Summer is the perfect time to be living outdoors and eating al fresco. After a long day at work all I can think about is coming home to enjoy some quality time unraveling from day-to-day stresses on my porch. We have the perfect little nook off our kitchen that has just enough room for a grill, small table for four, a mini spice garden and a couple plants. With all of the holidays, babies and birthdays ahead of us this summer I was so excited to redecorate our outdoor place.
Where to begin?
I wasn’t sure how to approach my decorating ideas. Do you give the same attentiveness to detail as you would if it were a room inside? I felt as though it would be a natural progression. Take note of the dimensions, because the last thing you’ll want to do is to purchase a table that has no room for the chairs to fit around.
What is your patio personality? Are you the entertaining type? If so, you should focus on lounging gear for your friends who’ll visit in on weekends. Are you a laid-back? Focus on an intimate seating area for two.
PIER1 COUPON ALERT: $10 off $30 coupon
Square Modern Lantern- When the sun starts to go down the best mood lighting you can find comes from the soft glow of candles within a lantern.
Insulate Tumbler- This is my kitchen trend for the summer. With a messy husband and a 4 year old who can’t help himself from pulling out his straw from every beverage, these tumblers make my life easier.
Essential Square Dinner Plate- Lime- Bright and vibrant summer colored plates for enjoying dinner al fresco.
Essential Coffee Mug- Lime- A darling 3D tea pot deserves a matching set of mugs.
Outdoor Rug- This outdoor rug is made from a unique poly blend that allows water to run through it, won’t allow for mold and is super cute.
White Outdoor Wicker Stacking Armchair- Clean, comfortable and rust resistant. No one wants a chair that will fall apart after it rains.
Chalk Note Jar- Great to serve a fun summer beverage- See the recipe for CITRUS ADE below that is perfect for a sunny day!
White Wooden Cut-Out Tray- A great accent piece that is great for serving your afternoon tea.
3D Flower Teapot- After your tea is brew make the tough decision of choosing hot or cold.
Artificial Mini Succulents- I have purchased many, and I mean many, succulents that I can’t seem to keep alive. These artificial accents look and feel like the real thing. Win win!
Citrus Ade Recipe
3 quarts water
1 1/2-2 cups sugar
Squeeze or juice fruit into a container. Add sugar and mix well. Cut thin slices of fruit for a garnish to float in clear container. Serve over ice and enjoy!
Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Pier 1 Imports via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Pier 1 Imports