Outdoor Living

Technically the first day of summer is June 20th or June 21st, but luckily in California summer starts much earlier than that. Since the weather has been so perfect lately, it has got me thinking a lot about outdoor spaces.   Whether you have a patio, balcony, porch or huge back yard there are so many things you can do!  Unfortunately, sometimes these spaces can be neglected, but I have found some amazing designs that will inspire you to love your outdoor space again!

Sometimes just a dining table is all you need for entertaining outdoors.  I love this rustic table with these yellow chairs.  They can really brighten up your space if it is lacking any natural surroundings.

I love this space because it is so rustic and the overhead bamboo canopy has such a homemade feel.  It’s a perfect way to make a space feel custom rather than store bought.

This is a great space for conversation.  A lot of seating, but not too crowded and the homemade canopy is a great idea!

I was drawn to this patio because it reminds me of my own.  I love the vintage table and chairs.  It really shows how exciting a small patio can become with a little pop of color and pattern.

 

If all you have is a porch that is big enough for a few chairs, you can still touch it up by bringing in other elements, such as these lights above. This creates a mood and happy environment without taking up space!

Here is another great option for a small porch or patio.  The hanging lanterns creates enough light to set the mood and it adds creativity in such a small space.

This cool outdoor living space I find so inspiring.  The mix of the chunky wood table and metal vintage chairs works so well together.  Love the landscape too….so relaxing….