Summertime is officially here which, for many of us, means it’s time to spend as much time as possible outdoors. One great way to relish this opportunity is by creating a dream outdoor living area. Whether you’re soaking up the sun or enjoying the brisk night sky, a good outdoor living can create the perfect summer ambience. Here are a few tips to help make your outdoor space as comfortable and inviting as ever…
Lighten it up!
Good lighting is essential to any living area. When spending time outdoors on those summer nights, you’re going to want to have the right lighting to form the perfect atmosphere. Low floor lamps or subtle hanging lamps can offer proper lighting while maintaining the night time ambience. Sites such as LampCommerce offer a wide variety of options that are sure to fit your liking.
Offer multiple seating options
Your outdoor living space will most likely serve as a great source for hosting friends and family. For this reason it is a good idea to ensure you have appropriate seating for all of your guests. There is an array of options to choose from ranging from classic benches to high top bar stools. If you are a looking to stay under budget with your design, give second-hand furniture a go. It is pretty easy to find old outdoor furniture that will look better than ever with a good clean down and a fresh coat of paint. This also gives you the ability to add a nice personal touch to your space.
Create a focal point
A good outdoor living space always has a focal point that is a basis for the entire area. This is often something that is pleasant to look at and pulls the whole space together. During the planning process it is wise to choose your focal point and build on from there. Your outdoor living space can use a favourite tree or lush garden as a key centre point. If you are struggling to come up with a stand-out centre piece, try a fire place! A good fire pit is usually a favourite among guests and can serve as a relaxing element after a long day. For those looking to save money, you can easily build your own fire pit with the right tools and some well-placed cement blocks. However, it is important to take all the proper precautions and adhere to any fire codes. Safety first!
The extra stuff
For those looking to go above and beyond with their outdoor dream haven, there are a few other things you can do to add that extra kick! By adding a grill this space can become multi-purpose. This would be perfect for a summer day cook out with family and friends! You might want to also consider some outdoor speakers. Whether you’re looking for a calm, relaxing night or seeking to pick things up with a more upbeat vibe, the right playlist can create the perfect mood for any setting you choose!