Home Tour Part 8 - The Patio
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Home Tour Part 8: The Patio/Deck

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The patio. FINALLY… Part 8 of our home tour is up. I’ve been waiting for warm weather and my final pieces to come together before I added it to the tour, and it’s finally accomplished! If you’ve missed the first 7 parts of the Home Tour, start here: Part 1: The Exterior. If you see anything that you’d like to have to design your patio this spring, make sure you see my shopping list at the end of this post!

Ok let’s walk out the back door…

The Patio

Patio deck decor home tour. Home Tour Part 8- The Patio-Deck

A few months back, I asked my Facebook followers how navy blue chevron patio cushions would look as a nautical theme for a patio. Everyone gave me the green light, and I ran with it. YET… about halfway through the design process, I fell in love with a blue and green color scheme. I can blame IKEA and Pier 1 ImportsPatio deck decor home tour for that.Patio deck decor home tour.Home Tour Part 8- The Patio-Deck

So it all started when I fell in love with the blue chevron patio cushions from Walmart.com. You know good and well I love chevron—look at the rest of my home tour, and you’ll probably find chevron in every room.

(I’ve had this set of patio furniture for about 5 years now, and I bought it at Garden Ridge. But… I’ve seen this same set at a few places this year.)

THEN, the green started sweet talkin’ me, and I had to add it. The pillow covers are the best at IKEA this spring. YES, they’re outdoor/indoor, and that made me VERY happy. The green rug also came from IKEA (but I’m afraid you have to buy these particular covers and rug in-store, because I can’t find them online)

I’m afraid I started slippin’ from the nautical theme just a bit.

Patio deck decor home tour.Home Tour Part 8- The Patio-Deck Green & Blue

THEN… in comes Pier 1 ImportsPatio deck decor home tour.. I stopped in for a quick visit the other day to see if they had anything to tickle my fancy, and of course they did. I grabbed a couple of the green petal pillows (which I think are adorable, so I ordered more in blue online, the day I came home with the others).

Patio deck decor home tour.Home Tour Part 8- The Patio-Deck

Patio deck decor home tour.Home Tour Part 8- The Patio-Deck Green Petal Pillow

Patio deck decor home tour.Home Tour Part 8- The Patio-Deck Table Decor

Yep, I think every coffee table/end table needs a little décor. At TargetPatio deck decor home tour. the other day, I came across these adorable sculptures and tray, and I thought it would make a cute little coffee table accent. I did also get the white LED pillar candles at Target, but wrapped them with twine when I got home to give it a little of a nautical look. (That tutorial will be coming soon, I promise!)

Patio deck decor home tour.Home Tour Part 8- The Patio-Deck Table Decor

Oh then I strolled passed these adorable lanterns at TargetPatio deck decor home tour., grabbed a couple of candles for it, and added another check on my list for table décor!

Patio deck decor home tour.Home Tour Part 8- The Patio-Deck Lantern

This set of patio chairs came from IKEA, just the other day. They were a piece of cake to put together, and I couldn’t be any happier with them. The end tables also came from IKEA, and there was no assembly required. BONUS!

Patio deck decor home tour.Home Tour Part 8- The Patio-Deck Sitting area Blue and Green

The blue patio pillows came from Pier 1 ImportsPatio deck decor home tour., and are indoor/outdoor too! Yesssss…

The black table lanterns and candles were a purchase from IKEA.

The green patio chair cushions were a jackpot find at Kohls.Patio deck decor home tour.  They fit the chairs perfectly, and look rather swell I believe!

Patio deck decor home tour.Home Tour Part 8- The Patio-Deck patio green and blue cushions and pillow

WELLLLL… I had to have a few accessories on the porch too. I’ve had an IKEA board on my Pinterest account for a while now, and this bar cart had been staring at me on there for MONTHS! When I realized it was only $24.99… I had to have it. I have super-duper plans for this cart when entertaining. Cocktails, ice bucket, snacks, etc. It will come in very handy I believe. 🙂

Patio deck decor home tour.Home Tour Part 8- The Patio-Deck Bar Cart

I snagged this little gem from Target the other day too! When we are entertaining, I swear my husband will at least ask me once, “Honey, where is the bottle opener? It’s gotta be floating around here somewhere.” So… when I saw this, I threw it in my cart and brought it home for my hubby to hang on the side of the house. No longer will I be asked, “Honey, where is the bottle opener?” 🙂

Patio deck decor home tour.Home Tour Part 8- The Patio-Deck Bottle Opener

We have a large patio, and without some greenery, it felt bare. I’m telling you what… after adding this tree from IKEA, it made a HUGE difference.

Patio deck decor home tour.Home Tour Part 8- The Patio-Deck Tree

I’ve had some ask me what is the ceiling on our porches, so I thought I’d include that on the patio tour too. I love that my husband decided to do this tongue and groove soffit on the ceiling. I think it adds to the feel of the patio for sure.

