These simple DIY backyard lighting ideas are perfect for patios, decks, pergolas, and parties! String lights, tiki torches, chandeliers, and more! Lighting is a high-impact way to create ambiance in your outdoor living spaces. And of course, it’s nice to be able to see where you’re walking too! Here are some ideas to give your space the gorgeous glow you’re looking for: Backyard Lighting: Before we begin... I approach lighting an outdoor space the same way I would an indoor one. ... Read More about Backyard Lighting Ideas: A Simple Guide for Outdoor Living Spaces
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Outdoor string lights are wildly popular, and for good reason! They feel magical and bring a warm, intimate ambiance to any party or outdoor living space. Inexpensive, simple for the average person to DIY, relatively easy to put up and take down with the seasons, and the list goes on... And if you're still not sure what kind of lighting is best for your outdoor living space, I walk through more backyard lighting options in this post. What's the Best Way to Hang Outdoor String ... Read More about How to Hang String Lights: 10 Different Ways
Considering a backyard gazebo or pergola? We bought and installed a Costco Gazebo by Yardistry Structures four years ago. Read about our experience with our Costco gazebo before you buy! We did a major backyard overhaul four years ago. One of the top items on my wishlist was some kind of covered outdoor living room with comfy seating. I wanted to lay on the couch and read a book in the shade while the kids played. At first, I was thinking a pergola. But the more we talked, the idea of ... Read More about Costco Gazebo Review: Our Experience After 4 Years
This outdoor living room on a budget is a romantic spot for drinks by the fire. Cozy patio furniture and curtains complete the outdoor living space. I finally got around to taking photos of my all-time favorite space: my outdoor living room, and I can't wait to share them with you! A few years ago we stayed at a resort in Mexico, and they had these gorgeous beach beds, complete with curtains. I was in love. And that's what inspired my outdoor living room. I realized how ... Read More about Outdoor Living Room Reveal!
Choose the best patio shade idea for your deck or backyard with this guide! Should you use a gazebo, pergola, umbrella, shade sail, awning, or something else entirely? Today let's talk shade! I come from a long line of pasty white folks, and 10 minutes in the sun is enough to turn us lobster red. I'm not even exaggerating. So shade is pretty important for us if we're going to spend any length of time out in the sunshine. Shade is one of the first things I consider when designing ... Read More about Patio Shade Ideas: How to Choose