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October 12, 2018

Four Tips for a Perfect Patio

Southern California has “outdoor living” written all over it. If you don’t party on your patio or deck on a regular basis, then you are missing out! If you ignore your patio because it’s a barren wasteland, utterly unsuitable for relaxation or occasional celebrations, then it’s high time to rectify the situation. Without busting your budget, you can follow these four tips to transform your patio into a perfect outdoor oasis.

1. Have Enough Seating

Having a comfortable chair that you can relax in is great, but what about your guests? Depending on your social calendar, you may wish to add benches, plush chairs, and stools, maybe even a swinging loveseat. Strappy lawn chairs are a thing of the past. Spring for seating that holds up under a barbecue, pool party or just everyday wear and tear.

2. Supply Plenty of Tables

If you plan on hosting parties on your deck or patio, it’s essential that you have plenty of table space for your guests to set down their plates and drinks as they mingle. Start with a dining table, naturally, then place smaller side tables around the patio wherever the gathering might extend. By stocking a sufficient amount of level furniture, your patio can avoid becoming the scene of soda soccer events and other exciting refreshment spectacles.

If you plan on hosting parties on your deck or patio, it's essential that you have plenty of table space for your guests to set down their plates and drinks as they mingle. Start with a dining table, naturally, then place smaller side tables around the patio wherever the gathering might extend.

3. Relax Under Cover

Unless your patio has full coverage, you need a way to avoid the sun. If your yard is nicely shaded by mature trees, make sure to use them to your advantage. Umbrellas, awnings, and canopies will afford comfortable access to your patio day and night, giving you plenty of opportunities to party and stay cool!

4. Decorate to Entertain

With functional furniture, your patio will be, at least, a destination. But once you decorate the space, you transform it into an experience, as well. With patio art bursting with color and texture, stepping out back will feel like you’re entering into a Van Gogh painting. Large, decorative pots of blooming flowers, painted metal sculptures, and whimsical fountains will render you grateful for the use of your eyes — and both ears. Include a gas-powered fire pit, and you add yet another sensory element to your design scheme. You may wonder why you even need the rest of your house.

Now that you’re convinced you should carve a delightful escape for family and friends out of your patio, come visit us at Wickmans Furniture. We’ve selected patio sets, stand-alone items and art with you in mind. Stylish, timeless and eminently affordable, Wickmans Furniture offers many opportunities to outfit your outdoor paradise. Let our talented staff help you today!