Happy first day of summer everyone! After a week of rain, we were finally able to soak up the sun on our newly decorated deck over the weekend!
As you can see, I didn’t really have a lot to work with, just a bland 6×10 pressure-treated surface. But after a quick trip to Walmart, I was able to create a fun (but most importantly, inexpensive) summer hangout spot.
Since it’s a seasonal outdoor space, I wanted it to be bright and colorful. I already had the green bistro set from the first year we bought the house, and I knew I wanted an outdoor rug to cover up some of the imperfections in the wood.
I suggest making a list of items you need and drawing a sketch of your space before you buy anything that way you know you have room for all your items (or not enough!).
Mine looked a bit like this:
Throw (for chilly nights)
Planters (different colors/sizes)
Walmart brought in a lot of fun items this year like this black and white outdoor rug, striped outdoor pillow, floral throw and copper citronella candle.
I also found this tropical tray in the bathroom section (also great for my patio ) and I already had this elephant teapot which adds a little bit of whimsy.
I picked up a small side table as well to give us more room for drinks or food without cluttering up the bistro table.
All decks need a little greenery, so I picked up a few plants from their garden center and arranged them in pots with varying heights and colors for a more eclectic look.
Small spaces are awesome for experimenting with a new style, so go have fun with it!