Now more than ever, we need to find comfort in our own surroundings, namely our homes and yards. Whether your goal is to get some fresh air with your family or have a friend over for a social distance get together, your yard or patio can become your own slice of paradise!

Transform your outdoor living area into a place that you really can live outdoors!

1. Lights Set the Mood

String lights (also referred to as Cafe lights or Edison lights) have been around for a few years now, and with good reason! They provide a perfect amount of ambient light and are generally easy to hang.

Check out the link below for an easy DIY, to help you get your lights up!

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2. Have the Cocktails Ready

When it’s easy to set up the bar, it’s easy to pour your drink! A bar cart is always a great option and really gives you an indoor/outdoor feeling.

If you want a weekend project, this drop-down bar pictured below does the job!


3. Water Feature = Relaxation

After a long day at the office , or the home office, nothing says relaxation like the sound of trickling water. Adding a water feature to your yard doesn’t have to involve digging for a pool. Below find some easy ways to add the sound of a babbling brook to your backyard.


4. Create Privacy with Style

Creating privacy in your yard can not only be necessary, but functional as well. Consider planting a live wall, complete with fresh herbs or flowers for cutting. Lattice screens are also a great way to add privacy without the added cost. If you want to indulge a bit, perhaps an outdoor daybed will do the trick!

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5. Add Some Color with Textiles

Outdoor pillows are an easy way to add some color and character to your space. Cozy throw blankets are a perfect addition for those chilly summer nights. Can’t find pillows you love, we are here to help! Contact us at Coastal Decor and Design for all of your textile needs, from outdoor pillows to indoor draperies and beyond.

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6. Get Crafty

If you are looking for a patio spruce up that won’t break the bank, break out your paintbrush! Repainting a deck railing or painting a design on a patio can really change up the space. Check out the DIY below to add some life to your patio.

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7. Furniture Revamp

Sometimes adding some new furniture pieces is all you need. A new couch, a hammock or even some garden stools can make all the difference.


Although we are still figuring out how to move forward under our new social distancing guidelines, it is important to make your living environment one of comfort and happiness. Whether you need help redesigning an outdoor space or perhaps tackling the home reno you have been dreaming up during quarantine, we are to help!

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