Every homeowner takes pride in their home, spending endless hours remodeling and reorganizing the interior. But it can also be refreshing to get out of the house and spend some time outdoors. It’s particularly pleasant in the fall, summer, and spring. It’s impossible to pass up a fun day outdoors when the weather is nice.
But just because you’re spending time outdoors doesn’t mean you have to give up your comfort needs. Here are five adjustments you should make this spring to your outdoor area to make it inviting and comfortable.
Use Bold Colors
Earth tones will look good in your sitting room, but they will diminish and blend in with the environment when exposed outside. Although black is considered trendy and elegant in the house, black furniture can become extremely hot under direct sunlight. You can add a touch of whimsy by selecting bold, vividly colored accessories to compliment the outdoors’ browns and greens.
Consider replacing the fading cushions on your outside furniture with colorful and bold ones to add a vibrant touch. A pink table or a bright red chair may not be ideal indoors, but they may bring an element of playfulness and enjoyment outdoors.
The festivities aren’t the only time to decorate the outdoor spaces with lights. Spending time outside during the summer months isn’t limited to daytime hours; therefore, you’ll want to set the scene with some dramatic and tasteful outdoor lights.
Effective lighting can help make your outside living area better by preventing anyone from stumbling in the dark and helping to turn your outdoor space into a comfortable spot to spend quality time after sunsets.
Furthermore, good lighting will also accent the features of your outside space while enabling the less appealing features to disappear into the background light directed upward across the exterior of a house will highlight the architecture of the building, while light directed downward creates a softer, comfortable glow.
Invest in an Outdoor Kitchen
Since the kitchen is the core of any house, it stands to reason that an outdoor kitchen will be the focal point of your outdoor living space. This is an excellent way to make a fantastic space for entertaining friends and family. Start by purchasing a BBQ grill. The grill is usually the focal point of any outside kitchen, but you can do more than just grill steaks in your outside area with the right configuration.
Besides a grill, you can set up your outdoor kitchen to include a sink, refrigerator, and food prep areas. Seating, which can vary from regular picnic tables to a complete bar with functioning beer taps, is another essential component of any outdoor kitchen.
Add Warmth with a Fire Pit or Fireplace
Adding a touch of fire to an otherwise normal area will immediately turn it into one that is warm and welcoming. An outdoor fire is ideal for keeping you outdoors during cold summer evenings, and it can even be a good winter feature in milder climates. An outdoor fire can be as affordable and simple as a pit in the dirt or as elaborate as a granite gas-fueled fireplace, depending on how much money you want to spend.
Patio furniture is one of the most valuable aspects of your outdoor living room, and you don’t have to buy an elegant collection from a home improvement shop to ensure you have ample table and seating space. Consider the nearest thrift shops to see if any furnishings can be refurbished. If you’re handy, make your personalized patio furniture out of raw materials like metal or wood.
Transforming your outdoor space into a functional living area is a rewarding activity and will extend your living area to the outside. With the proper setup, you can spend more time outside in the fresh air and sunshine and organize events for family, friends, and neighbors.