Current Obsession | The Perfect Cozy Outdoor Space


It’s not even funny you guys.
With summer starting to come to a close and never have been able to get outside…. I’ve been DAY DREAMING of the perfect cozy outdoor space to hang out with family and friends. BBQ smoking, cozy soft sofas and twinkly lights under the stars with a fire pit going for Smore’s in case the air turns refreshingly chilly…
They are probably just going to dream for a while longer (both because of the California heat and the amount of free time I have to take on this project) but I thought I would share some photos that have been particularly inspiring as of late.

So here’s my master list of things to acquire to make the perfect cozy outdoor space:

  • Firepit. – cause Smore’s Seriously.
  • Palette Sofa  – I found this tutorial thanks to Pinterest and I can’t WAIT to give it a go. My roommate left some palette boards on the side of the house and I’m itching to sand and paint them.
  • Outdoor Pillows – I’ve been eyeing these beauts from Cost Plus but making a few cute ones too seems like a more budget friendly plan. You can’t have the perfect outdoor space without lots of pillows!
  • Outdoor Rug – I’ve been scouring the internet for a decent outdoor rug (both for camping purposes and for this dream space I’m imagining ) and yes again, so far Cost Plus has had the cutest options.
  • Twinkly Lights – I found these lovely solar ones at Cost Plus so I wouldn’t have to plug in anything and be environmentally friendly!
  • PLANT BABIES .- I can never have enough plant babies and I constantly want to feel like i’m in a jungle. I can skip the humidity, but warmth and plants? Yes.
  • Fabric Garland –  I think these are so fun and festive. They are easy to make, and you can make them for any holiday without being too cheesy! Plus, you can raid the scraps section of your favorite fabric store to really keep it in buget.
What would you guys do to create the perfect outdoor space? Let me know in the comments below or share pictures of your creations!
All images found via Pinterest through my Dream Garden Board
If you happen to know who took the original images, PLEASE let me know in the comments so that I may give them credit for their wonderful work!


  1. brandy

    September 18, 2017 at 4:22 PM

    I love everything about this post. I’ve been thinking about how to get a cozy area set up in my back yard and love the inspiration. Your blog is awesome!!! <3

    1. Lindsay

      September 18, 2017 at 4:30 PM

      Thank you so much Brandy!! <3 I can't wait to spruce up my backyard!

  2. Sylvia

    September 20, 2017 at 5:09 PM

    These photos are all of very inviting spaces. You obviously have great taste! Keep it up!

  3. Heather LeGuilloux

    September 20, 2017 at 5:35 PM

    I would also love a quiet outdoor place to relax and hang out in.. this list is great and it would be easy to create a serene outdoor environment with your tips. Thanks!

  4. Christine

    September 20, 2017 at 7:23 PM

    You made me wish I had an outdoor space! Everything looks so inviting and magical!

  5. Amy

    September 20, 2017 at 7:40 PM

    I need a cozy outdoor space! There’s a huge section of cement in my backyard just dying for some furniture. Can’t wait to have the funds to do it!

    1. Lindsay

      September 20, 2017 at 8:08 PM

      Same here! I’m definitely going to try the palette board sofa soon. And it can work in the meantime until I can get some outdoor fancy things. 😀

  6. Kellyn

    September 21, 2017 at 2:15 PM

    These are really beautiful outdoor spaces. I have a large backyard and don’t know what to do with it.

    1. Lindsay

      September 21, 2017 at 10:52 AM

      It’s hard to figure out what to do! Inspiration photos help me a lot to build an initial idea. Actually carrying it out is a whole other ball game though.

  7. Cherryl Ehlenburg

    September 22, 2017 at 9:50 AM

    These look so cozy! I’m like you. I’m constantly looking for ways to make my back yard more cozy. It’s come a long way, but I still feel like there’s more that needs to be done! Thank you for sharing these ideas!

    1. Lindsay

      September 22, 2017 at 10:01 AM

      Oooh I’ve love to see what you’ve done! I have a feeling we have a similar aesthetic. 🙂

  8. Tessy

    September 22, 2017 at 11:25 AM

    Oh oh oh! The first one is easily my favorite! It’s perfectly simplistic and cozy… which is basically everything I want out of an outdoor space. Sadly, my outdoor space is lacking. I would go for even having a swing to sit on during the evenings!

    1. Lindsay

      September 22, 2017 at 12:05 PM

      Oh my goodness, a hammock or swing would be the cherry on top for sure.

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