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Affordable Outdoor Living

We’ve been itching to get outside! I’ve been busy fluffing the patio, come see what I did in our outdoor living area!

Outdoor living - Beautiful aqua and navy melamine serve ware - Outdoor Patio Refresh - Spring is here and so is entertaining season. We love spending time outside- spring and summer

The weather has been amazing and we are really enjoying our outdoor space. As a brand ambassador for Better Homes and Gardens at Walmart, today I am sharing my blue heaven: Our Outdoor Living Space.

Outdoor living - Beautiful aqua and navy melamine serve ware - Outdoor Patio Refresh - Spring is here and so is entertaining season. We love spending time outside

My outdoor space is my playground, I love decorating outside even more that I do inside. The fresh air and warm breeze reminds me of playing outside when we were growing up. Memories of the days when I only dreamed of owning a house and entertaining. We’ve come a long way from mud-pies on the back porch 😉

Six ways to create a cozy and inviting outdoor space:

  • Add a dining space – seating area
  • Add pops of color (I spray painted some Goodwill candlesticks)
  • Use melamine dishes (who wants to clean up broken glass)
  • Fresh flowers or potted plants
  • Candles
  • Pillows

Spring fresh patio - Outdoor Patio Refresh - Spring is here and so is entertaining season. We love spending time outside - Spring and Summer Outdoor Living

I placed a mason jar filled with water in the Better Homes and Gardens frosted hurricane candle holder. I love that soft frosted look. It will be my double duty beauty. She can be caught sporting a candle or a bunch of flowers.

Fresh flowers and Aqua, Navy dishes perfect for outdoor entertaining

The melamine pieces are new this year, but the plastic glasses are from last year. I love being able to mix and match.

Warm weather living - Outdoor Patio Refresh - Spring is here and so is entertaining season. We love spending time outside

Outdoor Living - Fresh for the patio season - Outdoor Patio Refresh - Spring is here and so is entertaining season. We love spending time outside

The BHG Lynnhaven square dining set is beautiful and comfortable. I love the mix of woven backs, cushioned seats and metal.

Outdoor living - Beautiful aqua and navy melamine serve ware - Outdoor Patio Refresh - Spring is here and so is entertaining season. We love spending time outside Patio refresh with blues - potting bench serving area

 

Custom buffet table - Outdoor Patio Refresh - Spring is here and so is entertaining season. We love spending time outside

 

Drinks on the patio - Outdoor Patio Refresh - Spring is here and so is entertaining season. We love spending time outside - Affordable Outdoor Living
Get the plans for the potting table/buffet. I made it with 2×4’s!

A few weeks ago I built this table, it’s been busy working outside since then! Here I’m using it as a serving area and to display some of my thrifty collectables.

Blue, Aqua, Turquoise, Navy – are my favorite colors. I have a growing collection of pieces to use when entertaining.

All my favorite shades of blue - Outdoor Patio Refresh - Spring is here and so is entertaining season. We love spending time outside

Patio Refresh - Outliving Ideas with Better Homes and Gardens

Happy Entertaining!

On my patio:

Better Homes and Gardens Lynnhaven Park 5 – Piece Dining Set

Better Homes and Gardens Frosted Glass Hurricane Candle Holder

Better Homes and Gardens Latticework Indoor/Outdoor Rug

Better Homes and Gardens Melamine 

I absolutely love the new rugs and string lights! Oh, those umbrellas!

They have a lot of beautiful Better Homes and Gardens items in store, but you can find a vast assortment online. Here are some of my favorites: Better Homes and Gardens

Better Homes and Garden refresh your outdoor space - beautiful colors and options

 

Follow along with Better Homes and Gardens at Walmart:

BHG Live Better Website
BHG Live Better on Pinterest
BHG Live Better on Facebook
BHG Live Better on Twitter
BHG Live Better on Instagram

 

Better Homes and Gardens Live Better Network
See all of my BHG Ideas

BHG Spon Post

22 comments

  1. What a great space and great ideas! I love creating my outdoor space to be beautiful!
    Cathy

  2. Wow.. this looks so good!! I love how you have decorated your outdoor space!! Love the color combination!!

  3. Debbie,

    Your outdoor space is gorgeous. All those blues look beautiful together. When can I come over? 🙂 xo.

  4. Wow, this is so gorgeous. I would love to host family and friend dinner parties in a beautiful place like this. This is definitely what we will be following when we start to decorate our patio.

  5. Oh drool, we have sunlight after days of storms and gray, can’t wait to get to our patio. Beautiful, and I’m always a sucker for blues. Thanks, Sandi

  6. This just looks gorgeous! I love the blue colors. I also love that furniture set with the swivel chairs.

  7. Wow, the colors are breathtaking, love every piece of this, its lovely!

  8. It looks great! Is your patio covered?

  9. I really wish that I had a nice outdoor living space. It does get super hot in Texas though. Maybe our next home will have a larger outdoor space, pool, and kitchen. A girl can dream right. 🙂

  10. I learned a lot by reading your post and got many ideas for my patio that definitely need some sprucing up. I will definitely be checking out the Better Homes and Gardens website as I love the bright colors of the dishes they have.

  11. The turquoise is beautiful! I’ve always thought it makes a great color to freshen and brighten a space without being too intense! And I love that you have an entire set for patio dining! I don’t even have a balcony in my apartment, but a girl can dream! What a great space to have family dinner or a little cocktail night with friends!

  12. What a beautiful outdoor area. The colors are just amazing. I love the blue. My family loves spending time outside.

  13. Great round up! I love outdoor home decor, can’t wait to redecorate our backyard

  14. I love your outdoor setting! The color of the plates is beautiful I could spend hours out there and host a ton of dinner parties!

  15. I really like that dining set. We don’t have a dedicated set of tableware for our patio yet and we totally need one.

  16. Pops of color can make a huge difference in an outdoor living space. I used turquoise and orange on our patio and it just looks so inviting!

  17. I love everything about this!!! Turquoise is one of my very favorite colors to decorate with. Its so versatile! I have it with a soft brown and a lime green in my living room.

  18. We are still a couple months away from getting our patio ready for spring.
    Honestly, I wish we could get everything set up now but I know that we are in for at least one storm if not two before then so it doesn’t really make much sense!
    Love the robin egg blue.. so pretty!

  19. I love the color combinations and the use of space that you show in this. Great use of the space!

  20. I love how you decorated your outdoor space. These are my favorite colors. And those candlesticks that you repainted are awesome. What a lovely space!

  21. Everything looks so pretty, Love the vibrant colour of the plates, I would probably go for Pink just because it’s my favourite colour.

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