Gardens are being tilled, kites are being flown, outdoor restaurants are packed, and vegans are dreading invitations to cookouts. The sun is out and everyone is flocking to the nearest patio for some much needed vitamin D therapy.
With all the commotion and good weather having a functional and inviting outdoor space is the best way to make the most of Spring. Just like indoor spaces, outdoor patios and living spaces have their own unique design challenges.
When putting your outdoor sanctuary together, keep this in mind.
Center of Attention- One of the first things you should do is decide what the focal point of the space will be. All your other plans should be based on this point. The focal point can be the main seating place, a water feature, or maybe a cozy fire pit.
Drink Up- Once you’ve found the center of attention, you’ll want to keep cool on those soon to come triple digit scorching days. Designating a drink station with a bar cart or shelving unit, complete with an ice chest of course, will keep you and your fellow sun worshipers chilled and hydrated.
It’s Hot in Here- On the other side of the coin, heaters will extend the use of your patio well into the chilly days of fall. No matter the size of your patio, deck, or outdoor space, there’s a perfectly sized heater waiting to keep you warm.
Game Time- Nothing brings people together, or drives them apart, like a game night. If you have children or if you’re just a child at heart, incorporate permanent games or give yourself space to play games. Sometimes the amount of space will limit your options, but even having a table just for board games will be a nice touch.
Build it and They Will Come- Perhaps one of the most well known and coveted outdoor furniture pieces is a stunning wooden pergola. These beautiful structures give you shade, shelter, and style. If you’re fortunate enough to have a pergola in your backyard, try dressing it up with some drapes on the side walls or on the even weaved through the roof.
At FIFTEENTH AND HOME we have the outdoor furniture you need to get your patio in shape. From chairs and couches to tables and decor, you’ll find just what you need.