How to Update Your Outdoor Space

Wow what a beautiful Spring we’ve been having here in Vancouver, the weather has been incredible. Hopefully it continues well into summer…  I hope whatever city you’re your weather is shaping up too.  With this warmer weather, I’m sure you’ve started to think and prepare your outdoor/patio space. Hello, to endless relaxing and hosting outdoors this summer. Today we’re sharing how you can update your current outdoor living area with just a few simple items. An easy outdoor refresh, making your space inviting for the whole season and seasons to come.

You might already have a patio setup you love and just need a little something to spruce it up or switch out. Adding in a few extras items can complete your space and make it feel new again.  Outdoor lighting such as lanterns, hanging pendant lights and string lights are a perfect addition to set the mood and add interest.  Adding or switching out  throw pillows will help update your space and breath some new life into it, why not think about adding in new patterns, colors and textures too. If you have an outdoor covered area this pendant light would be a great way to add addition lighting and an added fun coastal vibe.

A mix of garden planters and pots are also a great way to add character and update your space- and of course help in bringing in flowers and greenery to your areas. Classics like terra cottas and muted stones are always my goto. I love the look of species planting (one type of flower, herb, grass planted in one pot) and love how much drama it can add to your patio. Try filling a wicker planter basket up with one of my all-time favourites English Lavender, its sure to make the perfect statement on your front porch or back patio and keep the mosquitos away.

From hanging string lights for ambience, a statement accent chair for decor and additional seating,  beautiful lanterns to complete your space, or perhaps a new doormat. I hope one or two of these items will catch your eye!

Summer Patio Essentials


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