I’ve noticed lately that everyone is itching for fall, and I’ve got to admit I’m tired of these 90+ degree days myself. But thinking about summer being over makes me think of all the things I didn’t do this summer like go swimming, go to the beach, host a cookout and decorate my patio. Jesse and I’s patio isn’t awesome and we already have plans to extend it and pull up some plants and plant new ones and have the whole thing resurfaced, but none of that will get done until next summer, or later. I also dont have any outdoor seating (never finished painting those patio chairs) or a table, so those are on the list too. But that doesn’t stop me from daydreaming about the perfect outdoor living space.
And for the sake of a visual, here’s our patio area now:
The grayish color is the patio, the green lines are garden beds for veggies, the green dots are flowers or shrubs, there will also be a small flower bed around the tree, and the brown arch is the arbor from our wedding. We’d like to do a stone path from the driveway, through the garden, under the arch to the patio and have an outdoor counter/food prep area under the kitchen windows. We’ll have seating and a fire pit and I’d love to wrap some twinkle lights around the tree.
What does your dream outdoor living space look like? Or would you rather stay inside away from the bugs?