Before the Makeover
It’s finally warming up here in the Midwest, and for our little family, that means spending most evenings outdoors. Shortly after moving in last spring, we created a gravel fire pit area in our backyard. Unfortunately, we still had a bit of remolding to do indoors so this space quickly became neglected. We love entertaining and spending time outside. So, we knew with a little attention this space would get a lot of use!
The Patio Set
Since we love to entertain, I really wanted to create a welcoming space with plenty of seating for guests. I instantly knew the West Park 4-piece aluminum patio conversation set from The Home Depot would be the perfect set for a modern, yet stylish, look in our backyard. Not only does it provide enough seating, but it is also super comfy. I added Hampton Bay tan trellis square outdoor throw pillows to add a little color to the beautiful patio set. I love that they are pretty enough to use indoors!
Touches of Greenery
Even in the spring we have mosquitoes in the Midwest. Luckily, our local Home Depot offers lots of mosquito repellent plants in the Garden Center. We were able to create beautiful planters that help keep the bugs away. I used rosemary, lemon thyme, lavender and citronella plants to create a unique layered look in the Southern Patio unearthed planters. I love how the pots look like textured concrete and help maintain the casual, modern feel of our space.
We also picked up a few tiki torches that help with the bugs and add extra lighting at night. We don’t have power this far from our house, so they were the perfect compromise! Overall, I love that we now have a beautiful and inviting, modern outdoor space to welcome guests all summer!