With the rainy spring we've been having in Massachusetts, it seems everyone is getting stir crazy! When the sun finally starts shining, make sure your outdoor space is somewhere you'd like to spend time. Take a look at these ideas to make your outdoor living space a little more alluring!
Mimic the look of your dream vacation spot.
Set the scene for relaxation by styling your outdoor seating area with design details that remind you of being on vacation! Dreaming of a Tahitian getaway? Create a rainforest tone in your backyard with teak furniture and lush greens. Or a Nantucket inspired beach theme with classic all-weather wicker, bluestone, and Rosa Rugosa.
Consider the location of your seating areas
Where are you most drawn to in the garden? You may be more inclined to sit in one area for morning coffee, and another spot in the afternoon. Make a note of the path of the sun as it changes throughout the day. Consider a small bistro set for coffee in an area that experiences morning sun. A rustic, reading and relaxation oriented patio is a great option for areas that experience afternoon sun.
Treat your outdoor living room like your living room
We go to great lengths to make the interiors of our homes comfortable and inviting; why would you skimp on the outside? Try adopting the mindset you would use when arranging your living room as you consider your outdoor space. Cushion depth, seat-back height and overall comfort are super important when choosing pieces for your outdoor living room. Try adding throw pillows to couches, and potted plants as living center pieces on your dining sets!