Patio refresh and additional seating with a new outdoor sectional and pretty outdoor decor.
I LOVE to entertain and having this area has been absolutely wonderful — we’ve hosted quite a few large parties over the years.
I’ve been working with Big Lots to share some of their awesome home and organizational finds, and this was the perfect time to showcase some of their pretty outdoor decor!
It comes with six pieces and all of the cushions and pillows (the two blue pillows were ones we’ve had for years).
We liked that it’s modular, so we can change the configuration how we’d like. Now we have it set up as a long sofa, but it can be moved around to create a sectional set up as well.
Not only does this give us additional comfy seating, but it allows us a spot to lay back and relax on beautiful days.
But because it was fully exposed to the sun, it was getting a little TOO hot in the afternoons. So we did some rearranging and moved our large umbrella over to that spot:
That left our dining table exposed, so I was on the hunt for a new umbrella over there. Those “hanging” umbrellas are a big investment, and I wanted to do something a little different anyway.
Ack, I LOVE it!! It’s huge too…nine feet so it gives us plenty of shade over the table.
I was so excited about how it was looking, I picked up some outdoor candles, serving ware and dishes to do a little photoshoot — it’s been forever since I’ve done a tablescape!
I was tickled when I stepped back and saw how pretty it was…I wanted to call some friends for a last minute garden party. If I had garden parties that is:
I can’t get over that umbrella — it’s just perfect. And…it tilts!:
I feel like I’m talking about a dress…and it has pockets! 😉
The beautiful pitcher is one of my favorite Big Lots finds ever:
Those hobnail cups were calling my name…I can’t resist a good hobnail. They also have shorter cups in that design as well.
This DIY bench used to be where the new sofa is, but having it under the eaves of the house will protect it a bit more. We like having it right next to our grill now too!
Every time we sit out here, one of us says how lucky we are to have this space. It is truly our little escape from the world…we absolutely love it:
Now we can enjoy all of our seating areas at night and in the middle of the day!
We saved a TON by going with the most basic poured concrete for this patio over doing stamped or aggregate cement.
I’m SO glad we saved there — it gave us the opportunity to add the pretty decor and furniture, which is what I love more anyway! 🙂
It seems like it takes forever to get everything out of storage and set up each spring, but it’s SO worth it!:
I hope our patio gives you some inspiration for your outdoor spaces! I still have a ton of ideas for our backyard…but we’re taking our time and enjoying the small transformations year to year.
This post is sponsored by Big Lots, but all opinions are my own. I only work with companies and I know, love and would genuinely recommend to you.