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Designing Your Outdoor Oasis: Exploring the Best Outdoor Elements for Your Home

Hey friends!

Since the weather is heating up let’s talk about outdoor living spaces, baby! As someone who loves spending time in the great outdoors, I’m all about creating a cozy and stylish outdoor area. So, here are some of my favorite outdoor elements that can transform your outdoor living space into a relaxing and inviting oasis.

First up, let’s talk about garden areas. Adding some greenery and blooms can add color and texture to your outdoor space, but that’s not all. It can also be therapeutic and rewarding to tend to your plants. And let’s be real, nothing beats the satisfaction of seeing your garden flourish. So, whether you’re into structured gardens or wild and free gardens, make sure you have a space to plant your favorite flowers and veggies.

If you love gardening like I do, then this photo is what dreams are made of! I love the pea gravel with the paver path, and the boxwood border is just *chef’s kiss*.

via Gardenary

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This stunning mix of potted plants and climbing vines are the perfect accent for the dark wood door and flagstone patio.

via Studio McGee

Next, let’s dive into pool and hot tub areas. If you’re lucky enough to have space for a pool or hot tub, you know what I’m talking about. There’s nothing like taking a dip in cool water on a hot summer day or relaxing in the hot tub after a long day. Add some comfy lounge chairs, some music, and mood lighting, and you have yourself a little slice of heaven.

Hey… a girl can dream right?! Literally drooling over this home exterior, and probably will be for the foreseeable future.

Via Park & Oak

The simplicity of deck surround hot tub has me swooning.

Via The Ranch Malibu

More Outdoor Elements

Now, let’s talk about one of my all-time favorite outdoor elements – the outdoor kitchen. Imagine hosting a barbecue and being able to cook up a storm right there in your backyard. You don’t have to run back and forth between your indoor kitchen and the grill. Plus, an outdoor kitchen is a great way to add value to your home. So, whether you want a built-in grill or a full kitchen with all the bells and whistles, an outdoor kitchen is a must-have.

I am in love with the mix of brick and stone in this simple, yet no so simple, outdoor kitchen space.

Via Revival Construction

Talk about bells and whistles! If you want it… this outdoor kitchen has it.

Via Chris Loves Julia

If there is a mix of stone, greenery, and string lights… it’s pretty much a guarantee that it is my new favorite space. This outdoor kitchen is no exception.

Via Decor Pad

More of My Favorite Outdoor Elements

Of course, we can’t forget about cozy lounge areas. Whether it’s a hammock, an outdoor sofa, or a swing, having a cozy spot to relax and unwind is crucial. Add some pillows, blankets, and candles, and you have yourself a perfect spot to read a book, sip a glass of wine, or just take a nap.

This sweet little built-in seating is perfection! The herringbone brick and striped cushion accent each other perfectly.

via Pinterest

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via Neiman Marcus

Last but not least, let’s talk about fire pits. There’s nothing like sitting around a fire pit with friends and family, roasting marshmallows, and telling stories. A fire pit can add warmth and ambiance to your outdoor space, making it a perfect spot for gathering and creating memories.

The epitome of coziness! I love everything about this space.

via One Kindesign

Are you starting to understand my favorite home style yet? Lol!

via Pinterest

To sum things up, outdoor living spaces are a perfect way to bring a little bit of nature and relaxation to your home. Whether you’re into gardens, pools, outdoor kitchens, lounge areas, or fire pits, there’s no shortage of ways to create your perfect outdoor oasis. So, what are you waiting for? Get outside and start designing!

To see some of my favorite home exteriors from Pinterest, check out my blog post here. 




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