Summer sun has finally arrived and with it the perfect excuse to get outdoors. Here are six simple ways to transform your backyard into your own private oasis this summer.
1. Embrace the Botanical Trend
Botanical prints are hot this year and look right at home in lush backyard surroundings. Add some palm-print cushions to your patio furniture for a quick update or dress up your outdoor dining table with tropical dishes.
2. Indulge with Refreshing Desserts
When the hot weather hits there’s no need to overthink dessert - some popsicle molds and a few fresh ingredients are all you need to prepare Domestically Blissful’s heavenly Strawberries and Cream Popsicles. The perfect seasonal treat for making the most of June’s fresh strawberries, we’re tempted to try them with mangoes and yogurt for a tropical twist.
3. Escape in a Good Book
Whether on the beach or in your own backyard, the best summer books will transport you miles away. Featured on the Washington Post’s Beach Reads list, the Ministry of Utmost Happiness is filled with memorable and complex characters. Described as “the unmissable literary read of the summer,” by Time Magazine, we’re adding this new release to our summer reading list.
4. Treat Your Feet
Designed for warmer weather, our Zaza flip flops are perfect for hot days! Ideal for kicking your feet up poolside, these ultra-comfy sheepskin slippers feature indoor/outdoor outsoles that can withstand plenty of patio living. Go one step further and treat your feet to a pedicure - these comfy flip flops won’t smudge your polish.
5. Light Up Your Nights
Hurricane lamps and strings lights add a warm glow to your backyard space on summer nights. Featuring blown glass and brass caging, these pineapple hurricane lanterns we spotted on Pinterest are right on the tropical trend. From garden centers to big box stores, the outdoor lighting options are endless - shop around for something that suits your style and budget.
6. Go Big with Green
No oasis is complete without a lush green backdrop, and large-leafed plants are the easiest way to create a dramatic tropical impact. Layer hostas and ferns in your borders for a mix of textures, or decorate your patio with potted palms, hibiscus or canna lilies. Choose a color palette that fits your summer style - from classic white and green, to bright fuchsia.
Looking for more summer inspiration? Follow our Summer Living board on Pinterest.