Sunday, June 14, 2020


This post is sponsored by AllModern, but all text, images, and opinions are all my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that keep The Style Nest running!

After getting my new outdoor accessories, I was eager to finish my outdoor space to enjoy during our summer of 2020! I was looking for pieces to make the space feel complete and inviting! Since we'll be spending more time outdoors at our homes then normal this summer, I really wanted the space to feel like I was hanging out in my family room, just outside. I wanted it to be a reflection of my style, so I was excited to mix in accents from AllModern to really set off the west coast casual vibe I was going for outdoors. See my new additions below!

Accent pillows and throw blankets are the easiest way to make a space feel more inviting and cozier and the texture and quality of these pillows is beautiful and I love the tassel accent on them. I'm a neutral girl at heart but you could pair these with a pop of color as well.

Throw blankets are a must have for New England summers as our nights cool down quickly. We love to cozy up by the fireplace to roast some s'mores and watch a movie and I'm always reaching for a blanket and these throws are the perfect weight. I especially love the gray color options. It is also a great blanket for an afternoon picnic in the yard. Throwing them over the arm of a sofa or a chair gives the space those finishing touches it needs to make the space feel complete.

I love adding accent tables and stools to spaces because they create a place to place your drink or snacks, they are easy to move around and even create extra seating if needed. I love the simplicity of this white garden stool paired with the textures on our patio. I also love that we can easily move it around for drinks or a place to put our feet up after a long day.

When creating your outdoor oasis you can't forget your outdoor planters which is my favorite part. When we designed our outside patio and created the cedar privacy screens, I knew immediately that this wall was calling for some tall modern planters. These are great because they create a place to plant your flowers but take up very little space. It's an easy way to make a statement without doing much work. These also work great if you live in the city and are looking for a way to create a privacy screen from your neighbors. Add tall grasses or shrubs and you instantly have a wall. Planters are the place where you can add pops of color or create some drama on your patio, I like to stick with mostly whites, shades of purple and green but picking a color scheme and using it throughout the space in your planters can really create a beautiful space. I can't wait for the plants to fully bloom!

Outdoor lighting is one of the simplest ways to really up your outdoor ambience game and it doesn't have to be hardwired either There are so many great solar panel options that work well, as well as hanging options that you can add to your existing trees with candles or lanterns placed around your patio area. It's the little touches that will make you enjoy your outdoor space that much more. I added these little hanging lanterns from our tree and they create a unique art element during the day and at night I light the little tea lights I added to them. You can use real or battery operated.

I hope you're able to take some ideas from here for your own patio and I can't wait to share more ideas on how to make the most of your outdoor space this summer.  I'd love to see what you've done with your spaces as well. Share below in the comments!


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