Decorating an Outdoor Seating Area
The house I grew up in was a split-level home with the kitchen on the second floor. ¬† There was a door in the kitchen and the dining room to the back of the house, which would be great under normal circumstances. ¬†However, in our home, there was no deck so it was a "door of doom". ¬† Really, the door was on the second floor with nothing on the other side of it. When I was in high school, we added on a big beautiful deck and we were finally able to enjoy the space outside of our kitchen. ¬†Maybe that explains why I have never know what to do with the space right outside of our kitchen. ¬†For the last few years, the grill has been there and from time to time an awkward chair that no one sat in. When I was recently contacted¬†by Trex to partner on a project, for the first time I had a useful vision for this space. ¬†I decided to create a beautiful sitting area, right outside our kitchen door. ¬†It is the perfect spot to have a morning cup of coffee. ¬†With the addition of several DIY solar lanterns on the side table and overhead, along with some pretty white string lights, it also makes the perfect spot to rest with a beverage at the end of the day. I was surprised to learn that the decking company Trex is so much more than that. ¬†They make a whole series of Trex outdoor lighting as well as a line of Trex outdoor furniture. ¬†I selected the Cape Cod 2-Piece Folding Adironak Seating Set¬†as well as the Cape Cod Round 18" Side Table.¬† I chose them first because they are foldable, which is perfect for winter storage and because I loved the style. ¬†The color is really beautiful and I know it will last because it is all weather outdoor furniture. ¬†I love that the ottoman easily separates or tucks right up to the chair. I added two small area rugs (from Target) grouped together and some galvanized planters. ¬†I added a white lantern (from Target) to add a little bit of candle light to the space. I added some more plants on the side table and some solar mason jars. When it all came together, it is the perfect use for this awkward space. ¬†I can tuck away to read a book or even watch the kids in the pool while tucking away from the sun. ¬†I couldn't be happier with the space. And the best part is, there is no "door of doom". You can find more information on Trex on Facebook, Instagram,¬†Pinterest. Thanks so much for reading!