I teamed up with Pier 1 on this blog post to update our outdoor dining area with this simple refresh. I was given free products from Pier 1 and affiliate links are included in this post (I’ll be compensated if someone clicks on an affiliate link and makes a purchase).
Three weeks ago I moved in a new house in the Los Angeles area. This charming home was a lucky find, perfect for everyone in the family. It has two stalls in the backyard for horses (more on that later), a fenced in backyard of course, and an outdoor patio/dining area. Moving was stressful, but I was excited to have a blank canvas to decorate.
A table with benches, a shelf, cactus, and my lemon trees were all we had to start with. I wanted to create a cozy and inviting space to enjoy meals and catch up with friends. Adam, Mango, and I headed off to Pier 1 to search for some outdoor inspiration.
Step one was picking out an outdoor rug. Patterns and prints are fun, but I wanted something neutral that would go with everything. This massive flatweave rug was perfect. It’s called the Dobby Flatweave if you search for it online. It’s currently on sale with a lot of other awesome outdoor pieces.
Next I picked out some outdoor pillows that coordinated with the rug. These are the Calliope Jute Trim Maui Pillows. They come in many colors, but I fell in love with this cream shade.
I’m obsessed with gold so naturally these metallic hurricane candle holders were a must. I picked up a pair for each end of the table. Mood lighting is so important when setting up a space.
The pineapple trend is huge right now. I fell in love with this pineapple decanter. It’s the perfect conversation piece for entertaining. I’ll use it for mixed drinks and juice when I have guests over.
I picked up this beautiful mango wood tray to be the centerpiece for drinks. Adding a tray is an easy way to tie accessories together and avoid clutter.
To top everything off, I picked up some awesome solar lights (they are on sale right now too). The smaller bulbs are meant to be clipped onto umbrellas but I hung up an assortment instead. I mixed and matched in the larger solar lanterns as well. We get tons of sun so these babies are lit up all night. No chords, no mess. Just great lighting.
Everything was done… almost. I still needed to add plants to shelving unit. So naturally I got out my spray paint and made some magic happen.
I turned dollar store terra cotta pots into glamorous pieces. My DIY plant station adds a little color to the space.
I used rose gold and gold spray paint to give the pots a two tone look.
It was done! I could not be happier with how this space turned out. The rug and lighting framed the space perfectly. It created a designated outdoor zone which everyone now loves.
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Thank you Pier 1 for sponsored this blog post and helping me accessorize my outdoor space! Now who is coming over for drinks?