Last week I showed you some gorgeous flower boxes. We want to add some to the front of our house this year.
I love spring and summer, and I love to see how people go about decorating their outdoor areas during those warm months. I adore lots of potted plants, cozy seating and weather proof pillows and cushions. The older I get, the more I like shady areas too. I am not into sunbathing the way I used to be! I like to go to the pool and sunbathe for a couple of hours (with sunscreen on of course), but when I want to go sit outside at home, I want to be in the shade. The house we moved into last summer has a two tiered deck on the back, so there is a smaller deck right outside of the kitchen, but then it leads downstairs to a pretty large deck. In front of our house there is a just a front stoop. I miss my front porch that I used to have, and I definitely hope our next house has a big front porch! One good thing about this house is that it gets a lot of shade for a big part of the day, both in the back and in the front.
I never did much outside of our house last summer because I was so busy trying to get moved in, but this summer, I am hoping to add a lot of flowers and some new furniture. I would like to add a small bench out front, a café table and chairs on the top tier of our deck, and I am probably not going to purchase anything new for the bottom tier because it is not in the budget, but hey, a girl can dream, right? And that is what Wish I Had That is all about, dreaming! So let me show you some awesome furniture for outdoors. I tried to stick with things that would actually work for us in the spaces we have.
Let’s start with the front. I would love to find an awesome small bench that I can use on our front stoop. Here are some that I love.
Back Yard CityI like keeping a sandbox on the deck for Mr. 5 year old. It is easier to keep the grass and stuff out. This one has a shady top, and it cranks down to close it up at night. How cool is that?
Back Yard CityI love the yellow on this set.
Family LeisureIs this thing awesome or what? I would love to have on of these, so cool!
HouzzI really love this one. It would go really well on my deck.
And of course, we need a place for a cold beverage! This is perfect!