Last updated on December 3rd, 2018 at 03:00 pm
By guest blogger, Emma Bishop
Tips for Creating Fall’s Best Outdoor Furniture Spaces
Fall is my favorite season for cozying up around the fire pit with friends and family. Create a beautiful outdoor living space and you’ll be sure to gather more often. There are plenty of ways to upgrade an outdoor area with just a few adjustments to make it feel fresh and upscale. Here are a few tips to upgrade your outdoor space this season.
Add Extra Seating
Most homeowners use their outdoor space as a spot to entertain guests. Allow for more friends and neighbors to stop by with the addition of extra seating options. Consider purchasing a new dining set to add space for sharing a meal together or chatting with a neighbor over a friendly card game. Other options for extra outdoor seating include outdoor sofas that you can group together to form other seating areas within the outdoor space.
There is something about adding the perfect outdoor light to a space that can instantly transform any outdoor area into an upgraded environment. Consider upgrading your current outdoor lighting fixtures that may have seen a few too many summers under the blaring sun. Choose newer energy efficient styles by Hubbardton Forge that reflect the upgraded atmosphere of your outdoor living space as well. There are also a large variety of string lights that are available for homeowners who want to add ambience. Choose solar options whenever possible to help the environment as well as cut down on energy consumption.
Add Pops of Color
Consider the color palette of your current outdoor space and choose a few different areas to add pops of color. Providing exciting, and sometimes even unexpected, colors can help provide interest to an outdoor area and pull together an upscaled color scheme. Choosing this Polywood rocking chair in pacific blue would be a great option to add around a fire pit or along the shoreline. Consider mixing two complementary colors together throughout your outdoor space to provide an upgraded overall look.
Add Native Plants
Many homeowners have some plants in their backyard that are always causing some sort of issue: either the leaves are always getting in the pool or the kids get pricked by the thorns. Consider finally getting rid of those problem plants and upgrading to those that provide an overall upscale look. Minimalistic landscaping is popular right now and there are many native plants that will virtually take care of themselves without requiring too much watering or maintenance. By using native plants around your outdoor space you’ll support natural pollinators as well as make sure that the plant does well in your climate conditions.
Add Shade Options
Spending a lot of time outdoors doesn’t always mean that you want to spend it all directly underneath the sun. Create shading options in your outdoor living space by adding umbrellas or sun sails to add areas of cooler temperatures. Using an awning, umbrellas or a pergola over a dining set or seating area can greatly increase the usability of the space as well as the amount of time that you will want to be outdoors. Providing areas of shade is important to fully enjoy your outdoor space without having to deal with the adverse effects of being in the sun too long.
Upgrading your outdoor living space is easy with these tips:
- Add more seating options
- Shade those seats
- Replace old lighting with new fixtures
- Add native plants
- Use pops of color to create interest
Emma Bishop is a lifestyle and design writer, and mother of two beautiful girls. She is a social butterfly and loves to entertain guests at home with beautifully decorated spaces for any occasion.
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