When you’re stuck at home, spending time outdoors can be like a mini retreat. Before all this, you may have taken your patio for granted… and now that Spring has arrived, you may be finding ways to enjoy it a little more this season.
This year I couldn’t wait to set up my patio outside. As soon as we had some sunny days on the forecast, I had everything power washed! It’s been too cold to sit out here most of this month but it’s ready. . . and waiting for me to enjoy the second it gets warm enough.
How to Create a Soothing Outdoor Sanctuary on Your Patio
Also, I moved around my accessories (they rotate all through the house all year) and was kind of enchanted with my three fat candleholders and how great they looked with my oversize faux coral from the Pottery Barn.
Creating a look and a feel outside, just like you would inside, makes your house feel even bigger! Treat your outdoor patio just like a room, adding a mirror, sofa table, and accessories.
My x ottomans aren’t covered in outdoor fabric, but they work outdoors all summer because they are under cover so they don’t get wet. But they have definitely faded and need to be re-done at some point!
Organize outdoor entertaining basics like flatware and dishes in a caddy – even if you are just entertaining your own family right now, you’ll be glad to have easy access for your al fresco dining.
My kale was flowering so I picked some for one of my (hundreds) of vases/vessels.
And, if you’re working from home right now, take your home office outdoors. This is where you’ll find me all summer long with my laptop (below):
Include plenty of soft goods to create a cozy and inviting space… a blanket for those chilly evenings after the sun goes down, lots of throw pillows.
- Cozy Fur Throw | 2. Neutral Outdoor Rug | 3. Outdoor Sectional | 4. Outdoor Pillows | 5. Teak Coffee Table | 6. Flower Garden Stool | 7. Mirror | 8. Black Ceramic Pots | 9. Lemon Stem | 10. Green Petal Stem | 11. Outdoor Dining Table | 12. Outdoor Dining Chairs | 13. Ceramic Urn | 14. Melamine Plates | 15. Flatware Caddy | 16. Glass Lantern
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Dress is from Zara | Slides: Hermes, Dupe here and actually way more comfy | Pedicure: Nonexistent
Melamine outdoor dishes, similar here
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And, heads up, those who have purchased the Masterclass, you will be receiving 2 new modules including the What would Maria Do with THIS House? which is available TODAY (below). I just finished taping it this week!
For example this house:
Just a reminder, this is how to access your account:
- Go to: MariaKillam.com/my-account
- Enter Your Username and Password
- Forgot your password? Simply follow the “Lost your password?” prompts on the page to reset it.
Module 15 will launch on May 15 and I’ve been waiting for Spring to hit to ask for photos. It’s called:
What would Maria Do with THIS Porch, Deck, Fence, Paving?
I’ll be covering outbuildings in this one as well.
And I’m looking for REAL LIFE situations, so send me the one you need colour help with to my gmail where all my Ask Maria posts go here.
If you would like to learn how to choose exterior colours with confidence go here to purchase the Masterclass.
My 500 white tulips are almost ALL in bloom, I’ll take photos soon!