Hello hello! Hope you are as excited as I am for the summer issue of Merry Mag, full of amazing inspiration from a handful of very talented bloggers! Last week, I shared a sneak peek and today I’m all about showing off our new and improved playful patio makeover!
I feel so very lucky to have teamed up with The Land of Nod to give our plain patio a pretty makeover! I really wanted our outdoor space to be a happy and bright sanctuary for our family to enjoy together. LON pieces are so versatile and great for literally every space in the home, including outside! They are always on trend and have plenty to choose from.
When working on a little space like this (or any space for that matter) I always start from the ground up. The foundation of my design has to set a strong tone for the rest of the pieces to rely on. I went with the Half Shell Scallop Rug in Turquoise! It had a great pattern that wasn’t too masculine or feminine and the color was so peaceful to me.
Next, I brought in our main furniture pieces. Since this area would be more for lounging and relaxing, I brought in four vintage chairs that we thrifted for $2 each – not bad, right? I also added this solid Square Up Stool in Mint for displaying our Cacti collection or for when we just want to put our feet up to read or chill. I also brought in this fabulous Faux-Leather Gold Pouf to use as table/ottoman or just an extra seat if need be!
Every space needs a good amount of pillows in my opinion! I wanted various shapes, colors, sizes and patterns. This Floor Cushion was a must because it’s so big and perfect for the kids to lay on! It also gives the space a little bit of a Boho look, which is on trend this season. Of course, this Hexagon Pillow, Square Pillow, Ice Cream Pillow and Watermelon Pillow are great if you have kids! They have vivid colors and fun shapes to explore!
Lastly, I brought out a few plants that love light and do well in warmer temperatures to add that natural green to the space (besides the surroundings). It makes it feel a bit more tropical, don’t you think?! Be sure to bring in your plants in the evening just to be safe and water often when they are exposed to all those outdoor elements.
I love our new patio and can’t wait to spend more time out there as a family or just with the kids. We’ve enjoyed some play-time and snacks already and I think everyone approves of the new look! What do you think?