Backyard Updates To Brighten Summer Days

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The boy’s baseball season is over which means our family is spending a lot more time relaxing at home instead of sitting at the baseball field. I love spending time in the backyard but our space was less than ideal for family time so we stocked up on goodies at Kmart to make it a place we want to spend all of our lazy afternoons. From a new patio table to a hammock to bright floral tableware, our space looks totally transformed and we spent all day Saturday just enjoying it.

Even better? The Summer Blowout is going on right now in stores and online with 10-40% off in all departments (excluding grocery), with some items up to 50% off! All your favorites, including apparel, footwear, electronics, home decor and toys are on sale to make your summer – and your backyard- ridiculously awesome.

The first thing I wanted to get was a new patio table because our old one had a broken top from an umbrella that had gotten loose a few weeks ago. I knew I wanted a table that seated 4-6 and wasn’t tempered glass so I did some searching and found this tile top table. It is perfect! It looks classy and is very spacious which is great for entertaining.

To brighten up the brown table I went with floral tableware in cheerful colors. This is probably the first time I have a complete set of tableware since having kids! (Any other parents have a cabinet full of mismatched pieces due to plates and bowls getting broken by little hands that were not yet ready for big boy plates?)

I also got floral placemats and serving trays in a matching design which added even more color to the table.

One other thing I had been wanting to get was an indoor/outdoor serving cart. I found this affordable one and it folds up so it’s perfect for our small space. I chose to get the serving cart in brown but it comes in a number of colors like red, teal and green to match any decor. I hung little solar powered lanterns on it so it will light up at night time for the evenings we will spend on our patio.

Having a serving cart is helpful when you are entertaining because it gives guests more room at the table. (It’s also a great place to keep dessert away from little ones that want to taste test the icing :) lol)

Kmart has aisles full of outdoor decor so even if you can’t update your whole patio, you can still get a few pieces to brighten up your space. I found some beautiful ceramic lanterns, outdoor pillows (like this butterfly one below), colorful door mats and so much more.

I really love all of the updates that we made to our patio. My favorite addition to our backyard though? A hammock! This hammock is perfect for taking an afternoon nap, reading a book or relaxing as you watch your kids play. Best of all it folds upright for easy storage during the winter!

Speaking of kids playing… I used this party tub to store water balloons for my kids water balloon fight but it will also be great for holding drinks at summer parties!

Do you need to spruce up your outdoor living space or want to stock up on a few more essentials before the end of the season? Hurry to Kmart for great deals during their Summer Blowout, now through July 30th!


  1. That definitely looks very cute! My backyard needs so much help that it will take more than a couple of dishes but it is a good start.

  2. Beautiful!!! We’re having a BBQ this weekend and now this inspires me to go to Kmart for a few things to make our backyard look beautiful and summery.

  3. The crockery looks perfect for backyard.

  4. Such a great patio look too!!! I am all over that serving cart! LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!

  5. I have always wanted a hammock. As a kid, we had one at our house and you could never get me out of it. I’d probably be the same way now!

  6. The cart is such a good idea! I really like the bright colors on all of your tableware! Great choices!

  7. Jenna Wood says

    I love the color palette you chose, those plates are amazing. What a great way to brighten up the patio this Summer!

  8. That tableware is awesome. I have a tiny balcony and it could definitely use an upgrade. The only type of dishes we ever take out there are Dixie plates and Solo cups, laugh. I definitely love Kmart’s sales, especially end of season sales.

  9. So many awesome summer must have items from Kmart! I love the floral plates. So pretty.

  10. Claudia Krusch says

    I am in love with this tile top table. I have been looking for something like this for my patio.

  11. Lisa Bristol says

    The dishes are great for summer dinners in the back yard. I would love to have this tile top table.

  12. I love this! I love that there are so many colors on the table. It really does make it brighten up summer!

  13. Your tableware is absolutely stunning! I love all the bright and cheerful colors. I’m totally jealous of that hammock too. Every year I say I’m going to get one and I think I’ll finally just do it.

  14. I love those cute dishes!! It looks fun and classy!!

  15. So pretty, love the colors. Didn’t realize they were placemats, matches perfectly.

  16. I love those lanterns! The bright colors really draw you in and make you want to sit back and relax.

  17. These are all great finds. I love that serving cart. Kmart always has such great deals.

  18. I may need to take a trip to Kmart. Everything you got makes your table looks so nice!

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