Future Patio Plans

I’ve been dreaming of maximizing the use of this space since we moved in. We have a gorgeous backyard with dining but holy does it ever get HOT! So the covered front patio will be perfect on those hot sunny days! We love sitting out here and watching the sunsets as we live on a mountain and have a view and the sunsets are so colorful! The space seems a bit cold with all the vinyl decking and siding so adding lots of color and texture will sure warm up the space. Making this space kid friendly is so important to me so using items that can be cleaned and outdoor friendly is what i’m searching for.

First up is the swinging daybed that I fell in love with a while ago. It comes with all the cushions and I’m just adding a few fun pillows to add color and comfort. (Lucky for me my husband framed out home so putting up the swing shouldn’t be too hard, but i’ll be sure to share more when the time comes). I also found a few other swings that are similar HERE and HERE.

Next we need a coffee table to put our drinks and food on. Making sure I was maximizing space I found this wicker storage bench that we can also use for the dining table if we have extra guests. Storing all the blankets inside that we will need when we want to cozy up on the swing late at night. I ordered it in a white wash but it also comes in this natural color.

The dining area I’m having a harder time deciding what I want to do. I’m loving the table and bench from CB2 as the stain matches the swinging daybed so well. My other options I love is the Ikea white outdoor table with some bistro chairs. What do you prefer??

CB2 Table and Bench?

or Ikea Table with Grey Chairs?

Area Rugs to cover the vinyl are a must and will make the space feel cohesive. I have this one on it’s way and I need to order one more for the dining space but need to decide which table and chairs I would like first. This Outdoor Area Rug is so pretty with the blue details but you can just hose it off if it gets dirty. Perfect for those crumb and smoothie drops. 
You can’t forget all the accessories that finish off the space and pull it all together. I can’t share it all as I got to leave some of it for a surprise. I would love to know your thoughts and ideas! I’ve shared the before on Instagram under my highlights “HOME

SHOP THE PATIO