Backyard Basics: Outdoor Rooms

Posted In Design - 05/08/2020

Feeling a little confined within the four walls of your house, apartment or condo? Expand your horizons by creating livable space in your back yard, patio, porch or balcony. As the weather turns warmer and daylight hours lengthen, this is the perfect time to set up your outdoor living or dining room.

Outdoor Dining

Enjoy your early morning cup of coffee on the balcony or celebrate family occasions with backyard barbeques. Having a patio dining table and chair set can expand the way you use your outdoor space all day long.  Add an umbrella and you’ll have a great place for a mid-day change of venue – whether you are having lunch al fresco or checking emails on your laptop.

Outdoor Living

An outdoor sofa and chair set or sectional lounge area make the perfect place for reading a book, spending time with family or having a glass of wine under the stars.  Under the cover of a porch, gazebo or veranda, a protected conversation area can have a cozy feel that allows you to decorate much like an inside room, with an outdoor rug, wall art and decor. You’ll feel like you’ve added square footage to your home.

Relaxing Outdoors

Whether you prefer to relax poolside or under a shady tree, finding a luxurious spot to unwind will make you feel like you’ve escaped on an exotic getaway. Place a pair of lounge chairs on the pool deck for a sunny, warm place to drying off after a dip, or snuggle them under a breezy palm tree for a cool, dappled spot for an afternoon nap.

With just a few strategically placed pieces, you can easily extend the living area of your home. This extra space allows you and your family more room to spread out, whether your goal is to spend time together or get a little space to yourself. Either way, beautifully crafted, durable outdoor furniture creates an outdoor oasis that will have you busy looking for new ways to incorporate outdoor time into your daily life.

For more backyard tips, look at these related articles: Outdoor Living, Three Easy Ways to Add Instant Outdoor Ambiance, and Backyard Basics: Outdoor Entertaining.

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