Now is the time we long to spend more time outdoors basking in the warm weather and enjoying the fresh air. An outdoor living space that is stylish, comfortable and inviting can make you feel as if you truly have another spacious room in your home. Designing the space to be engaging is easy with furniture and accessories that not only meet your needs but also showcase your personal style.
Start with Great Furniture
Patio furniture is available in so many styles that your choice ultimately depends on your budget, lifestyle and personal preferences. Whether you go with wood, metal or wicker, the furniture you choose to outfit your outdoor space should be functional, well-designed and made with high-quality materials.
Water-resistant woods such as marine-grade teak are perfect for poolside furniture and exterior furnishings. The durability of teak and the power to now move it in multipurpose positions makes it superb in style and flexibility, offering design choices that fit a variety of spaces and tastes.
Metal furnishings can be beautifully detailed and durable. Cast aluminum pieces are made from hand-carved wooden molds combined with superior molten aluminum. The result is durable and stylish furniture that withstands the outdoor elements and that is light enough to be easily moved. Each casting is hand-polished to provide a smooth, finished surface for painting.
High-resin wicker can also be easily moved. More versatile for outdoor use than natural wicker, it’s made from ultra-high UV resistant and moisture-proof resins with rustproof aluminum framing. Resin wicker can withstand the elements, while natural wicker cannot.
Once you have selected and arranged the outdoor furniture for your space, it’s time to create a living and entertaining area that encourages relaxation and conversation.
Finish with Artful Accessories
The addition of a few key accessories can make your outdoor living area visually interesting, warm and personal. You can add a pop of color to neutral furniture with throw pillows, a new umbrella in a bright color, cheerful blankets and throws. Stylish outdoor place settings and stemware, available in composite acrylics that mimic ceramic, come in a variety of color and style combinations to match your theme and tastes. Add a rug to pull the elements together and to create a natural conversation area. Other ideas include:
- Add a fireplace or fire pit — A warm fire can extend the season of your outdoor living room by several months.
- Finish the look with plants — Soften hard edges on and around your outdoor space with fresh flowers and plants like jade, miniature orange trees, potted philodendron, bamboo and pines.
- Enclose part of your space — Adding a pergola, cabana or other enclosure gives privacy, shade and can create a room within a room.
Ready to create or enhance your outdoor living space? Find a source, like The Guest Room Furniture in Leesburg, where you can see samples and ask knowledgeable professionals about your options. When you purchase quality outdoor furniture, you will enjoy it for many years to come.