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Hey friends! We’re getting a simple stamped concrete patio this week! We’ve lived here more than four years and we’re really excited to have a small space to eat dinner outside this summer. We spend our weekends outside All DAY EVERY DAY.

Nautical patio inspiration. Navy blue striped and white patio plan

Table and bench | Navy striped director’s chairs | White and wood arm chairs | Navy striped umbrella | Table runners | White planters | Fire Table | White and wood lounge chairs | Outdoor throw pillows | Wicker side table | Cafe string lights (these ones are solar!)

We’d love to be able to entertain friends or have an impromptu dinner with neighbors without having to whip out a folding table from inside the garage and eat on the driveway. We currently keep our grill on a tiny sidewalk between the driveway and garage door. Not good! We also don’t currently have a door going directly to the patio, so we’ll be adding that at some point too. Baby steps though, right?

After spending the money on the actual patio (even though it’s tiny, it’s still not cheap), we won’t be furnishing the patio this well for a while, but I always like having a general plan so I can slowly work towards our goals.

With that said, maybe you are hoping to furnish your own patio this summer. The items from World Market are on sale in a big way and you can use coupon code WM20150 for an additional 20% off plus free shipping and no furniture surcharge today. The awesome cafe string lights are solar (which I just love) but are sold out online. You can still use the coupon and arrange for store pick-up.

I chose navy blue stripes for this design because I feel like it is classic enough to stay fresh for years to come and will go with any other accent color I choose.

We also have a children’s table with a navy blue and white striped umbrella and seat cushions so the consistency will be nice. I have hot pink flowers in pots this year and we have a yellow front door, so I knew adding in another bright color wouldn’t be a great choice. Navy feels playful and fun and totally our style, but more on the neutral side. Perfect!

The small fire table was something I found a while back and the price plus the size are pretty perfect for our space and anyone with a smaller budget but who still wants a chic fire pit or fire table. Many that are stylish and designed well are VERY expensive. At this point in our lives, we just want a small table for ambience and to make s’mores! No need for anything super fancy. It’s currently on sale for $79.99 if ordered online. You can do store pick-up and still get that price, but it’s not on sale in the store right now.

Be sure to follow our Pinterest Patio board for more patio ideas and inspiration.

I’ll be back with the actual unfinished but real-life patio in the next few weeks!

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