Outdoor Living Room Reveal!
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 wonderful it would be to sit and read a book on a comfy cushioned something with a cold drink, the birds chirping, a slight breeze rumpling the curtains, and not a care in the world… except maybe the kids fighting in the sandbox.
So I went to work planning out my outdoor living space. Really the hard part was convincing Peter that I needed a gazebo. But as you can see, he eventually came around to the idea.
We chose the Yardistry Gazebo kit from Costco (it’s the one they have set up in-store). You can read my review of the Costco gazebo here.
We tend to have rain/mud & mildew problems here in Seattle, so I was a little concerned about keeping white curtains white. I found these awesome extra-long shower curtains on Amazon. Who knew you could get 96″ long shower curtains? I honestly thought I would have to replace these all the time, but we’re on year three and they’re looking white and crisp as ever! Update: Here’s a quick tutorial to make and hang these ultra-easy DIY outdoor curtains! No signs of shredding either. Highly recommend. I bought two more (the normal length) for the kids’ playhouse too!
A. Laguna Outdoor Sofa by Serta
B. Steel Wood Burning Outdoor Fireplace
E. Dark Blue Outdoor Papasan Cushion
Last summer we added the fireplace. It isn’t perfect, and I did follow the advice of some reviewers and spray paint it with black high-heat paint before we used it to prevent rust. But after seeing the price point on stone outdoor fireplace kits, this was looking pretty good at around $160!
We love spending time out here on summer nights after the kids are in bed! Still working on finding a good natural mosquito repellent though! If you have one, please tell me about it in the comments!
More Outdoor Living Ideas…
Do you have plans for an outdoor living space? I would love to hear about them! Tell me about them in the comments below.
This is so beautiful!! I would love a place like this not only to sit but to exercise and do yoga.
I wanna have an outdoor living room like this too! The design is so nice! I can definitely stay there for hours! I just wish we had a huge space to have this setup haha
Thank you Janine!
Beautiful! If I have this outdoor living room, I will decorate with flowers, flowers everywhere 🙂
Looks like outdoor living space are the new luxury. Even reading about it is so satisfying. Can’t wait for the day when I can afford one.
This place is so beautiful. I would love to be there with my family. It is such a nice place for relaxation and for a night date with my husband.
Your outdoor living space looks very beautiful and inviting…like the blue and neutral colour scheme…perfect for summer evenings
OMG! your living room is a winner. This is something that I really want. Perfect since I am planning to a quick living room upgrade.
This space is just beautiful, I love that you share your inspiration and show how you styled it.
I love the idea of an outdoor living room! You did an outstanding job and it looks really gorgeous. Well done you!
Thank you Elizabeth! It was so fun and I’m really enjoying it now that it’s finished!
Your backyard space is amazing! I really like the color scheme and everything looks so inviting and cozy. Love it!
I’d like to have something like this in my house outdoor area! Thanks for sharing these great ideas.
Beautiful! How did you attach the curtains to the gazebo?
Thank you! I just nailed them up. I think I used push pins and a rubber mallet the first year, but I had to keep reattaching them.
So beautiful!!!! Where did you get your end tables?
Thanks so much Ashley! I got them at Target 3 years ago. I don’t know if they still carry them?
Amazing. I am going to be a copycat and steal your ideas. Hope you are ok with it. It’s beautiful.
Thank you so much! I would love to see a picture when it’s done! Let me know if you need any product recommendations!
Love this!! Can you tell me where you got the papasan chairs?
Thanks Sarah! I got them from Pier 1 a few years ago. Unfortunately I believe they went out of business. But I’m pretty sure you can still find outdoor papasans from other places.
Awesome, thanks Jess!
This is such a beautiful space! I love it! I’ve been searching for an outdoor chandelier for my gazebo, would you mind sharing where you got yours from? Thank you 🙂
Hi Amy, Thank you so much! I got the chandelier at Costco a few years back, but I don’t think they carry it anymore. Sorry that’s not much help!