If you’re ready to put away your winter boots and jackets it’s a pretty good sign that you’ve got spring fever. There is nothing better than feeling the warmth of the sun hitting your head and shoulders and a balmy breeze after a long cold winter of wishing and waiting for things to heat up. The outdoors is one place that people love to congregate, hang out with friends, get some sun and catch up on a little rest and relaxation. Decorating your outdoor space no matter how small or large is a great way to start your intro to the spring and summer months. Whether you’re on a tight budget or have ideas for purchasing new outdoor furniture and cushions, nowadays your options are endless. A little creativity and an open mind will make transforming your outdoor space simple and affordable.
When you’re thinking about furniture placement outdoors, it’s no different from setting up a living room or family room space. You want that cozy casual feeling. Think about placing the largest piece of furniture in the center of your patio, facing a nice focal point, like a pool, view of a beautiful landscape or a water fixture, this helps your guests and yourself to be able to find a good place to land the eye when you’re sitting. If you have an existing fire pit or outdoor fire place this will be an ideal focal point to gather your furniture around. If you already have existing outdoor furniture that may need a little boost, don’t be afraid to paint it. By simply spray painting your pre-existing tables and chairs, you can turn your furniture from shabby to fabulous and save tremendously.
If you want maximum impact for a good price, consider custom cushions. Outdoor cushions and throw pillows instantly bring comfort and style to any outdoor area. One of the best ways to order custom or replacement cushions is to go online. Most people wouldn’t think to order anything custom online yet there are online companies that provide easy ways to order great custom cushions without the hassle of dealing with retailers, long lines and fewer choice options.
Outdoor fabrics are not a new concept but they have come a long way in quality, fabric design and performance. Depending on your taste, you can go with a more sophisticated palette like neutral tone seat cushions with throw pillows made with subtle patterns and stripes or neutral patterned seat cushions with solid neutral pillows. If you love color, red tones paired with gold works well together. Modern color choices are deep browns and blacks mixed with blue green or citrus yellow and orange. It’s all very easy to select when you order online because you have suggested fabrics and color wheels to help anyone get a great designer look.
Outdoor drapes are becoming a desired option as well. Hanging them on pergolas, gazebos and porch columns look chic and elegant. They can add privacy and seclusion in a back yard space and bring setting to an outdoor dinner party. Outdoor drapes are made from premium outdoor fabrics so they can weather any storm and stay up year round. Other shading products like umbrellas and retractable awnings are perfect for providing shade from the sun and protection from rain.
Even with our busy hectic schedules, find time this spring to add another room to your home. Creating your outdoor room can be easy and fun and you don’t have to spend a lot to make your next outdoor get together special. Your friends and family will love and thank you for it.