At the moment I'm filling it with cute plants in pots. We also just got a BBQ which looks rad over in the corner, so many dinner parties to come in the future, I hope.
The next and probably final piece I need for the courtyard though is a little bit of outdoor furniture. I was originally thinking a long bench along the back wall. But I reckon that a cute 3 piece, 2 chairs and table setting would look perfect too! We definitely don't need another full sized table and chairs, as our courtyard can be opened up onto our dining area indoors, where we have a 2 metre (6.5 foot) dining table. With benches along one side and chairs on the other.
So first some cool inspiration shots of courtyards! Then scroll to the bottom to find some sweet outdoor furniture pieces that I like!
My Outdoor Furniture Loves
1. Sundero Bench | 2. Mimosa Hanging Egg Chair | 3. Applaro 3-Seat Sofa | 4. Kungsholmen 2-Seat Sofa | 5. Hogsten Armchair | 6. Lacko Table & Chairs | 7. Applaro Bench |
I think a bench of a small outdoor lounge would look really good in the centre of the courtyard along the back wall. I love the cushions, and even though they are made of weather sturdy material and are designed to last longer and dry out quicker when wet, I would still be concerned that they would get mouldy and yuck. Also I don't want to have to have the cushions in storage all the time, how bothersome.
The three piece is really cute, and would be nice for having cups of tea outside with my plants. Same deal with the armchair. I would probably add a little table to go with that.
Hmmmmmmm.... I'll have to pick! Though unfortunately 95% of these are from IKEA and my closest IKEA is 2 hours away. Dang it! Looks like it's back to saving money for me for the moment.