Okay, we’re calling it – outdoor living is the new indoor living. Well, maybe what we really mean is that we’re suckers for a beautiful day outside and if we could spend all our time outdoors, we probably would! But first things first: we’re working on upping our outdoor living space game. Today we’re sharing 10 must-haves for your outdoor living space, so you can use this checklist to make sure you’ve got everything you need to have the ideal outdoor oasis for working, eating, reading, napping…pretty much anything!
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01. Cozy seating
I mean…isn’t this one a given? If you’re going to be spending so much time in this space, you want the seating to be comfy! Pick an option that works best for the space size you’re working with, but we’re partial to something like this cozy cushioned bench option or a pair of matching wicker chairs.
02. Statement coffee table
From eating a yummy breakfast in the fresh air to getting a change of scenery and working remote outside all day long, you’ll definitely want a table for your outdoor space! You’ll be getting so much use out of it, so you’ll want something that’ll last through changing weather, but still something stylish of course! We’re crushing on this round table – cement is so durable, and it’s having a major style moment right now.
03. Outdoor rug
In your home, you already know that a comfortable and beautiful rug can instantly elevate any room. The same principle applies to your outdoor space! This one brings a modern twist to neutral colors AND it’s machine washable…what a dream come true!
04. Comfy pillows
Is there anything better than a nap outside in the warm weather with a cool breeze? No, the answer is definitely no! Whether your heart jumps for joy at anything classic and neutral or you’re itching to add a pop of color to your space, choosing the perfect set of pillows for your outdoor space is one of the most fun purchases you’ll make – trust us!
05. Outdoor-friendly table decor
There is no greater sin than an empty table. Alright, maybe we’re being a little dramatic, but seriously, how can you not add a few finishing touches to your beautiful outdoor table?! This is where you can get creative to show off details that reflect your personality! Are you a cozy homebody? You need a soft and glowy candle! Would your friends all describe you as the trendsetter of the group? A statement art piece is a MUST for your coffee table!
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06. Plants plants plants!
Okay, we know, duh. But really what we mean by this is take an opportunity to elevate your plants in your outdoor space! Opt for a chic planter to upgrade your plants to make them feel like an intentional decor choice in your space instead of just a basic part of outdoor living.
07. Easy entertainment
Your outdoor space is going to hold many uses for you, but it’s always nice to have a built-in entertainment option ready to go! From outdoor TVs to tabletop games, adding a fun way to pass the time in your outdoor living space is the best way to create even more opportunities to spend time out there!
08. Chic but functional storage
Storage, but make it fashion. No really, you’re going to want some extra storage in your outdoor space but who said it had to be boring?! Woven baskets just scream “outdoor decor” and they’re the perfect option for holding cozy blankets for chilly nights under the stars.
09. Inviting lighting
There’s a reason why twinkle lights are literally flooding your Instagram feed all the time: they’re seriously perfect. Adding a touch of special lighting makes your outdoor space feel perfectly complete, and gives you an excuse to spend just as much time in your outdoor living room in the evenings as you do during the day!
10. Multipurpose decor touches
Outdoor living and simplicity literally go hand in hand. Opt for a few decor pieces that are multipurpose to make the transition from spending the day indoors to lounging outside all day long a breeze! We live for cute trays that double as both a decorative moment and a quick way to carry a yummy picnic lunch outside with ease.
Did we miss anything? Drop a comment below and tell us your personal must-haves to make an outdoor living space unforgettable!