I’m finally sharing our new outdoor living space! This space makes me ALL kinds of happy. I knew we’d enjoy it and get a lot of use out of it, but, beyond that, it literally feels like we’ve added a new room to our home. We have been spending so much time out here! I will say, in regards to decor and such, there are a few things I want to change, add, and move around, but, for the most part, this is it.
This project took a little longer than expected because, at the last minute, we decided to add the little outdoor kitchen area. After our contractors stoned our wood columns, they told us they overestimated the amount of stone they needed and asked if we wanted to use the excess to add an outdoor kitchen. That was probably smart marketing on their part, but we decided to pull the trigger and do a kitchen too. I’m pretty sure that’s now Kyle’s favorite part our outdoor living space!
Right around the time I started looking for outdoor furniture, Target had a 30% OFF sale and then an extra 5% OFF for being a Target REDCard holder. I started browsing all of their options and reading a ton of reviews. At first, I wanted a white couch, but I was so nervous we wouldn’t be able to keep it clean with the kids. I ended up deciding on this set instead. It’s a great neutral and has been easy to clean! I wanted things to look pretty, but, more importantly, I wanted things to be functional and durable. We have two toddlers and most of our friends who come over also have toddlers so, for us, glamorous furniture and lavish decor just isn’t practical.
The striped rug is what I was most excited about, but was also worried that we wouldn’t be able to keep it clean. It’s only been a few weeks, but so far it’s been holding up pretty great. Every few days or so we just take the water-hose and spray it down and wash any mud or dirt off of it. It cleans up easily! And, confession, I’ve also taken our vacuum out there a few times to vacuum it. Ha! For reference, ours is a 9 x 12. Very similar option HERE.
Eventually, I plan to purchase cute outdoor tablescape items, but for now we’ve mostly been using our trusty paper plates and solo cups out there. #momlife
I recently ordered this same rug again (but as a runner) so when it arrives, I’ll replace this size you see in this picture. This three piece patio set can be found HERE. Another option that’s super cute HERE.
The towel hooks have been a LIFE SAVER! We grabbed these at Lowe’s; they each hold two towels. We have water slides for the kids in our backyard so often time they’re needing to dry off several times a day. Having the towels easily accessible has been great! The basket is from HomeGoods, but Target has similar ones HERE. Our striped towels come in a pack of four and can be found HERE.
I have been SO pleased with the table we chose! I love that it comes with chairs and a bench and it’s been so easy to keep clean. There are several cushion colors to choose from, but we just selected the neutral option that matches our couch cushions. You can take a look at the table online HERE.
ITEMS ON OUR PATIO // TIP: Scroll the items below and click any item you’d like to see!
P.S. Target is currently having another 30% OFF sale on their patio furniture. Shop their patio selection HERE!
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