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Back Deck Refresh with IKEA – Before and After

We did a ton of work on our yard and back deck this season and of my favorite things we did was freshen up our seating areas. IKEA was our go-to due to the great style, affordability and quality.

We redid the deck and I bought a simple seating set just to get started. We decided to go to IKEA during their sale and spruce it up even more. I’ll show you below some of the simple changes we made to make a huge difference.


Before IKEA
Before IKEA


Deck after IKEA
IKEA deck

Bigger Rug

Getting a bigger rug was definitely one of the biggest changes. I love how there larger rug looks and it has been holding up really well. The color also goes with everything so you can feel free to change it up again.

View of rug and umbrella


I love how the umbrella makes the space feel. It also makes it possible to sit out there during the day when the sun is beaming. It also helps keep some of the plants protected too that shouldn’t be in direct sunlight 🙂 The color is neutral and it’s HUGE.


IKEA has tons of pillows! I decided to go with some indoor pillows for outside because I bring them in when the weather is bad. The covers and inserts are SO affordable and amazing. My favorite combo is this insert and the Vigdis cushion cover in pale green!

Check out their selection of outdoor pillows!

IKEA coffee table with plants and view of pillows

Coffee Table

The Krokholmen coffee table made a HUGE difference. I was using the one that came with the set I ordered and everything was way to boxy and squared off. The round coffee table added some smoothness to the space. I also love that when it rains it doesn’t collect water.

IKEA coffee table and pillows

Stackholmen Stool

I fell in love with this stool! It can be used as a foot stool or end table OR a chair! I love how versatile it is. You could even use it inside if you wanted! The price is phenomenal too. We’ve had it outside and it still looks brand new. Great quality!

Wide angle of IKEA deck

I hope you have been enjoying seeing the transformation our yard has taken! I hope you’re inspired to spruce up your deck too!


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