The weather is warming up, and we’re ready to head outside. After all, who can resist al fresco dining in the backyard? Think of your outdoor space like an outdoor living or dining room – it should be inviting, comfortable, and stylish. Using Arhaus’ new outdoor collection, we’re showing you how to create the outdoor space of your dreams, no matter your budget! And just in case you feel more than ready to get started on that outside oasis, we’ve got the details on Arhaus’ Pin It to Win It contest. You could walk away with a $250, $500, or even $1000 gift card!

1. If you love to entertain, create a seating arrangement conducive to conversation, just like a living room. And we’re not talking about drugstore plastic lounge chairs! We suggest an outdoor sofa (like the Arhaus Emory Slipcovered Sofa), a few comfortable chairs, and a great cocktail table. (We’re especially loving the Hamptons Outdoor Coffee Table in Weathered Teak.) Finally, invest in a few poufs for last minute seating or unexpected guests.

2. Add serenity with a water feature. After all, isn’t the point of an outdoor space to relax and unwind? If you don’t live by the beach or own a pool, you can recreate the calming effect of water with large vases filled with floating flowers. This recycled glass cylinder vase would make a beautiful centerpiece for the coffee table, and you can find our favorite floating flowers here.

3. Worried about chilly nights? Add warmth with a fire pit or fireplace. If that is slightly out of your budget this season, an affordable alternative is candles and cozy throws. You can still benefit from the ambiance of an “open fire,” and stay plenty warm. We’re eyeing this Arhaus hand knit throw.

4. Use outdoor specific rugs, pillows, and textiles (like all-weather wicker!) for enduring the elements. The key to investing in an outdoor space is ensuring it will last through the season. Added bonus: you can use these items indoors off season and appreciate their durability year round!

5. Finally, add your signature style to the space, just as you would indoors. Arrange decorative accessories – like on-trend vases, hanging lanterns, or even an outdoor wine rack – around your outdoor space to bring it to life. If you create a space you love, you’re more likely to spend time there.

We have a feeling you might be wondering how you can get your hands on those gift cards, right?? It’s pretty simple! For a chance to win a $1,000, $500, or $250 Arhaus gift card, follow the steps below:

Join Pinterest.com, and follow the Arhaus’ Pinterest account.Start a new Pinterest board, and name it “Arhaus Dream Outdoor Oasis.”

Fill this board with at least 10 pins – a minimum of 5 must be pinned from the Outdoor categories on Arhaus.com, which can be found here.

Include “Arhaus outdoor Pinterest contest” in all pin descriptions!

When you’re done, submit your Pinterest board’s URL via a comment on this Arhaus’ blog post.

Giveaway closes Saturday, March 28. Winners will be announced Monday, March 30th on our blog. First place winner will receive a $1,000 Arhaus gift, second place winner will receive a $500 gift card, and third place winner will receive a $250 gift card. Contest open to US residents only.  Designs will be judged on creativity and adherence to the rules. Good luck and happy pinning!