One of the greatest blessings of living in a house is having a backyard where your kids and pets can play, you can grow a garden, and family & friends can get together. While you don’t need anything fancy to enjoy these benefits, creating a setting can make the effects more powerful. Use patio furniture and accessories to reflect the purpose of the area and establish the mood. If you’re unsure of what to look for, these three outdoor furniture ideas can get you started.
Dining & Entertainment
The outdoors is a wonderful place to gather friends for good food and great company. For this reason, decks are most commonly used for entertainment. You can host parties, potlucks, and holiday dinners in your own backyard with the right layout.
First, you need a table or two large enough to seat everyone comfortably. A practical choice for deck furniture is a handcrafted wooden picnic table, because it’s simple, classic, and available in a variety of sizes. For a more sophisticated ambiance, go with a dark, solid wood table suitable for outside use.
Include some Adirondack chairs with pillows for additional seating or post-meal comfort. Remember to provide shading, as well, through an umbrella or canopy, so your guests will have protection from the sun’s rays. Having proper lighting is helpful for nighttime gatherings while adding extra decoration.
Outdoor Family Room
Perhaps you’re not one to invite many people over, and that’s OK. You can use the space as another family room to get your loved ones out in the fresh air and sunshine. Make the backyard a device-free zone where you can spend quality time together playing games, reading, and talking.
To create the right atmosphere, you’ll need comfy couches and lounge chairs, as well as other patio furniture such as a coffee table, end tables, a toy box, coolers, or a swing. Finish as you would any indoor room, with cushions, lamps, plants, rugs, and other adornments. When the family is ready for a change of scenery, head outdoors to your second family room.
Do you need an escape from the daily chaos of your work or home? Turn your backyard into a personal retreat where you can revitalize your spirit through meditation, yoga, prayer, books, and music. Whenever you require a moment to refocus your thoughts and process your emotions, you can step into your private space and find peace.
Start with rustic and earthy furnishings to set a tone that will help you connect with yourself, nature, and deity. Whether you want lots of pieces or a minimalist appearance is up to you. The main idea is to choose furniture and décor that will help you relax. Also, consider setting the area apart and increasing privacy with curtains.
Begin the Transformation
Making your deck or patio into what you want it to be doesn’t have to be costly or complicated. You can turn these outdoor furniture ideas into reality with the help of Gish’s Furniture. We have the elements you’re looking for to design the backyard of your dreams.