Create Your Own Outdoor Oasis
Originally published May 11, 2016
Whether you’re working with a proper patio or a cramped city balcony, there are many ways to transform an outdoor living space into a private oasis. Vendors selling on the Bonagora Home and Living Wholesale Marketplace make it simple by offering everything from garden stools and day beds to drink pitchers and serving trays.
Thanks to recently developed fabrics made with acrylic to be water and fade resistant, the latest in interior design has now ventured outside. Zen-style furniture characterized by simple, clear lines are on trend and encourage tranquility in the space. Opt for neutrals — particularly tan, beige, brown and charcoal — or invest in quality, natural materials, such as real wood or stone. Then incorporate color through coasters, vases and other accessories. We recommend pairing neutrals with soft, soothing hues like rose quartz and serenity.
Once the décor is set, the next concern is lighting. Include several sources of light by playing with a combination of natural beams and fixtures that have a gentle glow. Rope lights, lanterns and torches give additional illumination and can easily be removed for daytime events. Likewise, outdoor candles have gained momentum in 2016 and enhance the area with fresh scents. Just be sure that flames sit at least 30 centimeters below any leaves or branches.
Now that it’s complete, showcase your space and take advantage of warm, breezy afternoons by dining outside. Make comfort a priority by adding cushions and pillows to chairs and set up an umbrella big enough to provide shade to the entire table. Keep the drinks flowing with decorative glass dispensers and cooling buckets and utilize serving trays to swiftly transport food between the kitchen and the dining area.
Browse home and living items on the Bonagora Marketplace and start building an outdoor oasis today. To inspire your search, we’ve included a few of unique selections from our global vendors.