Create Your Own Backyard Oasis

Summer is here with long days and a lot of outdoor activities. Though you are having tons of fun spending your day in the pool or playing tag with kids in the park, nothing says summer like sitting back and unwinding in your backyard after a long, tiring day. If your backyard or patio is your ultimate retreat, you want to make sure that the ambiance is relaxing and soothing. Our team at Collections Etc. has gathered novelty items that will make your patio a destination relaxation where your imagination will transport you to tropical islands as soon as you sit down.

Planters: Flowers and plants add appeal to your outdoor décor and help brighten any mood. Line a walkway or brighten up your patio with lovely decorative pots or garden planters that are great for perennials. Be sure to check out our most popular Amish Wagon – with so many uses for this classic planter you’ll be wondering how you ever did without it! And if you created your own fairy garden after getting inspired by last week’s blog, you are bound to fall in love with the Peeking Gnome Planter Figurine.

Bird Houses and Feeders: Attract more birds to your yard or garden when you set out fun and functional bird houses and bird feeders for them to nest and feed. Place hanging birdhouses and feeders under a tree or use a staked birdhouse as a focal point in a garden bed. Make sure to keep birdfeeders filled with their favorite bird food and you’ll have friends for a lifetime. What’s even better, as you attract beautiful birds to enjoy your yard with these feeders and birdhouses, they’ll reward you back by eating hundreds of pesky bugs. Which brings us to our Solar Leaping Frog Bug Zapper that zaps those annoying pests .

Fountains: Fountains make a great addition to any back yard décor and the soothing sound of cascading water will help calm you down. While you can find all sorts of garden fountains on the market, our Cat Fountain Garden Statue will definitely capture your heart.

Outdoor Lighting: Bring a warm glow to summer evenings with our wide selection of Outdoor Lighting. Our outdoor lights will complement any outdoor backyard space and will create a calming environment.  Take a look at string lights like this Solar Multi Color Micro Light String for the ultimate in style and beauty.  Light up your entry way with our Entry Lighting or decorate your outdoor space with our vintage inspired outdoor lanterns.  Elegant, beautiful, and affordable, these lanterns are sure to win your heart.          

Patio Furniture: All said and done, you will need some furniture on your patio so you can relax in total comfort. Reclining patio chairs and chaises are not only comfy, but very trendy. You may also want to add an accent table as a centerpiece to your patio – a centerpiece that you can also use to place your phone, book, and favorite beverage on while you relax outdoors. Our favorites are the Hummingbird Garden Patio Accent Table, the Peacock Glass Patio Accent Table and the Butterfly Glass Accent Table, but of course you be the judge and let us know what you like best.

Now grab a pitcher of lemonade and head out to create your own backyard oasis. Do not forget to inspire us and others by sending ideas of your backyard – your own oasis of relaxation.

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