Friday, June 22, 2012

Get Your Patio Summer Ready

Patio Tips - Clean Outdoor Furniture
Summer has officially begun and it is time for outdoor entertaining, evening barbecues and lounging on the patio.  Jennifer Adams has a few tips for getting your patio ready for the sunny season.

It's important to get into a regular cleaning routine with your outdoor furniture just like you do for your interior living space. This includes wiping down your outdoor tabletop and using a brush leaves and dust from the chairs and umbrellas.  If there is additional dirt buildup, it is best to use a spray bottle with mild detergent and wash down the outdoor fabric.  Remember, your outdoor furniture is meant to be cleaned frequently. 

Patio Decorating - Pick a Focal PointFor your outdoor seating area, the same design principles apply as if it was inside your house.  It is recommended that you pick a focal point, such as an outdoor fire pit or a spectacular viewpoint, and group your furniture around it.

Like your living room, design your space with outdoor couches, chairs and end tables. It is also appropriate to bring your inside furniture, such as ottomans or stools, outside.

Potted Plants PatioDon't forget to accessorize the outdoors. One of the easiest ways to add a pop of color, depth and texture to your patio is by incorporating potted plants into your decor.  Don't be afraid to experiment with different colors, plants species and flowering versus grasses or leaf-based plants.

One way of incorporating the different styles is to load up the base of a leaf-based variety with colorful flowering types. This will create a multiple layered and texture look which will make your arrangement pop.

Patio Decorating - Table Top Planter CenterpieceAnother way to add color to your outdoor table is to cut a hole into the bottom of a planter and put the umbrella straight through the center.  This will give you a beautiful flower arrangement in the center of the table.

By investing a small amount of time sprucing up your patio into a comfortable living space, you will be more apt to utilize it during the warm summer months.

I hope this inspires you to get outdoors and enjoy your backyard.

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posted by Jennifer Adams Design Group Blog @ 3:00 AM 


Anonymous home builders Missouri said...

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June 28, 2012 at 8:46 PM  
Anonymous epoxy flooring Louisiana said...

Thank you for this post and the link you shared. A patio is really a fun place to spend some family bonding moments during summer or spring, day and night. These tips you have shared are absolutely incredible. I do love the idea of putting the umbrella straight at the center of a planter. Surely, this will give more twist to the overall design.

September 26, 2012 at 7:24 PM  
Anonymous room additions Las Vegas said...

To avoid high repair costs for your outdoor additions like that of patios or decks, it would be nice if you maintain these features all year-round. Neglect is one of the reasons why simple repairs become more complicated because the damage gets worse over time. The information in this post are very helpful especially to those who love to spend time outdoors and want to have a nice-looking patio for picnics or barbecues.

October 7, 2012 at 10:58 PM  

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