‘Tis the season of barbeques and s’mores, and afternoons in the sun that turn into evenings under the stars. Longer days and warmer nights make spending time outside with your family and friends one of the best parts of summer, and especially if you’re a new mom, the ability to get out of the house and enjoy some fresh air is essential. With just a few simple touches, you can easily transform your backyard or patio into a chic escape that’s also baby approved.
Start from the bottom up with an outdoor rug that’s durable yet comfortable enough for tummy time. Top it with several oversized outdoor pillows to make the floor the best seat in the house, and be sure to have some cozy throw blankets on hand for cuddling once the sun goes down. The soft glow of bistro lights creates instant ambiance, and when paired with a cute folding table, will make you feel like you’re out at a French café instead of lounging in your own backyard (sweatpants optional though highly encouraged). Keep entertaining simple with acrylic glassware featuring a stackable design and shatterproof, easy-care melamine dinnerware that’s both pretty and practical—and perfect for those impromptu visits from friends and family excited to meet the newest addition. Just don’t be surprised if you have a hard time getting them to leave your outdoor oasis…
Want to go all out? Get the most out of your extra square footage with a patio conversation set that the whole family can enjoy. And to really heat things up, a natural gas fire pit will transform your new favorite space into one you can use all summer long and into the fall.
Having a baby is one of the most exciting times in a new mom’s life, but it can also feel isolating. By creating an outdoor area in which both you and your little one can relax, you’ll be able to take advantage of all the benefits of summer without having to leave the comforts of home.
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