My #DIY Backyard Retreat Update: The Big Reveal!

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If you’ve seen my previous posts, you know that I took on the task of transforming my empty and boring back porch into a place where I relax and enjoy the beauty of nature. It took a lot of planning and preparation, but I’m glad to say that it is finally finished! I now have the mini outdoor oasis that I’d hoped for all in thanks to At Home stores!

At home had so many outdoor décor options – everything from coastal themes to modern designs. It was tough to choose, but I opted to go with not only one of my most cherished colors, but a design that would truly bring my back porch to life.

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Here’s the ‘before’ photo, just to give you a reminder:

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Now take a look at the amazing transformation with the help of At Home stores!

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To create the space, I took inspiration from a display setting that I saw at one of the At Home stores in my local area. It seemed to be the perfect match to what I was looking for in my own outdoor retreat!

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I absolutely adored the Dark Brown Wicker Chair, pillows, and planter of this store display! I decided to take those and add a few of my own personal touches to make it a design of my own.

Next was greenery. The moment that I saw this tall Lighted Pyramid Boxwood Topiary, I knew that it would be a perfect addition to my porch space!

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I really wanted a table for my space, and I was worried that I would not find one that was small enough to fit. Luckily, At Home has dozens of tables in stock in every size, height, and shape imaginable! I was able to find this little treasure of a table that was the exact dimensions I needed!

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With the big decor pieces out of the way, it was time to find the smaller accessories to compliment the space. My favorite selections were two accent pieces that I decided to combine into one to create a mini table planter for a total cost of just $20.

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Remember those water fountains from the previous post? I just had to have one! Anyone who knows me well knows how much I love being around water! The tranquil (yet quiet) sounds of this miniature water fountain entices me to spend time on my back porch every day! It’s so great that I also purchased a second one for inside of my home!

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Last but not least, I added the finishing touches of a rich red outdoor rug and additional planters to pull the look together.

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I love, love, love my new back porch!!! What was once a cold and lifeless space is now warm and inviting. It is the perfect space to unwind! The best part is that it didn’t cost a huge fortune to do. I was able to get everything I needed from the At Home store without breaking my project budget. How cool is that?!

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Summer vacation is fast approaching, and with the kids soon to be out of school, it is going to be a struggle for me to do my regular work duties inside the house with all of the chaos of having three children at home. Now with my porch makeover, I can get away from their noise and work outdoors in the beauty of nature. I can even take the early morning hours to enjoy the birds chirping while indulging in a cup of coffee, or marvel at the stars at night. I totally see it as the place of retreat that I had longed for!

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shopping experience at At HomeFor more information on At Home, including outdoor inspiration and where to find locations in your area, please visit: www.athome.com.

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of At Home. The opinions and text are all mine.

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7 Comments

  • Nice! What you did with your back porch is awesome. You have a pretty good taste on choosing furniture’s and at the same time very inspiring to do something that’s cool.

  • Your backyard retreat looks amazing, I wish I could have a setup like this. I guess I shall plan to make one similar because this looks super inviting and comfy!

  • I fell in love with your idea from the first picture. I’ve been looking for a nice green rug for the back porch. No more – I am going to look for the same red you selected. Everything looks wonderful and it’s given me more ideas about what I want for my hideaway back porch.

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