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Create a Seated Patio Area

June 15, 2018
by Jessica

Outdoor Living Seasonal Decor

Do you love to decorate your patio or deck for the Summer months? If you have been following me for a while, you know that we moved into our new house this past February and when I tell you we have been literally living in our yard, cleaning and restoring our  patio area, pool area and flower beds, I am not exaggerating. Today I am sharing our back patio which has three different seating areas.

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First, I decided to create a gathering area in the center of the patio area. This area is in the center of the house and if you look closely, you can see the front door (through a vase of flowers) through the windows.

I hit my local HomeGoods stores in late May and picked up these amazing throw pillows and gorgeous tall bronze planters. The metal planters are so unique and honestly when I bought them, I thought I would use the as trash cans (lined with a bag) for entertaining but then I got them home and decided to use them as planters. I really love how they balance out the large chairs and sofa. By placing them opposite each other, they help create a cohesive look.


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The large faux tree from HomeGoods also adds additional height and greenery to the area.


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HomeGoods also has a tremendous selection of melamine dishes, glasses and serving pieces. I love having a set of dishes that are high quality when entertaining outdoors that will not shatter and break.


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The next seating area across from here is a cute little bistro set that I also picked up at HomeGoods. I tiled top lends weight to the table making it solid and very sturdy. This rod iron set was perfect for our patio staying with the sophisticated European look I was going after.


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Rod iron seating can often times be uncomfortable but these chairs are actually not that bad but my mom thought they felt better with cute throw pillows. Paired with the outdoor blue rug from HomeGoods, this little spot stole my heart. I think it’s super cute ;).


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A little story behind the wicker chaise lounge chairs. I went into HomeGoods looking for a vase for a different project and told myself, “this is a 5 minute trip and just for a vase.” When I walked into the store, I immediately saw these chaise loungers and got so excited that I found a store associate, we carried them to the register, I paid and left with them. I totally forgot the vase.


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The bistro set seemed a little lonely so these two chaise lounge chairs not only created another seating area on the patio, but they helped fill the space next to the bistro. The landscaping encompasses a lot of large trees and shrubs so filling the space with appropriate scaled furniture has been a bit of a challenge for me. I should have taken a picture of the bistro without the loungers next to it so you could see what I mean. The gap just seemed to big and the bistro needed something large in scale next to it.

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The turkish towels and throw pillows are also from HomeGoods.


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The patio overlooks our pool which is currently in the middle of a clean up and landscape makeover. I spent 19.5 hours power washing this patio and the pool area and boy, what a project that was.


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Here is the view from the pool. Depending on how big your patio or deck is, you may be able to create 2 or 3 (or even more) seating areas. It’s always nice to have more than one place to gather if your space allows for it. Often times if your space is small, you could consider smaller scaled furniture in order to fit two different seating areas.

Jessica is a paid blogger. You can find more of Jessica’s projects and multigenerational family at Four Generations One Roof .