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a rainbow indoor picnic!

a rainbow indoor picnic

With the kids heading back to school soon, it may feel like summer is almost over. BUT, it's always summer over here at Oh Joy! So, we wanted to celebrate the end of summer with an indoor picnic that you could have year round. I don't know what it is about sitting on the floor with a bunch of friends that feels so fun. Especially when you add a bunch of pillows and blankets and little tables...it's like a much more sophisticated version of hanging on the floor with friends than our college dorm room days. Here are some tips for making your very own rainbow indoor picnic...!

a rainbow indoor picnic

1. Start with a base area for your picnic. That simply means a blanket, throw, or picnic mat. This rainbow blanket started the inspiration for our party, so it was only fitting to have this be the centerpiece as the base. 

rainbow indoor picnic

2. Use small size tables as picnic tables. You can make an indoor picnic feel a little more glam with low tables vs. eating off the ground.

rainbow indoor picnic

3. Bring in softness and extra cushion with pillows and cushions. We mixed solid colors of the rainbow along with pillows that had rainbow inspired embellishments (like multi-color poms and tassels). 

rainbow indoor picnic

4. Add the rainbow in smaller accents. While this is a rainbow-themed picnic, in order to keep it from looking too young, we kept the pops of color with solid pieces from the throw pillows, wall color, rug, demi tables, and end table. In addition to the single rainbow on the throw, any other multi-color pieces were kept minimal and in smaller accents like this pom-pom garland that was strung on a statement chair.

rainbow indoor picnic

Cheers! Here's to a great rest of the summer!

Items shown: Benjamin Moore Flamingo's Dream paint, Eric Trine plant stand, Urban Outfitters gold planter, Gray Malin print, Oh Joy DIY bench, Oh Joy for Target salad bowl & servers (past season), Ikea pink glasses, Anthropologie yellow glasses (past season), Oh Joy! for Target pitcher (past season), Target rug, Grandin Road rattan chair, Anthropologie tassel pillow (past season), Modernica demi tables, Target dotty napkins (past season), Target plates (past season), Target gold flatware, Jonna Saarinen long tray (past season), Arro Home rainbow pillow, Castle hot pink round pillow, Paper Source heart straws (past season), Arro Home light pink round pillow, Target round shag rug, Little Big Bee rainbow blanket, Ikea yellow pillow, Jonna Saarinen round platter (past season), Pehr Designs pom pom pillow, Natti Natti floor pillow, Macvilho pom pom garland.

{Photos by Lily Glass, styling by Julia Wester, styling assistance by Jess Hong

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