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:: 3 Quick Tips To Spring Your Patio Back To Life ::

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Kick back with the pup on this cozy coastal patioSpring is right around the corner and it’s been heating up here in Southern California! The last couple of days have been nice and hopefully it’s been the same for your area as well. Looks like a quick day of rain, but then we’re  back to the good weather!

Not sure about you, but we’re all ready to be outside in the sun. When the time comes, we want to maximize our patio with as much comfort and style as we can. That’s why we have 3 quick tips for your spring patio! Get your patio ready for the weather and sun with these tips!

1. Use Colors.

Don’t be afraid to use a little color outside! Sure the spring flowers show bring lots of color, but do the flowers match your interior’s color palette? Or do you want the outside to start a fresh, new palette for your patio space! There’s no need to shy away from colors! Let the hues jump out and shine like they’re meant to in spring!

2. Use Different Types of Materials.

The tip’s title pretty much says it all. Don’t limit yourself to only one type of material on your patio. There are a ton of natural materials that work great outdoors and even plenty of ‘indoor’ materials that work well outside in the weather. They just might need to be pulled in from time to time.

3. Use Plants & Flowers.

This one is a no brainer! Bring some lush, green plants onto the patio space and really feel surrounded by the outdoors. Like we mentioned above, the flowers are strangers to color so use them to brighten up your patio! Make them the standout decor in your patio space!

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:: Spring Your Garden Into Action! ::

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Beach cottage with flowers everywhereThe weather has started to heat up the last couple of days here in Southern California, so we’ve been outside enjoying it! That includes a large amount of time spent at the beach and laying out in the backyard enjoying the garden. Speaking of gardens, what’s your garden look like? Eagerly blooming this spring? Or nonexistent? It’s okay if it’s the latter of the two.

Now is the time to plant that garden and show the world you can grow beautiful flowers! Believe in your green thumb! It will give you an extra excuse to get outside and will get that base started on that summer time glow. Plus it all pays off when you get to relax outside and, quite literally, smell the roses.

It’s time to head down to your local nursery or hardware store and get that garden going! The more flowers the better! Start having a little fun in the sun! Don’t forget the sunscreen! 
Walkway lined with flowers that lead to an ocean viewBeauitful flowers reaching for the sun in a coastal cottage backyard

:: Soak Up The Sun ::

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Beauitful outdoor coastal space with blue and white decorWe’re still having amazing weather here in Laguna. How could we not think about being outside? How are we suppose to not dream about laying around on a comfortable day bed while soaking up that wonderful California sunshine? It’s basically impossible not to. That’s why it’s a no brainer that we’re posting about coastal inspired outdoor spaces. We’ll never get enough of them and as long as this weather keeps up we’ll be dreaming of being outside in the sun. Get those pin buttons ready because we have five more beautiful and inviting outdoor coastal spaces for your Pinterest boards. Check them out and enjoy your week!
Cute outdoor dining space with an amazing ocean view Mediterranean style outdoor space highlighting blue hues White, monochromatic coastal style outdoor space with a weatehred, rustic lookSimple Mediterranean style outdoor sitting area

:: Outdoor Coastal Pins ::

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Coastal outdoor space with plenty of seating options inspired by boho decorThis week’s Monday Pins post is inspired by the recent heat wave that has struck Southern California. It feels like summer is here early and it makes us want to hit the beach! Or, at the very least, be outside! Since we can’t spend all day outside in the sun we want to do the second best thing, look at beautiful photos of outdoor coastal spaces. We’ve gathered five, pin-worthy photos of wonderfully designed and decorated spaces that we can imagine ourselves enjoying. So get those pin buttons ready because these coastal outdoor spaces should be on your boards! Enjoy your week and stay cool!

If you want more coastal home and decor pins follow Tuvalu Home on Pinterest!
Mediterranean inspired outdoor space Simple Coastal cottage ourdoor space with cozy looking daybeds Simple decor in a coastal backyard with a stunning view Tropical inspired outdoor patio space with fun hanging seats

:: Decorate For The 4th of July! ::

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Coastal patio with red, white and blue decor and an American flag hangingThe Fourth of July is this weekend and it’s time to celebrate! Get ready to decorate in red, white and blue! Nothing shows your patriotic spirit like a fun BBQ, family and fireworks on the Fourth! If you’re hosting this 4th, it’s only natural you get out the red, white and blue decor. It’s fun, festive and exactly what this weekend’s about. Deck out the backyard and create an amazing space for your family and friends to enjoy Independence Day. Wave your flags high and be proud to be an American this weekend!
American decor in an eclectic living room Nautical decor in a space with red, white and blue details Patriotic bedroom decorated in red, white and blue in a coastal home Red, white and blue decor in a coastal living room

:: Outdoor Coastal Furniture ::

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Modern coastal outdoor furniture When the sun is out there is a good chance you want to be outside. One very important part of enjoying being outside is having a comfortable place to sit and enjoy it. Cue the outdoor seating and furniture.

