Looking for outdoor summer decorating ideas? Here are some simple ways to add color and summer style to your outdoor spaces.
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Just between us?
Have you ever noticed when I write that there’s a whole lot of “we” going on around here? As in “we” painted the porch and “we” painted a copper roof and “we” added new landscaping and “we” completely redid the back patio and “we” added new house numbers.
In complete and honest transparency? “We” is divided up into two GIANT responsibilities.
There’s the“we” part that does the actual work.
And the “we” part that thinks up all the projects and supervises.
I’ll let you guess which part I am. 🙂
When it comes to decorating? The roles kind of reverse.
There’s the “we” part that does the decorating.
And the other “we”? They get to sit under an umbrella with the sun setting in the background and relax with lemonade and a snack.
As well they should.
They’ve had a hard week of work.
Want to see what I’ve been up to?
Here are just a few outdoor summer decorating ideas from our back yard.
OUTDOOR SUMMER DECORATING IDEAS
Idea Number One: add a table
Now that the grass is green?
We moved the table to this part of the yard.
You can see the one I ordered here.
If you don’t have a table in your yard? You need one.
I cannot tell you how much we’ve used this area. In the last two week here are all the ways we’ve used this space:
- family dinners
- outdoor workspace
- coffee date
- early morning alone time listening to the birds
- late night snack listening to the crickets
Idea number two: add sturdy chairs
These chairs have been sitting outside for two months and they have held up amazingly well.
They are so solid and sturdy.
Personally, I like chairs with arms like these because they are more comfortable.
They match the table perfectly and they come as a single chair so you can order as many as you need.
You can see them here.
Outdoor summer decorating idea number three: add comfortable cushions
Just between us?
This is my chair.
I LOVE this pillow so much. It’s super comfortable and now that I’ve added the striped chair cushion, it’s extra cozy.
I sat here yesterday with my computer and watched my husband plant hydrangeas for Mother’s Day.
Here are just a few of my favorite cushions:
- this striped one
- this tassel one
- this black and white one
- this one that looks like jute
- this diamond one
Idea number four: add an umbrella
When it comes to outdoor summer decorating ideas? Don’t forget about the umbrella.
This table gets a lot of shade because of the big trees in our yard, but there are still times of the day when the sun comes in from the back and you need a little more protection.
That’s why I was so happy that I found this umbrella.
It is an AMAZING DEAL.
It’s under $50 and it tilts and raises and lowers and has the cutest black scalloped edges around the edge.
You can see it here.
Summer outdoor decorating idea number 5: Add a bench
But why stop with the yard?
This area that everyone who comes in our back door looks at needed a little refresh.
I wanted to keep it simple, so we added this bench.
I love a bench in an area like this because it’s not fussy and fills up the space and looks neat.
idea number six: add planters
And lastly? I added these two rust planters by the back door.
They’re filled with hydrangeas that bring in color to the back porch and they were super inexpensive.
You can see them here.
I forgot one more part of the “we.”
He helped us add this vintage dog door knocker to the back door (outdoor summer decorating idea number seven).
The faithful helper that watches over every project who never leaves our side and is always ready for a tail wag of approval.
I couldn’t imagine a project without him. 🙂
PS Here’s a Pinterest board with TONS of outdoor decorating ideas.
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