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Creating an outdoor living space can be a daunting task. Today I want to take the hard work out of it and help you to break down how easy it is to deck out a large patio or a small patio with these budget friendly backyard patio ideas.
There are so many things to consider when wanting to create a cozy and inviting patio space. You can keep it as simple as you want by just adding a couple chairs and a table or create complete outdoor rooms with everything you need to enjoy the space for a long time to come. Lets talk about all the different things you can address when creating an outdoor space just right for you and your family.
Here are a couple backyard patio ideas that I find are important when planning your outdoor space:
Outdoor Lighting – Outdoor lighting is key when looking through backyard patio ideas. Consider overhead lighting, task lighting, landscape lighting, and even outdoor string lights. String lights are a great way to create a cozy atmosphere in the evening. The soft warm glow of the lights overhead illuminate the space without overdoing it.
Patio Cover- Building a pergola or adding an awning is a great way to add shade and protection to an outdoor patio and there are many budget friendly ways to do that. We built a permanent solid roof over our patio and since our backyard patio faces southwest, we get the late (and hot) afternoon sun. The roof allows us more time to be spent outside enjoying the summer weather.
Outdoor Furniture- Whether creating an outdoor seating area of a full living room space, I want to share my most favorite resource
Water Feature or water fountains– Adding a water feature like a fountain is a great way to add a focal point to create ambiance in your backyard. The thing I love the most about my backyard is that we are bordered by hay fields and the sound of the sprinklers spraying in the evening is the most relaxing sight and sound.
Fire Pit or outdoor fireplace – We have a fire pit just below our backyard patio and we love using it throughout the summer; I would love to add a full outdoor fireplace to my patio but that will be a future project.
Outdoor Rug- Nothing changes an outdoor space quite like adding an outdoor rug. They give any space a cohesive look and are often super easy to clean because of the material they are made from. I use them in all my outdoor areas. They are soft on the feet and you can add pattern and texture with them.
Now lets talk about how I updated and added more cozy spaces on my backyard patio.
We have a pretty large patio and a large backyard. We have the luxury to be able to create a couple different areas where we can relax and enjoy the outdoors. From our outdoor seating areas, to our outdoor dining table we have so many places to spend time outside. This also means that there are plenty of places where I get to put my designer touches on. They key is to create a cohesive design with function in mind as well.
Make sure to invest in outdoor patio furniture for your patio area. We have had an outdoor sofa on our patio for a long time, but it was time to add a couple more seating options. If we all want to sit outside together, there just isn’t enough places for us all to relax. When I found these gorgeous wicker egg chairs at Walmart, I just about died! At about 4 ft wide and deep you can easily seat two people inside them. But lets get real, who wants to share, especially when you can curl up all by yourself and enjoy the space all to yourself.
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I have found my kids lounging in them daily and my husbands reaction when he sat in one for the first time was, well, pretty great. He’s a big guy and its hard to find any furniture that is actually comfortable to him. These encircle him like a big hug. He can easily lounge in them comfortably and he is 6ft 5. I have found myself taking naps in them and doing my work in them! I am actually sitting in one right now as I type.
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I bought a few of these chairs because they are such a huge hit with my kids. I created two different areas in my backyard patio where we could enjoy them. The first spot is right outside our back doors. These are under the protection of the patio roof and are in the shade all day. They are also protected from the wind, which has been terrible this year.
As I talked about before concerning outdoor area rugs, I added this modern boho style outdoor rug under our new egg chairs. Surprisingly even with 2 dogs and 4 kids it stays really clean and it is so easy to clean if it gets dirty. I often use a hose or pressure washer to simply spray out the debris and dirt.
As far as outdoor patio ideas, these egg chairs are the biggest hit to everyone who stops by. I have literally been sitting in one and working in it during the day. I feel like I am being cocooned in it with its arched top that hangs over you.
The egg chairs were so easy to put together too and the cushions are my favorite color. I added some gorgeous pillows from Walmart as well. Above the patio furniture is a draping of twinkle lights. We purchased some large light strands and have loved the warm glow they give the patio in the evenings. They illuminate the space in such a “romantic” way.
The next cozy space I wanted to work on was at the end of our patio. We had a large space that was empty and unused. So, I took care of that by adding another egg chair as well as a super cozy hammock in the trees behind it.
This area gets tons of shade from the trees which makes it another great spot. The views from here aren’t all that bad either, we have Bryce Canyon National Park as our backyard! This hammock is a great addition to this space.
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We added another one of the gorgeous boho rugs in a blue color under this egg chair. I love that we have enough space add these features. It was the right place to create another spot for relaxation. The best part about the hammock is that it is big enough for two! This space flanks our outdoor dining area. We also were in need of a new grill and when my husband found this Blackstone grill at Walmart we knew he had to get one to replace his old grill.
This grill is the coolest thing! I guess I should call it a griddle because it is literally a 36 inch griddle. We have used it to make breakfast for dinner, fried rice, and plan to cook all sorts of yummy meats and other meals in the future. It also has a very nice streamlined look that goes well with my outdoor decor. I was able to get this at Walmart at well for a very affordable price. My husband has been so excited to use it and I was more than happy to oblige.
Spending time outdoors is a huge thing for us in the summertime. Our weather is mild and generally pleasant and having an oasis to spend our time in makes it all that much sweeter. I strongly feel that Walmart Home is a great resource to find quality, affordable and stylish outdoor patio furniture.
I have said this before but it still holds true for us. We live in the middle of nowhere and Walmart is our go-to store for just about everything. I love the one stop shop ease. I also love that I can order it online and pick it up in the store or have it delivered just as easy. There’s tons of summer inspired outdoor decor and furniture. Pick them up in the store or order them online.
I am so thrilled with how our backyard patio came together this year. There are only a couple things we need to add, like a hot tub and an outdoor kitchen. I would even love an outdoor movie area to be set up! My backyard patio is the perfect spot to lounge on sunny days during the warmer months and I think that our additions will carry us into the cooler months, Hopefully we can add an outdoor fireplace or a Solo stove which we plan to purchase on Walmart.com as well. My father in law has one and its an amazing alternative to a fire pit.
Make no mistake, we are going to take advantage of every good day we have and spend it outside. I want to feel the breeze, listen to the birds and even enjoy the rain if we ever get any.
While we are very far away from a complete backyard makeover, with out larger space we are taking it bite by bite. It is the perfect time to deck out your patio and make sure you check out Walmart for all your backyard patio ideas. Take a closer look here.
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