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Building a Dream House: Dreamy Back Patios

I don’t know what the weather has been like in the rest of the country, but here in western Oregon, it has been H-O-T this week! We are such wimps when it comes to warm weather that my kids think 70° is too hot, but it was in the mid-80′s today, so it was legitimately summery. And all of this warm weather has been longing for a dreamy back patio on which to spend the evening. We have some old patio furniture and gravel/weeds right now, so it’s not too inviting. But one of our house goals for this year is to get a concrete slab out back, to drag our furniture out there, and to string up some pretty globe lights. That will be enough for this year. Then we can work on making it really beautiful

I love how tihs patio looks comfortable and chic at the same time.

I think this photo is of my friend’s parent’s backyard. I can’t even see what’s going on anywhere else besides this little corner, but it looks amazing! Comfortable but so chic. [photo from Mae Woven on Instagram]

My dream patio would definitely have strings of globe lights.

I can’t even tell you how many pictures I have pinned or how many instagrams I have liked that have globe lights strung over an outdoor dinner table. It’s probably in the hundreds at least. It adds such an charming touch to a back patio. We actually already have the lights; we just need the space! [photo from Local Milk]

I would love to have this pool and patio combination in my backyard!

This is one of the first backyard photos I pinned when we started designing our house and backyard. I know it’s pretty extravagant, but I just love everything about it. The pool, the umbrellas, the patio, the landscaping. Gorgeous!! [photo from]

This dream house has a dreamy back patio with plenty of comfortable seating.

Everything about this back patio makes me weak in the knees, from the giant, rectangular umbrella over the table to the stone tile on the floor. I especially love the generous amount of comfy seating. [photo from the HGTV Dream Home 2015]

This swinging bed is like the grown-up version of hammock!

When I was growing up, my parents had a big hammock under the second story wrap-around balcony. It was in a nice, shady spot, and I loved taking naps in it on warm afternoons. This swinging bed is like a grown-up version of my childhood hammock. [photo from BHG]

So, tell me: what would your dream patio include? Does it have globe lights and lots of seating like mine? Or maybe a pergola or a built-in fire pit? Leave a comment and let me know!

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