Summer Patio Inspiration and Ideas

This time of year my thoughts always turn to the outside.  Living where I do we have a short (by my standards) window of time to enjoy the outdoors and my goal is to make the most of that time.

The Secret to Creating a Cozy and Charming Outdoor Space ~ vintage wooden chairs ~

I shared part of my front yard makeover the other day but we still have a lot to do, including making sense of our back yard.

Back Yard Mess

Years ago I had a pool in the back yard with a beautiful wooden deck coming off of the pool. I loved it.  There was an elegant glass table, comfortable seating for entertaining and an umbrella table on that deck to shield us from the late afternoon sun.....lights were wrapped around the posts, planters were in every corner filled with annuals and trailing vines and tiki lights were placed for nighttime enjoyment.  I had the pool lit up internally for after dark swimming and it was my happy place.

Back Yard - future patio from

Now, I have a pit {it's filling in slowly} in the backyard where the pool and deck used to be....long, long story but it's all gone {the pool and deck}.

This year we decided to reclaim that space and turn it into a seating and entertaining area with a fire pit and, *fingers crossed*, a water feature.  It's a big undertaking but I think we can do it!

My oldest son is going to help me plan out the area as far as placement of everything.  He's got one of those brains that can see things without them actually being there so he's my go to guy for design! 😉

Summer patio ideas and inspiration from

Patio Dream Picks

1.  Meadowcraft Athens Deep Seating Group ~ deep comfy seating

2.  Brandywine Fall Fountain ~ a water feature....that's it....I want one!

3.  Home Loft Concept Bargamo Gazebo ~ shelter from the sun

4.  Outdoor string lights with Edison favorite kind of lighting

5.  Outdoor area rug ~ just to fancy things up

6.  Outdoor Fireplace ~ I don't have one indoors so an outdoor one would make me swoon

7.  Ceiling Fan ~ you need to stay cool even when your outside

8.  Bird Garden Wind Chime ~ I love the sound of wind chimes.

9. Great informatoin on How To Choose a Patio Umbrella

So now you've seen my Patio Dream ~ what's yours? Not sure where to start?


More Outdoor Idea Inspiration:

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