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 , which is going to be perfect for serving morning coffee, breakfast and lunch out here.

The new punchy blue and (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 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 ! 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 ( and ) 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 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 helps define the little area right off of our kitchen porch. The variation makes each space feel special, but the 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!)
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 are another repetitive design element.

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

Another fun new accessory are the 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 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! 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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Comments

  1. Katie Blahowicz says

    Gorgeous!! I drool over white cushions outdoors but sadly I’ve never ventured to go for white. With young kids and a dog, I assume I’m being practical, but you’ve done white here and with some of your indoor furniture. Just how do you keep everything looking crisp and white?!

  2. What do you do when it rains? Do you leave everything out or do you cover the furniture or…?

  3. Oh no! Where’s the bougainvillea?

  4. I’m amazed at all that you have included just outside your side door. I guess I didn’t realize that you had so much space between the kitchen porch and the front gate. I recall that re-doing this side yard was very stressful and time-consuming, but you did a fantastic job designing it for maximum use of space, for beauty, and for convenience. I love it.

    • Thanks so much, Pat! Yes it was quite an ordeal to get to this point. We are very relieved it’s so pretty and functional, I’ll have to do a post reflecting back on how far it’s come! 💗

  5. Marilyn says

    It’s funny–I live in the mountains of “sunny Southern California” and we’ve been having “Seattle weather” for the last week–overcast, cool and drizzly. :-) Glad you’re enjoying your time in the sun. Your patio looks lovely and comfortable. Enjoy!

  6. WOW…. absolutely gorgeous!!! Give me a good book … I could spend the day on that patio !! So … so…. pretty!!!!!

  7. It’s so beautiful. Do you leave this out all the time like this? Where I live we have a fair bit of wind and it rains a lot during the spring and summer so any outdoor furniture tends to go mouldy. I can’t image leaving a rug outside as it would just be covered in mud in a really short time. How do you combat this or do you just wash it all the time? Thanks.

    • It’s all very weather resistant and easy to hose off. I usually keep the rugs out spring – late October. But in bad weather or winter I bring them in! My furniture has stayed outside for years! It’s five years old and good as new!

  8. Are your umbrellas, half umbrellas, or is it just the angle in the picture?

  9. Jennifer Park Cox says

    Hi! What a fun space! You are so talented! Can you tell me if you like the cost plus umbrellas? I want some that tilt and provide shade. I love the ones that are huge like the frontgate catalog ones on a wheel system? Do you know the ones I mean but they are 1200$! We need shade but only for the hot sun in later afternoon? Thanks so much!

    • I do like the World Market umbrellas I’ve had, especially I like that you can buy new covers for them so it makes the purchase even more cost effective. They aren’t an item I like to spend a fortune on :).

  10. Lori S H says

    I love your refresh! I love the pups too. I have 2 1 year old Bernedoodle’s and an 11 year old Goldendoodle, and its been a real challenge this year keeping the one year olds off of our white patio cushions. They love to dig daily. : )

  11. Christine says

    That is so pretty. I never seen anyone’s side patio look so lovely! But you have wonderful weather for that, plus being near the water is a bonus.
    Here in AZ it gets so blazing hot in summer that I don’t even go out except for food shopping and I wouldn’t be here if my son and his family were not here.
    Enjoy your lovely home. It is really a blessing.

    • We definitely get a lot of enjoyment out of it all summer and fall. Our fairly mild weather makes it possible to be out here for a few months! Although on a hot afternoon we have to sit on the shadier side or we’d be sunburned, it does get bright! :) Thank you so much for stopping by and your kind compliment, Christine!!!

  12. Love,love, love your side porch area! Beautiful job! We just refreshed our back porch. It’s our fave rite lace to be! Enjoy your gorgeous, tranquil space! ❤️❤️❤️❤️

  13. Judy Wadsworth says

    Where did you find the bold patterned blue and white rug? Everything is so pretty but this really makes things pop!

  14. Lynne Beattie says

    Such a lovely, relaxing space!

  15. Hi. Are your pups goldendoodles? So cute.

    • Jack (the bigger one) is a goldendoodle and Lily is an Australian Labradoodle :) My daughter’s also have two Australian labradoodles. They have an Instagram with more photos here! >>

  16. What a relaxing and beautiful outdoor room. I love the navy and white!
    Pinning :)

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