With the weather warming up and Summer getting closer, it’s time to take it outside; the party that is. I was given the opportunity by wayfair.ca to take part in a blogger campaign called “Fresh Air Fundamentals” to kick off the outdoor season. The challenge I was given was to show how I would add elements from their fabulous website to create my ideal outdoor living space. I loved this idea and was keen to give it a whirl.
Every Spring, I find myself trying to come up with ways to spruce up my outdoor living space with a few small additions. This year, I’m focusing on trying to make my deck cozy and laid back with a slightly modern boho vibe. I like the idea that we can entertain guests in this space for a little adult soirée, but also make it fun and comfortable for the kids to play around, as they do. Here’s what I came up with.
I started with a neutral colored pallet couch (the image is similar to one that I made last Summer) to create a base that can mesh with a variety of pieces and help the space feel cohesive. I also added string outdoor lights. There’s something about these lights that makes me want to open another bottle of wine and not worry about my 6 am wake up call from the littles. Then I chose two rugs, one neutral and one colorful to add a punch of brightness and a comfy feeling to the space. I also added a wooden stool to be used as a seat or side table. I chose this material to help ground the space and give it that natural feel. I also included a a terrarium since I’m loving this whole “jungalow” theme that I’m seeing everywhere. Plus, succulents will last a bit longer under the supervision of my black thumb. I also added this gorgeous woven wall hanging because I just love the idea of thinking of my deck as another living room, so why not slap this beauty right onto the side of the house?! Finally, I added a warm throw blanket for those chilly nights, a couple of pillows (keeping in mind that I would actually add about fifty of these) and a gold pineapple because I can’t have a room that doesn’t include a gold accent piece.
I hope these pieces inspire you to add a little boost to your outdoor living space this season. Here’s to roasting marshmallows in the backyard and dancing under the stars. Happy Summer!