It's time for entertaining! During the summer months, you'll be hosting a number of events on your patio, including graduation parties, family get-togethers or just a good old-fashioned barbeque. Are you thinking about upgrading your outdoor space? This can be a great opportunity to make your space modern, contemporary, and welcoming. Here are some tips to get your outdoors ready to entertain.
Update Your Patio with Bright Colors
In the old days, it wasn't always possible to use bright colors outside. If you did, the colors on your cushions would quickly fade. Most outdoor furnishings would be gray or tan. That's no longer the case. Today, patio furnishings can be any color that you desire. New fabrics are easy to maintain and won't fade.
If you already have furnishings available, you may want to consider just getting it reupholstered. You can get your cushion colors changed, making them pop. Bright, modern colors will stand out in your yard and will give you the opportunity to customize your patio's appearance the way you want it.
Furnish Your Outdoor Space Like Your Indoors
Indoor appearances are currently trending for outdoor living spaces as a way to make your outdoor area more welcoming and comfortable. Your patio is an extension of your home. Approach the design of your patio area as though it was a living room and acquire furnishings and décor accordingly. Couches, tables, and even outdoor lamps can set your patio off from the others.
Today's fabrics for your outdoor spaces are woven in the same classic designs as indoor fabrics including the following: herringbone, houndstooth, ticking stripes. damasks, tapestries, linens, sailcloth, denim, florals and many more. These fabrics are extremely strong and cleanable and have warranties that last five to ten years against fading, rotting and mildew. On average, big box store cushions last about one to two years, while our cushions with quality workmanship will last 15 to 20 years, on average.
Nearly everything you can think of, from rugs to entertainment sets, can be transitioned to an outdoor zone as long as you get products intended for the outdoors.
Invest in a Statement Piece
To really set off your design, consider investing in a statement piece. A statement piece is a luxury item that accents the rest, such as an expensive chair, table, or set of stools. You don't have to spend a lot of money on all of your items; having a bold piece that's centrally located is often enough to add an air of sophistication to your outdoor setup.
Your statement piece also doesn't have to be expensive; it can also be something that's naturally bold. Reupholstering a couch in a dramatic pattern or an unusually bright color can be enough to set off a contrast between the other areas of your patio.
Don't Forget the Lighting
Once you've gotten your furniture moved in, don't forget the lighting. Lighting will have a tremendous impact on how usable your patio is at night. Solar lighting can be run throughout your yard and even under and along the outline of your furniture.
Upholstering can be a great way to update the look of your patio and the furniture that you love. If you want to update your patio in time for the summer season, it's best to start now. Contact us at CushionWorld for a limited time offer of 20% off labor or a free throw pillow. You can get a no-obligation quote today!