Summer days will turn to Fall chill sessions on the patio before we know it, and Mr.Sweet and I wanted to be ready to bask in the sun in a beautiful oasis. Last year, during the height of the pandemic, we centered our backyard around a small pool setup. This year, we’ve taken down the small pool and opened up the deck! Yes, we did a little construction and built a fence around our small city oasis to get more privacy. We switched out the furniture to a more bohemian, luxury feel, and now we’re ready to enjoy the days here. With #BabySweet on the way, I imagine next summer sitting on the stairs to the deck watching my little human roll around in the grass, or perhaps we’ll even bring back a small pool. Either way, we are ready to hosts and make memories in this space. Our outdoor living room is all set. I’ve linked everything below for your reference. This entire patio encompasses affordable pieces that you can add to your home.

Patio Furniture and Covers:

Furniture is necessary. For my design, I wanted to stick with neutral colors. You can’t go wrong when you start with this slate. We choose a sectional that we could take apart in case we needed to social distance with guests. In addition to the sectional, I bought a chair set in case we had a few more guests to entertain. To add some elevation and design to the deck, I added an Egg chair from Walmart. To keep your patio furniture safe, you’ll want to invest in a patio cover. Patio furniture is made for outdoors, but you still have to protect it. Invest in a deck box! You can toss the pillows in there when the bad weather rolls in.


TARGET Skylark 3pc Cushioned Woven Rocking Patio Seating Set – Opalhouse™

Lulu and Georgia Rosen Indoor/Outdoor Sofa

Deck Box

Patio Furniture Set Cover Outdoor Sectional Sofa Set Covers Outdoor Table and Chair Set Covers Water Resistant Large 126″ L x 63″ W x 28″ H

Triumph Premium 2×3 Cornhole Set – Includes 2 Portable, Scratch Resistant Bag Toss Boards and 8 Cornhole Bags

Duck Covers Ultimate Waterproof 87 Inch Patio Sofa Cover

Outdoor Chair Covers 2 Pack, ALSTER Patio Chair Covers(35″ L x 40″ W x 33″ H), Durable and Waterproof Black Covers for Lounge Deep Seat, Rain Snow Dust Wind-Proof

Gas Fire Pit Cover Square – Premium Patio Outdoor Cover Heavy Duty Fabric with PVC Coating,100% Waterproof,Anti-Crack,Fits for 30 inch,31 inch,32 inch Fire Pit / Table Cover (32”L x 32”W x 24”H,Black)

Patio Decor:

Like I mentioned before, you can build off of your neutral slate. I chose to stick with the neutrals and added black and white pillows. Pillows can make your patio! They add comfort and an enjoyable aspect. Outdoor pillows can go through some weathering. After spending a few hot days out on our deck, we decided that an Umbrella was needed! It further added to the enhancement of the atmosphere.


Umbrella (WHITE)

Blissun 9′ Outdoor Aluminum Patio Umbrella, Striped Patio Umbrella, Market Striped Umbrella with Push Button Tilt and Crank (Black & White Stripe)

Umbrella Base

Black and White Striped Pillows

Better Homes & Gardens Decorative Diamond Pillow

White pillows

Patio Plants:

Again, neutral furniture pallets allow you to embellish the patio with colorful plants. We bought all plants this year from Lowes. Evergreen plants can withstand all weather and seasons. I bought neutral-colored plant stands. I added pops of color with a seasonal box of flowers. I’ll switch them out as seasons go by.

allen + roth 12.63-in W x 16-in H Black with Gold Stand Resin Planter

Garden Treasures 23.75-in W x 6-in H Black Smooth Plastic Window Box

Bug Repellant:

Treating your space is going to very necessary!  We do not have a screened in area, and we also have a pool so we have to take the extra steps to make sure we are becoming a breeding ground for Mosquitos.  We invested in a few products to make sure our backyard was ride of pesky insects and we could enjoy our outdoor living room accordingly.

Thermacell Patio Shield Metal Edition Mosquito Repellent

Thermacell 48 Hour 4-Count Mosquito Repellent Refill (4-Pack)

OFF! Backyard Pretreat Bug Control Spray – 32oz/1ct

OFF! 16oz Backyard Pretreat Outdoor Fogger

TIKI Brand Bitefighter Torch Fuel, 100 Ounces

TIKI Brand Pineapple Glass Table Torch, White (Set of 3)

Essential Oil Bug Spray All Natural

Summer Outfit

Oversized Beach Straw Hat for Women

Nadine Long Sleeve Midi Dress – Mustard/combo

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