Thursday, March 17, 2022

Spring Prep...Patio Edition: {Sponsored by Better Homes & Gardens at Walmart}

As a Better Homes & Gardens Stylemaker, I am honored to work with their amazing brand sharing their stylish and affordable line of home products available at Walmart! As always, any product reviews or opinions are honest feedback from my personal experience.  This post contains affiliate links to Walmart, which means the brand rewards me with a small commission for any sale resulting from a link click through from my blog.  I am excited to share my March project with you today!

Temps have been warming up here in Dallas and we are ready for patio time!  We still have a few cold days ahead, but warm days are finally outnumbering the cool ones!  Today I am super excited to share this patio makeover I did using amazing finds from the Better Homes & Gardens line at Walmart. Their patio collection is fabulous this year!  They have so much great stuff at reasonable prices!  For this makeover, I went with a boho style and love the way it turned out!

I like putting together a quick mood board to get a good visual of my ideas before I start buying things!  I love how it all came together! 

The plan....

The outcome...

A few to consider when planning an outdoor space...

1.  Functionality - what is your goal for your outdoor space?  Do you want somewhere to gather with a large group of people?  Maybe you just want somewhere to enjoy a cup of coffee or a glass of wine...or a nice meal?  It is definitely the first thing to decide on!

2. The size of you space - what type of furniture do you have room for?  Make sure to measure and then check dimensions before you buy!

3. Budget- no fun to have to set a budget, but definitely necessary!  Luckily Better Homes & Gardens has so many affordable options!  

4. Style - focus on items that reflect your personal style. Do not get too caught up with trends.  Stick to what you love.

5. Use what you have then shop for what you need!  I love mixing ad matching old and new stuff for a unique look!

6.  Accessories - rugs, pillows, planters, accents, lighting and plants make all the difference!

With all that in mind, the first thing I shopped for was a bistro set and I love the design of this one that I selected.  It was the perfect size for this patio and created a new and very useful outdoor dining space.  I love the rattan look out here!

Link: 3 Piece Bistro Set

I added these beautiful black pillows to accent the chairs with.  I love the contrast of the dark pillows against the light cushion.  The pillows give it a cozy look!

These pillows are so inexpensive and can even be used indoors when not being used outdoors!

Link: Modern Stripe Outdoor Pillow

To tie everything together, I went with this pretty striped, fringe edge rug.  I love how the rug really anchors the space and makes it feel like an outdoor room.  This rug is amazing! Better Homes & Gardens has a great selection of outdoor rugs this year!

Link: Striped Outdoor Rug

Next, up...plants!.  Although it wasn't quite time to add a ton of plants until we know we are 100% done with cold weather, I couldn't help but add a few.  When I found this rattan look plant stand, I knew it would pair perfectly with the furniture. 

The great thing about this stand is that you can remove the plant and use it as a small table.  I would be the perfect spot for drinks, snacks, a book, etc. if needed!  For now, this huge fern is the perfect fit!  I love the pop of color the fern adds!

Link: Rattan Plant Stand

On the table, I used this adorable, ceramic planter.  I love the way the black and white design compliments the rug and pillows.  

Better Homes & Gardens has some amazing planters this year! Make sure to check them out if you are in the market for some new ones!

Link: Black & White Ceramic Planter

And because every patio needs a touch of ambiance for those relaxing evenings, I grabbed these two cute lanterns.  Best part, they come with a battery operated candles!  I love the soft glow of lanterns for a nice patio dinner!  

Aren't these so cute?  I love the texture and think they look great with the rest of the items I used!

Link: Rattan Battery Lantern

Link: Black Woven Battery Lantern

In the corner, I used this funky chair that the homeowner had.  She had it out there not thinking I would actually use it, but I thought it was fun and could definitely be used to create a little seating area.  She has plans to paint it, but I wanted to style it anyway.  I used a few throw pillows to cozy it up a little and give it a softer look.  I also added a small plant stand to use as a little accent table. It is now the perfect spot to chill in with a good book!

Link:  Faux Marble Plant Stand

Link:  Oblong Woven Pillow

I love the way this quick patio makeover turned out!  Now we just need to add some string lights and a few more plants!  I cannot wait for the weather to warm up so they can enjoy their new and improved outdoor space!

Do you have plants to update a your patio?  Make sure to check out all of the Better Homes & Gardens patio goodies out now in stores and online!  Here are a few more of my favorite finds...

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