is where in the style of decorating comes into play.
Farmhouse 2 Person Wicker Porch Swing – Dark Brown
Blue Summer Hydrangea Square Decorative Throw Pillow
Al fresco dining deliciously pairs with the spring-into-summer outdoor living package.
Scott Shrader – Introspective Magazine
Dedicated outdoor living kitchen areas range from state-of-the-art outdoor kitchens complete with elaborate designs and every creature comfort known to trend to a card table, galvanized beverage tub, and a hibachi grill.
Outdoor Gourmet 5-Burner Stone Island Grill
Kamado Joe Classic III 18-Inch Ceramic Kamado Grill
Traeger Timberline Wood Pellet WiFi Grill Black
7-ft. Stone Veneer 4 Burner Propane Gas Grill Island
You’re the captain of the SS Whatever Floats Your Boat, and when the goal is to create a serene and stylish space, a harbor, if you will to relax, connect, refresh, and still the day into evening, there is no wrong way of achieving the goal.
White Woven Decorative Platter, 12″
Mini Table Lamp with Shade 12.75″H – White Finished Traditional Style
Natural Brown Faux Wicker Barrel Lantern with LED Bulb, Medium
Woven Garden & Patio Storage Box – Hearth & Hand™ with Magnolia
Spending quality time outdoor living it up doesn’t necessarily involve spending scads and scads of money.
Great looks at good prices exist, my friends.
Idola White Washed Dining Chairs (Set of 2)
Melamine plates and acrylic glassware color, texture, and pattern options have come a long way, baby.
Bamboo and Melamine Printed Salad Plate – Threshold™
Green Ombre Bamboo Cup
15-pack Food Friends Good Times Paper Napkins
Set of 6, Indoor or Outdoor Melamine Plates (9″-6 Piece Set, Toile de Jouy)
Classic patterns and on-trend favorites translate to Melamine serving pieces for the KISS-keep it summer simple-decoristas.
Pink Ball canning jars pair pretty with the summer salad season.
Serving salads in canning jars continues to be a KISS serving staple.
Pimpernel Blue Italian Sandwich Tray
Yellow Leopard Print Small Oblong Melamine Serving Platter
Ball 4pk 32oz Regular Mouth Quart Canning Jars Rose Vintage
Cool sips, light bites, late suppers, and tasty sweet treats delightfully entice and satisfy the taste for a light nosh on a hot summer day into night.
Summer is soon to be, and with its arrival comes the propensity to ready your outdoor spaces with spiffy summertime, and the outdoor livin’ is easy decor.