Carving Out Potential in Our “Courtyard”

This post is sponsored by Bed Bath & Beyond and ShopStyle Collective.  As always, all opinions are 100% my own.

Friends! Today I am sharing the first of many updates that will take place in what might be my favorite outdoor area here at the Hosta House:  the courtyard.  It’s this little area off of the breezeway, between the garage and the house that creates a perfect little nook for entertaining, and it was the space here that I knew from the very beginning had great potential.  And after browsing the Bed Bath & Beyond website and checking out their selection of outdoor furniture, I felt inspired to make this space better before summer. 

When we first moved here the area was completely overgrown with hostas and weeds, but I envisioned string lights, pavers or pea gravel patio, and outdoor furniture to really give this area a sense of purpose.  It has this secret garden type feeling, as it’s rather private and once all of the greenery grows in (and is maintained), I think it will be quite beautiful.  And then eventually, I’d love to transform this area to an outdoor dining room, but baby steps . . .

Here’s where we started (after lots of raking and weed clearing):

I started out by hanging some string lights to really define the space.  

Bed Bath & Beyond has a wonderful selection of stylish patio furniture to really help you step into your best backyard!  From their website, I chose this adorable Bee & Willow™ Home Elmridge 3-Piece Wicker Outdoor Bistro Set.  It has a heavy duty steel frame, and is great because the chairs are stackable for easy storing.  I love all things wicker, and I think that this set has a really stylish and timeless design (and it also comes in white!)

Along with the bistro set, I decided to buy the Bee & Willow™ Home Fringe Market Umbrella.  I love how the little fringe adds a touch of whimsy to the area and will be great for blocking the sun and keeping us cool when the summer heat hits.

Speaking of summer heat, I couldn’t forget about my little guy.  When I saw this fun rainbow run-through sprinkler, I immediately thought of Kyle.  

Although it’s not quite warm enough to put it to use, he had a blast running under it over and over again.  


While we still have lots to add in this area, I love how these great items from Bed Bath and Beyond helped bring this space together.

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