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Well friends, if there’s one thing you don’t see much of on this blog, it’s outdoor spaces. We live in townhouses, so our outdoor space is pretty minimal. And to even further decrease my outdoor decorating motivation, our unit is kind of tucked back away from everything and almost no one besides us ever sees it, especially the front area. Tiny space + no one sees it = major lack of decorating. (Shhhh… don’t tell! They might fire me as a decor blogger! 😉 )
As I mentioned on Friday, though, the entire main floor of our house has currently been taken over by a kitchen renovation, and with no oven and a cluttered dining room, we have been doing most of our cooking on the grill and eating outside. Sounds simple enough, right? Except that this was our outdoor seating situation:
Classy… 😉 Now don’t get me wrong– that little table was perfect when the Cs were tiny, but even Connor is outgrowing it, and Donnie and I stand no chance of fitting our adult-sized bodies onto those teeny benches. Eeek! It was finally time to deck out our small deck for summer, and the first item on my list was seating!
Most of my decor indoors tends to include more neutral and muted colors, but what I love about outdoor spaces is that they really lend themselves to pulling off bright colors without feeling overwhelming. When I saw this aqua table and chairs at Kirkland’s, I knew they were going to be “the one.” (And did I mention that they also come in red?! So fun!)
Using the tables and chairs as my base, I was able to add pillows, plants, pots, and a small throw rug to bring in even more color and texture. And what is summer without a big pitcher of cold lemonade?!
What you can’t see in these pictures is the Cs standing right behind me saying, “Mom, can we drink the lemonade yet? Is it time? Can we? Pleeeeeeeeease?!” My pretty little table displays never last long!! (Which is one reason I take so many pictures!)
This happy little space makes me kind of glad that the kitchen reno temporarily displaced our eating area. Our outdoor space may be small, but I was pleasantly surprised at how much it could be improved by adding just a few pretty accessories! I mean, just look at this before and after!
I received compensation for the Kirkland’s “Love Your Look” blog post. Kirkland’s partnered with several bloggers like me to raise brand awareness. All purchases and content are on my own accord and reflect my personal opinion and style. For more information, see my disclosures here.