Setting the Mood: How to Create an Inviting Outdoor Space

Outdoor areas can bring a sense of calm and tranquility when decorated right. If you want more from your outdoor space, it may be worth setting the mood. Following these tips can help you to create an inviting outdoor space.


This is one of the most important things to consider when creating a subtle mood and turning a dark, drab space into a fairytale setting. Outdoor lights can change an area dramatically, especially when using the right number of lights. This can be through solar powered lights, fairy lights, and candles. Lighting really sets the mood no matter where you are. If you need any more convincing, read these 6 benefits of outdoor lighting.


When you think of setting the mood, your senses all have a part to play. Being outdoors, you can choose to grow a range of herbs and flowers that give off lovely scents, including jasmine, lavender, or rosemary. If you also want to get rid of any annoying bugs, a citronella candle is a must have in your outdoor space. This not only smells the part, it can also keep those bugs at bay, making it a win-win situation. 


When creating an inviting outdoor space and setting the mood, you need to put on your best chilled out playlist. This means investing in an outdoor sound system, or a good outdoor speaker. How much you use your outdoor space will determine what kind of sound system or speaker you should use. You can find great outdoor speakers for any budget, and even some that are disguised to look like lights or lanterns if you want to add to the aesthetic you’ve created in your space.  


This is the most exciting part when creating your outdoor space. How you design and decorate your space will depend on your own style and preferences, but there are so many options when it comes to outdoor décor. If you are styling your outdoor space, check out garden centers for cool options. Some things to consider includes seating, tables, flowers, and plants. Go wild with your outdoor space and add lots of color and style with a variety of plants. If you don’t have a garden, you can still purchase climbing or potted plants to add to your space. 

Make it Cozy

Before you finish, don’t forget to add the finishing touches. A cozy outdoor space will seem even more inviting, even when the night is getting colder. Add some cushions and blankets to your seating, and even consider adding some beanbags around the area. You can find outdoor furniture that comes with storage, so you can hide and store your blankets, ready for use when the sun goes down. 

Whether you are hosting a garden party, having a date, or just want to enjoy your outdoor space a little more, following these tips can help you to set the mood and create an inviting outdoor space, whatever the weather.