My Beach/Bohemian Patio

I started to notice that I wasn't enjoying my backyard much this summer.  Probably because it has been taken over by sandboxes, sprinklers, swimming pools and lawn toys!
So I decided I needed to create a space that I'd want to hang out in, drink my morning coffee, and sit back and watch the kiddies play.

 I brought out a bunch of pillows and a rug to make the space more comfortable and inviting.  The wicker bag holds towels for drying the kiddies off, after playing in the sprinklers.

The Colorful glass bead chimes, as well as the metal bells were handmade in India. They make such a soothing and calming sound.  They were a gift from Uncle Trace, who sells them in his store, Backyard Birds, located in Salt Lake City


Of Course, I've got to have a stack of magazines, when I'm out lounging.  The starfish makes a great paper weight, so that they don't blow away.

All in All, I think it feels very Beachy, with all of the lanterns and starfish, yet kinda Bohemian, with the hanging fabric and chimes. 
 It's now my favorite place to sit back and Relax.

Linking up!


  1. I could sit there a long time with a great book or lots of mags. Beautiful soft colors and textures!

  2. Your beachy boho patio look really pretty! Looks like a great place to chillax and drink some lemonade!

  3. It's very cute! It does look like the perfect place to hang out. I'm especially loving those rugs. :)

  4. Oh I love it! Looks very beach and very relaxing! I love the different lantersn.

  5. I just discovered your lovely blog and I look forward to popping by again for some more inspiration! I've just put the finished touches on my new blog ‘Coastal Style’ It will have lots of inspiration on beach houses, resortwear, summer food, travel and anything ‘beachy’. I had a lot of fun putting it together so maybe you would like to check it out if you have a spare minute.

  6. The colors you chose are perfect for the space and creating the boho effect.

  7. It's great! Beachy and Bohemian--the perfect combination. It does indeed look like a really comfortable spot for hanging out. Great job!

    I'm visiting from the CSI Project!

  8. I love it! And the little touch with the chimes,..awesome! Can I come over for coffee?;-)


  9. That's a nice and budget-friendly way of spending summer with family: achieving complete relaxation through reading and letting children play. It would be even better when paired with a glass of ice-cold juice and few snacks.

  10. I stumbled upon you today while in blogland. Love your style. I'm so a beach person. Since I don't have a dream home on the sands, I try to make mine as close to one as possible in Middle Georgia. Hope you'll follow me too. I'm very new at this. Thanks.

  11. That’s a great way to give your pool a hint of the beachside. I bet that space of yours feels like a real beach cottage once the wind blows and the lanterns light up. I think what you just need now are breezy songs to have happy afternoons and sentimental moments in your patio.

    Barrett Elmore

  12. I love your blog. You are a real Mom, in a normal house, making your home a comfortable and beautiful place to be. Thanks for the inspiration!


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