Thursday, March 14, 2013

Outdoor Lounge Design

I have a small deck in the back of our house and last year we had a dining table and 6 chairs.  We only used 2 of them and rarely ate outside.  We did however sit outside to read, hang out, and have "happy hours".  This year I decided I wanted something different so after selling our current set on craigslist (love you craigslist!) I am planning our new deck furniture and we're going lounge!  I didn't think we could afford to do a lounge set since they tend to be really expensive.

I love the Ventura Set from Crate and Barrel but really didn't want to spend the money.  The configuration we needed was going to be about $2,400!!  Yikes! 
When I was at IKEA a few weeks ago I spotted the ARHOLMA set!  It's perfect style, size and price!  Of course the quality is going to be far different than the Crate and Barrel set but I'm not looking for a forever outdoor set- just one we can use for the next few years or so.  

From there I started pinning some great outdoor lounge photos to get inspired.  I looked through dozens of outdoor fabric but kept going back to the indoor/outdoor fabric Trina Turk- Peacock.

Here's my design so far!

I love the cobalt blue and soft whites.  They make me feel like I'm on vacation at a trendy beach club!  The ottoman has an optional cushion so it can be used as a table or extra lounging space.  I chose a white ceramic garden stool so I can use it in my home during the winter months.

Total Project $984

Can't wait to show you guys the finished space!


  1. This is perfect! It makes me want to lounge there and have a cocktail with a fancy straw :)

    1. I'm going to need a cocktail after putting it together- gotta love ikea!

  2. We also have a small deck at the back of our house and we’re planning to reconstruct it. We’re still considering a lot of possible designs though. I hope that we can have the final design by the end of the month, so we can start it by the first week of April. Anyhow, creating a lounge is an awesome idea. I hope that you can do it soon! :D

    1. Looking forward to having a outdoor hang-out space! Good luck with your renovations!

  3. Can't wait to see it come together! New to your blog and just wanted to say hello


    1. Thanks so much for reading Jenny! I just bought the Ikea set now I'm just waiting on warm weather!!


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