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How to Create an Outdoor Oasis

Happy Spring friends! I know it’s still officially a week away…but here in Louisiana, Spring has made it’s entrance. Trees have bloomed, birds are singing, and there’s been enough rain for the entire season. I don’t know about you, but fresh air and blooms are exactly what our family needs right now. I want to share ways to create an outdoor oasis so you can spend time enjoying the fresh air.

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There are three simple items you need to create an outdoor oasis. First, and most important, is comfortable seating. I chose this Better Homes & Gardens Meadow Lake Wicker Loveseat with big comfy cushions. I love the neutral gray tones of this loveseat…perfectly compatible with any style outdoor space! This provides family and friends a spot to sit and visit. Furniture placement should be considered too…placing seating facing one another to ensure easy conversation. In addition, I added the Better Homes & Gardens Tufted Trellis Throw Pillows to the sofa for some texture and coziness.

The second way to easily create an outdoor oasis is to add pretty plants and flowers in planters or containers around your seating area. I found two farmhouse style planters that are great for displaying blooms. The Better Homes & Gardens Fischer Round Ceramic Planter makes a nice spot for small blooms like carnations or succulents. It has a nice ridged edge that gives a little modern vibe. This planter is nice and heavy, too. It makes a beautiful centerpiece for an outdoor coffee table or side table. I also used the Better Homes & Gardens Ellan Faux Galvanized Plastic Planter for the lavender plants. I love the mix of rustic with elegance this planter has.

And the third and last way to create a beautiful outdoor oasis is to mix vintage with new items. I love how a few vintage items look with new pieces! Even in outdoor spaces, a vintage item can really highlight the new items. This antique wooden bench looks nice paired with the new loveseat. And I also used a pair of vintage French bistro chairs to complete the seating area. This makes for great conversation and creates the feeling of an outdoor room. The vintage tall basket is the perfect side table between the chairs. I placed the Better Homes & Gardens Luster Vase on the basket table full of fresh flowers. And the Better Homes & Gardens French Country Vanilla Candle makes the entire front porch smell so yummy and fresh!

Have you created an outdoor oasis for your family this Spring? If not…consider these above Better Homes & Gardens Patio options to make your space feel like an oasis! I hope I’ve inspired you today to design a little comfortable spot for your family to enjoy this next warm season. Let me know which piece you like best! Please leave a comment below!

Enjoy your first week of Spring my friends! And as always, thank you for visiting my blog today! Happy porch sittin’!!

Becky C

17 Responsesso far.

  1. Mikki Garman says:

    That is so beautiful and inviting! I love that Better Homes and Garden products are affordable. Especially when we may or may not be working! Thankyou Becky for all of the beautiful ideas to make our homes more comfortable!

  2. What a sweet space you have created Becky! The juxtaposition of the new bhg furniture used with some vintage items really gives this porch some interest and such a friendly vibe. Such a beautiful job!

  3. Patricia Curtin says:

    Love the feel you’ve created. Reminds me of the South and a front porch lazy Sunday. I live in California and it doesn’t feel the same. Thank you so much for bringing back child hood memories . Don’t ever change who you are. Your soul is beautiful

  4. It’s me says:

    My dear Becky….How are you and your family…..love from me Ria….praying for the whole world ….love ❤️🙏❤️🙏❤️🙏❤️

  5. Amanda Poarch says:

    I love what you’ve done with this space. It looks so cozy. I’d definitely want to take my morning coffee out there, my lunch, dinner…

  6. Kari Inglis says:

    This is absolutely beautiful – I love bh&g! I adore how you paired everything, The flow is gorgeous. Now I’m going to have to search for this (hopefully we get an all clear soon!) Or find it online because I neeeeed! 🤍🤍🤍🤍 Stay happy and healthy, Becky!

  7. Lorenza says:

    Love the planters! Absolutely beautiful as always!

  8. Kristi willis says:

    This space looks so comfy. I love the BHg planters this year especially the white one you have.

  9. Mary Rajchel says:

    Love your porch. Very inviting and cozy. Love the mix of old and new!

  10. Lynnette says:

    Becky,
    You’ve done it again, such a beautiful and cozy space!! Nothing like sitting outside and eating, listening to the sounds of nature!! ❤️

  11. Valerie says:

    I love you outdoor cozy space you have created and the beautiful neutral seating by bhg. Absolutely stunning.

  12. Melissa @lambertcottage on Instagram says:

    Becky, this outdoor space of yours is so pretty! I’ve been looking for ideas to decorate my outdoor spaces. For some reason I can decorate inside my house all day with no problem. Outdoors….well, difficult for me 😂

  13. Julie Wright says:

    We love to hang out on the porch. Great place to spend time with the family. You’ve made this space so inviting and cozy. I know you guys will enjoy it! Great mixture of new and old. Love you!

  14. Kacie says:

    Beautiful! I love it! It looks so cozy but still chic! Thanks for sharing!

  15. Shawn says:

    Our Walmart has groceries so I am in there at least once a week normally. Hoping some grocery pick-up slots open up soon. I know everyone wants to avoid going out as much as possible. Good timing for your post as we all are/will be spending more time at home.

  16. Michele McCabe says:

    Becky you are one of my favorite people to follow! Love how creative you are! Thank you for sharing your talent with us.

  17. Becky I just love this little sitting area you’ve created. It’s so cozy and inviting but still so fresh feeling. That love seat is adorable! I’m hoping to focus on some outside entertaining areas at my home this year too!

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