With summertime right around the corner, many families have started to spend more time outdoors. Whether you have a small patio and a few plants or a more spacious backyard with a pool and other amenities, a few stylish decorating ideas will transform this space into a great gathering place for family and friends. Here are some decorating ideas you may want to consider to add flair back there.
Use an Outdoor Set to Create a Focal Point
Replace those mix and match chairs and tray tables with furniture that creates a sense of place for daytime, late afternoon, or evening gatherings. Outdoor sets come in a variety of layouts that fit the dimensions of most backyard areas. Whether you prefer a round or rectangle table and chairs or chaise lounge sets with end tables, many options are available. Be sure to measure the area to make sure that you select outdoor furniture that gives you plenty of room.
Turn up the Heat with a Fire Pit
Many people assume that fire pits are useful only during cooler months as a way to take the chill out of the air. Using a summertime fire pit is a great way to create a more natural outdoor feel while turning down the fluorescent lights that may attract bugs. Roast marshmallows with the kids, have cool beverages available, and experience a social tradition that people have enjoyed across the generations. Be sure to check with your HOA regarding any restrictions that may be in place.
Keep It Covered
For warm days and rainy forecasts, consider having an umbrella nearby to provide shade or to keep folks dry if it starts to drizzle. Spring and summer are also great times to plant new ground cover, adding annuals or perennials in the backyard. Along with flowers, consider herbs such as basil and mint, or maybe some peppers to add a little spice.
Stylish decorations in your backyard create a welcoming environment. With a little planning, you can create an amazing backyard space that everyone will enjoy.