Easy Ways to Update Your Outdoor Space This Summer
After that long, cold winter, we are overjoyed that the nice weather is here. And given that the family has practically set up camp in the backyard, it makes sense to outfit it with useful as well as decorative items to make the great outdoors a wonderful extension of our living space. From furniture to planters, there are so many ways to dress up the patio, deck or yard to soak up the sun and fresh air. So go on, get outside—it’s only natural.
Pina Colada Toss Cushion
Pineapples are our favourite summer motif (and so trendy right now!) and it’s easy to sneak their fun vibe into an outdoor space with an inexpensive throw cushion. We adore the bright pop of colour this one lends to a space.
$17, available at canadiantire.ca
Here Comes the Sun Beach Blanket
We love this beach blanket that can easily double as a towel. It's a nice and simple way to add a pop of colour to your outdoor décor—and the best part is it’s useful, and can also be packed up and taken on picnics and to the beach. So cute. $48, available at naturallife.com
Amazon Floral Plates
We adore palm leaves and all manner of tropical fronds, and are overjoyed to add foliage on our plate pattern to the foliage in our back garden. Made of sturdy melamine, these can serve as salad, dessert or snack plates.
$21, available at chapters.indigo.ca
Finn Side Table
Sleek modern design alert! We adore the natural wood and clean lines of this side table. It certainly appeals to our love of Scandinavian design and will look a-MAZ-ing in our outdoor oasis.
$490, available at dwr.com
Brooklyn String Lights
We adore the look of vintage, industrial style lights, and the patio is a great place to string them up. Now we’ll be able to see or friends and family on a starlight summer’s night. Plus, little string lights are so very hygge.
$44, available at canadiantire.ca
Vik Outdoor Fire Table
There's an electronic fireplace on one end, and a cooler for keeping drinks cold on the other, making this the most useful outdoor table we;ve ever seen. A wooden top covers the fireplace when not in use. Sleek. $700, available at canadiantire.ca
Plodes Geometric Fire Pit
Now this is a statement piece for the backyard. Build your entire seating arrangements around this amazing fire pit, because that’s where everyone will congregate. The lines, the material—it’s like a sculpture and a fire pit all in one.
$1495, available at dwr.com
Colada Pineapple Planters
We adore our garden beds, but we also love how a stylish planter can add some interesting texture and levels to our patio. This one is studded with a metallic diamond texture, and aluminum-plated with a brass finish to reflect every 3D angle. So unique—we love it!
$24.95, available at cb2.com
Granada Outdoor Rug
If a rug can make or break the décor inside…then it’s most definitely an overlooked outdoor item! This lovely print will make our outdoor seating area look as beautiful—if not more so—than our indoor space. It truly pulls together the entire area.
$100, available at canadiantire.com