Our backyard and deck become essentially an outdoor room in the spring and summer months. After winter in a snow belt, we try and spend as much time as we can outside enjoying the sun and fresh air. Last year we purchased a basic gazebo to provide some much needed shade on our deck. It was large enough to fit our patio table and chairs underneath and we ended up using the deck so much more than we would have without it.
This year I am looking to make the are more comfortable and relaxing with some fun textiles like throws, rugs and pillows and also more usable with lighting.
I love this set from Canadian Tire and it serves as inspiration of what I am looking to create in our own outdoor space. I love the bright summer colours with lots of blues and pineapple patterns! I would also like to create a live centrepiece for our table, perhaps with fresh herbs to grab and add to a outdoor dinner.
I love this lounge chair from Canadian Tire. Laying on this with a cold drink and a magazine under a tree would make me very happy.
Walmart has this really fun line of pineapple melamine dish wear and textiles like this indoor/outdoor pillow. I think it’s really bright and fun and it’s feeding my current addiction to all things pineapple.
I also really love these pineapple inspired glass lanterns. I would like to make the space more useable at night with a bug net and outdoor lighting and I think something like these lanterns would look fabulous lit up with candles at night. (Similar)
I am looking forward to getting out outside space ready for us to enjoy. We have a lot of yard work this year as well as some bigger outdoor plans so be sure to follow along!
Do you have an outdoor room like a screened in porch or sunroom that you use heavily in the summer months? What do you do to maximize your use of the area?