It’s official! Spring is here and that means more time spent outdoors with family and friends. Is your outdoor space ready for sunset dinners, weekend gatherings, and everyday outdoor living? It may be looking a little rough around the edges from the winter months so we have a few design tips and tricks to spruce up your outdoor space and create your new favorite oasis.
Have a Seat
You obviously need seating for you and your guests. An inviting outdoor area will have a variety of seats, cushions, and pillows to encourage hours of relaxation. If you have a smaller space, you can solve the problems of lack of seating and storage by letting your storage multitask. Wooden chests with custom cushions create additional seating or can be used as tables for food and drinks.
Area Rugs and Accessories
Your outdoor space is an extension of your indoor space, meaning it should receive the same decorating consideration as the other rooms in your home. Bring comfort, color and texture to your space with an area rug. Most indoor-outdoor rugs are made of inexpensive, low maintenance materials (usually polypropylene or acrylic) which can get wet, dry easily, and are resistant to stains, fading, and mildew. Other options are bamboo or sisal rugs, but be aware that natural rugs can mildew with too much moisture exposure. Layer pillows, cushions, and throws, and add candles and lighting so you can continue to enjoy your space, even after the temperatures drop and the sun sets.
Create a Perimeter of Privacy
You love your outdoor space because it is open and airy, but you may still want some privacy, especially if live with neighbors in close proximity. Adding curtains or outdoor draperies to your space adds color as well as privacy and shade.
Add Overhead Shelter
Make your outdoor space look larger by accentuating its height. Adding an overhead structure to your outdoor living space can help define the area. Arcadia louvered roofs offer you and your guests protection from the elements and can be customized to include privacy screens, heaters, lighting, and a variety of other features.
At Arcadia, we help people design a better outdoor lifestyle. We create unique, cool spaces to relax, unwind, and make memories with family and friends. Let Arcadia help you transform your ordinary outdoor space into an extraordinary space you’ll enjoy for years to come. Call us today and let’s get started!