Our Backyard Living Space

our backyard living space

Happy June!

I don’t know about the rest of you, but I feel like summer is FINALLY here. We’ve had nothing but bright, sun-shining days and warm temps, and I am all here for it!

We’ve been hard at work outside the last few weeks, so I thought it would be fun to share a little glimpse at our backyard living space. I’m not kidding when I say we spend every spare minute out on our deck!

It’s hard to believe that just a few years ago, our deck was nothing more than what we lovingly referred to as a platform – it literally was just the foundation with no railing or step. Ryan remedied that situation with his handyman skills, and now the deck is a living space all its own.

backyard living space - target monroe patio conversation set

We’ve struggled to find patio furniture that we love, but we finally hit the jackpot this year with the Monroe Collection from Target. The all-weather wicker is great quality and so far holding up well in any kind of weather. The cushions are very comfortable, and the slight rocking motion of both the chairs and loveseat make this an ideal spot to doze off in the afternoon. Believe me, this may or may not happen a few times a week … 😉

If you’re in the market for a simple outdoor coffee table, I can’t recommend this one enough! It’s heavy duty, let me tell you. But, it’s a breeze to put together. I did it myself in less than 15 minutes! I also love having a big outdoor rug to define the space (just like I would with any inside room!). Plus, it also helps to protect the deck finish so we don’t have to re-stain it every year.

Most importantly, the deck is 100% Finn approved.

Eventually, I’d love to add a few outdoor pillows and maybe a fire column to enjoy at night. For now, I couldn’t love how our backyard living space came together more if I tried. It’s the perfect spot to put up our feet and relax!

Deck furniture: Target

Coffee table: Home Depot

Umbrella: Target

Umbrella base: Menards

Outdoor rug: Target

LED outdoor string lights: Harbor Freight

Looking for more outdoor inspiration? Check out these 3 easy decorating tips for your front porch!

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  1. 6.6.21
    Kimberly said:

    You did a fantastic job on your deck! It’s gorgeous!

    • 6.7.21
      Karly said:

      That’s so kind, thank you!

  2. 6.3.21
    Lovely said:

    I love what you did with this space! The furniture is cool, and I love that rug! Enjoy your summer!

  3. 6.2.21
    Debbie said:

    It all came together beautifully and I know firsthand how relaxing it is!

  4. 6.2.21
    Biana said:

    We need an outdoor rug and this one is perfect! thank you for sharing! the space looks so serene and nice!

    • 6.4.21
      Karly said:

      Target has so many great outdoor rugs – make sure to watch for online sales!