Guest Picks: Create an Outdoor Oasis
If you need inspiration for your own outdoor living area, look no further. From furniture and decorating accents to gardening accessories, regardless of your style of oasis, I think you’ll find something below that’s perfect for you. — Emily from Merrypad
The perfect lounge chairs are essential in the most relaxing outdoor living spaces. This one is perfect for napping, reading and entertaining.
I love outdoor stumps as campfire seating or as stools around hefty side tables, but this concrete form has a special appeal — it won't rot. So it's bound to last a long time, making it a great investment piece.
A solar lamp like this one would add a special warmth to a late-night dinner on the patio.
A classic bench can be perfect for outdoor garden seating. This clean-lined model is made of PVC vinyl, so you'll never have to worry about peeling paint or rotting wood.
Wire tables seem to be a popular item for both indoors and out these days, and I love some of the brightly colored options. Pick out a few that complement each other, and use them to add color to your patio.
Tight on gardening space in your outdoor oasis? These burlap wall planters make it easy to add herbs or colorful flowers to an outdoor space with small square footage.
Starry string lights are perfect draped over a pergola, strung in the trees or lining the inside rails of your patio umbrella.
Crate & Barrel umbrellas are my favorite, and they're available in a wide selection of colors and sizes. This Poppy Scroll print would be really pretty for a garden party outdoor scene.
Sit in this modern rocking chair for early mornings with coffee and late nights with cocktails. I really love the color too, which will embrace a gray patina over time.
I love the idea of a swing hung on a porch, but if you don't have the porch, this A-frame setup will do you well.
My husband and I picked up four of these chairs this spring because we really needed an outdoor seating arrangement. Their shape is perfect for a modern home, and they're very comfortable too.
Cast from all-weather cement, this fire pit table replicates the look of a rustic wood box and would be the centerpiece of a beautiful outdoor entertaining space.
Confession: I’ve never owned an indoor-outdoor rug. But I do like the looks of this one in bold, eye-catching stripes of woven polyester with a hand-knotted fringe. Word on the street is that they’re easy to clean and last a long time too.
I think I’d like a colorful outdoor pouf too. They’re easy to keep clean, are durable, and can double as a side table or a seat in a pinch.
Isn’t this the prettiest hardwood chaise ever? It has a beautiful color, and the shape looks like it’s formed in the perfect body-contouring way.
I love a pretty bird feeder, something that welcomes wildlife to my outdoor area. Although, the minimalist design of this one might make it better suited as a small watering hole.
A slew of colorful planters can really take an outdoor setting up a notch. Fill one with herbs if you're a foodie, or simply with your favorite colorful flowers.
And if you're lacking floor space for your planter garden, a hanging version can add just as much color and function to your space.
Classic bentwood chairs in every color are must-haves for any backyard garden.
Decorating for a poolside retreat? I love these watercolor pillows. They’re good for indoor and outdoor use, so there’s less risk of fading or water damage.Next: 10 Ways to Enjoy Your Outdoor Room More