Now that a lot of rooms in our home are “finished” – I put that in quotations because a room is never really finished and will always get updated over the years. But I’m happy with each room of the house so far. So one of my goals this year was to start focusing on the exterior spaces. Our covered patio isn’t very big, so I created a small outdoor patio design. (post contains affiliate links, see disclosure)
Just like with most of my design boards, I create them at first just for fun. But then I can’t stop thinking about the design and figure out a way to make it work for our home. Luckily, a few pieces were on sale and I had some birthday gift cards and coupon codes to use.
SHOP SMALL OUTDOOR PATIO DESIGN
outdoor lights | wicker chairs | outdoor pillow | black round outdoor table | outdoor rug | galvanized planter | white planter | gray planter | I wanted to do the opposite of our indoor dining space while using my favorite color scheme and loved this black table after seeing it in the store. I thought about DIYing it, but don’t really have the time or energy right now. So when it went on sale, I couldn’t pass it up.
And because we won’t have an outdoor living room, I wanted the dining chairs to be super comfortable. I love the shape and color of these chairs and it is suggested to add this seat cushion. However, when I was in the store, I found this cushion instead for a fraction of the price. And it fit perfectly! Another bonus is the chairs stack. Seems minor, but it’s a great bonus for cleaning up or storing. I also wanted a very simple and subtle rug and this one is just right.
It’s a work in progress so far, and I have been wanting to paint the exterior of our house for years. And I finally figured out a color scheme. I didn’t want to go completely rogue in the neighborhood. So I’m using the trim color that we have now (SW Kilim Beige) as the main exterior color with the fascia boards being SW Porpoise (they already are). And our fence and front porch railing will be SW Barnwood Plank. But I will share more about the exterior makeover later!
In the future when lumber prices go down a little bit, I’d like to add a tongue and groove wood ceiling. And a dream would be to add slate patio tiles. The mix of slate, wood, and stucco will provide the texture needed for the neutral color palate.