THE JH SHOP

Jilly’s Favorite Things

Meet Team Jilly

Girls just want to have fun! Meet Jillian and the girls (plus one guy and two dogs) behind the brand and get to know the team behind JillianHarris.com

Meet Jilly + The team

Shop My Latest

COLLABORATIONS

Shop Now

SEarch

Artboard 2

shop the presets

#JILLYPRESETS

And edit your photos like Jill - in just one click!

get the insta-famous

Stay in the loop on all things Jilly! Be the first to receive exclusive content, hear about upcoming collaborations, sales and much more!

Get the Jilly Newsletter

New Post Updates

Collaborations

VIP-Exclusive Content

Visit the shop

navigate

all things LOVE, fashion, family, food, and home decor since 2009

6

Aug

2015

Jillian Harris

Top 5 Patio Essentials This Season

If you didn’t grab a copy of the shelves or were busy enjoying the sunshine outside … my backyard patio was featured in Style At Home at the beginning of the summer. It truly show cased the beauty and simplicity of what putting some love into your patio looks like. It can transform just a regular outdoor cement space into the place where you’ll want to spend every day this summer. I wanted to showcase it to you here and share with you my top 5 patio essentials for this season. For me patios aren’t just for the summer months … I love spending time out there in the Fall and Spring and have realized the easy transition is as simple as patio blankets & rugs, I didn’t include the Alumawood patio covers in San Diego in my favorites but that’s just because I feel that they are more of a necessary, you can get them here at https://rkcconstruction.com/. Who doesn’t love sitting outside with loved ones while enjoying not only a good glass of wine but also some fresh air?!

harris_3586
Top 5 Patio Essentials:

1. Outdoor Pillows, Blankets & Rugs
Adding in either pillows, blankets, rugs or all of the above instantly makes the space warm. This is where you want to add in your pops of colour and bold patterns. Depending on the season you can go for anything from bright pinks and teals to warm oranges and greens. Nothing beats snuggling up in a cozy blanket at night when the weather starts to dip. Designate a few blankets to keep outside and store in a chest, in a basket or in a bin.

2. Patio String Lights 
The first thing I notice on someone’s patio is always the lights. Whether it be candles, torches, lantern or my new favourite … string lights!!! These add that special touch of uniqueness and instantly transform a space. Either drape them over top of the main patio table or even hang them along the bushes and throughout the trees. Wherever you put them they will look great.

3. Platters
Platters, platters, platters. You can never have too many platters. I like to vary them in shape, size and texture. I typically lean towards wooden planks, marble slabs and vintage silver trays. If you layer these throughout the setting it gives the entire table a look of authenticity. I love a space that looks well travelled and eclectic in layers. Platters aren’t just about how they look … it’s mainly about what’s on them!!! Have you tried our How To Charcuterie board yet!?!?

4. Patio Table
This is where I like to keep things simple. I always lean towards a simple planked black, white or wooden table with not much detail to it. I add in the special touches with different chairs, stools, benches and ottomans … these are all easier to change in and out than  an entirely new patio set each season. You can get the fun colour and seasonal looks from my first tip … just add blankets, pillows & rugs. You don’t want to have too much going on otherwise the eye will get distracted and overwhelmed. Focus on a few feature pieces and keep the rest simple.

5. Sound System 
Good music on the patio is sometimes all you need. When in doubt and if you don’t want to spend to much on a fully loaded sound system I recommend a portable speaker. They are good for any outdoor activity not just the patio and are in expensive in comparison. I recently discovered the LOGiiX Air Chamber speaker and not only love the gold … but the sound and fact that you can receive calls on it is pretty awesome too!! I always suggest investing in a good sound system because what’s a party without some good dancing tunes!?!

harris_3604harris_3609harris_3617harris_3626harris_3546jill_3584jill_3576jill_3559harris_3617
Photo Credit: Janis Nicolay
PATIO ESSENTIALS

1. Striped Patio Rug | 2. Copper Ice Buckets | 3. Circular Jute Mirror | 4. String Lights | 5. Gingham Napkins | 6. Candle Lanterns | 7. Outdoor Pillow | 8. Cloche | 9. Goblet | 10. Antique Serving Platter | 11. Patio Table

What are your patio essentials in the transition into fall!?! I love hearing your tips!!!…

xo

Jilly

tagged in: 

Add Comment

9

show / 

 hide comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

  1. Your puppy!! I can’t even handle the cuteness!!

  2. Bella B says:

    You have such a great outdoor space. However, Nacho steals the show.

  3. Suzy says:

    Lovely outdoor space! Mine is so simple and basic!! The bar and mirror idea is outstanding! And that Nacho steals the show!!

  4. Emilie Clarke says:

    I bought that one! I loooove the pics and what you can do outside! It inspired me to style my little, ok very little, patio! Thanks Jilly!

  5. Emily Goebel says:

    Would love to know where your jeans and t-shirt are from!!!

