The Pioneer Woman reveals why she always uses bright colors when entertaining outdoors

Ree Drummond’s styling tip will elevate your exteriors in time for the brighter seasons ahead

The Pioneer Woman for Walmart
(Image credit: The Pioneer Woman for Walmart)

Garden party season is drawing ever closer, but if your garden isn’t up to entertaining just yet, then fear not – the Pioneer Woman is here to change that. The Food Network star has just launched her first-ever outdoor collection that marks the seasonal shift in bright and brilliant style. 

The collection includes a range of gardening essentials, decor, and some of the best garden furniture of the season – designed to turn any outdoor space into a vibrant and colorful oasis. 

But why should you experiment with bright colors this season? And how can you make these maximalist garden design ideas work in your home? In an interview with Gardeningetc, the Pioneer Woman Ree Drummond shared why you should go bold this season. 

Why you should experiment with bright colors when entertaining outdoors 

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(Image credit: The Pioneer Woman for Walmart)

‘Above all, I think an outdoor entertaining area should be fun, colorful, and inviting,’ Ree begins. She explains that you should not curate an outdoor gathering space that takes itself too seriously – and incorporating color is one of the easiest ways to create a fun entertaining space. 

‘Feel free to create a space with colorful seating, a variety of plants and flowers, and pretty accessories,’ Ree says. ‘My goal when creating outdoor spaces for entertaining is to make guests smile and feel at home the second they step into the space.’

When playing with spring garden ideas, the designer recommends adding color via big florals and bright hues – many of which mimic the organic floral tones that fill your garden over the brighter seasons. 

The Pioneer Woman for Walmart

(Image credit: The Pioneer Woman for Walmart)

‘One of my favorite things about spring is watching everything come to life and being able to enjoy more time outside – both on the porch and in the garden. So much of my personal style is inspired by this,’ she says. 

Our favorite picks include this quaint blue birdhouse (opens in new tab) (above, from Walmart) which is a highly aesthetic way to attract birds into your garden. The turquoise bistro set (opens in new tab) (also from Walmart) flirts with one of the most exciting garden trends of the year whilst making a statement that will struggle to go out of style. 

Much of Ree Drummond’s collection pays homage to the tones of the season – so you can flirt with this audacious color without a huge investment. 

The Pioneer Woman for Walmart

(Image credit: The Pioneer Woman for Walmart)

‘I absolutely love this new collection and can’t wait to see the different ways the products are used to bring color and fun to outdoor spaces,’ Ree adds. The pieces are available at Walmart (opens in new tab) now. 

Megan is the News and Trends Editor at Homes & Gardens. She first joined Future Plc as a News Writer across their interiors titles, including Gardeningetc, Livingetc, and Real Homes. As the News Editor, she often focuses on emerging microtrends, sleep and wellbeing stories, and celebrity-focused pieces. Before joining Future, Megan worked as a News Explainer at The Telegraph, following her MA in International Journalism at the University of Leeds. During her BA in English Literature and Creative Writing, she gained writing experience in the US while studying in New York. Megan also focused on travel writing during her time living in Paris, where she produced content for a French travel site. She currently lives in London with her antique typewriter and an expansive collection of houseplants.