Has your patio seen better days? The weather can be brutal on our outdoor spaces, and my sister Elizabeth’s patio was in need of a little decorating magic. So, I’m sharing some easy decorating ideas for creating beachy blue vibes along with before and after photos of her patio refresh.
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Photos by Macy Yap Photography
In the last 10 years, I have helped my sister Elizabeth with two patio makeovers. This is the third one.
We extended the life of her patio one more year with some new cushions, a coffee table and some styling three years ago. You can read my advice for getting one more year out of your patio furniture here.
Last year when the new seating arrived, the patio cover needed to be replaced as the old one had bent from the wind.
This was the old sectional that had seen better days and had never been comfortable to lounge on. If you’re shopping for a new patio sectional, see the photo below for some details you may want to consider.
Beachy Blue Patio Refresh
This is the new pavilion and because the western sun shines directly on this area in the summer, the fortunate part about adding a wall to block the sun was that it nicely covered some new cedars that had been planted to replace old ones right behind it.
Don’t be afraid to use art in your outdoor spaces.
We found the seagull artwork for $40 from HomeSense and I think it’s really fun to have something on the wall even if it is outdoors. It might not last more than one season but for that price, it’s like a bouquet of flowers but better!
There are lots of places to find inexpensive beachy art. I’ve linked a few ideas below.
Get creative with your outdoor patio decor.
Markus has just a few stuffies so we used them to add some personality 🙂 and help create a kid-friendly space. Who says you can’t combine a little whimsy with all things stylish?
This little penguin stuffie definitely adds to the beachy vibe.
Arrange your outdoor furniture to best fit your patio.
From the old dining set, we kept the patio umbrella and chairs because they were still in good condition.
The rectangular parsons table with two wicker chairs create a much more inviting/coordinated dining set that also fits the area better. I also have a rectangular patio table. Did you see my soothing outdoor sanctuary?
This fresh alfresco dining space would make anyone want to eat every meal outside.
My Mom lives in the carriage house right behind my sisters home and her company is always welcome!
How to get the beachy blue patio look.
Have a fabulous week everyone!
PS. If you tried to buy an eDesign package these last few days you’ll notice that all the smaller packages are SOLD OUT. We are working very hard to get caught up because we are very busy in that department! However you can still buy the bigger packages for exterior, bathroom, kitchen, new build and renovation, check them out here.