Here Amos and I hung up string lights and old lanterns to add soft lighting. You can see a really pretty picture, taken at our engagement party, of how the lights look at night, here.
Here is what the spruced up back deck looks like now!! All I really did was hang up white curtains, using clear tacks, so I can easily remove them and put them back up. Below is a list where I got everything. Most of the small decorative items I already had, but were just put away in our utility room with little to no use.
So like I mentioned above, the only things I really bought and added to the deck were the curtains and the rugs. Everything else I already had and just styled it so that it worked in the space. I usually try to hit up the sales after each seasons, so like for Target, after summer is over, you can find great clearance items, like pillows, rugs, etc. I am fortunate enough to have a space to keep these sale items over a period of time as I continue to accumulate different decorate items over the course of the year. I played around with different knick-knacks and try to figure out what I like and what I didn't, and because it is outside and summer I played around with lots of colors. I did keep the curtains and other small items white so that it also felt like a retreat, which it has. :)
Here I am enjoying a glass of red wine....
Here is a list of the items:
Outdoor seating set (~$ 500)- Joss & Main
Outdoor dining set (Repurposed) - Ikea
Rugs (Large colorful one ~$30, small colorful rug ~$8), Pillows (~$10-~$15), Pitcher and glasses (~$2-$10), silver lantern (~$15) and fake flowers (~ $8-$10) on coffee table, white curtains (~$20/per two panels), hanging lanterns (~ $10/each) - Marshalls/TJ Maxx/ Homegoods
White Candle Holders (using as plant holders), ottoman pouf, white head with planter, string lights (All on Sale! ~$5 -$20)- Target
Purple Flower Tray (On Sale! ~$15) - Biscuit
Two Tall Blue Wood Lanterns (~$35/each) - The Nutcracker Market at NRG held in December
Pink wine glass - Anthropologie
Hope everyone has a great summer!!!