It’s never to late nor to early to start dreaming about the killer Bbq you’re going to host in the near future. If you’re in areas that the weather is always right for a BBQ then this one’s for you ♥
It’s only natural that you would want to be ready for summer, host those gorgeous Bbq’s and just have an inviting space for the outdoors. Well Love the key is all about bringing the inside out doors!
A cozy little fire place to set the ambiance, great seating and with amazing decor, you are on your way to decking out that patio.
This task can seem a bit over whelming, but with a few easy placements and configurations, you’ll be well on your way to having a stylish abode outdoors that reflects your indoors nicely.
Here are a few intentional ways in bringing the indoors out and one you’ll be honored to host those gorgeous outdoor dinner parties!
[dropcap style=" "]1.[/dropcap] Dining Table
This year it’s not about the typical out door furniture you find at Bj’s or big lots, it’s all about creating an extra living area. From hosting out door dinner parties to having amazing Bbq’s that your guests will be wowed with. Make sure you put on your list in patio furniture, out door dining table. This is a great way to provide enough seating and set a cozy area for eating and conversation.
[dropcap style=" "]2.[/dropcap] Ample seating
Invest in an outdoor couch or bench, with a few intentional accent pillows to make it cozy enough to snuggle in a good book. Depending on your out door space, accent chairs go along way, you can go extravagant or frugal, the choice is yours. Regardless of the choice, this will soon be an area your indoors will envy.
[dropcap style=" "]3.[/dropcap] Shade
With any out door space shade is crucial for those hot summery days, a good pergola or umbrella would be more than enough. If you have a pergola make sure to adorn it with outdoor light weight fabric. Have it cascading on either side and also on top, giving an illusion to an indoor space, out doors. No pergola? An outdoor umbrella would do nicely. Make sure to incorporate either 1 very large umbrella or invest in additional umbrellas for your area, providing enough shade and protection from the elements.
[dropcap style=" "]4.[/dropcap] Lighting
Just as lighting is important for indoors so it should be incorporated in your outdoor space. With out door lighting, you can be as creative as you want to be. From lights hung on your pergola to lighting on your tree tops and why not an outdoor chandelier or tiki torches? These are all great and creative ways to set the mood with lighting for those dusky evenings.
[dropcap style=" "]5.[/dropcap] Decor
Now that you have your dining, your seating and lighting, it’s time to have fun with decor! When you think of outdoors you should truly be mindful on how potted plants can add a touch of elegance into your outdoor space. A coffee table and an area rug really gives a homey feel. Then add a few throw pillows, table ware, accent pieces and intentional landscaping can be ideal into bringing together that extra living space out doors.
When choosing outdoor decor make sure they are weather proof and water resistant.
[dropcap style=" "]6.[/dropcap]A Little Extra
The great thing about creating a space outdoors is being creative with the elements. Earth, wind, water and fire are right at your finger tips and can create an extra punch to your patio. If you have enough space in your garden or yard an extra feature such as water or fire is a great way to accessorize the outdoors. The crackle from the fire pit or soothing sounds of the water feature really adds to the senses and your experience in your outdoor space. Remember to keep in mind on the functionality of your outdoors.
In no time you’ll create that oasis you wouldn’t want to leave nor your guests. Take care and happy decorating!
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