With summertime on the horizon, it’s time to start prepping the perfect space for outdoor living! While planning your color schemes, furniture selection, and layout, keep these 4 useful tips handy!
Note the Frame and Shape of Your Space
First things first, remember to appropriately measure the depth and width of your patio, deck, or porch space before choosing your furniture. Take note that the shape of your space matches the shape your furniture arrangement occupies, ensuring the two work together! For example, a circular conversational fire pit set can appropriately fill a squared space; a rectangular dining set would fit best in an oval, oblong, or rectangular space.
Determine what your outdoor space will be used for! Whether you enjoy dining alfresco, lounging on comfortable seating for conversation, or calmly rocking next to a fire pit, narrowing down your outdoor furniture function helps your selection of space!
Climate/Time of Day Usage
Establish the most utilized time of day spent in your outdoor living space. If you use your conversational furniture set mostly while enjoying your morning coffee, choose a space that is shaded from the
east rising sun. If day-time pool parties and lunch al fresco is your favorite way to enjoy your space, place your furniture under large trees, covered porch, a pergola, or umbrella arrangement. If the evening hours are when you unwind by a fire with a happy hour cocktail, arrange your set shaded from the west setting sun, and perhaps under some twinkling string of lights!
Style of Home/Space/Outdoor
Finally, match your furniture to the setting it resides in! Create a beautifully styled outdoor space that is cohesive with its natural surroundings! Coordinate the material and color scheme of your home’s exterior, or perhaps pair modern furniture lines with a beachfront view. Blend traditional wicker and wood-like material with a classic garden and architecture for a timeless look!