It’s beautiful outside, and you likely want to spend as much time outside as possible, and that includes when you are at home. Your backyard or patio should be an inviting space that bridges the gap between indoor and outdoor living. Hanging out in your outdoor space should be just as enjoyable as relaxing indoors, if not more so. Here’s how to create an outdoor living space you’ll want to use all the time.
Incorporate Natural Elements
Even if you only have a small patio or balcony, you can still enjoy the beauty of the outdoors. Include some potted plants, or an herb garden. If you have enough room, a potted tree is a great option for anchoring the space. For compact outdoor areas, try hanging plants instead. This way, you won’t lose any valuable floor space.
Start with Seating
When choosing furniture for your yard or patio, start with a couch or some chairs. You and your guests will want to sit down and relax, so seating is the most important element. Be sure to choose furnishings that are specifically designed for outdoor use to prevent damage from sun, rain and other weather conditions. Once you have your seating in place, you can start adding tables and any other furnishings you like.
Light It Up
To enjoy your outdoor space after the sun goes down, you’ll need lights, but you don’t want them to be too overpowering. After all, you still want to be able to see the stars! If you have a covered patio, hang some string lights from the ceiling to provide soft illumination. Open-air configurations can make use of wall sconces to light up the space.
Show Your True Self
When it comes to your outdoor space, there is no need to feel bound by any rules or decor trends. Bright colors work great outside, as do neutral tones. Decorate your patio area with unique, eclectic items that make you smile or spark conversation. Everything doesn’t need to match perfectly if you don’t want it to.
Furnish Your Outdoor Space at Wickmans Furniture
Here at Wickmans Furniture, we pride ourselves on our eclectic taste, so you are sure to find some unique pieces to personalize your outdoor space. Stop by our showroom in Agoura Hills today to get your yard or patio ready.