5 Ways To Create Your Own Outdoor Oasis
In the busy world around us, relaxing and unwinding is essential. Whether you've had a stressful day at work or you’re craving some alone time, it can be hard to find moments to let yourself breathe. Picture yourself stepping outside into a tranquil and peaceful spot after a long day, where you can take in the calming surroundings of nature.
Transforming your outdoor space into an area where peace and quiet dominate will allow you to take a break from reality and enjoy the moments of solace in your sanctuary. We've got you covered if you want to create an outdoor oasis and don't know where to start.
We've created a guide to help you seamlessly upgrade your outdoor space into a place of relaxation and restoration. Let's take a look:
1. Create your vision
Defining your vision is a great place to start when creating an outdoor oasis. Consider the way you want to transform your space and envision what you'll use it for. From a snug seating area for peaceful book-reading sessions to an al-fresco dining area for outdoor summer dinner parties, your space can be anything you desire.
Decide on the style you want to resemble and the type of furniture you need to get it. There are countless outdoor furniture styles, from chic synthetic rattan to classic aluminum, so think about what you're using the space for. Be as realistic as possible and aim to utilize and enhance the space you already have.
Think about the different activities that will take place in your outdoor setting. If you're the designated host for outdoor drinks on a Friday night, consider a large outdoor sofa or dining table and chairs to fit all your guests. Equally, if you want to sip warm tea in the evening sun, consider a comfortable armchair with ambient lighting.
Creating the perfect spot begins with an idea, so think carefully about the style and particular use you'll use the space for. Take inspiration from magazines or browse online to see the different types of available furniture. This vision will guide you through creating the picture-perfect place you’ve always wanted.
2. Set the mood with ambient lighting
The proper lighting can set the mood of your tranquil space and create a charming atmosphere where you can unwind and relax. There are many options available that'll transform your outdoor area, whether you opt for string lights draped above the seating area to create enchantment or solar-powered lights for eco-friendly tranquility.
Use outdoor lights to illuminate steps or pathways, highlight any hazards in the way or lead guests to the comfortable snug in the corner. If you have an outdoor kitchen area, make sure it's lit up for optimum safety and to accentuate your modern design.
To create a magical place after dark or in the bronzy glow of sunset, opt for soft lighting for the ultimate relaxing environment. If you have any trees or greenery in your outdoor space, consider lighting them up for an additional touch of charm and light-up conversation areas with wall lights or lanterns. Chat with friends or snuggle up under the inviting lights of your outdoor haven.
The Lighthouse Lantern Large is perfect for any outdoor space or terrace. Its glass and aluminum design will add a polished and chic look, and the warming light will create a soft atmosphere that adds a sense of calm to your outdoor space.
3. Add accessories for a personal touch
Adding accessories will give your outdoor space a personal touch while adding charm and comfort. Add some soft outdoor throws and pillows to your furniture to create an inviting and enchanting space.
If your outdoor space has a dining room for family dinners and friendly gatherings, you should dress it up with outdoor accessories. Opt for outdoor-friendly placemats to elevate every meal or add some candles to the center of the table to light when the sun sets.
If you're feeling extra creative, opt for some outdoor sculptures or artwork to add a personal element to the space. Consider the outdoor elements and whether your accessories are weather-resistant to prevent them from damage. Add a focal point like a fire pit and face your garden chairs towards it for a cozy, comforting and warming place to unwind.
The Fire Black Teak Table is a luxurious granite surface with a stainless steel fire pit burner, ideal for a chic and modern outdoor area. Sit back and let the warmth of the fire send you into a world of tranquil oasis.
3. Add some vibrant greenery
In an oasis atmosphere, greenery is vital for setting the mood. Depending on your outdoor space, the size, the location and your climate, add some greenery with plants that thrive in an outdoor setting. From hanging plants to potted and vertical plants, add a pop of color with striking tones and a touch of nature to your tranquil setting.
You could add water features like a peaceful pond or a free-flowing fountain if you have a larger space. The added touch of nature will transform the space into a vibrant-looking area and amplify the tranquility. What better way to relax after a hard day's work than in a peaceful place surrounded by your favorite plants and flowers?
Flowers or plants could be a centerpiece for an outdoor dining or coffee table. You could also use a tall and striking plant for extra privacy in a strategic place, as it shields your oasis from the rest of the world.
To display your greenery or growing plants proudly in your outdoor space, the Drop Outdoor Greenhouse is a classy feature that will entice your guests. If you decide to grow herbs or vegetables, show them off to your guests or admire them from afar as you sink into your comfortable garden furniture.
3. Create a picture-perfect place with the right furniture
Furniture is the backbone of a comfortable outdoor oasis, and choosing the right kind that fits your space, meets your needs and reflects your style is essential. We all know that the right house and garden outdoor furniture will enhance your space, so choosing one that works for you will elevate your area and create the perfect place to relax.
Depending on your space, you could opt for bistro sets for a classic and timeless look. Transport yourself to the streets of Paris with the 1900 Armchair and sink into your dining chair as you take in your peaceful surroundings.
Aluminum, all-weather wicker and teak are durable materials suitable outdoors, as they'll keep their sleek look in all conditions. You can add your style with cushions and throws for a more comfortable seating experience. From sun loungers, dining sets to sofas and sectionals, create a comfortable environment you won't want to leave.
Creating your outdoor oasis takes a carefully planned vision and the art of bringing it to life. Once you know the sanctuary you want to create, the inviting lighting you'll add, the vibrant greenery and the right furniture for all your outdoor needs, you can transform your space into an enchanting and charming sanctuary to let your thoughts run free, and your mind be at peace.
At Viesso, we understand the importance of a relaxing environment to unwind after a long day. That's why all of our outdoor furniture is designed with function and style in mind. For the perfect fusion of relaxation and vibrancy, browse our outdoor furniture and accessories collection today. For more information, contact us or read our latest blog about upgrading your outdoor space with eco-friendly outdoor furniture.