Spring in our Outdoor Oasis (A Side Patio Refresh!)

Spring in our Outdoor Oasis (A Side Patio Refresh!)

The pups and I saved a comfy spot just for you on our newly refreshed side patio! So come on in, grab yourself a cup of iced tea or coffee and join us in the sun today for a spring patio tour!

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Spring has definitely sprung here in Seattle and we’ve been soaking in every moment of blue sky and warmer temperatures. We are absolutely feeling SPOILED by the sunshine right now, it’s been gloriously perfect in every way. The sun has motivated us to get outside and set up a fresh and inviting oasis on our side patio!

Spring in our Outdoor Oasis (A Side Patio Refresh!)
Spring in our Outdoor Oasis (A Side Patio Refresh!)

I might be one of the few bloggers left who doesn’t feel the need to totally start over every season with all new furniture, but I’ve always believed you can create a room you love over time. No need to start from scratch every year. I was able to create a fresh spring look in this space by simply adding a few fun new seasonal items!

Case in point, my World Market outdoor sectional and cushions in this space are FIVE years old! We got this set at our old house and moved it here, it is still in excellent condition! I never hesitate to recommend World Market furniture or products to you because I know first hand they are such a great value.

How I Care for Outdoor Cushions and Rugs

Read about how we keep our cushions and rugs clean and dry on this FAQ post here!

Here’s what’s new on our patio!

Spring in our Outdoor Oasis (A Side Patio Refresh!)

One of the new pieces we got for this area is this really cute new coffee table, which is going to be perfect for serving morning coffee, breakfast and lunch out here.

The new punchy blue rug and striped navy and white pillows (with Sunbrella fabric!) help set a fun nautical mood and color scheme for this space.

If you are new to my house, the backyard faces the Puget Sound, so we get a glimpse of the sea from our home and patio spaces! A touch of coastal style just feels like the right mood with this house!

Spring in our Outdoor Oasis (A Side Patio Refresh!)
Spring in our Outdoor Oasis (A Side Patio Refresh!)

One thing I love about this boldly patterned rug is it really brings this little oasis together with flair.

Spring in our Outdoor Oasis (A Side Patio Refresh!)

The striped cushion on the rug is a dog bed! As you can see, it’s already a hit with our furry family members. Especially Lily who likes to enjoy ALL of the beds. She LOVES being outside, so this whole comfy situation out here makes her happy all day long.

Spring in our Outdoor Oasis (A Side Patio Refresh!)

The blue side tables (this one and this one) are so cute and very helpful! Since this part of the sectional is farther away from the coffee table, side tables give everyone a spot within reach to set down a drink or plate.

Spring in our Outdoor Oasis (A Side Patio Refresh!)
Spring in our Outdoor Oasis (A Side Patio Refresh!)

The giant palm tree is the same one we used to have in our living room. I thought it might enjoy being out here this spring! I love the planter because it sets up on a stand, so it really elevates the plant and makes a great statement.

Spring in our Outdoor Oasis (A Side Patio Refresh!)
Spring in our Outdoor Oasis (A Side Patio Refresh!)

You can totally mix rugs if you want to. That’s what I do! :) The striped rug helps define the little area right off of our kitchen porch. The variation makes each space feel special, but the bolder rug in the main conversation area invites all eyes to notice the real focal point of the patio!

Spring in our Outdoor Oasis (A Side Patio Refresh!)
Spring in our Outdoor Oasis (A Side Patio Refresh!)
Striped rug
Spring in our Outdoor Oasis (A Side Patio Refresh!)

As you are thinking of ideas for putting together your space, I like to use repetition to pull the look of a room together! Even though some items are unique, such as the rugs, the pillow fabric and double umbrellas tie them together making the design as a whole feel cohesive. The string lights are another repetitive design element.

Spring in our Outdoor Oasis (A Side Patio Refresh!)

Another fun new accessory are the lantern hooks on either side of the gate. I got the lanterns at World Market a few months ago so I thought the stands would be a charming way to use them in out little gardening area. I use a battery operated votive so it’s safe outside, even if we forget it when we go in at night.

Soon the garden area by the gate will be bursting with peonies, white climbing roses and jasmine! I can’t wait! It’s a feast for the eyes and senses.

Spring in our Outdoor Oasis (A Side Patio Refresh!)
Spring in our Outdoor Oasis (A Side Patio Refresh!)
Spring in our Outdoor Oasis (A Side Patio Refresh!)
Spring in our Outdoor Oasis (A Side Patio Refresh!)

I’ve been happily sitting outside every day for well over a week, enjoying the sun, the breeze and the fresh air.

Spring in our Outdoor Oasis (A Side Patio Refresh!)
Spring in our Outdoor Oasis (A Side Patio Refresh!)
Spring in our Outdoor Oasis (A Side Patio Refresh!)

I think these solar powered lights are just adorable! I love how they look strung across the fence, even in the daytime. I am not sure that they have powered up enough to work at night yet, but once I figure that out I’ll share what they look like in the dark!

Spring in our Outdoor Oasis (A Side Patio Refresh!)

World Market has so many fun items for your home, inside and out. And with the sale, it’s a perfect time to pull a room together for spring!

I am sharing sources and tips below for a how to get the best deal during the sale, including how to shop the sale EARLY and get your favorite items through the code and links provided! Don’t miss the scroll bar to find my favorite products at the end of the post!