Patio deck decor home tour.Home Tour Part 8- The Patio-Deck Tongue and Groove Soffit

See the white circles on the ceiling? Those are speakers. I LUUUUUV this feature. We had a music system called “SONOS” installed in our house during the building process, and I absolutely love relaxing on the back porch with music playing while we visit. This could possibly be my favorite thing about the patio.

Patio deck decor home tour.Home Tour Part 8- The Patio-Deck tongue and groove soffit with speakers for outdoor music

I’m so glad you came by to visit. I’m so ready for summer, to spend weekends with our friends/family on this porch. It can be decorated just like I wish… but if I don’t have friends and family to gather on it, I don’t even want it. 🙂

Quick links for my patio decor:

Blue & White Chevron Patio Cushions: Walmart.com

White lanters, Bottle Opener, Coffee Table Décor: Target

Green Petal Pillows and Blue Pillows on Ikea Chairs: Pier 1 ImportsPatio deck decor home tour.

Green patio cushions: KohlsPatio deck decor home tour.

Patio couch pillows (green and latitude/longitude pillow), wooden tables and chairs, tree, black lanterns, bar cart, green rug: IKEA

To see the other rooms on the tour, just check out the links below:

Part 1: The Exterior

Part 2: The Master Bedroom

Part 3:  The Master Bath

Part 4: The Kitchen

Part 5: The Playroom

Part 6: The Guest Bath

Part 7: The Pantry

Part 8: The Patio/Deck

Part 9: The Nursery

Part 10: *Old* The Office/Craft Room

Part 11: Big Boy Room

Part 12: The NEW Nursery

Part 13: The Dining Room/Foyer

Part 14: The Guest Bedroom

Part 15: The Living Room

Part 16: New Office Reveal

Part 17: Garage 

25 thoughts on “Home Tour Part 8: The Patio/Deck

  1. Kate Sechrest says:

    Love the bottle opener idea! Lance does that as well, but he always thinks I misplaced it. I don’t even use the bottle opener! Great patio!

    1. Jessica says:

      Men!!! Let me guess… He can’t find something in the fridge either, when it’s right there in front of him? That’s Matt… Lol.
      Thank you!

  2. Zan says:

    I love your place – I see jealousy creeping up my door step. Great porch and coordination – I love it all!

    1. Jessica says:

      Oh no! Don’t be jealous!!! Just remember I’m married to a home builder so I have to move ALL of the time. That’s NOOOO fun. Haha!

      1. Zan says:

        Ha ha! No fun moving all the time, though!

  3. Dana@chocolateandsunshine says:

    Great job on your patio. I really enjoyed the color scheme. I’m finalizing mine now, too and having a blast doing so. With all of your sweet and beautiful details, I’m another one focusing in on that bottle opener. I found one at World Market for my son’s home but now I need to get this one, too.

    Found via SITS tonight. Happy I did!!

    1. Jessica says:

      Oh perfect! I hope you can find the bottle opener! I LUUUUV World Market! Thank goodness you can shop online, because we don’t have one close to home that I can go browse! Thank you so much for coming by!!!

  4. Oh it looks FABULOUS! I so love the blue and green – and the chevron is just gorgeous. You are making me want ot go sit outside…I have been dying for the warmer weather 🙂

    1. Jessica says:

      OMG, I’m ADDICTED to chevron. It’s kind of sick really… Lol.
      Come on over! We can have margaritas! 😉 Thanks so much for coming by!

  5. Annette says:

    First, if you love Chevron check out Hobby Lobby! You may end up taking home half the store.
    Second, I couldn’t tell but will any of these items get wet or is the porch covered?
    Third, i wish I knew how to decorate
    Thanks for the pictures

    1. Jessica says:

      Oh no! Really??? My husband may kill me if I come home with more chevron! The poor thing even knows what “chevron,” is… and probably the only husband who does. Haha! I’m so glad you came by, and I will be making a trip to Hobby Lobby very soon! I’ll let you know what I find! {And come home with} 😉 Thank you so much for coming by! I’m thrilled that you did, and that you dropped me a note saying you did! XOXO!

  6. Love all of these ideas…what a great way to make an outside area more inviting and comfortable with style! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Jessica says:

      Aw, thank you! I hope it seems inviting! There’s nothing more that I love about summer, than hosting a ton of people! 🙂 Thanks so much for coming by!

  7. Katie Olynick says:

    It looks so relaxing! I LOVE the bottle opener! The colors are so calming! My backyard still only has dirt (we moved in a few months ago – haven’t gotten around to finishing it up – did get the pool in though!) Yours looks amazing – I love all the little details!

    1. Jessica says:

      Thank you! Ooooooh a POOL!!? Now THAT sounds amazing! Thank you so much for coming by, and enjoy that new pool this summer! 😉

  8. Erica says:

    I love the shade of green in the chair pillows. It’s so healthy looking, like trees in the height of summer.

    1. Jessica says:

      Thank you so much!!! I’m such a fan of green! I knew I had to incorporate it somehow… 🙂 Thanks for stopping by and dropping a note!

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