Refreshing My Summer Patio with the Help of Homesense!

Refreshing My Summer Patio with the Help of Homesense!

  

I never actually realize how badly a space needs a makeover until I compare my before and after photos!

This spring I decided to spruce up my patio to get ready for summer, and although I liked how we had decorated our back deck, I didn’t realize how sparse it was until I took these photos.

  

Refreshing My Summer Patio with the Help of Homesense!

  

Refreshing My Summer Patio with the Help of Homesense!

  

Refreshing My Summer Patio with the Help of Homesense!

  

We use our back deck in the summer to hang out with friends and have drinks while enjoying the view.

As you can see we had a bit of a nautical theme going on, but I really needed to spruce things up a bit! This is where Homesense came in!

A few of our accessories were already from Homesense (the decorative basket on the table, the single chair), but I knew that to do a refresh of my space Homesense the perfect spot to go. I didn’t want to do a complete makeover – I loved the furniture and pillows I already had. I just needed to liven things up, which is exactly what I think I did!

  

Refreshing My Summer Patio with the Help of Homesense!

  

Refreshing My Summer Patio with the Help of Homesense!
  

Refreshing My Summer Patio with the Help of Homesense!

  

Refreshing My Summer Patio with the Help of Homesense!

  

Refreshing My Summer Patio with the Help of Homesense!

  

I added in some additional pillows in orange and white to add more colour to the space. Each pillow was from the same brand so they were the same size, and priced at $24.99.

I also added a couple of colourful throws to keep warm on summer nights and to add even more colour to the space ($24.99 each).

I planted flowers into this bright yellow pot from Homesense, and it was an amazing find at only $16.99.

Our little wooden buoys were from a trip to Nova Scotia that I could never find a perfect spot for, but I thought they looked great in this corner.

The table was one of my favourite spots to decorate!

  


  

Refreshing My Summer Patio with the Help of Homesense!

  

Refreshing My Summer Patio with the Help of Homesense!

  

Refreshing My Summer Patio with the Help of Homesense!

  

Refreshing My Summer Patio with the Help of Homesense!

  

Refreshing My Summer Patio with the Help of Homesense!

  

Refreshing My Summer Patio with the Help of Homesense!

  

My favourite item on this table? This amazing pompom cultery holder! It was only $19.99, and HELLO it has pompoms on it! It was such a fun piece that I needed in my life and it was perfect for the table.

These blue cups are so ornate, but they are actually plastic so they are perfect for summer drinks and only $3.99 each.

I have to admit that I have a few more lanterns like this one on the table already in my home, but I needed ANOTHER one because it was perfect to add to the decor ($49.99). I really love my new ice bucket which has what I thought looked like nautical stripes, and it’s huge so it’s perfect for parties (only $19.99).

Finally I added a few more touches like nautical napkins ($3.99), a colourblock-style platter in yellow and white ($9.99), and I already had this cutting board from Homesense ($16.99) that I added to the table.

Overall I am so happy with my patio refresh! I really felt like my space was a little bleak without all of the colour I added to my patio, and I am so happy with the results!

For more information on one of my favourite places to shop – Homesense (you can find me at the one in Whitby almost every weekend!), you can visit their website here!

  

I was provided a gift card in exchange for this review, but all opinions are fabulously my own!

 
 Xoxo Mandy

 

 

Focusing on Florals

Focusing on Florals

 
 Focusing on Florals
 
 Focusing on Florals
 
 
Focusing on Florals
 
 Focusing on Florals
 
 Focusing on Florals
 
 Focusing on Florals
 
 

Every week I look forward to Friday, and not only because it’s the start of the weekend. It’s a pretty easygoing day for me – I get organized for the weekend, I run errands, and I always pick up some fresh flowers for our house at the end of the day.

These stems ended up matching so well with my outfit that I made them a part of this look! It’s kind of like an unspoken blogger rule – buy fresh flowers, have them wrapped in brown craft paper, and carry them with your outfit if they match. I really had no choice in the matter.

This peplum top (from Dynamite but sold out – here is a similar one) paired perfectly with these floral pants, and these nude heels (also similar).

This is the second pair of sunglasses I stole from my husband this past weekend, but what’s his is mine so he really didn’t mind. I’m always wearing this Tiffany stack, and I paired it with a Tory Burch wrap bracelet.

The focal point of my outfit is absolutely these I Love Tyler Madison Tyler pants. They are so comfy too! There are made without a top button or zipper, as are all of the I Love Tyler Madison pants. You just pull them on and go, and they are easy to wear for all body types. I love pants that are comfortable and have some stretch to them like these.

The Canadian-made label is designed in Montreal by sisters Jacqueline Harris and Charna Zucker, and the brand is vegan and cruelty-free. A percentage of their fashion label sales are donated to the ASPCA and SPCA!

You can shop I Love Tyler Madison at www.ILoveTylerMadison.com, or at select retailers across Canada.

 

These pants were provided to me for review, but all opinions are fabulously my own!

 
 Xoxo Mandy