Challenge Week 4 || Style An Outdoor Space
This week’s challenge is to style an outdoor space. It’s that time of year where many of us are living outdoors a bit more. We may be eating a meal outdoors, sitting around an outdoor fire at night, or hosting a few outdoor event. Taking a bit of time to style these outdoors spaces is another way to add coziness to our homes. Here are three tips to help you with this weeks challenge.
1. Think about what outdoor space you would like to work on this week. This could be your front steps or porch, a back porch or patio area. It could be an area in a garden, it could be the small balcony of your apartment, it could even be your front door. Any space that you own that is outside of your home.
Extra Tip: If you live in an apartment and your only outdoor space is your front door, make it cozy by washing it down from top to bottom and maybe adding a fresh coat of paint. Add a new wreath, framed art, or and hanging basket of florals to welcome yourself and your family home each day.
2. Once you decide on the outdoor space, start by cleaning and decluttering that space. These challenges should take about 20 minutes, so choose an area that needs about 5-10 minutes of cleaning. If it needs more, you may want to declutter and clean for most of the 20 minutes and just spend a minute or two adding a couple decor pieces to the space.
3. Add a few functional stylish pieces to the space. Here are a few things I consider adding to an outdoor space. I love a citronella candle, a diffuser, outdoor candles, or a speaker. Use a pretty tray to group these items together.
4. Add a couple decor pieces to the space. A few of my favorite outdoor decor pieces are large signs, potted plants or herbs, bouquet of florals, or lanterns.
I will show you how I style my outdoor space on Wednesday and invite you to join me. And I will be sharing a mini styling an outdoor space class on Thursday, live on Instagram at 10am.
I’m beyond excited to begin this new cozy series!! Every week we will make our homes a little bit cozier, step by step, one cozy habit at a time.
Our hashtag for the series is #cozyhomehabits. Join in on Instagram each week and share! Also, DM me if you are interested in joining the series’s Instagram DM chat with weekly reminders on the cozy home habit challenge. It’s going to be so good!!