Now that warmer weather is finally on the way, we get to take advantage of the great outdoors again without needing a coat or an umbrella. When it comes to your backyard spaces – your patio, deck or even poolside – we tend to ignore design and go solely for functionality. However, treating your outdoor space like another room of your home not only really makes your living space feel much larger, but it makes your time outdoors so much more comfortable and inviting for yourself and your guests.
Don’t overlook outdoor comfort
Comfortable seating is a must. No one really cares to sit on hot or hard metal slats. Some outdoor furniture really doesn’t feel like it is designed for people at all. Fortunately, there’s a lot of wonderful options to add to your outdoor space to up the comfort factor and truly make it feel just as wonderful as indoors (more so when you’re soaking up sunshine while you relax).
Wicker furniture has come a long way from the days of sharp, stabbing slivers of our childhood. Treated in coatings to make them weather-resistant and smooth to the touch, the added textures give great visual interest while the waterproof cushions provide comfort that can be just as relaxing as your living room sofa.
Whatever you choose for your seating, don’t forget that this space is only as functional as you make it. Comfortable seating without a place to set down a glass is going to make things awkward. Look at it the same way you do indoors – places to sit, lighting to see by, complementary colors, textures and patterns, all to come together for a complete design.
Don’t forget about shade
If you plan on grilling, having some shade to stand in will make it a much more enjoyable experience for the chef. Umbrellas are a common choice for the outdoors, but draperies designed for outside and awnings that can be retracted in bad weather can help accomplish this with ease while adding even more style to your overall design.
Plus, protecting not only yourself from harmful UV rays but also your furniture and artwork help preserves their lifespan as well!
Keep in mind that we’re able to help with outdoor spaces as well as indoors. If you’re looking to add exterior style and comfort, we can help you find the best fabrics and materials to make your outdoor space just as wonderful as your living room.