Who isn’t looking forward to outdoor living this summer?! Our outdoor space was looking a little tired, so this simple outdoor patio refresh was just what I needed to get excited to spend some time outdoors this season!
It’s true. My outdoor space was looking pretty bare and tired.
There were no more pretty blooms. And the outdoor pillows were faded and worn.
It needed a little refresh. And with a few new outdoor pillows, an outdoor rug and a few pretty pots and planters, it looks so much better! And I’m so excited to share with you the small changes that made such a difference!
My outdoor pillows were quite a few years old, and really showing their age so the first thing I did? Ordered new outdoor pillows from Serena & Lily. I love their products, and they make such adorable outdoor items!
The previous pillows were also very dark grey and I wasn’t loving the color anymore. They didn’t seem to do anything for the chairs, and I wanted a little less contrast, and a more serene look.
I love the new pillows! The wide stripe is such a classic, and the soft grey is just what I was looking for to soften up the patio.
I love that they add a bit of freshness but the effect is still subtle – I didn’t want a huge color statement so these were perfect. They’re also made of weather hardy fabric so they can withstand the elements out here without me worrying or having to bring them in.
And we added an outdoor rug!! I’ve never had an outdoor rug before. And can I say? I’m definitely a convert.
I love the softness it brings, both literally and figuratively.
The pattern is subtle but just enough to add some pretty detail.
It really makes it feel like an outdoor living space, while also feeling super cozy and soft on our feet. Even Hudson seems to love it because he’s on it almost every day now!
I also refreshed the pots with some new blooms. This is something I usually do every summer, and it makes such a big difference. There’s nothing like some flowers to freshen up a space, right?
New pillows were also added to the outdoor chaise lounges which is so nice! We didn’t have any over on this side before and I love that I can lie in the sun and also be comfy at the same time!
I picked a grey stripe again, but one that’s a little different than the ones in the lounge area.
And they’re reversible! You can use either a horizontal or a vertical stripe just by switching sides.
Thanks for coming along for my outdoor patio refresh! I hope this gave you some ideas on how you can freshen up your own spaces with just a few changes. I’m sharing some links below to the items that I used, as well as a few other summer favorites!
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This week some of my blogging friends are also sharing their summer outdoor spaces. Just click on the links below the images to be taken to see their full posts!
If you liked this post, you might want to check out some of my other outdoor themed posts!