If you don’t have a patio, build one! Add a pergola over your new patio, and the decoration possibilities are endless.
Blogger Joni Lay was just brimming with backyard patio ideas… even though she didn’t actually have a patio. That made it a cinch that we should invite her to join our Patio Style Challenge. We send awesome design and decor bloggers new patio sets and gift cards from The Home Depot. Then we stand back and let them blow us away with their creative patio decorating ideas.
Joni (and her husband and her dad) created her patio and pergola from scratch, and then used her DIY skills to turn it into a splendid outdoor living room suitable for family time or easy entertaining.
One more thing: You’ll see from her blog Lay Baby Lay that Joni often gets her three-year-old involved in the decorating process. That’s the case here, too. Prepare to be amazed.
I’m the mama of two active little girls (3 and 14 months!), and we spend a lot of time outdoors, so I was very excited to participate in the Patio Style Challenge with The Home Depot. It was a chance to do a little work on our backyard and make a space that is comfortable for our family to enjoy. We also recently turned the dining room of our bungalow into a nursery upon Brigette’s arrival, so we are excited to have some more dining space!
While we have a smaller home, we actually have a pretty great yard with a lot of room (and we love throwing parties!), but we haven’t been making great use of the space. I loved this little area underneath a lovely dogwood, so that is where we decided to build a patio and pergola.