  6. Madeline @Whitewall Collective says:

    I’m so curious about that perfect white tee too. It’s ridiculously hard to find good ones that aren’t a million dollars (because they don’t last forever, they are white!) And do you take the mirror down in between parties? I’m trying to figure out how it wouldn’t get beyond dirty outdoors all the time. Or do you gotta just always clean it? Cheers!

  7. Courtney Womack says:

    Jillian- It looks wonderful!!! I love your style. I am visiting my in laws and was just talking about your style with my husband’s grandma. This is off topic, but I love Tori’s jeans. Do you know who makes them?

  8. Patty says:

    Have to say, your dog is the cutest part of your patio! Love the warmth and inviting feeling your patio has to offer! I’m putting string lights out today on my patio!

  9. James Hilti says:

    That roof is outstanding!!

binge ALL the latest JH posts

THE JH SHOP

Jilly's Favourite Things

see more in the shop

Artboard 2

GET THE
JILLY NEWSLETTER

Stay in the loop on all things Jilly! Be the first to receive exclusive content, hear about upcoming collaborations, sales and much more!

New Post Updates

Collaborations

VIP-Exclusive Content

Sort by:

life

Food

Fashion

HOME

Travel

Beauty

All

All-Time Favourites

Baby

Cameo Fort McMurray Update

View the post

I can’t believe that I’m already back with another Cameo update as it feels as though I was just sharing last month’s donation details with you! I’m sure many of you know what Cameo is by now, but for those of you who may not, you can read all about it in over on my […]

01

FEATURED POSTS

Team Jilly and The Birds Papaya

02

Team Jilly Headquarters Update

03

Annie's Nursery

04

Jillian Harris and Tori Wesszer Cookbook Tour

05

View the post

As most of you know I have jumped on the sourdough bandwagon and it’s here to stay… until something else comes along, that is! LOL! Over the last couple of weeks on the blog, I have shared how to build a sourdough starter, my favourite sourdough discard recipes, and my sourdough recipe. I felt that […]

01

FEATURED POSTS

A Beginners Guide to Making a Loaf of Sourdough

02

Sourdough Discard Crackers

03

Dairy-Free Nice Cream Recipe

04

How to Make a Sourdough Starter

05

View the post

If you know me, you’ll know I have a slight obsession with bathing suits. I really can’t resist a cute new bikini or one piece! You can typically find me in Knix (hellooo all-day comfort), Marysia, Beth Richards, Imagine Perry, Solid & Striped, or Summersault swimsuits!  My swimwear wants and needs have changed and evolved so […]

01

FEATURED POSTS

02

How to style a spring jacket 5 ways

03

Jillian Harris Favourite Loungewear

04

Team Jilly at Quails Gate

05

Digital Prints to Refresh Your Space

View the post

Here at JHD, we’re all about Summer! From fresh Okanagan peaches, heading to the beach after work, weekend adventures, and everything in between! So, we thought, what better way to welcome the warmer weather than releasing six brand NEW Summer inspired prints to refresh your home?!  I’m SO excited to share all of the new […]

01

FEATURED POSTS

Outdoor Dining Room Set-Up

02

Saje Wellness and Jillian Harris Diffuser Launch

03

Jillian Harris Egg Carton Picnic

04

Annie's Nursery

05

Baby Sleep Training Schedule

View the post

Good morning everyone!! Some of you that have followed me on Instagram for a while know that we practically started sleep training Leo as soon as he was born. I was heading back to work after just six short weeks and didn’t have much of a maternity leave; because of that, I desperately needed him to […]

01

FEATURED POSTS

Jillian Harris and Family

02

03

Leo & Annie's Book Club: Bedtime Favourites

04

Sibling Fighting: Just as painful as nails on a chalkboard!

05

Kaitlin Does My Makeup: Her Favourite Tips, Tricks, & How-To's

View the post

Kaitlin and I are SO EXCITED to finally share this tutorial with you today!! As many of you know, Kaitlin Hargreaves is my Makeup Artist on set of Love It Or List It and on our big shoot days! I’ve known Kaitlin for seven years now and she’s the only one that I trust to […]

01

FEATURED POSTS

Jillian Harris Natural Deodorant

02

Jillian Harris Every Day Cruelty Free Makeup Tutorial

03

Jillian Harris Young Living DIY Body Scrub

04

Jillian Harris and Erin Sousa DIY Rose Honey Brown Sugar Lip Scrub

05

Jillian Harris Pastic Free July

View the post

If you follow along with me on social media or if you’re an avid reader of the blog, you’ll know that we have been making a conscious effort over the last few years to reduce the number of single-use plastics we bring into our home. Now, I’m going to start here by saying that I’m […]

01

FEATURED POSTS

Shayla Stonechild

02

Shayla Stonechild

03

Black Lives Matter

04

Why We Are Postponing Our Wedding

05