i know that some of you are experiencing winter storms, so this post will is probably more about cabin fever. here in california, our thoughts are turning to entertaining outdoors. i’m busy thinking about our little patio that is home to our outdoor table. you see, every spring when we set up this outdoor area we string our glass lights to our umbrella. well, when we get a windy day the lights inevitably get broken. you would think we would learn our lesson and string them up differently, but oh no… we string them up the same every year! so this spring we finally realized that we need to install a different system. i’ve been on a mission to find some inspiration! oh my goodness, if you haven’t found the wonderful app pinterest, you need to! it is a site that is flowing with ideas and it can take up hours of your day! there is no shortage of outdoor living space ideas. so, pinterest here i come! i’ve come up with some inspirations for outdoor lighting as well as some fun decorating ideas!
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when we moved from seattle to california, we loaded up a huge moving van. when we finally got unpacked we were so excited to cook outside in our new yard. well, once we lit the bbq the thing immediately burst into flames. seriously the fire was wafting in the air about three to four feet high! well the flames didn’t go away and we had to bravely cover the thing with it’s lid. of course, we had to laugh that we had it moved all the way to our new house, only for it to burn! well, we ended up buying a new bbq and the great california weather has been kind to it.
photo source:House of Hepworths
photo source:The High Heeled Hostess
i love this idea of placing the wooden poles in a cute flower pot. i showed this to my husband and he liked the idea too. of course, he was thinking that it should probably be placed in cement. i kind of agree that this would make them heavier and less likely to tip over.
what a gorgeous outdoor room! i would love to have a room like this above our pool. oh well, i can continue to dream of a beautiful outdoor room!
photo source:Adriana Klas Photography
check out those fun and unique bales of hay! what a clever idea to make them into chairs. i would probably add some padding to the seats, but then again maybe hay is comfy? i love this outdoor space.
photo source: Home Talk
i love this home made mason jar chandelier, wow! it is so clever and looks like it is pretty easy to make!
photo source: The Wife Life
this is a beautiful planter. mothology has great products, i just may have to shop a little.
buy on amazon: Fire Pit
we have a perfect spot for a fire pit. for the longest time we couldn’t figure out what the rock slab was used for, and then one day it hit me… a fire pit. so maybe this summer we will buy one of these cool pits in which we can roast marshmallows and enjoy the fire.
buy on amazon: cute outdoor table
i’m looking for a white table to go in between our two ikea lounge chairs. this might be perfect for them. this table sure is cute and would be great for the outdoors since it is metal.
here are our two ikea chairs that need a little table between them. what do you think? will the little round white table work?
buy on amazon: outdoor rug
our outdoor rug is pretty faded and needing to be replaced. i’m loving this one from amazon and it would go nicely with our avocado green umbrella! hmm…
happy spring and i hope this post of living space inspirations jump starts your outdoor planning! i can’t wait to hang out in our backyard! during the summer months we eat most dinners outside. do you have an outdoor space that you enjoy? I would love to hear about your yard, so write a comment down below!
I named my blog Happy Happy Nester because I love everything related to the home. I’ve always enjoyed decorating my surroundings. Get cozy and stay for a bit, thanks for visiting!