When the seasons shift from Winter to Spring, it's a good idea to start thinking about your outdoor space and how you plan to use it in the Summer months.
An outdoor living space can help you enjoy the fresh air and feel revitalized under the sun's rays. If you regularly host, there are ways you can create a fun space to entertain family and friends! Let's take a look...
1. Decide How You Want to Use Your Outdoor Space
Before you begin creating an outdoor space, you need to consider how you want to use it.
Do you regularly entertain family and friends? Or are you more relaxed and want a space to enjoy quiet and reflective time with a coffee and a good book?
Use Pinterest and Instagram as sources of inspiration to see how your outdoor space can transform. Let your imagination go wild, and dream up your perfect outdoor space! For more tips on finding inspiration and identifying your style, read How to Effortlessly Identify Your Design Style & Showcase it in Your Home.
2. Shop For Outdoor Furniture
Now that you have your vision, you can start making it a reality! Shopping for outdoor furniture may seem like a daunting task, as there are many choices to choose from.
It's important to choose good quality outdoor furniture that will stand the test of time. For any soft piece, ensure it is made from polypropylene fabric. This was one of the first marine fabrics because it features superior UV resistance!
Teak is always a safe bet for outdoor furniture, while aluminum and wicker are super durable, too.
3. Add The Finishing Touches
Creating an outdoor space to enjoy during the warmer months is similar to creating an interior space you love.
I always recommend clients look at their outdoor space in terms of layers and build it "from the ground up." Start with an outdoor area rug, add the furniture on top, accessorize with outdoor fabrics and decorative pillows, then add other decor like lanterns.
Above all, prioritize how you want to use your outdoor area and focus on creating that. Your outdoor space should feel like an extension of your home and somewhere you can relax. This often looks different for everyone, which is where an interior designer can help!
Ready for an outdoor space that leaves you speechless (in the best way)? Contact us, and we'd be delighted to help!
Until next time,