The summer season is the time of the year we cherish most. It’s when the days are longer, the family has more time to spend together, and when there’s no better place to be than outside! With the summer heat now in full swing, it’s the perfect time to make a few quick refreshes to your outdoor living spaces. Below are a few quick tips to get you started.
Create the Perfect Summer Backyard
Add in Colour
There’s a freshness to the summer season that invites a strong use of bold, fresh colours to brighten up any space in the home. Nowhere can this be better used than in your outdoor living spaces. Colourful flowers and plants can help bring in a seasonal glow, with patterned pots and containers adding to the lightness of the mood. Another inexpensive solution is investing in brightly hued pillows and throws against your neutral furniture. This gives you flexibility throughout the year, and let’s you play with your design from season to season without breaking the bank.
Prep The BBQ for Heavy Use
Has your backyard grill been hibernating this winter? Before you get it out for a big summer BBQ, make sure you really wipe it down and give it a test run. Add BBQ storage for your grilling tools and a small table for prep work to create your own DIY outdoor kitchen, saving you multiple trips back and forth inside.
Illuminate & Invite Conversation
Lighting not only lends warmth and sophistication to an outdoor space, it also extends the time you have to enjoy it! Set up outdoor lanterns and string up bistro lights over your dining and living spaces to keep the party going after the sun sets. Another inexpensive solution is all-weather outdoor patio torches, adding a more natural illumination as you unwind in your own private oasis.
Invest into a Backyard Centrepiece
Every backyard needs something special to anchor the space. Think about how much room you have to play with and what would best satisfy the needs of you and your family to maximize the use you have of outdoor living. It might be a large dining room table and sectional couch if you plan on entertaining, a fire pit as a way to enjoy the space in more intimate surroundings, or if you are really looking for a showstopper for all year-round, an outdoor hot tub or spa will make your outdoor living room the only room you want to be in. While a hot tub might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of summer, now is the perfect time to start shopping, with easier installation and great deals on showroom floors before the fall models are unveiled.