Well, it’s officially June and in Texas, that means school is out, it’s about to be 110 degrees, and Summer is HERE!!! If you are dreading the next 3 months with a house full of never-ending kid-energy, or just want some pointers on making this season a little more enjoyable (and less sweaty), we’ve got you covered.
Summer is all about taking a mental break from the never-ending demands of life. One of the best ways to unwind and reset is simply breathing in the fresh summer air: at the lake, on your porch, or in your own backyard. We recently had family in town and we spent the entire time outside, barbecuing, hanging out by the bonfire, watching the kids get gobs of messy paint and chalk all over them, and just enjoying the beauty around us with the people we love. What’s sweeter than that?!
It doesn’t matter if you have 5 acres to sprawl out on, or a 10 square-foot apartment balcony. Creating your own outdoor living space is easier than you think.
- Bring the indoors out. A few homey touches can really cozy up your outdoor space and the seating area is a great place to start. Try some sprigs of fresh-cut flowers or herbs in a jar with water on a coffee or side table. String lights and jar candles are perfect for nighttime gatherings. It doesn’t have to be fancy. If you need some help getting started, Here are a few of our favorite ideas from Target and CB2 to help inspire you!
- Be bold. Experimenting with color, pattern, and texture in your outdoor patio or backyard is the perfect place to try some new ideas you might be hesitant to try inside. Summer isn’t permanent, and neither are those throw pillows, girl! So don’t be afraid to try out that new trend you’ve had your eye on.
- Host a get-together. Whether it’s you and your bestie sipping on something sparkling or a block party for 25, you can pull together a stunning tablescape for practically nothing! Use what you have on hand, including bold-print plastic or paper plates, disposable utensils, and cups. As for the food, go for simple. You can’t disappoint a guest with free food. And if you’re worried about pleasing a large crowd, try it out on a friend or two first! The girls at Urbanology are always willing to be your guinea pigs! 🙂
Here’s to a fabulous summer friends! Happy hosting!