I absolutely love outdoor spaces. One of my happy places is sitting my butt on a nice patio, enjoying some quality time (and maybe a cold beverage or two
four) with my friends and family. So it's no surprise that it's important to me to create an outdoor living space at our home. Remember our beautiful blue ceiling screened porch from our old house? Or our sad but colorful little patio from our first rental house? These were some of the most special places in our home.
Now that we're in our new rental house and it's officially patio season, the time has come to set up an outdoor space for this home. As you saw in my patio design plan, I decided to inject some color into our small patio and I partnered up with my friends at Target to do so!
Looking good, right?! Let's back up with a blah before shot.
And once again, the after!
Welcome to my crazy colorful outdoor patio space! The magic in this makeover is that all I did was simply add some fun furniture and accessory pieces. Because we are renting this house, there's not much we can do in the way of permanent or large-scale changes. So a simple, renter-friendly solution that makes a big impact is to dress up the space with some fun, colorful pieces. Want the tour?
This is my view out our back door.
The table is a remnant from a set my in-laws purchased for us years ago. The ah-maz-ing chairs are these metal chairs from Target. Y'all, I'm seriously obsessed with these chairs. First off, the color. Second of all, the color. I'm in love. Third, they stack, which is perfect for a small patio space like we have. We set them all out when we host a lot of people but stack them up along the garage when we don't need them all. Fourth, the color. I freaking love the color of these chairs. And fifth, they're made out of a lightweight aluminum that is totally rustproof.
In fact, all of the Target Threshold outdoor furniture is tested with corrosive testing, which apparently involves 24 hours in a salt spray simulator, as well as weight and temperature tests. It makes me feel good that these pieces are engineered to be durable and high-quality!
The rug is this outdoor woven rug from Lulu & Georgia.
The table is topped with some great serving and other accessories like these ceramic solar paneled lanterns from Target Threshold's summer line.
David gets stuck over on the grill during most of our entertaining sessions, so I decided to set up a lounging area for friends to join David while he's cooking us up some supper.
The adorable outdoor pillows, pretty globe lights (that I strung around the entire back fence!) and chevron pouf create a cozy little scene in the corner. FYI, all of the Threshold outdoor cushions, pillows and umbrellas are tested for color fastness and are tested to 1,000 hours of direct sunlight exposure without fading. Um, that's a quality outdoor fabric, friends.
How cute are these Threshold cups and rattan serving tray? Love them.
The oilcloth banner (which, hello, is chalkboard on the back... how cool is that?) is from Modern June.
Over on the other side of the fence, we set up a little area with a fire pit. We've got a bunch of these plastic Adirondack chairs that we plan to set up around the fire pit when we have friends over and maybe roast some s'mores. The cool thing about this fire pit is that it has a fire screen or a metal piece that you can slide over the pit to create a table, as shown. So smart!
Seriously, I just love it out here now. Since sprucing up the space, we have eaten countless dinners, drawn many chalk roads (an HDawg favorite) and propped our feet up a bunch of times. It's so nice!
How pretty are the lights at night? Romannntic. I think me and the mister could have a date night or two out here this summer, don't you?!
One more time, here's the before/after side by side.
Now if you're looking for me, I'm drinking a margarita and propping my feet up on the patio!