When looking for outdoor furniture you need to look at what kind of material it’s made out of. This furniture is going to spend the entirety of it’s life outside. It needs to be able to take on the elements. That means we’re talking metals, cedars and teak. Other woods work as well such as oaks and eucalyptus, but they aren’t as durable. We’re looking to get the most out of our outdoor furniture. We don’t want it to rot or fall apart after a couple seasons. That means shop for quality pieces. If it’s inexpensive and cheap there’s probably a reason for that. Save and invest in quality furniture for you and your family to enjoy when the sun is shining! Coastal cottage inspired outdoor porch space with rocking chairsCoastal home with outdoor furniture and seating spaceSimple coastal outdoor backyard space with minimal decorCoastal outdoor dining area with french inspired tolix style chairs

:: Fresh Air Weekend Pins ::

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Open kitchen that blends the outdoor space with the indoor space perfectlyOpen the windows and open the doors, it’s time to let the fresh air in! Enjoy the summer breeze and the sunshine this weekend. Try opening your home to Mother Earth and let her bring life into your home. We’ve gathered some great images we hope inspire you to let the sunshine and fresh air in over the weekend. Take notes, start pinning and pad those Pinterest boards ladies and gentlemen! Most importantly, enjoy your weekend!

Want more coastal pins and decor? Check out our Pinterest here! Give us a follow and pin away!

Coastal living room with space and lots of natural light Naturally lit, open space with white decor and natural accentsBeautiful beach view with a great outdoor spaceOpen, airy coastal spacw with simple, minimal design

:: 3 Tips To Fire Up The Fire Pit ::

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Coastal backyard space with a fire pit and goregous viewWith summer in full swing it’s time to consider setting up a fire pit if you don’t have one in your backyard. It’s a great place for the family to gather and spend the summer nights together. If you don’t have one, we’ve got three tips to help you get started. So keep reading and let’s make that fire pit happen this summer!

1. Make It Official.

First things first, find out what the rules and regulations are for a fire pit in your area. You might be in an area that has a high fire alert during the summer season which means strict laws or regulations, other areas are more relaxed. Safety first when it comes to fire and there’s no reason to risk it.

2. Built In or Portable.

After you find out what the rules are for your new fire pit it’s time to decide how you want to go about it. Do you want to build a permanent installation or do you want something you can move around and store during the off seasons? With both styles there are pros and cons. Some things to consider are price, style and size.

3. Pick Your Location.

Last, but definitely not least, you need to pick your location. This needs to be your favorite spot in your backyard. Maybe a spot with a view? Maybe a spot with lots of space? Pick your spot, set up your fire pit and then break out the marshmallows while you enjoy the summer nights around the fire.

Coastal backyard with a fire pit and seating for entertaining New England style cottage with a backyard space for entertaining complete with a fire pit Outdoor coastal patio with comfortable seating and a fire pit Tropical backyard space with a fire pit

:: Update Your Backyard Space ::

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Tuesday TipsCoastal backyard space with clean lines and simple decorUpdate your backyard for this upcoming summer season! Look into bringing in new pieces and decor to liven up the outdoor space. Think about adding lanterns to keep the fun going when the sun sets or try adding a little table space so you can enjoy a meal outside. Take advantage of the sun and the good weather days before you can’t!

If you want to pick up some new outdoor goodies for the upcoming summer season you can shop our online store here! Search through and find the perfect backyard accessories!
Coastal patio space with weatehred wood details and white decor COzy rustic, coastal backyard space with large lanterns and blankets to keep you warm Ocean view patio with modern, rustic-coastal decor Tropical backyard style complete with sand, driftwood and beautiful furniture

:: Memorial Day Weekend Pins ::

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Coastal bedroomAre you ready to celebrate our nation’s heroes who fought for our freedom?  Because Memorial Day is here! Enjoy sleeping in, laying out and spending time outside because of our heroes! We know we will be doing all of the above and we’re so thankful for this! We’ve got some pins for your guys to help you get this weekend started right! So pin ’em and then get outside to enjoy your Memorial Day weekend! Beach inspired outdoor spaceRustic beach inspired spaceDetails in a tropical homeCoastal outdoor patio space