Spring in our Outdoor Oasis (A Side Patio Refresh!)
Spring in our Outdoor Oasis (A Side Patio Refresh!)
Spring in our Outdoor Oasis (A Side Patio Refresh!)
Spring in our Outdoor Oasis (A Side Patio Refresh!)

Sources:

Shop online (use the links below!) and either have your items shipped or pick up your items from the store! Click here or use the scrolling bar below to find my sources.

Spring in our Outdoor Oasis (A Side Patio Refresh!)
Spring in our Outdoor Oasis (A Side Patio Refresh!)

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Mood-Boosting Spring Room Refresh

Mood-Boosting Spring Room Refresh

This post is in partnership with World Market

After a week of several back-to-back snow storms here in Seattle, I think it’s safe to say we’re ready for spring! Don’t get me wrong, I’ve been in homebody heaven! I love staying home and we don’t get snow like this very often, well, basically never.

Mood-Boosting Spring Room Refresh

Even though I’m loving the cozy Hygge vibe right now in my house, I still really am excited about spring. And actually, being buried in snow was the perfect excuse to do a little spring nesting.

Today let’s talk about some super simple, get ’em-done-so-you-can-enjoy-them spring refreshes around the house. Specifically, I’ll share THREE rooms I refreshed this week around my own home.

Mood-Boosting Spring Room Refresh

Lamp / Lamp Shade / Wood Footed Tray / Faux Peonies / Faux Fern

After a long winter I start feeling a little restless staring at the same things over and over, so I think a change in scenery can be a real mood-booster.

Mood-Boosting Spring Room Refresh

Green Dragonfly Bowls

I know for some people, a change of scenery probably means laying out on a beach somewhere. :). Bless.

Not me! I’m taking the whole Go Big or Go Home mindset literally. Instead of flying off to a sunny location, I decided to hang out in my hallway at home to complete a very (and I do mean very) small project.

WHO’S LIVING HER BEST LIFE? This girl.

Mood-Boosting Spring Room Refresh

This wall literally had two nails on it all winter. Two nails in the wall, not covered by art. Just the nails :). It was a barren and unsettling space. It didn’t spark anything but sorrow every time I saw it.

Every day I’d walk by and think to myself, “self, you really need to do something about that wall”.

Pro-tip: I should have taken a before photo so this would be a more dramatic reveal.

But I didn’t do anything about the wall. By the time I had the thought that I should do something, I was out of the hall.

I decided it was time to change my life and home for the better. Could I transform the entire hallway in two minutes? Yes. Yes, I could. I would challenge myself to get it done.

Just like in yesterday’s project, DONE can spark joy. But to be done, you have to start.

In full disclosure, I didn’t relocate the nails for this project because I couldn’t get them out of the wall and I didn’t want to look for the hammer. Don’t judge. I reminded myself that this isn’t open-heart surgery, I can always rearrange later (which we both know I won’t do, but that’s beside the point.).

Now it was time for the transformation. I grabbed a framed painting off a different wall (one that wasn’t as critical to my well-being) and I set it on one of the nails.

Then on the other nail I hung this adorable metal candle holder (with a battery operated votive) I had picked up at World Market.

Was it an unexpected spot for it? Yes. Did it pass the spark joy test? YES IT DID.

Now to bring in some greenery. I had a plant in here at one point, but it just wasn’t happy with the lack of light so I had to move it.

Mood-Boosting Spring Room Refresh

I had intended to use this galvanized plant stand and a few faux ferns from World Market in another spot, but suddenly I thought about how much better this hallway would feel with greenery. And what better spot to use faux plants than in a room that doesn’t get much natural light?

The stand is such a convenient size to tuck in just about anywhere! Two minutes later, my job in this hall was done.

Spring hall refresh complete.

Mood-Boosting Spring Room Refresh

Garden Sign

Now I was feeling extra motivated, so I traipsed out to the side yard for an outdoor room makeover. It took a full two minutes to complete this space, mostly because of the long trek down the staircase through the snow in my slippers.

I was limited in what I could do thanks to the the arctic amounts of snow in my backyard, but I’m telling you, hanging this one sign SPARKED MORE JOY THAN I EVER DREAMED. I returned from the garden with a new spring in my step and a desire to stop and smell the roses.

Mood-Boosting Spring Room Refresh

Except I didn’t have any roses. Yet, I did happen to grab a faux succulent and a bright bouquet of peonies from World Market. Peonies most definitely spark JOY. For maybe a minute. They don’t bloom nearly long enough, IMHO.

But this time of year, bright pink faux peonies can bring almost as much joy as real peonies.

How could you not feel happier with a pop of pink flowers in your home? 

Mood-Boosting Spring Room Refresh

If that isn’t enough mood-boosting joy for you, go even BIGGER and make your own miniature garden!

Mood-Boosting Spring Room Refresh

World Market has sweet little fairy garden accessories and vessels you could use to make one! Perfect weekend activity. It’s like therapy, really.

My three Mood-Boosting Spring Room Refreshes are complete!

Mood-Boosting Spring Room Refresh

Mood Board Sources: 1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6 // 7 // 8 // 9 // 10 // 11 // 12

Mood-Boosting Spring Room Refresh
Mood-Boosting Spring Room Refresh
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