As the spring chill finally gives way to summer warmth, we’re partnering with our favorite style bloggers to show us how they wear the season’s hottest trends. From fashion tips to makeup trends to home décor, we’re excited to see how these fashionistas gear up their wardrobes for warm weather styles.
This week we’re welcoming Nina of The HSS Feed to share her tips and tricks on the best ways of decorating your deck space into an outdoor retreat.
I am so happy that things are finally warming up around here, and am looking forward to spending as much time outside as possible during these beautiful summer months!
As we’ve started to see more sunshine here in Michigan, I’ve been turning my attention to getting our patio and outdoor spaces ready for everything from weeknight grilling to weekends with the kids spent in the sprinklers and making s’mores.
No matter the size of your outdoor space, I think you can easily get that light and bright summer feeling by adding plants, flowers and pops of color with outdoor décor.
I hardly consider myself to have a green thumb – actually quite the opposite! However, along with adding some green elements to our patio, I wanted to create some gardening projects to work on with my five-year-old, who could not have been more excited about his brand new Spider-Man gardening gloves!
You could certainly go big with lots of vegetables, herbs and flowers in planters around your patio. But I decided to start off slowly and picked up a pretty terra cotta planter that would serve as our first project. Because we are big Tex-Mex fans, I chose to do a small “salsa garden” with a tomato plant, cilantro and oregano, along with pansies to add some color. Pansies are also edible and I’ll plan on putting them in some summer salads.
I also picked up these strawberry plants in the Meijer outdoor department – it was bonus that they were already planted and off to a good start! The planters themselves were great for adding height and interest to a bare area of our patio. They actually came with hooks so you could hang them from your porch as well. But since we don’t have a space to hang them, I chose to stagger them on the patio wall. These would also be great if you have a small space or balcony to add some color and sweetness.
Your outdoor sitting space is great place to add those pops of color and interest with bright pillows, an umbrella and fun solar umbrella lights to add ambiance on summer nights.
And don’t forget to pick up new plastic or melamine glasses and dinnerware to enjoy eating outdoors without the worry of breaking anything.
What are you most looking forward to about outside time this summer?