I’m so excited to be sharing this post with you today because it means we finally have a functional patio! Our backyard was one of the decision-making factors for us when we bought our house. I have always wanted an outdoor space that we can all enjoy. We love to grill and I always enjoy eating outside and of course, all the kids want to do is be outdoors. When we found a house we loved and it had a big backyard, it sealed the deal!
We waited well over a year to furnish/decorate the patio because we really wanted to make sure we LOVED what we ended up with. And, we sure do!
I did a ton of research when it came to patio furniture. I am really into the gray/tan color combo right now and definitely think all of the furniture will stand the test of time. I added some color with pillows and a runner, and kept the rugs neutral and dark because I know they are bound to get dirty.
The finishing touches on our patio are our TIKI Brand torches. They really tie everything together! We have some of their traditional torches in black/gold and some tabletop torches in white/gold. (Sign up for their newsletter and get a coupon code for 25% off your order plus free shipping!) I love that they look stylish and that the flames are adjustable. I have been using TIKI Brand Bitefighter® Torch Fuel in our torches. We live right in the Metroparks and the fuel has done a great job repelling mosquitos already. Ben and Greylen tend to get bit a TON and they haven’t at all yet. Fingers crossed for a bite-free summer! Plus, it smells great and our backyard looks super cool when all of the torches are lit up. We can stay outside well into the night now, which is so fun!
We’ve been spending lots of time on our patio already this spring – relaxing, eating, playing and lighting our TIKI Brand torches whenever we get the chance. It truly is our little oasis and I can’t wait for all of the memories our family will create there!
Disclosure: This post was written in partnership with TIKI Brand.
Photos by Little Bit Perfect