Creating an Inviting Backyard Space with Pier 1 Imports

Our summer days are marked by fluid schedules and ample time at Granny and Poppy’s house.  With endless amounts of love (and treats!), it’s nearly impossible to coax the children to hop into the car and head back home to NYC.  Who can blame them?  When I was invited to work with Pier 1 Imports on a backyard design project, I knew that I wanted to create an inviting space amidst their sprawling yard and picturesque lake.

As with most design endeavors, I took to Pinterest to collect inspiration.  My boards helped me to organize product categories and color palette influence.  From there I gleaned a visual shopping plan.  With ample outdoor options to choice from, I decided to group my possible purchases into categories to help create a focal point.  My ultimate shopping plan will focus on one of the below categories:

  • Functional Statement Piece – Colorful  Rock Point benches, eye-catching Neely Bistro dining sets, fun Swingasans, and free-standing beverage tubs are just as functional as they are beautiful.  These versatile pieces can be adjusted as needed for large gatherings or romantic meals.  I’m strongly leaning towards purchasing a large statement piece to create a lovely, welcoming nook in the spacious backyard.

pier 1 tub

  • Dining Set Focus – An outdoor space can easily be transformed by adding outdoor pillows and cushions to an existing dining set.  With an array of summer patterns and vivid colors, it’s easy to create a pulled-together feel with coordinating pillows.  Pier 1 Imports also has a lovely collection of festive plates and decor to brighten up a summer tabletop. With additional pretty neutrals and subdued patterns to oceanic blues and seaside greens – Pier 1 offers various summer decorating themes.  Further unify your backyard dining area with the addition of an outdoor rug.

pier 1 tabletop

  • Enchanting Entertaining – I adore the whimsical, enchanting feel of outdoor lightening.  Outdoor lanterns and LED candles have the ability to turn any space into an airy outdoor oasis.  Add instant ambiance to a dining set or a patio section with bohemian lanterns and string lights.

pier 1 imports lanterns


The above products from Pier 1 Imports will help to extend the dreamy home interior into the backyard.  And, Pier 1 Imports offers convenient shopping options including shipping to store or home, and even in-home delivery and assembly!  I’m so excited to begin this design project for our beloved family members and have also found many hostess gifts for all of those summer parties.  For more design inspiration check out the below Pinterest board.  I can’t wait to go shopping and share my backyard design!

Thank you to Pier 1 Imports for sponsoring this post via Latina Bloggers Connect.  Opinions, as always, are strictly my own.