In this post: Summer entertaining is much more enjoyable in a beautiful setting. Up your patio decor game by adding summer style with outdoor accessories.
A week ago I looked at my patio and it looked like a barren wasteland. I half expected tumbleweed to blow by.
It’s not that we hadn’t brought the furniture out yet and the deck had just been power washed.
But my ever-so-neutral sectional and tables were looking more like winter than my favorite vibrant-hued season.
A re-boot was definitely in order.
As luck would have it, I had just been contacted by my sponsor, Kirkland’s, and had been invited to shop at their new store opening this week in Paramus, NJ. This precipitated a delightful mother-daughter shopping spree that I shared earlier this week in this post. While my daughter focused on her new apartment, I had this patio re-awakening project on my mind.
Be sure to enter the gift card raffle at the bottom of this post!
Since my goal was to transform my patio without actually buying any furniture and with a budget to adhere to, the plan was to do all the work with accessories and to make the space inviting and pleasant.
As with all great decorating efforts, the best place to start is with flowers. I found this wonderful pastel yellow pitcher and filled it with a spray of aromatic lilacs. This floral display became my muse, driving the color palette for my patio decor.
(See below for resource list.)
The farmhouse carafe serves farm fresh juice and is part of a charming caddy set with glasses.
Vintage grain sack pillows mix nicely with embroidered linen ruffles and a colorful lightweight throw. (Ok, it’s actually a pashmina shawl and I’ve used it for everything from a tablecloth to a throw. The one thing I’ve never used it as… is a pashmina shawl!)
What summer gathering is complete without a bit of fruit? This sweet distressed bowl is perfectly sized for the coffee table and imparts a lovely country vibe.
Our rattan sectional with cream cushions makes it easy to update the look with a simple change of outdoor decorative items.
A distressed white serving tray sits at the ready to corral juice glasses and embroidered linen napkins.
I love these chunky glass lanterns for preparing candles for when the sun begins to fade. They’re also great for citronella candles to keep bugs and pests away.
The spritzer bottle is a fun nod to times past, but is also great for serving cold drinks.
Anticipating guests’ needs is always appreciated and I included the gold sphere below, to keep napkins from blowing in the breeze.
Our patio is a place we love to entertain and having outdoor accessories to fill your needs is both practical as well as pretty. A big thank you goes to Kirkland’s for sponsoring this post but the opinions and summer lovin’ are all my own.
Patio Decor Source List – Click on the items below for direct links to the products. Please note some items are temporarily sold out online but may come back in stock. All of these items were available in store when I visited. (This post contains some affiliate links for your convenience. Click here to read my full disclosure policy.)
- Pastel pitchers
- Farmhouse carafe and caddy set
- Distressed white tray
- Distressed white bowl
- Gold sphere
- Spritzer bottle
- Clear glass lantern
If you live in NJ and you’d like to check out the store to see these items in person, be sure to visit for the grand opening in Paramus on Saturday, May 6th.
We also have a $50 Kirkland’s gift card giveaway for one lucky reader, so click the link below to enter the raffle for a chance to win. You can enter to win the gift card up until the night of May 11th. Good luck!!
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