Monica Wants It: A Lifestyle Blog: Apartment Patio Outdoor Decor Ideas

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Apartment Patio Outdoor Decor Ideas


I really am trying to get myself into a zen like state by relaxing more since I'm going through a lot personally right now. Life gets overwhelming sometimes, and I tend to retreat offline and onto the couch to cuddle with my boys and watch entirely too much TV. It's fun to escape mentally sometimes since I can't physically escape to Paris or something anytime soon.

Another thing I like to do to escape the chaos in my head is to get outside and enjoy the sunshine! Living by the gulf means there's plentiful sunshine and breezy days, but since we've moved to the apartment, I'm not outside as much as I'd like. I really miss our huge acre of land and gorgeous backyard from our former Beeville home, and while we did bring some outdoor furniture to enjoy our (fairly large 6x15) apartment patio, we haven't actually spent anytime out here.

Decor ideas and inspiration on how to maximize style and space in a small space or apartment patio with some gorgeous finds from Walmart.

And to make matters worse, I packed up all of our outdoor pillows and put them into storage... #fail I guess I kind of had to splurge on some new stuff, right?

Decor ideas and inspiration on how to maximize style and space in a small space or apartment patio with some gorgeous finds from Walmart.

Affiliate links are used in this post. Thanks for your support!

It looked kind of sad with just a sofa and a chair, so I wanted to take the opportunity to splurge on some new pieces from the Better Homes and Gardens line exclusively at Walmart and Walmart.com. I love this partnership because their items are so affordable and totally my style. My goal was to make our patio furniture have a bit of personality, plus make the space overall more useful for catching sunsets, enjoying a bottle of wine in the evenings, or cuddling up with a good book on a lazy Sunday.

One of the challenges in the space was that we needed a place to put food/drinks, so I decided to buy the gorgeous farmhouse mosaic side table. It's large enough to function as a mini dining table for al fresco dining with my Better Homes and Gardens melamine plates and bowls, but it is also great as a side table. Super versatile!

Decor ideas and inspiration on how to maximize style and space in a small space or apartment patio with some gorgeous finds from Walmart.

I absolutely love the tile mosaic top-- it can totally be styled in farmhouse way OR you can go for girly glam as I tend to do with lots of florals and candles. I use citronella candles to keep pesky bugs away.

Decor ideas and inspiration on how to maximize style and space in a small space or apartment patio with some gorgeous finds from Walmart.

The chair was also begging for some pattern and a more comfortable cushion (it has a deep seat), so when I saw this deep seat outdoor pillow/cushion in my most fave black and white stripe color scheme, I knew I had to have it. Well, truthfully I bought two for the other side chair that's in storage. 

Decor ideas and inspiration on how to maximize style and space in a small space or apartment patio with some gorgeous finds from Walmart.

The cushion is perfect for sinking into the chair for an evening outdoors. AND it is reversible if I want to change up the look in a pinch. But seriously- it's so cozy!

Decor ideas and inspiration on how to maximize style and space in a small space or apartment patio with some gorgeous finds from Walmart.

For the sofa, a pair of coordinating gray leaf lumbar pillows add form and function to the space. I love the pattern, and overall it's not all too matchy.

Decor ideas and inspiration on how to maximize style and space in a small space or apartment patio with some gorgeous finds from Walmart.

Now this space is ready to welcome some friends and family, or me and Pee Wee once we have had enough of Netflix. I need to load up my Kindle with a good book and enjoy this new space-- do you have any book suggestions?

Decor ideas and inspiration on how to maximize style and space in a small space or apartment patio with some gorgeous finds from Walmart.

No matter your space constraints, it's always easy to make it stylish and functional by using pillows, throws, dinnerware and accent furniture pieces like side tables. We can easily fit another two people out here, so I love how we have more living space by improving our outdoor spaces.

Decor ideas and inspiration on how to maximize style and space in a small space or apartment patio with some gorgeous finds from Walmart.

You can shop this look here:



Decor ideas and inspiration on how to maximize style and space in a small space or apartment patio with some gorgeous finds from Walmart.

 If you need me, you can find me lounging out here all weekend. Cheers, loves. xo.

Check out my short video highlighting the four items used in this makeover!



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4 comments:

  1. Love the sofa and chair, such comfy pieces and the table and pillows are the icing on the cake.

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  2. It all looks great Monica!! I love the dishes and those pillows are totally sold out at my store! You lucked out. (insert green jealous emoji) :)

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  3. That mosaic table is so cute! I just ordered one. Thank you for sharing. :)

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  4. What kind of green plant is that? Also love the vase the flowers are in, where is that from? Everything is so cute!

