A Colorful Poolside: Patio Decor Ideas by Cassie of Hi Sugarplum!

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In our Style Challenge series, we ask some of our favorite bloggers from around the web to surprise us with their ideas for creating a stylish and functional space using Home Depot products as a starting point.

We can’t help but love the color palette Cassie of Hi Sugarplum! chose for her outdoor space, after all, orange is our favorite color too!  With the help of a couple of DIY projects and some colorful accents, Cassie turned what used to be a blah poolside space into a functional family hangout! Read on for Cassie’s colorful patio decor ideas and some gorgeous photos of her patio makeover.

Patio Decor Ideas: An outdoor loveseat with colorful throw pillows and coffee table decorated with succulents

When we bought our house six years ago, I could hardly believe we lucked out with a pool. I pinched myself every day that first summer to be sure I wasn’t dreaming. (If you’ve ever been to Texas in August, then you know what I mean!) But soon after, our attention turned to all the projects calling our name inside, and even though we still used the pool, the backyard wasn’t an inviting place for lounging and entertaining.

Enter Home Depot, and their amazing collection of patio furniture, and now we have a cheerful outdoor room, ready for spring picnics and summer pool parties!


Patio Decor Ideas: Outdoor Loveseat with Colorful Throw Pillows and Sunburst Mirror Hanging Above

Patio Decor Ideas: Hampton Bay Woodbury Outdoor Set, Colorful Pillows and DIY Sunburst Mirror Hanging Above and DIY Outdoor Rug Below

Patio Decor Ideas: Hampton Bay Woodbury Wicker Chair with a Flamingo Throw Pillow
Outdoor Decor Ideas: Outdoor coffee table decorated with flowers and succulents, and a wicker chair with a Flamingo throw pillow.

Our house is bright and colorful, so of course we brought that same feeling outside. The Woodbury Seating Set comes with neutral cushions, so we’ll be able to easily switch things up, if we change our minds. But that could be awhile, because I’m totally cuckoo over the pink and orange color palette.

Patio Decor Ideas: Wicker outdoor chair with colorful throw pillows, DIY outdoor rug and DIY sunburst wall mirror

We wanted this room to feel like an extension of our house, so we DIYed a large Starburst Wall Mirror and Over-Sized Rug, and decorated it with treasures we’ve collected over the years.

Patio Decor Ideas: DIY outdoor rug, dark wicker patio furniture and pink and orange pillows

I painted Striped Lacquer Pots, and filled them with cheerful flowers and succulents for more color.

Patio Decor Ideas: Succulents and flowers in DIY striped lacquer pots on a patio coffee table

It feels like such a luxury to have a coffee table outdoors! It’s perfect for serving food and drinks, or just propping up your feet with a good book.

Patio Decor Ideas: A patio decorated in pinks and oranges with plenty of greenery

The coordinating Dry Erase Tray is another easy project that just adds more fun and personality to the space, and will be helpful for outdoor entertaining.

Patio Decor Ideas: Cold drinks on a DIY whiteboard serving tray

Patio Decor Ideas: Cold drinks on a patio coffee table with wicker loveseat, all decorated in a pink and orange palette

Patio Decor Ideas: Succulents and flowers on a patio coffee table, with DIY outdoor rug

With the warmer weather, this has quickly become our favorite spot, and between the loveseat and two chairs, there’s plenty of room for all of us to stretch out.

Patio Decor Ideas: Outdoor loveseat with coloful throw pillows in poolside seating area

Patio Decor Ideas: DIY stenciled Otomi patterned table sits next to a wicker outdoor set, with DIY outdoor rug underneath

To mix up the set, and add more pattern and color, I stenciled a fun Otomi-Style Side Table, perfect for holding a cold drink.

Patio Decor Ideas: Wicker patio chair with DIY Otomi stenciled side table


Patio Decor Ideas: Cold drink sits atop a DIY Otomi stenciled side table

I have a feeling we’re about to get really popular with the neighbors…and that’s okay with me! I can’t wait to enjoy the space for pool parties and cookouts, and even just quiet evenings under the stars.

Patio Decor Ideas: Wicker outdoor furniture with pink and orange accents, DIY outdoor rug and DIY sunburst mirror
Patio Decor Ideas: Wicker patio furniture, pink and orange pillows, succulents, outdoor rug and sunburst mirror

Patio Decor Ideas: Woven tote holding towels and summer novel, with dark wicker patio furniture

Thanks to The Home Depot, I feel like we’re finally using our backyard to it’s full potential!

A few months after Cassie completed this patio makeover, she made a few additions and other small tweaks to refresh this outdoor space for a new season. Take a look at her chic and colorful patio refresh here on The Home Depot Blog.

Cassie is a DIY and design-obsessed Texas girl, and lover of travel, fashion, sarcasm and Mexican food. When she’s not hanging with her sweet and funny family, you can find her kicking the ’80s out of her home, one budget project at a time, on her blog Hi Sugarplum!

To update her space, Cassie used the Hampton Bay Woodbury 4-Piece Patio Seating Set.

For more patio decor ideas, see other Patio Style Challenges as well as our Style Challenge pinboard on Pinterest.

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

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  5. leslie says:

    What was the exact color for the cushions? Is it ‘sand’ or ‘pebble’ or ….? Thanks so much!

  6. As usual, I love your makeover, Cassie! I still can’t get over your otomi side table– what an awesome way to remake an old table. Great job!

  7. Amazing! All the colors, the pillows, the rug, the amazing side table… I love it all! You really have a way of styling with color – something I’m deathly afraid of ha! I really dig what you’ve done with the space!

  8. Carrie says:

    Love all the pillows! Can you share your source?

  9. Cassie knows how to make a space look welcoming, cozy, comfortable, and loaded with style…all seemingly effortlessly. Great job!

  10. Hand me an iced tea because I can see myself kicking up my feet & relaxing poolside on Cassie’s beautiful transformed patio. I especially dig that patio set & her DIY touches! Have loved Cass & her blog for years!

  11. I love this makeover! Looks so great Cassie!! xo Kristin