Patio Makeover – My Backyard Oasis

Beautiful patio makeover! See how I transformed my patio with the right outdoor furniture, accessories, plants and flowers.

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When we renovated our house seven years ago, we added a beautiful blue stone patio.

I’ve always envisioned my patio would one day become an outdoor oasis – the perfect place to escape with an ice cold lemonade (margaritas on the weekend!) and a good book.

The perfect place to host backyard bbq’s, family dinners and late night s’more fests.

My yard has great bones but my patio definitely needed some serious attention.

Backyard patio oasis - love the sectional sofa, plant stand turned bar cart and the giant cantilevered umbrella

Remember when I shared my vision for my patio in this post (including before pictures).

Love this before and after patio makeover - it's such a lush tropical oasis

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My patio makeover all started with this comfy outdoor sectional sofa. It’s the perfect size, can seat tons of friends (my hubby and I can both lay down stretched out without even a toe touching each other), and is upholstered in durable Sunbrella fabric.

The giant cantilevered umbrella provides plenty of shade.

Coastal pillows and throw from HomeGoods make it extra cozy.

Love this patio - the huge sectional sofa and concrete coffee table make it feel like an indoor room

Love this old mop bucket planted with succulents

Since I don’t have a covered patio, an umbrella is mandatory and this giant cantilevered umbrella is perfect because I can place it behind the sofa, out of the way, but still get shade when I need it.

Love this huge concrete top outdoor coffee table and the sectional sofa with coastal pillows

I love this indoor/outdoor coffee table that looks like concrete! It’s huge surface allows me to set out a big spread with room left over for a fun centerpiece and plenty of space to rest a cocktail.

Love this patio! The concrete coffee table is beautiful and the sectional sofa is a cozy place to curl up

Let’s get this party started! My husbands favorite thing is this plant cart turned bar/buffet cart. It holds a ton and I love the steel top and casters so it can be easily moved around.

A three tiered tray from HomeGoods is perfect for holding glasses and other bar essentials.

Love this outdoor bar cart and all the festive finds

Love this potting bench and the old soda crates

Outdoor grilling station - love the bar cart that is perfect for an barbecue buffet

Love this backyard and the beautiful bluestone patio with sectional sofa and huge planters

What took me so long to hide my ugly air conditioners? These lattice privacy screens could not be easier to install – just insert the metal spikes into the ground and you’re done.

Hide an ugly air conditioning unit with these simple to install lattice privacy screens (just stake them into the ground - easy)!

Three huge whiskey barrel planters define the space. I placed three of them on the patio – two at the corners and one in the middle.

Love these giant whiskey barrel planters filled with palm trees - three lined up on a patio really define the space

Palm trees sway in the breeze and make me feel like I’m in the Caribbean instead of New Jersey! I planted two in each end pot with white petunias that will soon trail down the sides of each container.        

Create an outdoor tropical oasis in your backyard with palm trees in giant whiskey barrel planters

One more before and after …

Patio before and after

Love this cozy outdoor sectional sofa and concrete coffee table

I think I’ll order caftans in every color and lounge around my new patio oasis – I may only go inside to refresh the ice in my margarita.

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  1. Kelly, Wow, It looks so comfy and amazing. Will you bring the pillows in or leave them outside? I can’t wait to see your caftans. Pat S

  2. Love it all! I love the soothing colors with the blue stone patio. Where did you get your throw pillows? I love them and have been looking for some beachy accents.

  3. Is the weather nice, get my drink ready and I will be there saturday! Well maybe someday! Lol!!

  4. It’s fantastic now! Mine has the same issue – good bones and that’s about it. I’m afraid it will be staying that way, but I think I see a new concrete patio table in my future. But in that vision are the leaves green or falling in autumn colors?

  5. What a beautiful back deck. I just love the big umbrella hovering over the seating area. I notice you had some palms out there. You know what else that would look good elephant ears. On the back side of those little bushes or the corner of your seating area. And I would die for your flag stone at my place. Good job my lady.

  6. I have the same sectional, which I ordered directly from AE Outdoors. I see your original post was a few years ago. How have your cushions held up? I find that mine are less cushy and I’m considering replacing them.

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