Patio Season

Spring is definitely here and we’re so close to patio season! The last few years have seen retailers and patio furniture designers finally up their game when it comes to the style, variety and affordability of their offerings. You no longer have to blow your vacation fund to get a stylish looking patio at home. Here’s a round up of my picks for well priced patio furniture at stores and online retailers this season


Along with more traditional feeling patio furniture, Target has some great outdoor pieces with a more modern vibe. Super affordable and stylish, it’s a win-win for those who find that wicker doesn’t speak their design language.



Everyone’s favourite go-to for well priced and well designed home goods, IKEA has some beautiful outdoor options this year. What I love about this season’s collection is after the warm weather fades you can bring these pieces indoors and they’ll play nice with your existing furniture since they don’t scream patio.

I’m in love with this gem of a bench! This would also look great in an entry way (mine specifically) with a cozy throw or a cushion or two.

See how this guy looks great indoor and out? I told you!

Serena & Lily

For a little more money (okay, a LOT more money) you can shop the stunning Serena & Lily outdoor collection. Here’s a peek.

Patio Lanterns

I doubt Kim Mitchell had these beauties in mind when he was singing his iconic song. So while Kim goes and mixes up some more lemonade, take a look at these pretty lanterns to light up your patio this summer.

All lanterns from Canadian Tire

And speaking of lemonade, what would patio season be without patio drinks!

Mel’s Hard Lemonade

Strawberry Peach Wine Slushies

Living in the heart of the fruit belt and Niagara wine country I think it would be downright unpatriotic if I didn’t make these!

Strawberry Limeade Gin & Tonic

Definitely a new favourite for Gin & Tonic Tuesdays! (or Thirsty Thursdays, Firewater Fridays,  Sippy Saturdays . . .)

So cheers to a great patio season!  With stylish furniture that doesn’t break the bank and spending time with good friends even if you don’t have the biggest patio or all the summer shade. 

Happy Hunting!