Freshening up your Outdoor Space with Pier 1 Imports

       [this post is sponsored by Pier 1 Imports]

We have been living in our new home for a little over a year now and there is still so much to do.  This is actually fun for me as I like to take things slow to make sure all decorating decisions reflect exactly what I want before committing to anything.  Now that summer is here, I really need to focus a bit on my porch situation as it has been neglected all year until now.  I have partnered with Pier 1 Imports to show you how, with a few things, you can freshen up and prepare your outdoor space for inspired gatherings with friends and family for the upcoming warm weather months.  This is what my porch was looking like-
The space is kind of sad and boring and not very conducive to fun little soirees, right?

With Pier 1 Import's great selection of outdoor furniture, it was easy to make this space a much prettier and more practical entertaining area. I went with the Mediterranean Blue's theme, which was easy to bring to life with Pier 1 Import's blue and white selections. You know my husband is from Spain, and more specifically from Malaga, which is on the Mediterranean Coast, so we felt like this blue and white theme would be ideal for our outdoor space refresh.  Here is what we did-

We added this super chic bar cart.  It's so practical for outdoor entertaining and al fresco dining.  We load it up with all the party needs in the kitchen and just roll it outside.  I like using the top for the bar essentials and the lower tiers for dishes and food.  We also added the best white garden stool.  I'm obsessed with it.  It looks so cool between my two Acapulco chairs and provides the perfect resting place for drinks and a pretty flower arrangement.  

The most fun part to shop for was the dining area because Pier 1 has such great dining and entertaining options. We chose the Trellis Melamine plates. I love how summery and durable they are. And the collection has a series of great serving platters that match.  These are the best acrylic glasses and I love these tall blue glasses for water. The easiest way to dress up chairs (or any sitting area for that matter!) is by adding pillows. Pillows have to be the best decorating accessory. I just fell in love with this Greek key pillow and this Ombre beauty.  I really like the mismatched look by adding two of each and placing the pillows side by side.

These Pier 1 placemats add the perfect touch to a dinner party, especially with a DIY added on to it!  I added the pompoms.  It's so easy and fun to add.  All you need are pompoms, fabric glue and a pair of scissors. They took like 10 minutes to make!

The final result is adorable no?

And here is the garden stool once again. Ahhhhh!

We are thrilled with our improved outdoor space.  We are ready to enjoy the next few months out in our chic and practical patio.  If you are looking to spruce up your outdoor space visit Pier 1; you will get inspired and find the perfect items for your space!  Through Sunday May 31, ALL OUTDOOR FURNITURE WILL BE ON SALE, 20% - 50% OFF! Take advantage! Visit Pier 1 Imports.

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[all photos by AC]