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6 Tips to Turn Your Outdoor Space Into a Vacation Destination

This year it is increasingly looking like our summer vacation destination is our home. But that doesn’t mean that you have to miss out on that vacation feeling. Whether you have a balcony with city views or a spacious backyard, these six tips and ideas will turn your outdoor space into the perfect getaway!


Comfort is Key

Just like at a resort, your outdoor escape should include comfortable seating. Find lounge chairs, chaises, and hammocks that work for your space.

Image via Promised Path Landscaping Inc

Celebrate Past Sunset

Vacation doesn’t end when the sun goes down, so light up your space with candles and fun string lights. Warm lighting provides major ambiance during cool summer nights.

Photo courtesy of Emily Henderson

Create Ambiance with Plants and Accessories

Give your space a makeover that reminds you of your favorite vacation spot. Love desert-style? Decorate with southwest prints and cacti. Sunny islands more your vibe? Go for bold prints and tropical plants like traveler palms.

Add a Bit of Fun

If you are lucky enough to have access to a pool, why not add a bit of fun and flair with a new pool float? These picks from Elle Decor help bring Palm Beach vibes to you.

Image by Bose

Put a Record On

Recreate the vibe of your favorite hotel pool or Caribbean beach with a good playlist and portable speaker. If you’re looking for an upbeat playlist – check out our ‘Good Vibes’ playlist.

Don’t Forget Your Drink Umbrella

From mai tais to mojitos, be sure to keep a well-stocked bar cart on your patio with all the necessities to make your favorite summer drinks. Cheers!

Erica Lockhart – DRE 01763313
Lorin Ruttenberg – DRE 01309588
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