Warmer weather brings out aspirations of gorgeous edible gardens, pinboards of Pinterest-perfect backyard parties with your besties, and dreams of a relaxing oasis to enjoy all season long. With just a few decor pieces and some simple tricks, you — yes, you! — can turn that outdoor space into the backyard of your dreams. This week’s edition of Decor Resolutions will show you how to style a yard, no matter how much space you have to play with. So grab your potted plants and scroll down to see how we’d style the area for the boho home, the minimalist abode, and the preppy space.
HOW TO DECORATE A BOHO BACKYARD
Add ambiance and charm to your backyard by stringing up strands of watermelon string lights across your space. Bring all the boho textures into play with glossy clay planters, a chunky wood side table, glass candles, and a wicker tray. Then cozy up in an Acapulco wicker chair and tribal throw blanket for the happiest reading-slash-rosé nook ever.
CB2 Cove Hanging Planters ($17+), Sunnylife Watermelon String Lights ($26), Gunn & Swain Cassidy Throw Blanket ($50), CB2 Roz Small Pink Planter ($18), Renwil Jamestown Accent Table($328), H&M Small Glass Vase ($13), H&M Scented Candle in Bail-lid Jar ($10), CB2 Tahiti Cement Planters ($30+), Justina Blakeney Selva Tray ($149), CB2 Acapulco Aqua-Red Egg Outdoor Chair ($279)
HOW TO DECORATE A MINIMALIST BACKYARD
This spring, give your outdoor space a style boost with a modern, neutral palette. Add color-dipped planters and metallic pots to elevate potted greenery. Then set up a gold table, string lights, soothing wind chimes, and scented candles, and get ready for a season full of relaxing evenings outside.
CB2 Trent Wind Chime ($35), CB2 Riviera Copper Planter ($50), H&M Scented Candle in Glass Holder ($13), Oh Joy! Dotty String Lights ($15), Threshold Tall Banana Plant in White Vase($20), CB2 La Mer Rose Outdoor Pillow ($35), CB2 Watermark Brass Bistro Table ($249), Rex Open Weave Chair ($70), H&M Jute Rug With Fringe ($35), CB2 Dice Planters ($10+), Sunnylife Cactus Neon Light ($26+)
HOW TO DECORATE A PREPPY BACKYARD
A comfy sofa big enough for two is a no-brainer for warmer weather. This preppy striped option is perfect for basking in the sun with your latest read during the day and lounging with a cocktail at night. For finishing touches, inject color and texture with a neon side table, cheery planters, pineapple string lights, and a doormat worthy of everyone’s favorite seasonal drink: the piña colada.
CB2 Swoon Hurricanes ($50+), Sunnylife Pineapple String Lights ($26), H&M Pineapple-Print Cushion Cover ($10), CB2 Tropez Black and White Stripe Sofa ($1129), Umbra Trigg Vase ($40, set of two), Sunnylife Pineapple Doormat ($35), Land of Nod Neon Nightstand ($179), H&M Stoneware Plant Pot ($13), Nearly Natural 7-Foot Paradise Palm ($86), Sunnylife Pineapple Candle ($28)