5 Essentials to Create Your Summer Outdoor Living Space


Summer is officially here and its time to bring the indoors outside! Give your outdoor space a makeover for the season by incorporating some of your favorite interior design elements outside and prepare to enjoy a summer of outdoor entertaining and relaxation !


Here are 5 essentials you'll need to create the perfect outdoor oasis !


When it comes to seating, you’ll want arrange your furniture with conversation and socializing in mind. For example bring it in all in by adding two single chairs across from your outdoor sofa and/or sectional.


An outdoor coffee table and side tables are a great way to bring a communal space together and clutch when it comes to finding a place to sit your favorite summer cocktail within arms reach! If you’ve got the extra space adding an outdoor dining table will allow you and your guests to remain outdoors and enjoy dinners under the stars, all summer long.


Hang your string lights in a zig-zag pattern over your outdoor space to create an inviting and illuminated environment that will have your guests wanting to stay all evening. This is one essential you won’t want to skip !


Outdoor Textiles

Outdoor pillows and throws will make your outdoor living space all the more cozy! Most retailers make pillows and other textiles specifically to withstand the outdoor elements, but even if they aren’t Scothgaurd has you covered with their Water and Sunshield Spray.



For me, it’s all in the small details.. Adding lanterns, candles, small plants, and even rocks that double as speakers, are great ways to make your guests forget that they’re even outdoors !


Designer Picks !

Friend and fellow interior design enthusiast Monica Jacobs-Driskell of Monica Jacobs Interiors, recently visited Serena & Lilly Design Shop to check out their new Summer collection.


Here are her top picks !


The Details

A. Pacific Sofa - Harbor Grey  $2,598

B. Beach Stripe Pillow Cover $138

C. Sling Chair with Tassels. $448

D. Bamileke Outdoor Coffee Table   $1,498

E. Montecito Pillow Cover  $128

F. Terrace Dining Table.  $3,598

G. St. Martin Perennials Rug  $5298

H. Salerno Pillow Cover  $98

I. Sundial Armchair   $1,598

J. Summerland Outdoor Round Pendant  $428

I hope these tips help you in creating the perfect outdoor living space for you and your guests, this summer !

Happy Lounging !