Outdoor Living that's chic and cheap!
Image of Viceroy Pool Cabana designed by Kelly Wearstler from here.
To most of the design obsessed the pool cabana pictured above is their ideal picture of a chic outdoor living arrangement. I do not disagree. I would love to be sitting poolside at the Viceroy in Santa Monica for my entire summer, but that’s just not going to be happening.
Lately I’ve been thinking about my outdoor space and how it is pretty much a blank slate. Thinking of warm days and how I would just love to be able to take the laptop outside and work had me brainstorming on what I could do. So why not try and make my own little pool cabana sans pool!
Here’s what we need to achieve a similar look that is probably easier on the wallet:
To dress it up you can buy ribbon and put trim on the top. Also for more privacy you can buy some fabric and make very simple curtain panels that will use the canopy poles as it’s rod in indoor/outdoor fabric for around $ 9 a yard.
Instead of a massive outdoor sofa that would be pricy how about using a set of lounge chairs:
Then so that we don’t have to stick our toes in the grass we can add an indoor/outdoor jute rug from here for only $170!
Next how about we add one or two side tables at only $50 a piece to stack our magazines or drinks:
To add some additional pops of fun and happy head to Pearl River Mart and pick up some lanterns for $8.50 each. Which you can also hang from the canopy poles with invisible fishing line. The would look great staggered in different heights.
Plus for a little wow and let’s face it so we don’t need to move an inch lets add this as well: Outdoor cooler for $200.
So for around $1,000- $1,300 depending on what you already have and whether not you add the cooler you can add a great additional “room” to your home for the spring/summer season.
I’ll be doing another additional post later in the day for a more glam version of an outdoor cabana!