April: Out & About

We’ve had some really beautiful Spring days in Northeast Ohio recently and it has me looking forward to spending those nice days on our remodeled deck!! I’ll do a post dedicated to our deck soon, but in the meantime, I took a trip to HomeSense to check out their selection of outdoor furniture and decor. If you haven’t heard of HomeSense, it’s a home goods and furniture store within the family of brands of TJ Maxx, Marshall’s, and HomeGoods. I would put HomeSense at the top of the list both in quality and price. I’ve found that HomeSense has more furniture and rugs and less of the smaller decor items.

HomeSense had a really great selection of outdoor dining options. I’ve never seen an outdoor table with a marble inlay like the one above. It was nice to see a different option than most outdoor dining tables I’ve seen that are either entirely metal or entirely wood.

HomeSense also had a great selection of outdoor chairs. The chair above has a nice modern shape and the colors are neutral enough so as not to compete with your other outdoor decor.

This chair by Tommy Hilfiger is one of the best Serena & Lily dupes I’ve seen. It looks almost exactly like the high-end version of this chair which costs over $200! This chair at HomeSense retails for only $80. This could also work indoors as a kitchen island stool or around a dining table.

I just loved the unique design of this chair. The shape of it kind of reminded me of a Chinese food takeout container! I think it would look great as part of a small conversation set on a patio.

I was drawn to the round shape of this table and the matching rounded edges of the chair. I probably would swap the thin cushion with a thicker, more comfortable option. A good trick with outdoor cushions which don’t have ties and slide off easily, is to attach the cushions to the chairs with Velcro strips. That way you can remove the cushions for inclement weather or for storage, but once they’re on the chairs, they’re secured.

Okay. I am really living for these tropical leaf print pillows. I love my neutrals but these would add a nice pop of color to an otherwise neutral outdoor furniture palette.

HomeSense had a lot of outdoor poufs, as well. A pouf is a nice alternative to a traditional ottoman. I like poufs because they’re less “formal” than a traditional ottoman and you can mix and match the poufs with your chairs for a more curated, less matchy-matchy look. The ones I’ve shown are neutral enough to work with a variety of outdoor decor schemes.

I really liked this trio of woven planters. I probably would buy either all three or one tall and one short and keep them grouped together. Fill them with brightly colored flowers and put them in a corner of your patio or deck and I think they would add color and height to your outdoor space.

This planter is really tall in person. While unintentional, the faux succulent peeking out from behind the planter actually looks pretty good. I would fill this planter with something similar — green and tall, real or faux — for a striking visual.

The round shape of each of these planters would definitely lend a more modern touch to any outdoor space. The large, white, round planter would look pretty filled with flowers spilling over the sides. I haven’t really seen a lot of the semi-circle planters in stores. I really liked the look of them and may have to swing back and pick them up when I plant my flowers in the next few weeks!

Ginger jars are having a moment right now and this garden stool is no exception. I like using stools like this in lieu of an actual table. You could also use it as a plant stand or simply as a decorative piece.

This may be the largest citronella candle I’ve ever seen. Citronella candles are a must if you’re spending time outside and this one doubles as chic decor.

This footed hurricane was interesting to me. I’m not 100% sure it’s made for the outdoors, but I would get a couple of these with fake flame candles and put them atop a large outdoor dining table.

HomeSense had a lot of these rattan trays. I think they’re perfect for carrying snacks and drinks from your kitchen to your outside space. They’re also pretty enough that you can leave one out with a citronella candle and small potted plant — instant table decoration!

I really liked HomeSense for outdoor furniture and decor. They had a wide range of styles and at varying price points. If you’re in the market for new outdoor furniture or you want to add some new updates for this upcoming season, I would definitely recommend swinging by HomeSense!

xx, bk

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