Friday, May 22, 2015

My New England Patio Dreams with Wayfair

Disclosure: I am a Homemaker Blogger and received store credit to facilitate this review. All opinions expressed are my own.

As I set sail this holiday weekend on my cruise and it continues to slowly warm up here in New England, I've been inspired to create an inviting outdoor space when I return. Our home here in Portsmouth is the first place we've lived which has a significant amount of outdoor space. There is a dedicated patio and, get this: grass! It sounds so simple, but coming from concrete-filled NYC-metro I'm so excited for my kids to grow up playing in a yard and surrounded by green as I did in Ohio. 

To start my plans, I've picked out a few nautical-inspired items from Wayfair sophisticated enough for my husband and I, but playful (and colorful!) enough for our children.   

My sister-in law's created a beautiful home, and she inspired me to select a cozy outdoor rug as a soft texture underfoot is welcoming. Since our home is shoe-free having an outdoor rug also makes an easy transition stepping in from the outdoors especially as my kids like to be barefoot when playing outside. 

nuLOOM Layne Blue Marine Indoor/Outdoor Area Rug (click image for more information)
When I think of outdoors in New England Adirondack chairs come to mind and immediately bring thoughts of childhood summer camp. I was thrilled to come across this cheery yellow version and the best part? It's foldable! I could see Mr. Lovebird and me enjoying evenings outdoors together in these chairs after the kids go to college the kids are in bed.

Hyannis Folding Adirondack Chair (click image for more information)
For the times when we're all outdoors together, a few oversized, outdoor pillows the kids can tumble on would especially make our patio family-friendly. They'd also double as low seating and support for impromptu picnics and playdates:
Dion Striped Outdoor Pillow (click image for more information)
Want to see more? I've created a New England patio dreams Wayfair inspiration board with a few more of my favorites (including a heat lamp which I'm learning is a must). Just click here to check it out!

What's your favorite, must-have item for your outdoor space this summer?