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Our Back Porch Refresh

A budget-friendly back porch refresh with decorating ideas to make it feel like a backyard oasis.

The back porch got a face lift!

This week, we decided that the old porch furniture we’d hauled with us all the way from the old house was finally ready to retire. There was no saving it with wood conditioner and a pressure washer anymore.

So we sprung for some new outdoor furniture from Better Homes & Gardens at Walmart. And I’m totally in LOVE!

Seating

Last spring, I pinned this 5 piece conversation set and told myself it was “the one”, but it was constantly selling out. So as soon as it hit the shelves this year, I was there.

It was totally worth the year-long wait. I cannot believe how inexpensive it was because the quality is right up there with some higher-end sets I’ve seen.

These two chairs swivel and they are so comfy.

The sofa and chairs even come with covers, so we can keep the pollen at bay when it gets really bad this time of year.

Robert and I had the original idea to turn this daybed into an outdoor bed swing, but it was a total fail. (We discovered our porch doesn’t have any access to the rafters and we’d have to use a saw to cut out our wood beadboard.) So we nixed the idea and just kept it as a regular non-swinging daybed.

Still love it!

I can’t wait to sprawl out on it to read a good book in the breeze this summer.

These faux marble end tables are so perfect to keep handy for drinks in easy reach.

And we already had this outdoor coffee table and outdoor rug to brighten up the space.

I got a couple of outdoor poufs as extra seating for the kids to roll around on too. They love these things.

I added a bunch of outdoor pillows for extra comfort like these teal pillows.

And I added a bunch of potted plants all over to make it feel like an extension of the garden.

I finally retired our dusty, spider webby old lanterns for these white battery operated ones. And of course string lights because my philosophy is every outdoor space needs a strand of string lights for extra magic.

I lit a couple of citronella candles to keep the bugs away too.

And now this cute back porch is ready for sunny, breezy days and warm, peaceful nights!

This back porch is without a doubt my favorite place in our entire house, and it finally got the furniture it deserved.

If you want to know about any of the sources from Better Homes & Gardens we used, you can find them here:

Let’s hope spring is here to stay! Because we are here for it!

If you want more outdoor decorating ideas, you can see more of them here:

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  1. Where did you get the white dot planters from? So cute! I love the entire space, you have inspired me to do a little refresh on my patio!

  2. It turned out beautiful! I love that 5 piece conversation set. Do you have a source for the white hob nail flower pots on the coffee table? They’re so pretty. Thank you!