A Relaxing Garden Oasis Perfect For Summer Entertaining

Today, we’re featuring a post by PopSugar Home editor Angela Elias as part of our outdoor decorating series, inspiring readers with tips on how to decorate outdoors for summer. Angela decorated her garden with the Net Ceramic Stool and Hermosa Stripe Outdoor Canvas Pillows.




I envisioned having an outdoor space where I could catch up with friends over cocktails while enjoying the yard, but a lack of patio furniture and lighting was causing a road block. A dining set seemed like a big commitment and lounge chairs proved to be better suited for sunbathing than conversation. Electric bistro lights have also played a part in my backyard fantasy (and Pinterest boards!), but having smaller, spread out trees canceled this out as well. The solution, I finally figured out, was a more flexible formula.




  • Instead of a dining set, I decided to test out a pair of Net Ceramic Stools. While they could serve as extra seating in a pinch, I love that they’re the perfect size for holding drinks (or a plant!). Since they are intended for indoor or outdoor use, I know I can easily transplant them indoors too! Much more versatile for renters or those with smaller yards.
  • While I love my Mexican patio chairs, the leather is pretty worn. To hide the cracks in the leather, introduce some style, and a bit more comfort, I gave these Hermosa Stripe Outdoor pillows a try.
  • Since the bistro lights weren’t happening, I hung some mirrored candle sconces on our fence, scattered ceramic hurricane lanterns around the seating area and in the garden, and also hung Moroccan lanterns from tree branches. For the sconces, I like to use plain white prayer candles because they have a long burning time and won’t blow out as easily with a breeze. The mirrored mosaic surfaces on the sconces also helped to reflect extra light. I used battery operated candles for my hurricanes and Moroccan lanterns, which allowed me to keep them close to the greenery without worrying about burning anything down.




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