DIY, How To

Create Your Own Oasis

Creating your own outdoor oasis requires some planning, imagination, and effort but can provide a great escape. An outdoor oasis may be a cozy patio, a garden sanctuary complete with a fish pond and waterfall, a wrap around outdoor space with outdoor seating and an adjacent kitchen, or any combination of the above. Whatever style you choose, start by creating a list of what you would like your outdoor oasis to include. Maybe a hammock is on that list?

hammock oasis
relaxing oasis

Begin by sketching out ideas for the desired space and deciding what theme or design you would like to achieve. Select your desired plants, features, and style and create a plan based on the space you have available. Research plants that thrive in your climate and shop for items that will best suit your desired style. Have fun with texture, shapes, and photo finish items to create added character and interest. Try sprucing up your existing fence with faux decor.

green oasis
plant deco

If you’re unable to landscape the area yourself, call on the help of a professional. Once you have a plan, and a design, bring your vision to life by purchasing quality handcrafted furniture and decorations. Create a cozy and inviting seating area, with comfortable furniture and pillows, bright area rugs, and a few throw blankets. Place a fire feature for warmth or an outdoor kitchen that includes all of the necessary amenities for a good meal. For added convenience, hang a few string lights and place a few candles throughout the area for cozy, candlelit summertime evenings.

relaxing chair
wicker canopy

If you’re seeking an outdoor oasis in a small space, opt for container gardens. A few well-positioned pots or troughs filled with smaller plants or herbs can provide a great deal of color and texture to the area. Place a small fountain to create a soothing, calming vibe and hang wind chimes from nearby trees to provide a calming sound. To make the area even more inviting, us a small fire pit to enjoy a book or cup of tea nearby.

oasis fire pit
create warm oasis

Finally, decorate with pieces of art and meaningful objects. Hang baskets with lanterns, white lights, and Edison bulbs to add a touch of elegance. Place outdoor statues, potted plants, and seasonal decorations to keep the dynamics fresh throughout the year. And let nature take its course-bonus points for planting a few flowers that attract butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds.

edison oasis
edison lighting

Creating your own outdoor oasis is an opportunity to transform your outdoor space into a retreat. By taking the time to sketch out ideas and ideas, your unique space will provide the relaxation and comfort you desire. With thoughtful budgeting and some creativity, you can create a beautiful and inviting space that is all your own.

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