Consider your patio to be an outside extension of your home. It should be cozy and inviting so that you and your guests will want to linger there just a little longer.

Following are our top five tips for preparing for summer:

  1. Wash the dust and dirt off the flooring and furniture.
  2. Spruce up your beds and planters by cleaning out dead leaves and replacing with live plants.
  3. Replace any worn out seasonal items like cushions, umbrellas, and candles.
  4. Accessorize with coordinating pillows and throws.
  5. Set the mood with outdoor lighting and fans.

We love the way our Farmhouse client’s screened-in porch turned out. A covered porch allows a home owner a little extra shade, and some flexibility in the design materials – like rugs.

Choosing the right furniture for your outdoor space can be a big task. First, consider what you’ll use the space for and how many people you’ll typically host. Then, select a style and color of furniture that coordinates with your home. If you need help, we offer Furniture Packages for any room, including patios. We have a lot more stylish and durable outdoor furniture options than local box stores, although ordering does take some time.

Whatever you choose to do with your outdoor space, we hope you get to enjoy it with good conversation, yummy food, and great company.

labels: Furniture, How tos, Styling