If you live in Canada the you know how important is the outdoor living space for us here! While it may be funny to others, us living in our harsh climate we click on to summer months and we don’t want to miss any of it! Because if you have 5 months of snow then the moment said snow melts you pull out our patio furniture and call it the beginning of the patio season! And so this week, some of my blogging friends and I are sharing our summer outdoor spaces with you!
So this summer the snow has melted in April and of course by beginning of May my patio setup was all out!
I’d describe our outdoor space as eclectic and comfortable- with wicker sofa, faux wood table contemporary black chairs and metal side tables I kept the base pretty neutral yet full of texture. I layered wit with colorful pillows, and red blue and yellow color punches. Overall we feel so cheerful in here and the space is perfect for our family!
Our space is decided in to three small areas – the dining space where we have most of our summer meals, the outdoor living with the sofa and the swing chair and the small kids table.
If you’re starting your patio decor this year then here are my tried and tested tricks and tips:
- Start by a neutral base of patio furniture. I think it’s best to pick neutral pieces that will be easy to style with new accessories for seasons to come than getting something overly original now and regret it later.
- Mix different materials for more interest- so if you have wood table, maybe mix it with wicker chairs, if you have wicker sofa maybe skip the matching look of the same coffee table and go for something wooden or metal instead.
- Bring the comforts of the inside outside- even though you’re setting an outdoor patio you can still create a comfortable and cozy space. Add outdoor pillows, outdoor rugs, lampions and lots of plants and you’ll feel like you’re in an outdoor living room!
- Layer your space with colour for that summery fun and cheerful vibe!
In the evening we light up all of our lanterns and it’s such a blessing to be able to sit here and decompress after a long day!
And here are my talented friends outdoor spaces! Just click on the links below the images to be taken to see their full posts.