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9 Cozy Outdoor Space Essentials for Warm Weather Ahead

Kara Jillian Brown

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It’s officially time to get your outdoor space ready to use. Not only is spending time outside great for mental health but as vaccination rates continue to increase, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention still recommends that unvaccinated members of separate households should continue to have distanced outdoor gatherings versus hanging out inside. So brush off the dead leaves, pull off the furniture covers, and add grab a few new items to create the cozy outdoor space of your dreams.

Whether you have a tiny balcony or a huge backyard, you can adorn your outdoor space with everything from plants to blankets. Shop a few of our favorites below.

What you need for a cozy outdoor space

1. Stray and Wander Multi Reve Turkish Blanket, $108

Stray and Wander Multi Reve Turkish Blanket, cozy outdoor space

Blankets are a must for prolonging an evening outdoors when it’s still a bit chilly at night. These Turkish Blankets from Stray and Wander are ethically sourced and woven from organically grown Turkish cotton. They get softer with every wash.

Shop now: Stray and Wander Multi Reve Turkish Blanket, $108

2. Lohn Essential Oil Scent Pebble, $16

Lohn Essential Oil Scent Pebble

Made from bisque-fired stone, this porous pebble acts as a natural diffuser. Just add a few drops of your favorite essential oil, and as it dries, the scent will be diffused out of the pebble.

Shop now: Lohn Essential Oil Scent Pebble, $16

3. House Plant Shop Snake Plant ´Laurentii´ 6″ Pot, $20

House Plant Shop Snake Plant ´Laurentii´ 6" Pot, cozy outdoor space

Greenery makes every space feel more welcoming. Snake plants are drought tolerant and though they prefer bright light, they can tolerate low-to-medium light, making them great for any space you have. Just be sure to place it in a pot with a drainage hole so the soil doesn’t get too soggy if it rains.

Shop now: House Plant Shop Snake Plant ´Laurentii´ 6″ Pot, $20

4. Esker Plantable Candle, $85

Esker Plantable Candle

This candle comes in a gorgeous multi-use terrazzo vessel. Burn this candle like you usually would, and once the wax runs out, add the soil pod and seed paper that comes with the candle and add water to turn it into a mini herb garden.

Shop now: Esker Plantable Candle, $85

5. House Plant Shop Palm Ponytail 6″ Pot, $23

House Plant Shop Palm Ponytail 6" Pot, cozy outdoor space

This cute little plant will add some joy to your space. Ponytail palms love bright direct sunlight and can work great outside. Just be sure to place it in a pot with a drainage hole and plant it in a well-fraining soil to prevent root rot.

Shop now: House Plant Shop Palm Ponytail 6″ Pot, $23

6. Bottlelight Clear Classic Warm Bottlelight Lamp, $30, on sale for $21

Bottlelight Clear Classic Warm Bottlelight Lamp

Transform any old wine bottle into a lamp with this bottle light lamp. It’s battery-operated and will cast a nice warm glow. It requires two AA batteries and will run for 100 to 120 hours before you have to replace them.

Shop now: Bottlelight Clear Classic Warm Bottlelight Lamp, $30, on sale for $21

7. Consonant Skin+Care Sun Protection To-Go Bundle, $36, on sale for $29

Consonant Skin+Care Sun Protection To-Go Bundle, cozy outdoor space

There’s nothing cozy about germs or sunburn. This little bundle is perfect to keep outside so you have it on hand when you need it. It comes with a small bottle of SPF 30 sunscreen and two packs of biodegradable wipes to refresh your face and body.

Shop now: Consonant Skin+Care Sun Protection To-Go Bundle, $36, on sale for $29

8. Hatchet Outdoor Supply Co. Night Nanga Collab Candle, $40

Hatchet Outdoor Supply Co. Night Nanga Collab Candle

Perfect for summer nights, this soy candle will make your outdoor space feel incredibly cozy by filling it with scents of oakmoss, amber, firewood, tonk, and sage.

Shop now: Hatchet Outdoor Supply Co. Night Nanga Collab Candle, $40

9. House Plant Shop Zamioculcas Zamiifolia ´ZZ´ 4″ Pot, $20

House Plant Shop Zamioculcas Zamiifolia ´ZZ´ 4" Pot, cozy outdoor space

Gorgeous ZZ plants are super hardy. They like low light, so if you have an outdoor space with a shade, they can thrive there. Just be sure to put it in a pot with a drainage hole and plant it in well-draining soil.

Shop now: House Plant Shop Zamioculcas Zamiifolia ´ZZ´ 4″ Pot, $20

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