Tips to Create Cozy Outdoor Living Spaces with Patio Furniture
The outdoors is an extension of our homes that we need to make as comfortable as possible. Using patio furniture is an ingenious way of making the outdoors fun and exciting for the whole family. Ideas might not be flowing right now but these tips will certainly inspire you to create cozy outdoor living spaces using patio furniture. Choose high-quality furniture that can withstand outdoor elements and protect it using weatherproof covers that fit. The more you care for your outdoor furniture, the longer it will serve you.
- Built in benches
Benches can be built into a wall or floor mainly using concrete and timber. Pillows, throws, and cushions are enough to make the concrete or wood bench more comfortable. If you are not into a permanent look, choose free-standing benches that you can transport to any part of your yard. In a compact space, outdoor benches can double up as tables or work stations. Lattice patio covers are an outdoor essential in Phoenix
, where they provide shade and protection to the furniture. Without such, benches would forever be exposed to the elements which would, in turn, shorten their lifespan.
- Wicker chairs
Wicker chairs are a common feature in outdoor spaces. The material is strong, beautiful and long lasting even when exposed. Place two or three wicker chairs in your favorite spot in the garden then open up an umbrella for some shade. This material seems to create much-needed warmth in a cool part of the green. It is so popular that you can find tables, chairs, baskets, armories and many more items made of it. You can move plastic chairs and tables to the garden whenever you need to bask in the sun. They come in multiple bright colors to allow the homeowner to add a personal touch in the outdoors. Choose an ideal location for your wicker or plastic furniture and be sure to arrange it in an appealing manner for optimal comfort.
- Wood table
The outdoor table can be any shape or size you like but make sure it is treated to prevent rot. You can put wood chairs to go with your signature table. Often, a wood table becomes the outdoors centerpiece for lunch, evening meal or entertainment. When the sun outside is simply irresistible, you can work at the outdoor table as comfortably. A wood table can be painted in different colors to enhance the space, or you can simply stain it to display the beauty in its grains. Wood is a particularly trendy look in the outdoors and leaving it unpainted is a great way of ensuring that it perfectly blends with the surroundings.
Add a decorative touch to the patio by having a carving, vase, or wooden fruit baskets. Placements enhance the space by making it more functional and attractive. Artistic placements are useful for breaking the monotony of chairs and tables or the occasional umbrella.
With a large patio, you could add shelving to the list of furniture. It is an easy way to store books, or art pieces, which creates an entertaining display in the end. The location of your shelving is vital as you must ensure that it is on full display without getting in the way.
Ultimately, the choice of outdoor furniture and its location is up to you. Make sure to choose pieces that match your tastes and blend in with the outdoors. Pillows and rugs are the ideal accessories to add a splash of color and style to the furniture for a cozier appeal this summer.
This guest blog post is courtesy of Lisa from LibertyHomeProducts.com