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Neutral Patio Decor

I have really enjoyed decorating the patio area. I have a few things for spring and summer and I went all out for fall, purchasing pillow covers, signs, a floral arrangement, and lighted ceramic pumpkins. Since I decided to move away from the burlap and farmhouse style Christmas decor, I decided to use all of it on the patio. I just purchased a Christmas garden flag and two pillow covers. After Christmas I realized that I did not have any decor for winter. My spring and fall decor coordinates with Colter’s sofa cushions but when purchasing Christmas decor, I just ignored the brightly colored fabric and found pillow covers in red and green. I continued ignoring the bright fabric when searching for the winter decor. My mom purchased the cream and black “Just Chillin” pillow for me when we first moved in so I brought it back out and decided to carry the black and cream to the rest of the patio. I found the inexpensive cream and black pillow covers on Amazon. They would …

Christmas Patio: Farmhouse Style

During past holiday seasons, I purchased a lot of burlap and rustic Christmas decor to use along with my collections of pinecones, acorns, cotton stems, galvanized buckets, and magnolia stems. Since I am no longer decorating in that style inside, I decided to use the the rustic Christmas trees and burlap on the back patio. I found Christmas pillow covers similar to the fall covers I recently purchased and a cute doormat to layer over the tan woven rug. All the burlap string trees came from Target’s dollar section. The darker brown trees came from Hobby Lobby. I am sure they have something similar now. Unlike the fall decor, the Christmas decor does not match Colter’s sofa cushions but the mix doesn’t bother me. I hung the magnolia wreath on the back door and placed a mini Christmas tree wrapped in burlap material inside a decorative bucket next to my potted mint plant. I really hate that strange blue door and I am hoping to replace it and the door frame soon. We are eventually …

Patio Fall Decor

I have never decorated for fall before and I haven’t purchased real pumpkins in probably ten years. I have plans to purchase a few pumpkins in multiple sizes to put around the backdoor and the swing on the patio. I am pretty excited about the pumpkins. When I visited Hobby Lobby and Michael’s to purchase stems and greenery for my fall floral arrangement, I noticed all the cutesy fall decorations. The outdoor sofa cushions are red and orange so I figured decor in the typical fall colors would look just fine. Throughout my fall decor quest, I found all kinds of pillow covers, ceramic pumpkins, and decorative signs. A lot of store were having sales on fall decor like Kirklands, Joann Fabrics, Hobby Lobby, and Michael’s. I actually purchased these terracotta pumpkins from Target but the pumpkins were not properly wrapped for shipment so when I opened the box, both pumpkins inside were crushed into hundreds of pieces so I had to find some replacements. These are from Joann Fabrics and have LED lights. Along …