Backyard Summer Makeover

We are hosting the Outdoor Summer Tour, and we’re sharing our outdoor makeover! If you’re coming from Sarah Sofia Productions, Welcome! We loved how Sarah transformed her deck with those gorgeous pops of blue! 

It’s SUMMER time! And I think most of us can agree that when the weather hits the high 90s and 100s, we want to run inside and crank that A/C. 

But what about those summer nights, when the sun sets and you want a place to relax? 

That’s where this BACKYARD SUMMER MAKEOVER came into play. 

I have a small yard and have tried to make this space a welcoming and comfortable one for times when we are barbecuing, book reading, or entertaining. 

The challenge was to create a much more open, beautiful, and inviting space. Here was my backyard before the transformation: 

After a lot of planning, shopping, and searching, I created this NEW backyard just in time for SUMMER!
I love how it turned out!

We mixed and matched some items I already owned (chairs, round table, overhead string lights) with some new items that elevated the space! (That overhead black and copper light fixture was a $10 yard sale find and the rug was $20 at the same sale! The deals are out there!)

I used my Target bar cart to add more options for drinks, snacks, or decor.  The pillows were found at Macy’s and then I added this beautiful turkish towel from The Loomia to my chair as another texture and to use when it gets cold on those breezy nights!

I had this vision of a hotel, cabana-like area that felt peaceful and calm, and these outdoor curtain panels from Home Goods helped make that vision come true. I love how soft and flowy they are—makes me feel like I’m in a private space at a resort!

This transformation took a few weeks, but it was SO worth it!
Check out these side-by-side photos:

By adding a patterned rug, pillows, plants, and curtains, I was able to transform my boring backyard into a stunning summer scene! People visiting the house can’t believe how new and fresh it all looks! 


Below I’ve listed some of my backyard finds and where you can get them too!
Curtain Panels – Home Goods
Pillows – Macy’s & World Market: 
Gold Bar Cart – Target
Turkish Towels – The Loomia
Fur Throw – Bed Bath & Beyond
Rug – Yard Sale Find
Light Fixture – Yard Sale Find
Next Stop on the Outdoor Makeover Blog Tour is Cuter Tudor!
Make sure you check out the beautiful inspiration from the rest of the ladies below:

Uniquely Taylor Made |Sarah Sofia Productions | Wool and Vine | Cuter Tudor | Start At Home Decor

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