Exterior & Garden The Victorian House

Looking Ahead to the Backyard

I’ve been paying attention to outdoor seating areas, looking for ideas and thinking about what we’re going to do with the porches and small patio at our new house. My little orbit chairs are still going strong (thanks, plastic!), and of course the egg chair is coming with. I don’t think that the table we bought last year will fit though, and I don’t want us to move it, store it, and move it again, only to end up selling it in a few months. I’m fairly certain the table needs a new home, and I’m trying to decide if we want to sell any or all of the chairs at the same time. I still have all of this extra seating in the garage too, and it’s probably time to let some of it go.

Anyway, I noticed a ton of inspiring ideas in this home tour, but I was particularly drawn to the following two outdoor lounge areas.

Outdoor Lounge Area

Outdoor Lounge Area

So good, right? I recognized the white chairs immediately, but quickly realized that I could source the other chairs too — it’s all IKEA. (Just like the majority of our outdoor furniture.)

IKEA Outdoor Lounge Chairs

Here’s another great use of that white chair. I spot the same Ammerö benches we have too, with a blanket over top.

Outdoor Lounge Seating Area

So good! I’m looking forward to putting our stuff together in new ways.

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  • Oum
    June 26, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    There is a whiff of berber inspiration in the last picture ! I moved to a house with a garden 9 months ago and I am still in the process of thinking about how to decorate the area (and don’t let me get started about the tens of unopened boxes !!!)

  • Abby
    June 26, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    I just got married and we’re in the process of decorating our urban home. We have could be cute back yard on a corner plot with a little overhang and a nice cement patio. My goal is to cover it in plants like in that second picture! Haha I want an urban home and a suburban yard. Planning homes is so much fun!

  • tessa {two inspire design}
    June 26, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    LOVE those IKEA chairs. A friend just used two of them in combo with a World Market wood bench and teal cushion with grey accent pillows on the chairs. Looks great. I have two ikea Storsele rattan chairs on my covered porch–another great option.

  • Erin
    June 26, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    I’ll buy your table! I’m local and in the process of buying my first home! Your blog is inspiring me on all the different ways I can decorate my house!

  • Anja
    June 27, 2013 at 6:56 am

    I have that last picture on my Outdoors board on Pinterest too. I keep looking at it over and over again. So in love with that lounge area <3 I think I should finally drive to Ikea and get all that stuff.

  • Eileen
    June 27, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    I love love love my Brommo chairs. Highly recommend….

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