Round-Up: Our Favorite Outdoor Furniture & Accessories


As my husband and I begin the process of looking for a new home this summer, one of the main things on our check-list is…outdoor space! While our 5’ x 10’ balcony has served us well we have been dreaming of having a small yard for years now; a place where we can entertain, grow some produce and herbs, and start our own compost. Though the likely-hood of us having a yard is a bit slim (we are moving up to Northern Virginia $$$ after all) we are looking forward to embracing whatever we are able to get. That being said, there is so much that you can do - whether you have a sprawling lawn or a cozy balcony - to create a beautiful and functional outdoor space.

Before hitting the stores though, it’s important to consider a few things - your budget, look and lifestyle. Keeping these three things in mind will help to keep you on track when shopping, avoiding buying anything that you don’t need or won’t use. While our family is currently holding off on purchasing any outdoor-related items this spring, that hasn’t kept me from dreaming up ideas and creating a round-up of all of our favorite outdoor furniture and accessories! Right now we are loving the rattan, wicker and neutral cement vibes that are going on. Whitney Leigh Morris does this look so well (check her out here and here). Keeping a neutral pallet, she noted that it’s her goal to let the color and beauty of nature shine.