Create a Place to Stop and Smell the Roses

Summertime–A time for relaxing and enjoying your backyard.  Here are three decorating tricks to transform your outdoor space into a summer retreat.

Space is Relative

Large yard or small, lush greenery or luxe deck—it’s not about the type of space you have, it’s how you use it.

Inspire More “Me Time”

Fill your space with a few of your most comfortable things—colorful cushions, outdoor pillows, a soft throw—whatever relaxes you.

Make it Inviting

Create an intimate gathering space that is perfect for reading the paper in the morning and entertaining friends in the evening. Stylish outdoor furniture, fragrant blooms in colorful pots, warm candlelight—who could resist?

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What are your best tips for setting up a backyard retreat? Share your ideas in the comment section below.