People joke there’s only two seasons in Chicago…Winter and construction. Living in the Midwest we soak up every second of the sacred summer months. We eat every single meal outside and utilize the outdoors as much as possible. If you follow us on Instagram and watch my Instastories you’ll see us outside even more with our new play set. I love taking the kids to the park so we held off on getting a playset for so long and now I regret it. It has been a godsent to help buy time to make dinner, or for Jim and I to enjoy and uninterrupted adult conversation after dinner.
It’s currently on sale for $500 and you can shop it here….seriously the best money spent this summer, it’s the gift that keeps on giving.
Our backyard has become our family room we spend so much time outdoors. Just like inside, I’m always thinking of ways to update the space whether is be with landscaping, lighting, furniture or decor. No need to stress yourself out and try to do it all at once. We’ve been in our home for coming up four years now, and each summer we’ll do alittle more. This is the best time of year to shop outdoor as everything starts to go on sale. In fact, Wayfair is having a Black Friday SALE (up to 70% OFF items) in July including outdoor furniture. Below I’ve rounded up a few things we own and I’ve also had my eye on. If you hop over to Wayfair.com you can see recommendations on the site!
Raen 4 Piece Seating Group with Cushion
Effortlessly bring your indoor living space outside with this four piece weather-resistant seating group. It’s a great value at under $500 for one loveseat, one coffee table, and two arm matching armchairs.
Cranesville Oversized Zero Gravity Chair
We have these chairs and love them! They are perfect for relaxing in your backyard, lounging by the pool, or reading under shade at the beach. Easily adjust how far you recline while sitting in the chair and you’ll have no reason to move with your handy dandy drink holder!
Crossweave Steel Wood Burning Fire pit
Loving roasting marshmallows or just want to use utilize your outdoor space longer? A firepit is the perfect gathering place for family and friends to share countless hours of stories and fun.
Hanging Porch Swing with Chain
Add charm and extra seating this summer to your front porch with a classic swing. Perfect to catch a summer breeze and cozy up with a good book.
Yazoo Cross Leg Cedar Picnic Table and Benches
Easily dine al fresco with this durable picnic table, a classic entertaining option especially for the whole family.
Lakewood Dining Table
Entertain family and friends and seat up to 8 guests comfortably around this outdoor dining table.
Traditional Garden Arm Chair
These outdoor armchairs are ideal for dining and campfires. This Momma can get behind the 20-year warranty and easy to clean instructions (just use soap and water)!
Herringbone Throw Blanket
Cozy up with someone you love this summer under the stars with this comfy cotton throw.
Archibald 1-Light Outdoor Barn Light
Bring a coastal rustic vibe to your outdoor lighting on your home, garage, or backyard with this timeless barn light.
Outdoor Pillow-White Stripe Small
Utilize neutral outdoor pillows like these on any chair or outdoor couch to make them that much more comfortable. Spray with scotch guard spray water resistant spray to add an extra layer of water resistance.
Don’t want to splurge on expensive outdoor lighting? Prefer to keep outdoor lights off not to attract bugs? These lanterns cast a soft subtle glow to help light up your backyard oasis.
22″ Natural Outdoor Ceiling Fan Blade Set
Installing an outdoor ceiling fan helps to keep you cool and comfortable on those hot & humid summer days. The wood blade accents add an element of interest to this white ceiling fan.
Glazed Ceramic Garden Stool
A ceramic garden stool can be used inside and outdoors to double as a side table or extra seat when necessary. The perfect size to set a book or glass of wine.
Diamond Hand-Woven Gray/White Indoor/Outdoor Area Rug
Extend your living space outdoors with this hand-woven rug, ideal to help define your outdoor living space while provide and an extra layer of comfort, bringing the indoors out.
Simple add texture to your dining table with neutral woven placemats. The seagrass placemats are a steal at 4 for $32.99!
Cape Cod Self-Watering Plastic Planter Box
Invest in a good self-watering planter and don’t worry about watering your flowers 24/7 or bothering your neighbors when you are on vacation. This Mayne planter comes with a 20-year warranty. I’ve had mine for over 5 years and they still look like new.
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