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Summer is here! That means it’s outdoor entertaining season at the Haines house! We’ve been in our home for over two years and I never felt as if we had a patio space that fit our needs. Well now that’s changed thanks to Bed Bath & Beyond who have partnered with Adored by Alex for an outdoor patio refresh fit for summer entertaining on our patio.
3-piece wicker set (chair, loveseat & table) // Umbrella (select colors on sale!) // Umbrella stand // Solid throw pillows // Printed throw pillows // Lumbar pillows // Wire wrapped hurricanes // Serving tray // Melamine plates // Glasses // Acrylic pitcher // Stone finish planters
In the last two years in our home, our patio space has always just been a hodge-podge of items that we previously owned. While we use our patio space quite often, we just never really took the time to invest in putting together the perfect entertaining space. I knew I wanted to gathering place for our little family and anyone else we might invite over.
Before beginning our patio revamp, Rick and I discussed our musts. For Rick, his only request was for the furniture pieces to not only look nice but also be comfortable to sit on! I can’t tell you how often I’ve thought how great a piece of patio furniture looked, only to sit on it and think twice. With that being said, my biggest concern in our search was durability. I wanted pieces that could withstand more than just one season out on our patio (thanks to Houston heat, humidity and constant rain).
The pad of concrete on the front part of our patio is perfect for gathering. When initially looking at patio furniture, I wanted to go with pieces that could withstand Houston heat, humidity and moisture. I read tons of reviews (which I love about Bed, Bath and Beyond, they’re very informative) and ultimately this Crosley Brandenton wicker set, made of weather resistant material with steel frames.
I actually took the extra step in protection for my new patio furniture, as I ordered vinyl, heavy gauge covers for each of my three new pieces. Houston weather is no joke, y’all! I’ve already covered up our furniture once since we set it up, and the covers are roomy and easy to put on in five minutes or less.
It’s no secret I love color, so I wanted to make a colorful splash in our little space. I kept things traditional with the actual patio furniture set, but opted to inject color with throw pillows, an umbrella and other accessories.
I love how throw pillows can easily up the ante in any space, indoors or outdoors! Throw pillows are an easy and affordable way to change the look or color scheme within a space. I ended up going with a variety of printed and solid pillows which pack a punch all on their own! Bed Bath & Beyond has a huge selection of outdoor pillows for any color scheme or desired look. Check out the selection of outdoor pillows here.
Who knew there were so many different types and sizes of outdoor umbrellas! There are even ones with lighting attached so as to brighten up the space underneath when it’s dark outside. Our patio space isn’t super wide, so I opted for a simple, yet colorful, 9-foot tilting patio umbrella. I was worried the color was going to be super bright, but it’s the perfect color pop. Our patio space receives sun from 11am to 4pm in the summer, so keeping it open and over the space keeps it cooler.
Our patio refresh fit for summer entertaining has me so excited for the possibilities this season and beyond! I’ve already found myself gravitating out to the space much more often than before, now that our updates are in place. I’ll let Lucy out to chase the lizards in our gardens, while I enjoy a glass of water with fresh mint from my herb garden and some slices of lime, and catch up on a magazine.
Be sure to check out all the outdoor offerings at Bed Bath & Beyond! Whether it be for a screened in porch or an apartment patio, there are so many different offerings available. Shipping was a breeze and assembly wasn’t too difficult, either. We were lacking functionality previously and now our new space is perfect for our family. Cheers to kicking off summer with a beautiful, revamped outdoor space!