Decor Scheme for My Backyard Update

Good Morning!

I’ve been working on getting my backyard/patio cleaned up over the last few weeks, and I’m making some changes to the space. Nothing drastic, just some updates while using the furniture I already have.

You may have seen my recent post about painting my exterior door. After getting lots of opinions from you (thank you!), I’ve decided on the blue, more specifically Para Paints Bluenose (P2116-03).

 

Bluenose

 That decision led me to a create a nautical-ish navy/red scheme. I’ve done a round-up on what I have already and what I will need to complete my look.

backyard copy

What I have (clockwise from the top left):

1. Red and white cushion by Colin and Justin from Marshall’s, which goes with my…

2. ÄPPLARÖ bench from the IKEA  

3. Blue Cynthia Rowley table runner, which will go on my…

4. ÄPPLARÖ gateleg table from IKEA.  

5. 2 rattan lounge chairs from IKEA which they no longer carry but look similar to these ones, and have creamy white cushions

6. 2 Nisse white laquer folding chairs from IKEA

What I need (clockwise from the top left):

1. Patio lights!  The string kind. Simple ones I can drape around my patio or in my garden for extra light. Like these Allen & Ross ones from Lowe’s.

2. I have some throw pillows but I need some fabric to make new covers. And these 3 fabrics from Tonic Living will be perfect! (Small Ikat Dot in Navy, 10 oz Canvas in red, Starfish in Navy)

3. My door painted in Para paints bluenose

4. Good quality stake lighting for my garden. The solar ones that I currently have are terrible and don’t emit enough light, but I don’t want to have to run a cord across my yard from my deck so I’m stuck with solar.  I like the look of these copper ones from Westinghouse. But I’ll definitely want to be sure the ones I buy give off sufficient light.

So what do you think of the scheme?  Any suggestions?  Any recommendations for good stake lighting that actually gives off good light?  Let me know!

Have a great day!

XO,

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Comments

  1. Looks like you’ve got a great vision there! Happy shopping!

  2. Moshizzle says:

    A nautical theme calls for a lobstah party!!!

  3. katieedwardsis says:

    I can’t wait to see the finished product! I have a LOT to do in my yard, including buying patio furniture. A little at a time!

    • RECREATED says:

      Thanks Katie! It’s hard to balance everything but when you get there I’m sure you’ll choose something great!

  4. I never thought about including the door color as part of the color scheme for the yard. Typically we think of the door matching the rest of the house. I really like that idea. Too bad we have 2 sliding doors.

    • RECREATED says:

      I think the paint will add some punch, for sure. But you must get GREAT light with 2 sliding doors! I’d choose light over paint any day!

  5. Looks great so far!

  6. Love those ideas! I’m looking for some good and reasonably priced lighting myself – looking forward to seeing what you find.

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