Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Bringing the Outdoors in

Last year I shared some of the awesome outdoor finds that work indoors and there are some fabulous finds right now as well. Lowe’s has some awesome stuff again too – really cute candleholders and other decor that would easily work inside.

Even though it’s not even officially summer yet, be on the lookout for sales on the outdoor stuff soon – it’s CRAZY how fast the sales and clearances start anymore. Gotta make room for Christmas stuff you know. (Kinda not kidding.)

This time I’m focusing on Target (sorry for those of you out of the country!) because they knocked it out of the park with their outdoor decor this year. It’s all pretty, affordable and I would use every single thing inside too! Some of these items wouldn’t last two minutes outside at our house, but they may at yours. If not, bring them in like I did. :)

Their outdoor pillows don’t really feel like outdoor fabric at all – pretty soft actually:

navy blue outdoor pillow

And you don’t have to worry about spills if you use them inside! :)

They have a ton of pieces that look like they come from Pottery Barn:

sea urchin decor white target outdoor decor

Those candles smelled really good too. :)

They had some great poufs – this one is a more natural design that would work in most rooms:

natural floor pouf

This fabric is softer than it looks too.

There are a TON of candleholders that I loved for inside too. This one is just cute – it’s a mason jar with an LED candle that lights up when you turn it on:

mason jar light

Those I actually would use outside, but they’d be cute in a kid space too.

I wouldn’t be able to keep all this breakable stuff on our deck or patio cause I’m not good at taking things in and out during bad weather, but I SO wanted those wood and glass holders for inside!:

wood and glass candleholders

I’ve always loved these hanging planters, and they’d be cute with little faux candles inside too:

hanging planters glass and rope

I actually got a couple of these just because I’ve always wanted them -- I haven’t decided where they’re going just yet.

I thought this clock would easily work inside:

outdoor clock

Right? Just gotta think outside the outside box, you know what I mean? :)

They’ve had this stuff out since early this year, so I’ve brought a few things home over the past few months – including these large baskets:

large rattan baskets natural I searched for the right size for a good year at least – and these were a great price for less than $30 each. (They’re really large!)

This little milky glass cutie is supposed to be a candleholder but I’ve used it as a vase and now a planter:

white glass with rope

Love the rope detail!

I grabbed one of the faux coral pieces for the bookcases:

DIY bookcases And my favorite find was this bread bowl that looks like a legit vintage one to me:

faux vintage bread bowl

I don’t think this one would hold up well outside really – it needs to be oiled or sealed at least if you plan to keep it outdoors. I still plan to do that so I can use it for other things in the future. But the price was crazy good, especially considering what actual bread bowls this size cost!

I found a few of the items online for you:
Hanging planter
Sea urchin
Big baskets

Have you ever shopped the outdoor section for indoor decor? Stores are really upping their game over the past few years – and watch for those sales!


  1. What a great idea! I never considered shopping the outdoor section for decorations! I haven't even walked through Target's outdoor section this year...looks like I need to make a trip over there! Darn it. �� I will probably need to get some Starbucks too. Hehe ��

  2. I got some GREAT deals (70-90% off) on both the milk glass lantern and the faux coral when Target closed its doors here in Canada earlier in the (still crying about that!!!) :( :( More cross border shopping for me!! :)

  3. I bought the pouf and love it and you're right it's super soft! I agree target had awesome stuff but most was already sold out at my store and I wish they had a little more things with black this year.

  4. I need to buy the sea urchin. It's all things awesome (to me).

  5. I love all of your finds! Target is one of my favorite places to find decor...for inside and out!

    xoxo, SS

    The Southern Stylista

  6. Target has such great outdoor items this year!! I wanted to buy it all! Love that big clock!

  7. Ooooh, that bread bowl is my fave. Love, love.

  8. Great ideas! Looks like Target have some great stuff, pity they're not over here, :(

  9. All I can say is LOVE! great ideas and finds! It's been months since I've been to Target. There are so many great thrift stores here in the St Louis area. I'll have to visit Target soon..


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