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Happy Wednesday, Ladies! I am SO EXCITED about today’s post!
Last month I did an outdoor dining post with Macy’s, and it was a huge hit! Y’all really enjoyed the little break from fashion posts, and you liked getting a peek into part of our home. I had a lot of fun getting that part of the backyard all gussied up, so this month I was even more excited to dive in and give the covered patio a bit of a refresh as well.
We already had the furniture, but it’s amazing how transformative some awesome rugs and brightly colored pillows can be! Throw in a little bit of texture, some cute pots and real plants, and all of a sudden you have an outdoor living room that you will love spending time in.
And GREAT NEWS! Right now Macy’s has a sale going on where tons of selected merchandise is is ON SALE and then an EXTRA 20% OFF with the code WKND. Click HERE to check out all the sale merchandise that includes items like clothes, home accessories, swimsuits, and luggage!
WELCOME TO OUR OUTDOOR LIVING SPACE
This space is under our covered patio, right outside of our family room and kitchen. It’s always been a pretty functional area, but until this summer, we haven’t utilized this space as much as we envisioned we would when we bought the house. It’s always had the furniture because we purchased it shortly after moving in (almost 5 years ago now), but it’s basically been a just a patio with furniture.
With a little bit of love and some thoughtful spending, we now think of it as an outdoor living room and a true extension of our home. It’s bright, it’s happy, it’s comfortable, and we all adore it. We love spending time out here as a family.
Let’s break it all down, and let’s start with the rug.
It’s the large rug that anchors this space and really gives it the feel of an outdoor “room”. If you have an outdoor space, I highly encourage you to check out Macy’s selection of outdoor rugs too. The selection is enormous and most of the prices can’t be beaten!
And my rug is on SUPER SALE! It’s 58% OFF right now!
As mentioned before we already had the furniture, but if you are in need, Macy’s has an amazing selection of outdoor seating options for you to choose from.
Hi, y’all. My name is Sheaffer, and I love pillows.
All of the pillows are great, but it’s these orange ikat pillows that really have my heart. The vibrant coral/orange color really pops against the bright blue rug and add a punch of personality to the space. They are made for outdoor use with a durable fabric that stands up to the sun and other elements, and you can get them in blue too!
Click HERE for their outdoor pillow selection. Have fun when choosing your combinations, and don’t be afraid to mix different colors and patterns.
In addition to the rugs and the pillows, Macy’s also had some great accessories that really helped bring the space to life!
The red outdoor pouf is quite possibly my favorite item in the space. I originally spent more money on it than I should have, but I felt like it added a lot of fun, color, and functionality to the space. I use it all the time as a foot rest, but it also serves as seating for kids! It’s super lightweight and can be moved easily from place to place, depending on where it’s needed. I actually wish we had more of them, and I just might get another one because right now it’s a SUPER BUY at 59% OFF. I bought this at regular price ($219), but right now it’s ONLY $89. It’s definitely worth the $89! You can click HERE for the same pouf in a different pattern.
I think all spaces need real plants in them, but especially outdoor spaces. You’ll see different succulents and other plants scattered throughout the space, and I couldn’t resist this adorable green planter. It’s a bright and happy green, and I love the tufted look.
This yellow mosaic patio table is another SUPER BUY right now at 57% OFF! The bright yellow legs and mosaic tile top were just what the space needed, and the table top provides a perfect place to set your drink.
We don’t watch the t.v. out here all that much during the summer months, but we sure do utilize it during football season! Truth be told, I’m really looking forward to Fall on the patio. The temperatures will be much more conducive to outdoor living, and we sure do love college football. #Boomer
We have three ceiling fans that span the length of the covered patio, but I wish I would have picked this outdoor fan up as well. The more air movement the better, especially during the Summer months, and it’s 40% OFF right now.
I always love the texture that baskets add to a room, and they almost always provide a function too. The colorful basket holds the remotes and the wicker carryall below (although supposed to be a silverware caddy) is perfect for holding sunscreen and bug spray. The round wicker tray (on the left) has handles and is perfect for serving drinks and food as well.
Both of these pieces are on SUPER SALE! In addition to their sale price, right now they are an additional 20% OFF with the code WKND!
To help get you oriented on how the backyard is laid out, this is the view when standing under the t.v. and looking out. That’s the outdoor kitchen to the left.
If considering adding an outdoor kitchen to your home, I highly recommend an outdoor fridge. We keep ours stocked with water, soft drinks, and adult beverages. It’s so convenient to grab a drink from this fridge while in the pool instead of having to head inside.
Standing in the kitchen, the sitting area to my right, looking out at the pool.
similar umbrella ON SALE
This pair of chaise loungers provide the perfect place to grab a little sun or just relax while talking to others that are enjoying time in the pool. Speaking of pool time, click HERE for all of their pool float options. I feel like I need this rose gold flamingo and this llama sure does make me smile.
This planter is a new addition to the space and a SUPER BUY right now! It’s regularly priced at $188, but ON SALE for 63% OFF! Making it only $69! As mentioned before, I like to add live greenery to all spaces, but especially when outdoors.
My favorite one-piece swimsuits are from Macy’s. This particular pattern is a couple of years old, but Anne Cole always has a great selection of modest one-piece swimsuits and tankinis.
We love our outdoor space and now feel that we are utilizing it to its full potential!
That’s our cabana and outdoor dining table in the back.
The cabana makes the perfect spot for dining al fresco!
Many of the outdoor entertaining pieces featured below are ON SALE and then an ADDITIONAL 20% OFF right now with the code WKND.
Don’t you want to fill your plate up with yummy food, fix yourself a drink, and stay awhile?
Come on over!
I almost always serve guacamole when we have people over, and this chip and dip server tray (BACK IN STOCK and ON SALE!) has this handy top that keeps bugs away when we aren’t eating out of it! I love a great chip and dip tray, and Macy’s has lots to choose from HERE.
The tin beverage pail back in stock too and ON SALE!
Here you can see how the table sits in relation to the pool and the loungers across the way.
This little part of our outdoor kitchen is always a prime place for gathering and snacking. This beverage dispenser is absolutely perfect when you have a crowd. It’s BACK IN STOCK and ON SALE! Large quantities of water, lemonade, and sweet tea are some obvious choices…but think how great a beautiful Sangria would look in this container!
You can click HERE for all of the serving pieces available from this Capri Isle collection including a large serving bowl, oval platter, and even a chip and dip option.
The succulents and cactus are real. I picked them up at my favorite local grocery store. Fun tip: the tin planter and the celadon green planter were originally candle holders!
I hope you enjoyed this little peak into part of our backyard! And I hope that it’s inspired you to possibly do a bit of a refresh of your own. We are enjoying our time out here more than ever.
A huge thank you to Macy’s for sponsoring this post! We now have the backyard of our dreams!