The outdoors is a remarkable place where you can just sit, relax and stare at the stars while you renew yourself for the next day’s work. Create a tasteful and warm spot for your family in the backyard with this guide on outdoor decorating ideas from Balsam Hill.

Creating an outdoor retreat

Decks, patios and porches can be treated much like the inside of the home where you can use your own sense of style. Add a few pieces of furniture as you would in the living room, but vary according to how you want the space used.  For example, if you want to have a picnic area, invest in an outdoor grill and an outdoor dining table.

If you wish to have an al fresco lounge, adding the comfiest couch will do. But a couch is only as good as how warm it feels. Make your seats comfortable by cozying them up with a few throw pillows or blankets.
Cashmere Blend Throw
The Cashmere Blend Throw from Balsam Hill is made of a luxurious blend of cashmere and wool, a natural thermal insulator that keeps you warm no matter how lightweight the fabric is. This premium Italian-crafted throw does not only make your seats look elegant and inviting, but also makes you feel cozy. Just relax on the couch with the blanket on your lap and you will find how warm and comforting your outdoor sanctuary is.

An outdoor centerpiece

A centerpiece for your outdoor set-up can range from the usual flower vase to the personalized fishbowl with your choice of contents. But for a focal point that’s both visually appealing and functional, showcase a fire pit. A fire pit allows you to enjoy your al fresco space even when it’s chilly outside. If it doesn’t make you warm as toast, a fire pit can at least make you feel more comfortable as you snuggle up with the family in a cold autumn night.

My Balsam Hill Home: An Elegant Outdoor Escape

The Copper and Cast Metal Fire Pit from Balsam Hill is a great way to make your outdoor space more intimate and warm. Made with the highest grade materials to ensure durability, our fire pit comes with a lightweight die-cast aluminum base that allows the copper basin to sit at the perfect height for roasting marshmallows. And while you’re at it, you can also savor a satisfying hot chocolate in a thermal mug that keeps your drink warm. Available in an elegant copper color, the double wall mugs match the visual warmth you have just created.

Copper Double Wall Mugs from Balsam Hill

To complete the look of your stylish al fresco, display an outdoor pre-lit pinecone tree for a woodland touch that makes your spot even more relaxing. With greenery and Christmas lights that mimic the stars, your living space is a spectacle that’s as exceptional as it is warm and welcoming.

Another way to top off the area is to add urns of flowers or potted trees around. Large containers with colorful plants are a relaxing sight that allows your mind to loosen up and escape the hustle and bustle of every day.

With an elegant and cozy place to unwind al fresco style, you don’t have to spend half of the year keeping yourself indoors. Follow this guide on outdoor decorating ideas for a tasteful outdoor refuge where you can enjoy a wonderful time with your loved ones.

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