Thursday, March 23, 2017

Happy Spring: Let's Talk Patios!

It's officially Spring! I never thought we'd see the day after some of this terribly cold weather. Two of the Simons' favorite activities are dining and lounging outside all Spring & Summer long. I have a small plan to update our back patio this Spring so ya'll know what that means - new patio furniture!!

Patio furniture can range from $100 - $2,000. Financially, spending $2,000 on furniture that sits outside in the sun and rain just isn't something I can get myself to do. I'd say under $1000 for a dining set AND a sitting set would be ideal. But I know myself, and I know walking out of Target without something is HARD so I'll budget more like $1200. 😉

Let's talk dining sets first - we need ample seating, aka more than 4 chairs, currently obsessed with the wood look, and I don't like anything crazy, just a simple design. Here are a few options I'm thinking about.
Home Depot - $699

Wayfair - $499

Ikea - $673 (cushions included)

Target - sold as separates - totals around $650
Ikea - $505

Target - $527.99 (currently on sale)

I really love all the option but I'm torn between the Target and Ikea ones. I told ya'll, I like the wood type look! Now lets talk about the seating/conversation sets. Ideally, we'd love seating that can fit close to 6 people, but I know how much sets like that can run. So, I'm prepared to mix and match certain chairs or couches to get what we need. I will say, I normally don't go for the wicker look, but with the elements I don't want the responsibility of re-staining any wood. Both options are on the table right now, it'll depend on the quality and of course, price :)

And one other thing to mention, I despise chinsy, thin patio cushions. Anything that comes with cushions that fall in that category will not make the cut, fyi.

Here are a few great options I've been eyeing! 

Target - $649

Target - $609

Lowes - $598

Ikea - $560

Home Depot - $599

I really love this Home Depot one, I just love something about a round table. But again, it fits 4 so I might need to finagle another something in there. I'm also a huge fan of the Ikea set. I eyed it last year and they lowered the price on it this year!!! And it's soooo easy to add on pieces with the Ikea sets. So that might be the deciding factor. It stinks that they charge $100 for shipping so a trip to the Ikea store might be in our near future :)

Let me know if there is a set you like better! Or you if you have any advice on patio furniture materials! 

Also, Happy National Puppy Day everyone :) 

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1 comment:

  1. There is something so relaxing about a patio. Even though we have a very small space, we found a tiny table and chairs, added a little bamboo plant, and hung up some nautical decor. This is now my favorite place to kick back and just get away from all the stresses in my day. Any space can be transformed with imagination.