It's nearly summer! Outdoors is often a fabulous extension of your home, so incorporate some elements that make it feel like an oasis. These ten items are inexpensive yet add charm to outdoor spaces.
1 - Garden Stool. These little charmers are generally porcelain and can withstand the sun and some showers during the summer season. They add fabulous color and can be a seat or a table when you need one! Bring it indoors for a dual duty piece when summer ends.
2- Unusual planter. Use an old ladder, a cart, a chair, and other unusual items to plant some colorful flowers and greenery. Having a touch of color on a patio, softens it, and fragrant blooms go a long way in making your outdoor room luscious.
3- Potted herb centerpiece. What better way to dress your table and add flavor to your salad/dishes than a collection of potted herbs?! Keep the pots all the same for an elegant look, or vary the color and container for a casual, eclectic table.
4- Use vintage pieces as vases. Remember to add flowers to your outdoor space when you entertain. Rather than bringing a glass vase outdoors, use an old watering can, an iron wall hanging, and vintage pieces that add character.
5- Out door rugs. Polypropylene rugs are a great addition to a patio, porch or other outdoor room. They add softness underfoot, fantastic color and texture, and truly do extend your indoors.
6- Mason jar candles. There is nothing like a flickering candle to set a relaxed, warm ambiance. Use old mason jars (from spaghetti sauce, jam and baby food) to create a table candlescape or even a hanging chandelier. Use thin wire to wrap around the top and hang (safely) for fabulous style.
7- Bold accessories. When you set up an outdoor space, don't forget accessories. They make a tremendous difference! They include pillows, large statement pieces like urns, birdcages, and more.
8 - Decanter. Make tea and outdoors in a glass decanter. Serve your beverages in one, and create a beautiful table scape!