All this springtime weather and time outdoors is making me itch to dress up our outdoor living area. We have a great size deck that came with our home, but it’s a bit worse for the wear now a days. We’re considering refinishing it later on down the road, but I’m more excited about sprucing it up with some fun accessories to make it into a true outdoor living space.
I had some ideas in my head that were swirling around uncontrollably, so today I decided to sit down, reel them in and whip up a quick idea collage for our little outdoor oasis. You all know I’m a fan of green – ok internet, obsessive green addict, party of one over here – but green is the perfect color for an outdoor space since it mimics the colors in nature. I also wanted to bring in some pops of complimentary blue and yellow to give this space a fun, lively feel that’ll entice us outdoors all year round.
Let’s start with what’s existing: currently we have this lovely teak table and chair set from World Market, as well as two folding chairs with bright green canvas fabric. Annnd that’s it. Other than our grill and table set, our deck is a pretty barren landscape. Thus, my lovely idea collage that I’m hoping to one day make a reality. My starting point for this collage was the rug, with it’s bold stripes of blues and greens. It had me at hello. Luckily this rug had some green in it, so I was able to bring in some poppin’ green accents like these planters and these graphic, outdoor fern pillows. I’ll also prop some mini green planters along the rails of the deck to bring in some more greenery. Getting excited yet?
Since our deck is right off of the house, we have some wall space to fill up. And what better to fill it up with than this awesome, modern square art? I’ve been pinning over this wooden masterpiece for some time now and I think I’ve finally found the perfect spot for them. And how about perfect spot for this blue chair? Well, right next to the grill, of course! A perfect spot for the grill master to take a quick break, no?
The finishing little touches that we’ll throw into the mix are these hanging lanterns, grouped in a pod above the dining table. A chandelier of sorts, to make this dining area feel like a legit dining area. I’d also love to bring in this canary colored basket to add another pop of color, as well as providing a spot to store napkins and other necessary outdoor dining utensils. Are you itching to come over to my plush pad and throw back a few? Let me know your thoughts!
P.S. The in-laws are in town this weekend, so I’ll most likely be on a mini blog hiatus. Happy weekend!