How to Create a Cozy and Inviting Outdoor Space
Outdoor entertaining is definitely in—so Simply host Haley Cairo built a blueprint to make it easy for anyone to create the perfect outdoor living space for relaxing and hosting.
To help set her outdoor living room apart from the rest of her backyard, Haley chose a corner of her deck framed by a pergola. She invested in furniture in neutral hues and weather-resistant teak, so she can easily (and inexpensively!) change out the look with fresh pillows and accessories. Outdoor curtains and lighting help define the space and make it just as comfortable at night as it is during the day. For finishing touches, Haley picked planters and candle holders made of natural materials to give the area an earthy vibe.
Pro tip: Rather than fill big planters with heavy potting soil, Haley placed old cans and bottles in the bottom of each planter as a useful way to recycle. (The cans and bottles allow the soil to drain—and make the planters lighter so she can shift them around as needed.)