Since our garden became safe enough for the boys to play in, I’ve wanted to create a small area for us to relax in. Our patio is small, and I didn’t want a table and chairs taking up all of the space, so I decided to get my hands on a few pallets and see what happened. I chose the layout and made a few amendments using a saw and some screws, then painted them dark grey.
For now I have just added a few coffee sacks and cushions (I do want to add more). My mum gave me a pair of old lanterns a few years ago, and after a wash, a lick of paint, some gluing and sanding – I’m really happy with them. The large planters were £5 each at the end of last summer, and I love festoon lights.
Every sunny day, Win takes it upon himself to get all of the cushions out of the shed and set up our cosy garden area. It’s really cute watching him decide where to place each cushion, and this is one of his set ups.
Outdoor rug – IKEA
Coffee sacks – eBay (3 for £7)
Blue/green cushion & grey/white cushion – Next
Yellow floor cushion & large red cushion – Homesense
Striped cushion – Sainsbury’s
Festoon lights – Wayfair
It looks brilliant you clever thing!!
Thank you so much Rachel xx
I absolutely love this Esther. It reminds me of outside a villa on a sunny holiday- and perfect for relaxing on in the day or in the evening too x
Thank you so much. We really love it and we’re using it whenever possible xx
What a great idea. It looks very inviting. I especially like the idea of the coffee sacks, they are fab/ #homeetc
Thank you Louisa xx
It’s the perfect outdoor space! I love how creatively you’ve managed to style it up too X #HomeEtc
Thank you so much xx
I love this – so clever! Bet it’s really cosy and atmospheric in the evenings too. #HomeEtc
Doesn’t look that great in the rain though! Hahaha! x
OH ESTHER!!! I absolutely LOVE it!! You clever thing — it looks fabulous. I agree with Catherine above; I bet it looks amazing in the evenings with all the lights and candles lit! Fab — thanks so much for sharing 🙂 #HomeEtc
I love it! But it only really works when there is sun! Haha! xx
I love this area, I ahve a little obsession with pallets so this pleases me so much. I can see my kids spending hours here
It is such a nice place to relax in xx