Apply These Tips On How To Make An Outdoor Space Feel Cozy And More Inviting
Is it just us, or do you feel the pandemic gave you a deeper appreciation for the great outdoors? With the increased interest in outdoor furniture, and how to make an outdoor space cozy is a clear indication that outdoor living has become an extension of the indoors. Our backyards, patios, roof deck and gardens served many functions and became the go-to office space, happy hour hangout, gym, relaxing retreat, and dining room. If looking to upgrade your outdoor space you are in luck. We teamed up with the experts to share tips on how to create the perfect outdoor sanctuary where you can relax, unwind and enjoy fresh air fun with friends and family not only during the warmer months but throughout all seasons.
Tip #1 Select Outdoor Furniture That Has An Indoor/Flow
Large, comfortable and cozy pieces of furniture encourage lounging and outdoor gatherings. Stylish and easy to sink into upholstered furniture is a great way to transform your outdoor living experience into a relaxing or entertaining area.
Tip #2 Create An Extension Of Your Indoor Space, Outside
Increase the usability of your outdoor space by making it an extension of your indoor living and kitchen area. Cooking is one of life’s everyday pleasures. Add a grill, or an outdoor kitchen including a pizza oven to enrich your outdoor entertaining space. Outdoor kitchens continue to be a rapidly growing design and home improvement category. DCS Appliances is a great option to transform your home into the ultimate outdoor experience with their range of premium appliances. And Dometic’s MoBar is the perfect and stylish way to chill, prepare and serve beverages. The best part, you can wheel it inside or outside for entertaining.
Tip # 3 Decorate With Textiles
Adding accessories such as outdoor throws for yourself and guests, and different types of pillows in varying texture, weight and color will liven up your outdoor space. It also makes being outside a bit more fun and cozy even when it gets chilly. Add pops of color with new cushions and a stylish outdoor rug to mix and match pieces. Fire tables are also perfect for keeping your guests warm and entertained for s’mores and more.
Tip #4 Add Ambiance With Lighting
Always ensure that there is adequate outdoor lighting. If possible, provide lighting from multiple angles and sides. This will create a more intimate sense of your outdoor space. Capture the mood lighting by installing string lights like Hampton Bay’s Smart 24 ft. Color-Changing Plug-in String Lights . You will also need good lighting over the grill and work areas with outdoor kitchens.
Tip #5 Grow Seasonal Plants & Vegetables
Focus on embracing nature by selecting perennials for the main foundation of your backyard or garden. They require minimum maintenance and come back year after year. Vegetable and herb gardens are also great way to impress friends and family especially when you grab your fresh basil or mint to make mojitos.
Tip # 6 Give Your Space More Dimension By Creating Rooms
Select interesting texture and structures to frame in your space in materials that evoke warmth. Carve out an outdoor kitchen, reading area or lounge space by adding a canopy or pergola. Not only will it create an outdoor room, but it will also provide much-needed shade in the hot summer months and protection from wind and bad weather in the winter.
Tip # 7 Control Bug Problems
From those annoying mosquitoes, to flying insects and things that crawl, bugs can be a buzzkill while outdoor entertaining. The Thermacell Lighted Rechargeable Mosquito Repeller 20 ft is Deet Free and rechargeable and is also scent and smoke free. The new LED light comes in handy for nighttime entertaining. Ortho Ortho bug b-gon insect killer can be utilized as a preventive treatment. It is easy to apply and ready to use so you can create a bug barrier to keep pests out of your home.