Updated: Sep 9, 2019
Finally, summer is here. The warmer temps certainly give us hope that it’s here to stay. Home decor can expand outside the perimeter of your home, as a matter of fact, consider the patio and extension of your home and it’s decor. Patio furniture always goes on sale, typically early in the season and even more so at the end of the season, so keep an eye out for those deals and plan ahead. Patio decor, rugs, pillows, seat cushions, lanterns and lighting are accessories you can use year after year or easily swap out to change the look of your patio each season. And like many home improvement projects, this can be overwhelming.. so we’ve included a few of our must haves and trends we are seeing now.
I love the palm pillows, so many retailers selling a version of this so keep your eye out and you can likely grab a few cost effectively. Insider tip.. they are going fast, so grab these beauties early! I recently purchased 4 of these from Etsy, they come in many custom sizes with a poly fabric perfect for outdoor weather. I also purchased inexpensive pillow inserts online as well for less than $50 for all 4.
Ok guys.. these rugs! Obsessing over the bohemian flare added here. These are harder to find in an outdoor version, but Wayfair has so many comparable ones online right now. I found similar patterns here.
It's all about the lighting... always. The cafe lighting shown here is from Cost Plus World Market, and on sale for $17.99. Ambiance goes a long way, add some delicate lighting to keep your guests entertained after the sun goes down.
In closing add a few accessories. Just like you would adorn new bookshelves inside your home, throw a few lanterns, canisters, candles or floor cushions on your patio to make it feel warm and inviting.
Invite your friends over, sip on a margarita .. one of my favorite recipes here and enjoy your new patio!
katie + jesse