It’s May and summer is officially here in the South. The weather is heating up and we all want to get outside and enjoy the fresh air and sunshine more than ever. My screened porch is my favorite place to relax during the summer months, so I thought today it would be fun to share other blogger’s outdoor spaces with y’all! Real life bloggers have so many creative ideas going and they are doable for real life. Take a look at how these bloggers spruced up their outdoor spaces for enjoying the outdoors during the heat of summer.
From screened porches, to open porches, front porches, back patios, and decks, there’s inspiration for everyone! I love seeing how everyone lives during the summer months and porches and outdoor spaces are some of my very favorite spaces in a home. Enjoy the inspiration and I hope you get a little inspired to make your outdoor entertaining areas the best they can be, whatever the size and space.
Suzy with Worthing Court has moved in a new house not too long ago and I love, love her Southern backyard in NC. This porch has gorgeous vintage touches, color and lots more.
Blog friend Beth, with Unskinny Boppy had a beautiful backyard at her old house and she added this really cool hanging ladder light and a colorful rug under her table. Beautiful space!
Kristin with My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia has a stunning backyard space with fireplace and plenty of seating. I love an oasis like this!
Rachael with This is Our Bliss has an open patio in her backyard and updated it with a sectional sofa, pretty graphic rug, lots of plants and pillows. Love outdoor spaces that beckon you in and this one does that.
Emily from Table and Hearth refreshed her patio with a rustic look and neutrals. I can imagine this is a great place to hang out!
Erin from Suburban Bitches has the MOST gorgeous back deck with pergola and lots of great outdoor entertaining ideas. Multiple seating areas and lots of neat touches make this space an outdoor oasis!
Kim with Savvy Southern Style made a new room on her deck by building a pergola and adding cushy furniture and accessories. Don’t forget the plants! And I love her hanging shutter screen, fab idea!
Debbie from Refresh Restyle has a beautiful open patio space that she has spruced up with color. Love this bright space and great entertaining ideas.
Jenna from Rain on a Tin Roof DIY’d her way to a colorful and eclectic porch, using lots of paint, fabric, and vintage elements. I’m loving those bamboo chairs!
Brittany with Pretty Handy Girl put together a pretty screened porch with a mix of white, blue, red and naturals. Doesn’t this look inviting?
Christy with Our Southern Home in SC has a gorgeous screened back porch, just what you’d expect in the South! It’s large with several seating areas. Love it!
Becky with Organizing Made Fun has a beautiful backyard covered deck with fireplace and kitchen. What a wonderful spot for entertaining!
Amy from My Life From Home created a beautiful and welcoming front porch entry at her house. The front door is stunning anyway, but adding a couple of chairs and planters add to the appeal!
Monica with Monica Wants It partnered with Big Lots for her patio makeover and it’s beautiful! Now I want a full length sofa on my porch! My porch furniture is from Big Lots too and still going strong. Goes to show you don’t have to spend a fortune!
Carrie with Lovely Etc. has a pretty cream and blue screened back porch. Of course, I love the diamonds since I did that on my porch too. Why have a plain floor when you can have diamonds, I say!?
Randi Garrett puts an elegant spin on her courtyard entry at her AZ home. Sophisticated and classy!
Susan lives in an 1890 farmhouse and blogs at Love of Home. She has one of my most favorite porches ever. It’s so quaint and just feels like a porch should feel. Vintage goodness at its best!
Carrie with Kenarry shares how to build a covered patio and her backyard is better for it. Pergolas are amazing!
DIY queen Jen Woodhouse made over a vintage metal patio set with bright turquoise chalk paint and look how cute her backyard space looks with all those pretty blues!
Even with a smallish front porch, Erin with How to Nest for Less shows how just a few impactful pieces make a difference! Love those pretty natural chairs with crab pillows, the tree stump in the middle, lanterns and greenery surrounding the front door for a very welcoming entry.
Pam at House of Hawthornes had a great idea with this lattice screen on her back patio filled with hydrangea blooms. Easy and simple place to sit and relax.
Heather from The Heathered Nest has created such a beautiful deck space in her backyard complete with seating areas and a ping pong table for her youngsters. Check out the details!
Melissa with The Happier Homemaker makes the most of her open deck space with thrifty finds, pattern and color.
Randi with Frugal Elegance has a beautiful backyard space complete with fireplace. With that beautiful floor, it’s a courtyard with elegance and curb appeal.
Sarah with Flourish and Knot set a pretty table on her back deck with pergola. What a pretty setting for al fresco dining and relaxing!
Kelly from Eclectically Vintage has a beautiful open stone patio in her historic home’s backyard. Loving that vintage glider and the cushy chairs.
I’ve visited Laura from Duke Manor Farms in person and adore her front open covered porch at her country house. She’s got it all decked out with vintage white wicker and cushy pillows. Adore!
Amanda is right here in Marietta and blogs at Dixie Delights. I love her Southern style home and the porch is to die for! Large with a table and chairs and fireplace, it’s the perfect spot for her family to relax and entertain. Ceiling fan, check! Chandelier, check!
Karyn with Design, Dining and Diapers made over her porch space with neutrals and it’s super chic and cozy looking. Love that stone wall for extra texture!
Jane with Cottage at the Crossroads has the cutest porch ever! With the mix of natural wicker, red and white, it’s a cozy space full of Southern charm. Those shutters add such special appeal!
Anita with Cedar Hill Farmhouse makes every outdoor space look beautiful with her French country style and photography! Love this table, it just says Country Living to me.
Megan with Balancing Home added house numbers, a pretty graphic rug, plants, two simple chairs and pillows to her tiny front porch for maximum impact. Mission accomplished!
Ashley with 3 Little Greenwoods made the most of her Southern porch space with a swing, metal chairs and colorful pillows. A rug is the best way to cozy up a space outdoors!
Vicki from 2 Bees in a Pod refreshed her front porch with wicker chairs, a pretty rug and plants. Small spaces are great for creating a special vibe all the way to the front door. And that red door doesn’t hurt either!
Rounding things out with my own back porch space, which is where I’m spending lots of time these days. This is from last year, but it looks much the same.
It’s so much fun to see how everyone lives in their outdoor spaces and I hope all of these ideas gave you some fresh inspiration for your own outdoor entertaining areas this year. Being outdoors energizes me and having a beautiful space to relax is the icing on the cake! Bring on Summer!