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Saturday, February 18, 2017

Apartment Patio Outdoor Decor Ideas


I really am trying to get myself into a zen like state by relaxing more since I'm going through a lot personally right now. Life gets overwhelming sometimes, and I tend to retreat offline and onto the couch to cuddle with my boys and watch entirely too much TV. It's fun to escape mentally sometimes since I can't physically escape to Paris or something anytime soon.

Another thing I like to do to escape the chaos in my head is to get outside and enjoy the sunshine! Living by the gulf means there's plentiful sunshine and breezy days, but since we've moved to the apartment, I'm not outside as much as I'd like. I really miss our huge acre of land and gorgeous backyard from our former Beeville home, and while we did bring some outdoor furniture to enjoy our (fairly large 6x15) apartment patio, we haven't actually spent anytime out here.

Decor ideas and inspiration on how to maximize style and space in a small space or apartment patio with some gorgeous finds from Walmart.

And to make matters worse, I packed up all of our outdoor pillows and put them into storage... #fail I guess I kind of had to splurge on some new stuff, right?

Decor ideas and inspiration on how to maximize style and space in a small space or apartment patio with some gorgeous finds from Walmart.

Affiliate links are used in this post. Thanks for your support!

It looked kind of sad with just a sofa and a chair, so I wanted to take the opportunity to splurge on some new pieces from the Better Homes and Gardens line exclusively at Walmart and Walmart.com. I love this partnership because their items are so affordable and totally my style. My goal was to make our patio furniture have a bit of personality, plus make the space overall more useful for catching sunsets, enjoying a bottle of wine in the evenings, or cuddling up with a good book on a lazy Sunday.

One of the challenges in the space was that we needed a place to put food/drinks, so I decided to buy the gorgeous farmhouse mosaic side table. It's large enough to function as a mini dining table for al fresco dining with my Better Homes and Gardens melamine plates and bowls, but it is also great as a side table. Super versatile!

Decor ideas and inspiration on how to maximize style and space in a small space or apartment patio with some gorgeous finds from Walmart.

I absolutely love the tile mosaic top-- it can totally be styled in farmhouse way OR you can go for girly glam as I tend to do with lots of florals and candles. I use citronella candles to keep pesky bugs away.

Decor ideas and inspiration on how to maximize style and space in a small space or apartment patio with some gorgeous finds from Walmart.

The chair was also begging for some pattern and a more comfortable cushion (it has a deep seat), so when I saw this deep seat outdoor pillow/cushion in my most fave black and white stripe color scheme, I knew I had to have it. Well, truthfully I bought two for the other side chair that's in storage. 

Decor ideas and inspiration on how to maximize style and space in a small space or apartment patio with some gorgeous finds from Walmart.

The cushion is perfect for sinking into the chair for an evening outdoors. AND it is reversible if I want to change up the look in a pinch. But seriously- it's so cozy!

Decor ideas and inspiration on how to maximize style and space in a small space or apartment patio with some gorgeous finds from Walmart.

For the sofa, a pair of coordinating gray leaf lumbar pillows add form and function to the space. I love the pattern, and overall it's not all too matchy.

Decor ideas and inspiration on how to maximize style and space in a small space or apartment patio with some gorgeous finds from Walmart.

Now this space is ready to welcome some friends and family, or me and Pee Wee once we have had enough of Netflix. I need to load up my Kindle with a good book and enjoy this new space-- do you have any book suggestions?

Decor ideas and inspiration on how to maximize style and space in a small space or apartment patio with some gorgeous finds from Walmart.

No matter your space constraints, it's always easy to make it stylish and functional by using pillows, throws, dinnerware and accent furniture pieces like side tables. We can easily fit another two people out here, so I love how we have more living space by improving our outdoor spaces.

Decor ideas and inspiration on how to maximize style and space in a small space or apartment patio with some gorgeous finds from Walmart.

You can shop this look here:



Decor ideas and inspiration on how to maximize style and space in a small space or apartment patio with some gorgeous finds from Walmart.

 If you need me, you can find me lounging out here all weekend. Cheers, loves. xo.

Check out my short video highlighting the four items used in this makeover!



SaveSaveSaveSave

4 comments :

  1. Love the sofa and chair, such comfy pieces and the table and pillows are the icing on the cake.

    ReplyDelete
  2. It all looks great Monica!! I love the dishes and those pillows are totally sold out at my store! You lucked out. (insert green jealous emoji) :)

    ReplyDelete
  3. That mosaic table is so cute! I just ordered one. Thank you for sharing. :)

    ReplyDelete
  4. What kind of green plant is that? Also love the vase the flowers are in, where is that from? Everything is so cute!

    ReplyDelete