June 2, 2015

Outdoor Patio Ideas

Our family loves spending time on our outdoor patio.  It is a covered space so there is shade from the hot sun and a fan to provide a cool breeze.  

We purchased the all weather wicker furniture at Lowes over 10 years ago.  We wash it yearly and have added new cushions several times over the years.  The porch swing is definitely a favorite spot.  I hung the green lanterns from brackets on the porch posts last year and I still love the way they look.
The brown solar lantern on the coffee table is from Target and it has this great flickering light that turns on every evening.
I added some new throw pillows from Target this year.
This space smells amazing when the lilacs are in bloom.  If only the bloom time could last a bit longer!
I picked up the galvanized "flowers & garden" container and the chalkboard garden sign from the Target Dollar Spot.
The stairs on the left lead up to the deck off our kitchen and the black gate leads to our pool area.
This is a great spot to relax with a book, out of the sun on those hot summer afternoons.  Thanks for stopping by today :)


  1. Courtney,
    How welcoming and cozy and pretty your outdoor space is. Love it all.

  2. It looks so beautiful Courtney. Our yard could be pretty but, it's a blank slate and I don't even know where to begin. I think about it and I get overwhelmed. I don't have that problem in the house just with the yard!

    1. Hi Jeanette! I know how you feel. Sometimes the hardest part is just getting started when you have a blank slate!!

  3. Wow, what an amazing spot for resting:-) Love it! It's perfect for reading books!
    I wish our back porch was roofed. That's one of the mistakes we made while building our house:-(

    1. Hello! This covered porch was already here when we bought this house and we have really enjoyed using this space. Thanks for stopping by!!

  4. This looks like a very comfortable, cool place to hang out all summer. Wish it was attached to my house :)

  5. I adore all the cuteness Courtney!! So relaxing & pretty!!


  6. You have such lovely and enticing outdoor spaces! Looks ever so cozy.