The weather is warming up, and we here in Phoenix practically live outdoors this time of year. Follow these simple tips to create an outdoor setting you’ll be proud to entertain in.
DO Treat your patio as an extension of your home.
If your style is contemporary, choose outdoor furnishings and accessories within that same style. This will create a more “cohesive” look to your spaces.
DON’T Forget color!
In years past, there was a very limited selection of outdoor fabric choices. Now, you can find just about anything your heart desires! From traditional, to neutral, to bold and beautiful, enhance your furnishings with bright cushions and accent pillows.
Added bonus – outdoor fabric works great for your messier areas like the dining room. Not only will you get something that looks and feel great – but you can even use bleach (without harming the fabric) to remove the toughest spills.
DO Create conversation areas much like you do inside your rooms.
Group 4 chairs around a low coffee table. For more intimate conversations, pair 2 comfy lounge chairs with a small table and an ottoman to share.
DON’T Clutter the patio!
Keep accessories simple. Add a few decorative planters with colorful flowers, a simple iron wall hanging, and an vibrant outdoor rug to complete the look.