Updating Your Outdoor Space

Summer has finally hit us... like opening the door to a hot oven! It seems like it stays cold forever, and then out of nowhere BAM, 90 degrees. So with this heat wave I'm sure your spending more time outdoors, with kids, or just relaxing in the lawn chair sipping a glass of ice cold Strawberry Lemonade!

Since we are spending more time outside this time of year, I'm sure you've noticed a few things you'd like to replace or update to your outdoor living space. So I've put together a few suggestions to help you create your summer style!

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Easy Updates

Here's some suggestions of outdoor items that are simple and easy to update:

--Pillows: Inexpensive and updated to a new color scheme each year.

--Area rugs & Welcome Mats: A simple addition that will add some fun and flair to your cement or wood decking.

--Lanterns: Either on the table or on the ground, this is a great way to bring color and stability into your space.

--Pots & Planters: There are so many color options, shapes, and sizes. You can also use spray paint to reuse  your current pots.

--Furniture: Your base pieces such as a sofa, chair, bench, or swing, need to be neutral tones, because these are usually more expensive pieces and you don't want to have to replace these very often.  Side tables, ottomans, or chairs are a little easier to update and can always be painted or sprayed.

--Outdoor plants and flowers help set the mood for your space so I always suggest some bright colors :)

--Color Schemes:  For some fun color schemes check out my Pinterest Board for some inspiration. Right now the trend seems to be blues, reds, greens and golds.

--Motifs: Lemons, Watermelons, Pineapples are very trendy right now and can be found on almost everything from pillows, plates, and wreaths.

--Plastic Melamine Tableware: Is a fun and durable option to add some spics to your daily meals or weekend BBQ's

--Storage: Ottomans or Benches are a great way to hide away and store childrens toys, or pool supplies.

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Get the Look: Adirondack Chairs

I believe that the Adirondack Chair is a staple to creating the perfect outdoor style. They come in many colors and price ranges. Here's a little roundup of my favorite in blue. These chairs are all from Wayfair. Affiliate Links are located below the picture.

Low: Westport Adirondack Chair - http://bit.ly/22I3AOi

Med: Classic Adirondack Chair - http://bit.ly/1t0l5wN

High: Folding Adirondack Chair - http://bit.ly/1TQY3iX

Top 10: Summer Style Outdoor Essentials

I absolutely love finding my favorite pieces each week to help inspire you.  Here's my roundup for the week with the affiliate links posted below the picture.

1. Nolita Drops Throw Pillow - Wayfair -  http://bit.ly/22HZshc

2. Classic LED Lantern, Hot Coral - One Kings Lane -  http://bit.ly/1XvJOXl

3. Lemon Wreath - Wayfair -  http://bit.ly/1X6egXb

4. Round Planter & Stand - Wayfair -  http://bit.ly/1r9imjv

5. Verbena Bistro Set - One Kings Lane - http://bit.ly/1PdOc4C

6. Eastern Garden Stool - One Kings Lane - http://bit.ly/1X6dMAe

7. Lemon melamine Salad Plate - One Kings Lane - http://bit.ly/1UCp7oe

8. Isidora Indoor/Outdoor Area Rug - Wayfair -  http://bit.ly/1RUZJWe

9. Pineapple Pillow - Wayfair - http://bit.ly/1PdP6hA

10. Orleans Rocker, Aruba - One Kings Lane - http://bit.ly/1XvK1d2  

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I hope you've enjoyed these tips for updating your Outdoor Living spaces. If you have any questions let me know: Jessica@jessicaharrisinteriors.com . I also offer Interior Design Services both online or in-home. Check out my Services here and lets get going on designing your space. As always feel free to share this post on your social networks, so you can refer to it later. Have a Great Day My Friends!

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