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!

This post is sponsored by World Market

Don’t miss the World Market sale that starts a day early today only for World Market Rewards members! To shop the sale, and log in to use promo code: MEMBERS19. You’ll save an extra 30% on almost everything. Plus get free shipping on $199+ orders. See more sale details at the end of this post!

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.

So let’s see 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!

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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!)

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

Thanks for stopping by!

Hope you enjoyed the tour.

Are you working on your outdoor spaces yet?

To do, or not to do…

To do, or not to do...

When we moved into this house, I started gathering all kinds of ideas for what I wanted to do to update this room.

I dreamed up everything from adding a window seat, to bookcases, to built ins, to some trim work, to refinishing floors, to a new fireplace surround and a fireplace insert for cozier fall days.

So many ideas!

So little time and budget.

While we’ve been able to work on quite a few other projects around our house (if you are new and want to catch up you can find many of them here!), this room has evolved in less dramatic ways than I envisioned.

But for this past season of our life, simple changes have been more than enough.

Instead of redoing the fireplace, we just painted it. Twice. :)

To do, or not to do...

Rather than a built-in window seat, we bought a rattan daybed that we ended up loving (and the dogs love it, too!).

While we still haven’t installed one bit of trim in here, we refreshed the room with paint and installed window shades.

To do, or not to do...

Of course, every so often (or every season!) we rearrange the space with rugs, furniture, art, lamps…we’re still experimenting and figuring out what makes us feel our best in here.

(If you missed my recent post, I shared how we’ve been liking our new white sofa here!)

To do, or not to do...

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I haven’t stopped dreaming up ideas for this room though. That’s what I do. But I’ve also grown to be quite content with it as it is. It’s comfortable. Inviting. Relaxing and cozy.

What more do I really need?

There’s something to be said about embracing simplicity, you know? Letting yourself just be content with what is. Feeling happy with what you already have, rather than always feeling the need to have new, or more…or different…or extra.

To do, or not to do...

My goal is that when I do decide to make a more significant change, it is a more thoughtful one. I want my home to speak to my heart. I don’t want to make changes on a whim just to reflect the most current design trends. I want to make changes that bring joy, make sense, are meaningful or serve our needs well.

To do, or not to do...

One of the questions I’m still pondering is whether or not I want to make a design change to my fireplace! Part of me still wants to redesign this whole wall. Part of me has grown to be comfortable with it as it is.

What are your thoughts, friends? If this was your home, would you change this wall? What ideas would you have for updating this fireplace? What inspiration photos would inspire you? Or would you just leave it as is?

Do you ever wrestle with the process of making design changes or decisions in your home?

To do, or not to do...
To do, or not to do...

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