Outdoor Decorating Ideas for Your Covered Porch or Patio

Posted by: on May 9th, 2012 | 13 Comments
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Colorful covered patio, design by Kelly of Fabulous K

In our Style Challenge series, we challenge some of our favorite bloggers from around the web to surprise us with their ideas for creating a stylish and functional space using a single Home Depot product as a starting point. Kelly, who blogs and designs under the name Fabulous K.

She chose the Hampton Bay Clifton Patio Chat Set as her starting point for a cozy covered porch. She came up some excellent outdoor decorating ideas, and the results, true to her name, are fabulous.

Lounging outdoors on the patio has long been a spring and summer tradition in my family. By March, we start looking forward to the time we’ll spend outdoors. From coffee in the morning, to cocktails at night, the covered patio is definitely a favorite place to relax.

Morning breakfast spot on a covered patio

 

I most often use this space in the morning, while having coffee and catching up on my favorite blogs. When I started thinking about decorating the space, I knew I wanted to create a stylish, comfortable, and functional area where my family and friends could gather.

 

Rolled arms of the Hampton Bay Clifton 6-Piece Chat Set

 

I selected the Hampton Bay Clifton set because not only did if fit my space well, but it offered ample seating for guests and much needed storage. My style is a mix between traditional and modern so I knew that the classic silhouette of the set would be ideal to pair with the more modern accessories that I love.

 

Colorful pillows on the Clifton 6-Piece Chat Set

 

I began by selecting pillows; I wanted them to be colorful and fun. Luckily, when I came across the flamingo pillow I knew I had my jumping off point. I selected a coordinating pink fabric in a modern print, and paired them with a yellow ikat, creating a palette that feels bright and fresh. I brought in a large hurricane candle that is not only beautiful, but functional for nighttime.

 

Hurricane candle in a outdoor living room

 

Fresh flowers are one of my favorite indulgences, and in order to avoid the florist price tag I often purchase them from my local grocery store. Sticking with what’s in season and buying one color makes them easy to arrange. I also adore succulents, and since they do so well with our hot Texas summers, they work perfectly on the patio.

 

Coffee table of the Hampton Bay Clifton 6-Piece Chat Set

 

I’ve had such a great time putting this outdoor space together and adore spending time enjoying it. To see more of my style, visit me at my blog, Fabulous K.

 

Coffee table storage in the Hampton Bay Clifton 6-Piece Chat Set

Photography by The Flying Lens

 

Kelly, from the blog Fabulous K, is a Dallas-based graphic designer who specializes in blog design. Check out Fabulous K for Kelly’s designer take on  fashion and interior design. Take a look at everything you need for outdoor living at The Home Depot, including a wide range of gorgeous patio furniture and accessories.

 

Style Challenge is a series of posts from guest bloggers who aim to bring you fresh inspiration and ideas for your home and garden using a single Home Depot product as a starting point. Kelly received the patio set from The Home Depot, but The Home Depot provided no other compensation. The opinions and ideas Kelly expressed are her own.

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  1. susan says:

    Love this look. Can you tell me where the yellow patterned pillows are from?

  2. Carolyn Hensel says:

    Is the Hampton Bay Clifton Chat Patio Set no longer available?

  3. [...] Kelly participated in our Patio Style Challenge this past spring, she wowed us with her colorful, casual outdoor living space. We knew she had to participate in our festive Holiday Edition, and we were thrilled when she [...]

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  5. Kelly is amazing, as is that patio set! Love how she styled it!!

  6. Karin says:

    Love the flamingo pillow – can u share where u found it??

  7. LBK says:

    Beautiful! Kelly did awesome… I would love to spend the summer sitting on that patio!!

  8. Destiny says:

    Beautiful styling!! Love this look, great job!!!

  9. Jennifer says:

    It looks AMAZING!! I am so inspired now :)

  10. Monica says:

    Great use of the patio set, love the choice of flowers and pillows. The table is great because of the extra hidden storage, very nice!