The sun is out, the birds are chirping, and the flowers are blossoming! Three telltale signs that summer is just around the corner. With summer weather comes barbeques, patio happy hours, bonfires, and anything else that gives us an excuse to go outside. This means that you need to have your deck, patio, or whatever your outdoor space entails be in tip top shape for full enjoyment!
There are the common chores that go into transitioning your outdoor space from winter to summer – pressure washing, sweeping, yard work – which are often dreaded but are a necessity in order to have things looking clean. But after that’s all said and done comes the fun stuff – decorating! We’ve rounded up some of our favorite ways to transform your outdoor space into a beautiful, functional area you’ll want to hang out in all summer.
The most important thing to consider for your outdoor space is where you and your guests are going to sit. Do you need relaxing lounge chairs? An outdoor dining table? Comfy chairs to sit around the bon fire? All the above? Whatever it maybe you want to make sure you and your guests are comfortable. In our experience, here are some of our favorite places to shop for outdoor furniture that fit all wallet sizes ;)
2. Fred Meyer
3. Thos. Baker
4. Restoration Hardware
5. Room & Board
The above places also feature some great accessories but if you are on the hunt for something specific or more unique, we’ve got you covered! The one tricky thing about decorating an outdoor space is making sure you are purchasing something meant for the outdoors. Luckily, there is a whole world of fabrics and goods made for all weather conditions. Below are a few places we’ve found to carry quality outdoor goods that are also super cute!
Lighting is an important part of your outdoor space design and should never be overlooked. It adds an elevated look when thoughtfully curated and is of course important in terms of its functionality too. If you want to add unique lighting pieces that you don’t see everyday you’ll have to check out the below sources!
4. Savoy House
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