My New Patio Sofa decorated for early fall | love my simple home

My New Patio Sofa decorated for early fall

September 19, 2018

Hi, friends, before summer completely slips by I want to update you on the patio sofa that I purchased from Target.  At the start of summer, I put together a list of my favorite outdoor sofas and sectionals and mentioned that I ordered the Threshold-Fernhill Patio Sofa. Today I want to show you how it looks on my small patio and how I styled it for early fall.


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I purchased the Threshold Fernhill Metal Patio Sofa - White Linen online from Target for under $300.00.  At the moment the white linen is unavailable, but I did manage to find one in taupe.

A few years ago we made this small patio (10'x10') using large bluestone pavers. The patio sits just outside our dining room.

 I would have loved a sectional out here, but it would have blocked the traffic flow to the yard and overwhelmed the small space.  To ensure that you don't end up with the wrong size sofa or sectional measure your space first then plan a layout that accommodates traffic flow and walking room.  Since my space is small I went with a single sofa with deep seating for maximum comfort.  I also went with a metal sofa that is light in weight and easy to move around. The cushions are white which makes them easy to style.  I like to collect my furniture pieces over time.  I have room for a chair on the other side of the patio so that will be my next purchase.  If you like a cohesive look opt to purchase a patio set. Most sets include a sofa, armchairs, and coffee table.

This 4 piece set is a nice option for a small patio or for poolside lounging.

I styled the sofa with pillows and a throw blanket with warm rich hues that will take my summer sofa right into Autumn. On a cool evening, we'll carry the sofa over to the fire pit for fireside entertaining.


Eventually, I would love to purchase a couple of Adirondack Chairs to place next to the fire pit.

Having a throw blanket nearby to snuggle under is nice to have on cooler days.  I purchased this throw blanket at T.J Maxx.  You can find a similar one HERE


The plaid throw blanket is from Target.  I believe I paid $7.00 for it last year, I found it in the section at the front of the store where they display seasonal merchandise. This area of the store has all kinds of goodies and is the first stop I make whenever I shop there.


 I love how the cheerful colors of the hydrangeas stand out on top of the rustic coffee table.  I made our coffee table a few years back, we use it for dining and when we entertain small gatherings. When we entertain I serve up my favorite summer drink in a pitcher, you can find the recipe here:  Watermelon-Strawberry Summer Drink 


I made a simple display of hydrangeas in glass bottles and placed them on top of a galvanized tray.  I added a stencil from Knick of Time Interiors Antique Stencils to give the tray farmhouse charm.  To find out the details on how to stencil a metal tray you can go here How To Stencil A Galvanized Metal Tray



Soon the weather will be cooler and I will style the patio with real pumpkins. For now, I used the handmade bandana pumpkins that I made last year.  How To Make Bohemian Bandana Pumpkins.


Kim said...

This is beautiful, Julie! The sofa is a perfect fit and you got a great deal. Enjoy it! 😊

Julie Nichols said...

Thank you so much Kim, I think so too! It is great to find something that works with the space and at a great price too! Have a wonderful weekend!

Maria Elena said...

Julie, I just love your new sofa. Beautiful outdoor space!

Rhonda Gales said...

I love the sofa. I'm heading over to check it out. I've been wanting to update my deck for several years. Now would be a perfect time to buy. We're featuring fall posts on my Sunday's Best linkup. Please linkup.

Julie Nichols said...

Thank you Maria I love it too, it's great for napping on.

Julie Nichols said...

Thank you Rhonda! You are correct now is the perfect time to buy patio furniture, there are plenty of end summer sales going on now. Thank you for the invite to your link party!

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