New Patio Design

In our previous house we could hardly fit a grill, a toy box, and two chairs my sister gave me on our patio. In our new house we have a full covered patio, plus extra uncovered space for toy boxes, grills, and more. I had big plans to furnish it last summer, but when we moved in it was late summer and there was barely any patio furniture to purchase. We decided to wait until late winter, when new patio furniture came out, to decide on what to buy. After a lot of online “window shopping” I finally created a mood board to make sure everything coordinated. However, before I made any purchases, the boys and I wrote down all the dimensions and sketched them out in chalk on the back patio:

At first we had it set-up like this:

But then I decide to move the chairs over so we could add in a chaise lounge:

I may need to pressure wash the patio to get off the chalk, and J’s DogChikin drawing that has been there for four months. Ha!

This was a great trick to make sure that the items will actually fit and work in the space. After measuring everything, I finalized the items and created a complete mood board:

I wanted a mix of materials, choosing wicker, wood, and metal in coordinating tones. I also leaned towards modern geometrics for design, mixing grays, black, white, and a hint of blue. I like to bring in bright colors in accent pieces, like the coasters and plants.

A good amount of the products are from Target. Patio furniture is expensive! I wanted to be thoughtful about the amount I spent on what I purchased as the weather here is really harsh on furniture. The chairs, coffee table, loveseat, egg chair, throw, candle, doormat, rug, pillow, and basket are from Target.

The chaise lounge and concrete side table are Pottery Barn.

I’m bringing this Lowe’s end table that I already have from inside to outside, and picking up dill and lavender seeds for little pots that I’m picking up from local shop Caley Paige.

Finally, I’m looking at a stack of whimsical, but hearty coasters from Anthropologie.

It will be a little while before everything comes in and we get it all put together, but I’ll definitely share the finished look when it’s done! Happy patio decorating!

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