Whew! I finally have my back porch put together. I think this is the latest I have ever been but it’s ready and that’s one more thing I can check off my list. I believe that outdoor decor is just as important as what’s inside. Decorating your outdoor spaces for summer can be fun and it doesn’t have to break the bank.
I made a few changes so it looks a bit different from last year. I got rid of a few pieces so there is a little more room. Makes this narrow space look bigger and not so cluttered. (Although you can’t tell from the picture above! Looks jam packed doesn’t it?)
I had an old hutch sort of thing on the far wall. Over the winter the wind knocked it over and it totally fell apart. I couldn’t find just the right thing to replace it so that wall is empty for now. I like to use the same decorating elements outside that I use inside. Since my space is long and narrow, I laid two 5 x 7 rugs end-to-end in order to cover the majority of the cement floor.
Pillow fanatic that I am…I added 2 new sets to the little sofa. The striped ones are Ralph Lauren from TJMaxx and the polka dots are pillow covers from IKEA. It might not look like it’s long enough but I can completely stretch out and nap here. Haven’t had the opportunity yet but I tried it out…maybe someday soon!
This little chest doesn’t look much different from last year. I switched up the stuff on top a bit and used a few things that were in the now-destroyed hutch. I love to use this space in the evening. With the lamp lit it becomes a cozy, peaceful spot.
My favorite new edition is this awesome rug. Another TJMaxx find that I love. I have been stalking my store hoping they will get more but so far no luck. I’d love to have another bigger one but chances are it will never appear. You never know though…