22 May Summer Decor KickOff!
Memorial Weekend is right around the corner! And with it, our official start of summer as we open up the Lake House. I’ve rounded up some of my all-time favorite red, white and blue decor pieces that we use all summer long for outdoor entertaining!
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Red/White Pillows Navy/White Pillows I love the wide canopy stripe of this outdoor fabric. Outdoor fabric is always the best option for decks, patios and docks. Especially in high humidity areas! I highly recommend using a waterproofing spray for optimum protection. Rustoleum Never Wet for Outdoor Fabric is my go-to favorite that has never let me down. The water literally beads up and rolls away! I’ve used it for years on all outdoor pillows and cushions. *spot test your fabric for discoloration first.
Red Chevron Blanket I keep baskets full of light blankets for cool evenings. This $17 throw is the perfect weight to snuggle up on the dock, for a boat ride or a bonfire.
I adore solar lanterns that give off a warm glow when the sun sets! Nobody has time to run around switching on battery operated lights. Place these solar lanterns all around the deck, dock and tops of patio tables for additional lighting that won’t draw bugs this season. These come in a two pack.
Meals at the lake just taste better outdoors and I’m always on the hunt for cute and durable outdoor tabletop pieces. I love my seagrass placemats and silverware caddy. This caddy is on sale for $10 right now. The handle is perfect for carrying to the dock for lunch in the sun and the seagrass material holds up very well outdoors! Do you remember those adorable chambray napkins with the scalloped edges that I took to my April KCTV5 Spring Decorating Segment? They’re going to be perfect this summer with red, white and blue serving pieces. Stick with me friends – I’ll always share how to double purpose your decor through the seasons!
No summer decor would be complete without some patriotic pieces for the observation of Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day. Although they are a little pricey I have been so happy with this patriotic bunting! Jetlifee is a Veteran Owned company and their products are incredibly well made. The heavy fabric drapes beautifully, the embroidered stars are gorgeous, and the brass grommets help me tie them securely to the deck railing on holiday weekends. I also give them a coat of Rustoleum Never Wet Spray at the start of each season to give them an extra layer of protection from sun, rain and humidity. I’ve had them for years and they still look fantastic. Note – I do not leave them out all summer long. While I made an investment in bunting, these 10″ American Flags are a steal! At less than $1 apiece I add them to tabletop decor, outdoor pots (they look awesome with ferns and geraniums!), and we love to line the walkway to the dock with flags.
OBSESSED. I saved the best for last. I have a deep love for blue and white garden stools! I use them both indoors and outdoors. Perfectly sized at 18″ and heavy enough not to tip over in the wind this ceramic garden stool is a favorite of mine for its versatility! It snuggles perfectly between chaise lounges serving as a spot to set my magazine and a beverage. They also nestle right in between pots of red geraniums and white flowers!
Here’s to kicking off Summer 2019! I can’t wait to share snippets of our Lake Life with you from our Home Sweet Lake Home this season!