Creating The Perfect Backyard Patio Oasis

Backyard plans in the middle of winter? In North Carolina it’s acceptable. I’m sharing my plans to create the perfect backyard patio oasis by the time spring comes back around.

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Is it bad to start thinking about spring already?? I mean, new year, new patio… am I right? Here’s the deal, I move into my new townhome in March and the weather in Charlotte is going to be getting warmer so by the time I’m settled in and ready to have a housewarming party, it will be perfect patio weather… a girl can dream. Anyways, I may not have furniture picked out yet but I’m sharing my inspiration and ideas for my dream backyard to get things started.

THE INSPIRATION

The perfect spot for entertaining friends. A cozy place to curl up with a glass of wine. You can check out more on my Pinterest board, here.

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AN (ALMOST) MAINTENANCE FREE BACKYARD

Praise be. You heard me. Almost maintenance free.

When I bought this place, it had a concrete slab that was in great condition, the fence…. meh, but it works for now. But the pine straw was my issue. Pine straw and mulch while they’re inexpensive, they need to be re-done every season, critters live in them, and personally, I think they’re messy. I love the look of a nice, clean river rock border so drainage rock is about to be my new best friend. 20 bags to be exact. I’ll be sharing my experience with this little project on my Instagram, so be sure to follow along over there and see what I’m up to before a reveal hits the blog.

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THE PLAN

Here’s a real, no filter shot of my current situation… Don’t mind the bags of old pine straw that I’ve taken up and need to get rid of, or the saw horses that I need to put in my new shed that I still need to build. Just envision a sectional with a small fire pit, a great hangout space, with lots of textures. Maybe even a small bistro table with chairs for dining al fresco.

creating the perfect backyard patio oasis - plans and inspiration via emree collective

Maybe a stenciled fence DIY in the future? This DIY fence from Arrows and Bow has me wanting to give it a try.

Photos by StudioAH

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Hi! I'm Emma, a twenty-something interior designer living in Charlotte, NC navigating life as a first time home buyer. I love a good house project and cocktails on the patio. I hope you can find some inspiration while you're here!

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