Category Archives: Backyard

:: Summer Dining In A Coastal Backyard ::

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What’s Trending Wednesday

Coastal outdoor dining space with tropical feels and decorWe love being outside during summer time and in Southern California we try to find any excuse to get outdoors. That means we’re going to want to get the family outside and enjoy dinner as much as possible. Why wouldn’t we?

It should be no surprise that a summer home trend would be all about outdoor dining. The weather’s right, the food is warm and the good times are plenty. It’s the perfect combination for all to enjoy. Plus it’s an easy way to entertain any guests coming over. Set up shop outside and keep the mess to a minimum and the laughter to a maximum.

We grabbed a couple photos to show you what others are doing outside, but don’t just sit here and wish you could do this! Make it happen and bring your families dinner outdoors tonight!
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:: Swing The Summer Away ::

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What’s Trending Wednesday

Coastal home with a lovely swingSet yourself up to enjoy your patio or porch this summer and grab yourself a swing! Don’t miss out on swinging those summer days and nights away!

Swings are a great way to just relax and enjoy being outside. Since they typically need to be mounted to a sturdy, overhead structure, you will have the much needed shade to help maximize those enjoyable summer days.

When it comes to swing options you have many choices. Go for a classic swinging bench with comfy pillow tops, a cozy day bed style would offer endless napping opportunities and you can even opt for individual chair swings which are perfect for limited spaces. Get inspired by these swings and look into setting yourself up this summer!
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:: 3 Must Have Outdoor Summer Chairs ::

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Tuesday Tips

Backyard cottage dining space with Palecek chairsSpending time outside is inevitable during the summer. It’s almost mandatory when the weather is so nice. Give yourself, your family and your guests a stylish and comfortable place to sit when you’re outside! Today we have 3 must have chairs for your backyard this summer! Each chair has a unique look and allows you to decorate with them based off of your needs. Check them out and get your backyard ready for summer!

Palecek Capri outdoor arm chair1. Palecek Capri Outdoor Arm CharmPalecek Colima outdoor chair2. Palecek Colima Outdoor ChairPalecek Lucca outdoor arm chair3. Palecek Lucca Outdoor Arm Chair

:: Dine Outside During The Summer ::

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What’s Trending Wednesday

Coasatl outdoor dining with a rustic beach house feel With the heat sticking around and giving us these warm nights, it creates opportunities to dine outside. Naturally, we have to take advantage of it and you should too!

Head outdoors and enjoy a nice meal with some fresh air. We’re loving the idea of being outside as much as we can and we found some great outdoor dining spaces that reflect just that. Check out how these people are enjoying their open air dining experience and see how they decorated.
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:: Coastal Home Decor Pins #29 ::

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Monday Pins

Blue and white decor on a dreamy coastal patioThis week’s coastal home decor pins are dedicated to outdoor spaces!  With the weather being so nice there’s no excuse to not be outside! We’ve gathered five fresh outdoor spaces that can help inspire you to get outside and enjoy the weather! So get those pin buttons ready to share and add these to your coastal home decor boards! Have a good week and happy Monday!

Do you want more coastal home decor and inspiration? Head over to the Tuvalu Home Pinterest!
Coastal outdoor space with a fun, bright look Eclectic coastal outdoor dining space Outdoor deck decorated with bright coastal colors Simple coastal outdoor space

:: 3 Quick Tips To Spring Your Patio Back To Life ::

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Tuesday Tips

Kick back with the pup on this cozy coastal patioSpring is right around the corner and it’s been heating up here in Southern California! The last couple of days have been nice and hopefully it’s been the same for your area as well. Looks like a quick day of rain, but then we’re  back to the good weather!

Not sure about you, but we’re all ready to be outside in the sun. When the time comes, we want to maximize our patio with as much comfort and style as we can. That’s why we have 3 quick tips for your spring patio! Get your patio ready for the weather and sun with these tips!

1. Use Colors.

Don’t be afraid to use a little color outside! Sure the spring flowers show bring lots of color, but do the flowers match your interior’s color palette? Or do you want the outside to start a fresh, new palette for your patio space! There’s no need to shy away from colors! Let the hues jump out and shine like they’re meant to in spring!

