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A Fresh Spring Look for your Patio for Around $100

June 04, 2018
by Courtney

Outdoor Living Seasonal Decor

When it comes to a Spring refresh-  something simple, charming, and easy to do is always a good idea.  And out on the patio- one of the easiest ways to add instant charm is to decorate an outdoor mantel or seating area.
We have a few get togethers on the calendar this Summer- and that means a whole lot of refreshing and redoing going on indoors and out over here. And when it comes to our rock fireplace sitting area- I wanted something warm and welcoming and simple.

And for around $100 – I used just 3 things to freshen this area and give it a spring feeling.

Photo by French Country Cottage

Galvanized Buckets

So simple  with just the perfect amount of farmhouse charm- I picked up 2 of these metal buckets at HomeGoods and brought them home. They are perfect for using for cut flowers in the house- and outdoors and also for tucking plants into for a simple planter.

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Chunky Woven Pillows 

A simple refresh outdoors is just a few new toss pillows for your seating. I love these chunky nubby pillows- and in blush- even better.  And yes, the flower petals falling as the wind blows makes them even more charming, right?

Photo by French Country Cottage


I am a big time ambiance kind of girl and love to bring on all the twinkle lights and candles for an enchanted feeling. I picked up several chunky blush candles for the mantel and for tucking here and there in the pea gravel and also love to use string lights for a bit more pizazz. These are lights I already had that are vintage style with Edison bulbs which adds even more charm.

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And for the mantel decor- my favorite is flowers of course- and this mantel look is so easy to achieve. It is simply a couple of the galvanized look buckets with potted blooms inside.  Simply place them on your mantel with an old mirror for instant charm.

Photo by French Country Cottage

Buckets $30 for both

Pillows $20 each X2

Candles $15

Potted plants- $10 each

With just a few elements-and around $100- you can give your patio and mantel a fresh look with HomeGoods. What is your favorite element or trick to use to freshen the patio?

Courtney is a paid blogger and writes the blog French Country Cottage where she shares lifestyle and design inspirations, DIY projects and the ongoing renovations of her 1940’s cottage. Connect with Courtney on her blog, French Country Cottage.

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