I think I’ve mentioned before that some of my very best recommendations come directly from readers like YOU. I am so thankful when you guys take time out of your day, not only to read this blog, but also to comment and share something with me. 🙂
With that in mind, I’m hoping that several of you fabulous backyard designers and landscapers are reading today. Haha! I feel pretty confident in pulling a room together with things I like, but you guys…when it comes to the backyard I’m NO HELP! Our backyard right now is such a hodge podge of random that I’m hoping you guys will take a peek and then tell me what to do, offer a suggestion, or possibly even send me the exact link to what I need to purchase. #notevenkidding
Without further ado….the random that is our backyard right now. Please know….I did nothing to get ready to take these pictures so you’re seeing the REAL life backyard.
Keep in mind, I’d prefer it to look like you’re stepping into the pages of the Outdoor Pottery Barn catalog. (Photo courtesy of Pottery Barn).
These are my main questions in this area.
*Due to the sun, our backyard gets a ton of direct sunlight especially in the evening so should we add some sort of shade?
*I have navy/white chair cushions for the table, but should I add a rug?
*Should we add more seating to that open area in the right? It gets shade pretty early on because of the trees. I have four grey adirondack chairs that could be placed back there?
*Should that front area with the planter have something larger? Or should all the planters match?
I’m starting to think this should have been a three-part-help-Erika’s-backyard post. 🙂 I have SO many questions!
My concerns in this location…
*What about those curtains? The space is so shallow there’s no closing them or they’d be practically in your face. Do you have any ideas for something else that would provide shade? What about a big, HUGE umbrella? The kind that tilts?
*This area gets ALL THE SUN! Everything in this spot, tends to fade because of ALL THE SUN. Any ideas???
*It’s pretty shallow and eventually we’ll probably build something but I’m looking for inexpensive ways to help us utilize the space more this summer.
*Those are the adirondack chairs I mentioned above. I have two more. Should we move those to that back corner of the yard?
*Any ideas on what to do with this area by the grill that is a shallow space and happens to get a ton of sun in the evening?
*Where’s your favorite place to get lounge chair cushions?
Ladies…HELP!! 🙂 Did I overwhelm you with that? Our backyard is a hot, random mess so I guess it totally goes with the blog theme. But I’d love to change that ASAP. Please share any helpful ideas you have. I’d greatly appreciate it! And remember direct links are appreciated! haha!
Have a GREAT day!