It’s that time of year, and with the warming weather, you’ll want to take the party from the living room to the patio. Especially if you live in a climate with cold winters, you may find that your outdoor space is a bit neglected. Give your patio some TLC in the form of a Marimekko makeover.
Typically we associate throw pillows with sofas and love seats, but you’d be amazed what they can do to make an outdoor space look more cozy and inviting. Here are some of our favorites that would look lovely on a porch swing or bench.
You can’t go wrong with a nature theme when decorating outdoors:
1. Marimekko Onnen Omenapuu Green/Yellow Throw Pillow – $48
2. Marimekko Ahonlaita Yellow Throw Pillow – $48
These have a bit of a boho chic vibe:
1. Marimekko Kioto Multicolor Throw Pillow – $48
2. Marimekko Lappuliisa Throw Pillow – $48
For dining outdoors, you’ll want to set out a tablecloth. If you don’t have fancy patio furniture, don’t worry, as these can hide any flaws or imperfections. If you are fortunate enough to own a nice set, tablecloths will keep it clean and safe.
Here are some colorful choices:
1. Marimekko Juhannustaika Tablecloth – $158
2. Marimekko Siirtolapuutarha Tablecloth – $158
Or, if you are a DIY diva, you can also make your own from any of our waterproof and easy-to-clean PVC fabrics.
You’ll also want to serve cool drinks to your guests with a pretty presentation. Easily carry appetizers or beverages from the kitchen to the patio with Marimekko serving trays, such as these:
1. Marimekko Ahonlaita Green Tray – $63
2. Marimekko Raanu Lemon/Lime Tray – $63
If it’s a pool party, first invite us, and then lay out these Marimekko towels for swimming and sunbathing:
1. Marimekko Nimikko Turquoise/Lime Beach Towel – $108
2. Marimekko Nimikko Red/Citron Beach Towel – $108
These little pops of color and print will bring life to your deck or patio to create a comfortable atmosphere for your party guests.
Really up for a patio project? Use any of our Marimekko upholstery fabrics to upholster outdoor seating with these easy tutorials:
If you’re like me and are sewing-impaired, this creative blogger shows how to make a no-sew porch swing cushion.
For the savvy seamstresses, these portable seating cushions are just too cute to pass up.
Voilà! You are ready for a summer of sunny soirees. We’d love to hear your tips on outdoor decoration, so feel free to leave a comment below.