How To Create An Outdoor Oasis

And so the good weather has finally arrived! Whether you have a patio, back garden, or a small balcony, take advantage of the warm temperatures and long evenings with our guide to creating a luxurious and inviting outdoor oasis.

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We browsed around on Pinterest to find these inspiring outdoor living spaces. Remember, you don’t need all that much: lots of cushions, some comfy seating, a cosy fire, and lots of lush greenery … And our top tips on how to design your own outstanding outside oasis:

  • Find furniture and accessories that are both practical and relaxed.
  • Keep the seating low.

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  • Don’t overcrowd your outside area.
  • Build it around a fire pit, a nice low table or a worthy water feature.

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  • Don’t go ultra-expensive; keep it neat, simple and open.
  • Replicate your living room colours and style for that indoor-outdoor symmetry.

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  • Create functional, easy-maintenance spaces in which you can socialise effortlessly with your family and friends.
  • Try out different designs, using your favourite brands via tools such as Polyvore or Sketch-Up.

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Finally, here are some casually sophisticated products we liked that would look great in any outdoor space:

The Lounging Area 

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Skagerak oak outdoor daybed on houseology.com | Outdoor rug in blue on cuckooland.com | Corn floor cushions on notonthehighstreet.com 

The Dining Space

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Skagerac outdoor table on connox.de | Director’s chair on overstock.com

For The Table 

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Round serving tray from gardentrading.co.uk | Artisan dinner plates on roseandgrey.co.uk | Soapstone lantern on notonthehighstreet.com

Fireside Area 

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Beach chair from gardentrading.co.uk | Steel fire bowl on notonthehighstreet.com

Family Fun 

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Horse tyre swing and peering cat ornament on coxandcox.co.uk | Colour-in picnic blanket on notonthehighstreet.com

For more garden design inspiration, check out the Urban Garden and House Garden boards on Diana Valentine’s Pinterest.

What kind of outdoor lounge are you dreaming of? Have you got a magazine-worthy outdoor oasis? Send us your Minstagrams here by using #MintMagpie.

Diana Valentine runs a lifestyle, arts and interiors blog sharing interiors inspiration, practical decorating tips, fascinating finds for the creative and the curious, and musings on design, food, and travel adventures.

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