How to Create an Outdoor Living Room - Engineer Mommy
May 192016
 

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When we first moved into our single family home last year, one of the things we were most excited about was having a big backyard! This year, we decided to really get more use out of our outdoor space by creating an outdoor living room. And trust me, it was such an easy process that really boosts our ability to enjoy time outdoors all day long! I can’t wait to show you how I transformed my yard and share the details of the products that made this process easier, including the Enbrighten Café Lights by Jasco.

Here is the space we started out with.

How to Create an Outdoor Living Room

How to Create an Outdoor Living Room


It’s pretty bare, right? This was the location where the previous homeowners had left a wooden swing set. The swing set was old and the wood was rotting, so we removed it. We replaced it with a metal swing set that we put on the other side of the yard. But details about that is for another post on another day. Now, back to our outdoor living room! I knew we needed to create some shelter, so we would be able to enjoy the space even if it’s raining. So we put up a gazebo!
How to Create an Outdoor Living Room

How to Create an Outdoor Living Room


I love that the gazebo protects us from the sun & rain! To define the space a bit more, we added an Indoor/Outdoor Rug.
How to Create an Outdoor Living Room

How to Create an Outdoor Living Room


I think this space is really starting to feel defined now. Next, we needed somewhere to sit, of course. So I added some patio furniture: a love seat, two chairs and a table.
How to Create an Outdoor Living Room

How to Create an Outdoor Living Room


A few extra throw pillows makes this outdoor living room much more comfortable. Now, this is definitely looking more like a living room to me! What do you think?
How to Create an Outdoor Living Room

How to Create an Outdoor Living Room


However, no living room is complete without some great lighting! And when it comes to smart outdoor lighting solutions, nothing compares to the beauty and convenience of Enbrighten Café Lights by Jasco.
How to Create an Outdoor Living Room

How to Create an Outdoor Living Room


I really love how the Enbrighten Café Lights by Jasco uses LED bulbs, which reduces energy usage by over 95%! I’m always looking for ways to save money and this provides an effortless way to use less electricity!
How to Create an Outdoor Living Room

How to Create an Outdoor Living Room


The bulbs are beautiful and clear! The 36 foot strand comes with 18 bulbs so there is plenty of light produced! And I really love that these acrylic bulbs are so durable- they won’t break even if dropped! That’s super convenient, especially when you have little “helpers” (like I do) always trying to lend a hand during home projects! If you’re looking for a different size, you’ll be happy to know they offer strands in various lengths.
How to Create an Outdoor Living Room

How to Create an Outdoor Living Room


And when lit, they really do add a magical touch! These bulbs produce a warm white light – 2700K. Oh, and the best part? You never have to replace the bulbs- ever! The bulbs are backed by a limited-lifetime LED warranty.
How to Create an Outdoor Living Room

How to Create an Outdoor Living Room


So we draped these bulbs along the curtain rod all around the gazebo. This strand comes with flexible mounting options, as each bulb is attached to a little mount that you can place on a screw.
How to Create an Outdoor Living Room

How to Create an Outdoor Living Room


The Enbrighten Cafe Lights really makes this outdoor living space feel complete! One 36 foot strand was enough for our gazebo, but it’s good to know that these strands are linkable up to 350 feet! These lights would really add a special touch to any patio, gazebo, home accent, or camp site.
How to Create an Outdoor Living Room

How to Create an Outdoor Living Room


When sitting down inside, it feels like you’re inside a living room. And these lights do not need to be taken down at the end of the night! They’re weather-proof and commercial-grade, so they are perfect for year-round, permanent outdoor installations!
How to Create an Outdoor Living Room

How to Create an Outdoor Living Room


However, even though it’s beautiful during the day, it’s truly magical at night! There’s nothing like a string of these Enbrighten Cafe Lights to add a special ambience to a space – indoors or outdoors!
How to Create an Outdoor Living Room

How to Create an Outdoor Living Room


Look at how stunning this looks inside!
How to Create an Outdoor Living Room

How to Create an Outdoor Living Room


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How to Create an Outdoor Living Room

How to Create an Outdoor Living Room


Now, here’s the exciting part! You can win an exciting room makeover! Just enter the giveaway below. Good luck!
Cafe Lights Giveaway

Now, learn more about how you can #EnbrightenLife with the Enbrighten Cafe Lights and tell me: Do you have any outdoor makeovers planned for this season?

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Enbrighten Café Lights by Jasco. All opinions expressed are mine alone.







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18 Responses to “How to Create an Outdoor Living Room”

  1. I love to sit outside, but we have so many snakes in our yard from the nearby swamp that we rarely leave the deck when we are outside.

  2. Simple details really made your outdoor living-room relaxing and beautiful. I would love to create a outdoor living-room but the thought of bugs really bother me.

  3. You really have created a true Oasis! Beautiful transformation!!

  4. Ok, that’s AMAZING! I LOVE the idea of having an living room in the back yard! I really like the lights you put on it, too.

  5. Oh you did a really great job. I have an outdoor deck and also have one in the backyard so have overhead shelter. I love the lights though, that really made it pop.

  6. We are in the process of working on our backyard this would be a perfect addition to our backyard.

  7. I loved this. What a great way to enjoy your garden no matter what the weather is doing. You’ve created an amazing space!

  8. I love your outdoor living room but I especially love the lights out of everything. They would be so perfect in my tiny outdoor concrete space. There isn’t enough room to create a living room but I do have a cute little bistro table out there along with my bike and a few plants.

  9. Oh how nice! It would be great to have a little spot for relaxation in our yard. Those lights are looking good!

  10. I spend a lot of time outside in the Summer. I have a large deck space but struggle to find good lighting – this is a great option.

  11. I love this. I have been looking for fun ideas for our yard all winter. Now that the warm weather is here, I am so ready to get started.

  12. What a great outdoor space! I try to spend a lot of time outside and I have some comfy cushions on the deck that I am always lounging in.

  13. We are redoing our backyard and looking to replace a few strands of lights.

  14. Your outdoor space looks amazing! I like the way you have added simple furniture and lights, yet made it look grand.

  15. This is such a fun idea! If it didn’t rain so much and get so cold here I would definitely be doing this. Love the string of lights!

  16. That’s a lovely outdoor living room!

    I have a small space outside and thinking of making it an outdoor living room.. or an outdoor dinning.

  17. What a nice setup!! I want to create an outside area where I can just relax and unwind.

  18. I want these lights so bad!! I have a huge back yard that I need to do something with this summer and these lights have been on my list for a while!

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