Spending time outside is a summertime staple and you can make it even more enjoyable by creating the perfect backyard oasis in your Belclaire home!
Think of your backyard as an extension of your indoor space.
Treat your patio just like your other indoor spaces when you are coming up with your design plan. Use area rugs, comfortable furniture, end tables, lighting and decorative items just like you would use if you were designing a family room – just make sure they are all weatherproof.
Define different activity zones within your space.
Before you start the actual design process, take a few minutes to visualize what you would like to use the space for. Do you envision yourself eating outside on a regular basis? Are you looking to create more of a quiet retreat or a place to read a book? Or do you want a great entertainment space to enjoy with your friends and family? All of the above? Write down everything that you would like to use your space for and use that as a starting point. If everything will not fit on the patio itself, consider creating other “rooms” elsewhere in your backyard.
Anchor the space with an area rug.
Starting with a great area rug is a good place to start when designing and defining a room. For the rest of the design, stick with the color palette from the rug and add in some complementary pieces of furniture, flowers and plants and other décor.
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