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Top 10 Tips for Outdoor Spaces


Hello Decor Friends,


Today we are talking about all thing outdoor. With the warm weather upon us, let’s make the most of our outdoor spaces. Two things to consider, functionality and flair. Here are some tips to help you create an inviting and well-designed outdoor space:

  1. Assess your space: Begin by evaluating your outdoor area and its purpose. Consider the size, shape, and layout of the space, as well as any specific features or focal points.

  2. Define activity zones: Divide your outdoor space into functional zones based on activities you plan to enjoy. Zones could include dining, lounging, playing and conversation areas. Knowing your zones will help determine the type and arrangement of furniture needed in each area.

  3. Choose furniture wisely: Select outdoor furniture that complements the style and scale of your space. Opt for weather-resistant materials such as teak, aluminum, or synthetic wicker, which are durable and low-maintenance. Consider comfort and functionality when choosing seating options. Not all outdoor furniture is created equally. If you can, be sure to sit on your furniture before purchasing.

  4. Create focal points: Introduce focal points to draw attention and anchor your zones. This could be a statement piece of furniture, a fire pit, a water feature, or even a beautiful view. Arrange the furniture in a way that enhances and highlights these focal points.

  5. Arrange for conversation: Position seating areas to encourage conversation and interaction. Place chairs and sofas facing each other or in a circular arrangement to create an intimate and inviting atmosphere.

  6. Consider traffic flow: Ensure there is enough space for easy movement between furniture pieces. Avoid placing furniture in a way that obstructs pathways or creates a cramped feeling. Leave ample room for people to walk around and navigate comfortably.

  7. Pay attention to sightlines: Take advantage of any beautiful views or vistas in your outdoor space. Arrange furniture to maximize sightlines towards these features. Consider the orientation of seating to capture the best views while maintaining functionality.

  8. Add accessories: Enhance the ambiance and comfort of your outdoor space by incorporating accessories. Pillows, cushions, throws, outdoor rugs, and umbrellas not only provide comfort but also add color, texture, and personality to your space.

  9. Provide shade and privacy: Consider the positioning of furniture in relation to sun and shade patterns. Incorporate umbrellas, pergolas, or shade sails to provide relief from the sun. Use strategically placed plants or screens to create privacy if desired.

  10. Pay attention to details: Finally, consider the finer details that can elevate the overall look and feel of your outdoor arrangement. Pay attention to lighting, incorporating elements like string lights, lanterns, or pathway lighting. Don't forget to add greenery through potted plants, flower beds, or vertical gardens.


There you have it friends, some ideas to help get you thinking about your outdoor space.


Bye For Now,

Tatum

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