2. Use Different Types of Materials.

The tip’s title pretty much says it all. Don’t limit yourself to only one type of material on your patio. There are a ton of natural materials that work great outdoors and even plenty of ‘indoor’ materials that work well outside in the weather. They just might need to be pulled in from time to time.

3. Use Plants & Flowers.

This one is a no brainer! Bring some lush, green plants onto the patio space and really feel surrounded by the outdoors. Like we mentioned above, the flowers are strangers to color so use them to brighten up your patio! Make them the standout decor in your patio space!

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:: How To Decorate For The Fall ::

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What’s Trending Wednesday

Fall entryway ready to greet the guests with perfect decorThere’s no fighting it, fall is here and the leaves are definitely changing. There’s no need to guess anymore, Mother Nature is letting us know. If you haven’t already started decorating for the fall then this blog post is just for you! We’ve got 3 quick tips on to decorate for the fall! These tips will help you get started and should inspire you to keep decorating for the fall. Ready or not, here comes autumn!

1. Let The Great Outdoors Help.

Mother Nature is one of the greatest decorators to ever exist. If you really think about it, she’s probably responsible for one of your favorite spots (first, of course, is the wonderful bathtub with a glass of wine). Let her help out and bring some of those fall colors inside! Bring those beautiful reds, yellows and oranges into the your home. Grab some wild grass and bundle it up for display. There’s no reason you shouldn’t take advantage of the changing of colors and to let Mother Nature do the heavy lifting for you.

2. Design With Warmth In Mind.

Now we’re not just talking about layering up, laying out extra blankets or constantly having the fire place going – those are a given. We’re talking about colors! You’ve already decided to bring in the fall colors with floral accents, so why not drive it home with complimentary colors? Create warm and inviting spaces for everyone! Guest season is starting, so why not give them a great welcome with your love and beautiful fall home decor?

3. Don’t Be Afraid To Get Out.

It hasn’t started snowing yet! Fall gives you a few more chances to get outside to enjoy the backyard or patio! Just grab your warmest sweater, a few extra blankets, a warm beverage of choice and enjoy the beautiful outdoors! If you’ve got a fire pit, it gives you a few more chances to really turn up the heat! Think about some extra comfy padding for that outdoor furniture set because you’re not done using it yet! Coastal dining room with festive, fall foliage as decor Fall entryway with beautiful fall foliage Perfect fall patio set up! Ready to enjoy the leaves changing colors! Cute fall decorations mixed into the sidebaord

:: Spotted! Coastal Decor: Outdoor Lanterns ::

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spotted! coastal decor outdoor lanternsWe spotted some gorgeous lanterns used in a stunning coastal outdoor space in Coastal Living! Summer is a great time to enjoy your backyard, patio, porch and any other outdoor space. It gives you the opportunity to get out in the sun and decorate with cute coastal decor.

One piece of decor that doubles its worth in an outdoor space is a lantern. A lantern provides a stylish look and, when the sun sets, can create the perfect mood lighting to ensure the fun never stops. Whether the sun is shining or the moon is out, set yourself up for endless summer fun by decorating your outdoor space with coastal inspired lanterns. Shop Tuvalu Home for the perfect coastal decor and find outdoor lanterns online! Happy Friday!

:: Garden Potting Bench ::

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What’s Trending Wednesday

Coastal potting bench with sea glass bottlesSpring is the time to get outside and get your hands dirty in the garden. Take advantage of the weather by getting your garden started! Get inspired by these wonderful potting benches we’ve found. A potting bench allows you to create an outdoor workspace for all of your gardening needs. Have a place to set up, store your garden tools and get your plants ready for this spring season.
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:: Coastal Outdoor Bar Seating ::

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Beautiful coastal bar with bar chairs for comfortable seatingComplete your coastal outdoor bar space with comfortable and stylish seating. Part of creating an outdoor space to entertain is to provide your guests a place to gather. This job is accomplished by the outdoor bar. Serve drinks or food and give your guests a place to come together for conversation and good times. While they’re there they need a place to take a load off. Queue the bar chairs and stools. We’ve gathered a couple great examples of what your coastal outdoor space can look like. Check out what these designers have done to create beautiful outdoor bar spaces.
Coastal outdoor space with bar seating decorated in an all white color palette Pineapple covered bar seating in a coastal space