Welcome to summer! It's our goal to spend as much time outdoors as possible, and enjoy our outside spaces to their fullest extent! Here are are a few tips on boosting the ambiance of your patio:
YOUR PATIO SHOULD FEEL LIKE A ROOM Even without four walls, think of your patio as another of your home's lovely spaces. Create furniture groupings where meals, conversations, etc. can be enjoyed. Make sure the space fulfills its purpose and has good flow so guests can move about easily.
CREATE LAYERS Just like your living room, a successful outdoor space can be created by addressing all the layers. Outdoor rugs help ground the area and make it feel special. Ample seating to accommodate guests is key. Outdoor lighting help make a patio more inviting - pendants, sconces, string lights, etc.
CONSIDER THE ELEMENTS Outdoor spaces are going to be exposed to the elements. Select furniture that is made to be outside stone, teak, and powder coated metals will help extend the life of outdoor furniture. Choose fabrics that are made to resist fading in the sun and that can be sprayed off when they get dirty.
[photos from Houzz - Tim Barber Architecture, Pinterest, Architectural Digest]