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How to Transform your Patio to an Outdoor Oasis

How to Transform your Patio to an Outdoor Oasis

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Now that I’ve been home for more than a week, I’ve finally had a little bit of time to enjoy my patio! But if you know me, you know I wouldn’t fully enjoy it unless I made a few updates to my decor this year. Thanks to the help of H&M Home, I’m thoroughly enjoying my patio, one sip of vino at a time. Without further ado, here are a few tips on how to transform your patio into a new-found paradise.

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Patio lights

I had some lights last season, but they were solar powered and cheap - not ideal for outdoor situations! I recently added some heavy duty LED lights, and they happened to be the perfect length for the perimeter of my patio railing. I don’t turn them on all the time, but when I do, the whole ambiance of the patio is immediately transformed.

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Throw blankets and cushions

Summers in Vancouver are brief, but magical! Although we have steady temperatures during the day, they do tend to get a little chilly once the sun goes down. That’s where throw blankets come to the rescue! As long as it’s not raining, I’m happy to chill outside with a blanket until I absolutely have to get ready for bed. I’ve been loving my Cotton Throw and Cushion Covers - it’s casual and breathable, but super comfortable and cozy.

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Lanterns

I have a few lanterns scattered throughout my patio, but my latest additions are adding such a nice modern touch. You can put standard tealights inside, or kick it up a notch and place a full-on candle inside. The glow of the candles adds to the ambiance of the space, especially with the patio lights turned on!

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Plants

It wouldn’t be an outdoor oasis without greenery, now would it? I recently added a few ceramic planters and a mini herb garden in my planters, which includes basil, oregano, mint and herbed lavender. In addition, I just purchased an English lavender plant, and now my patio smells divine.

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Trays

To entertain outside, trays (like this wooden one) make everything easier. Not only do they look cute when you style them with plants, drinks or accessories, but their effective, too! When you’re serving drinks outside, it’s easy to pass drinks and snacks along when you’re serving tray-side.

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SHOP THE POST

After all is said and done, I’m pretty proud of this space, and happy I’m able to enjoy it this summer (sans school)! What changes are you hoping to make on your patio? Let me know in the comments below.

xo

Linnea

This post is in collaboration with H&M Home. All opinions are my own.

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