If you are like me, there is nothing quite like spending the spring and summer months outside with friends and family. If you want to make your outdoor space the spot where everyone wants to come hang out, I have you covered. Here are ten beautiful accessories to create the perfect dreamy outdoor space.
1. Outdoor Rugs
Adding an outdoor rug can do wonders. It makes your whole backyard set up come together and feel like a living room. It adds an ambiance and coziness that you and your guests will appreciate. Picking an outdoor, weather-proof rug is important so that it will last a long time. In addition, a rug is a fun way to introduce bright colors and unique patterns to your outdoor area.
2. Outdoor Furniture
One of the most critical choices you make when creating an outside living space is outdoor furniture. Many options are available, from couches to chairs, to different size tables. What you choose will depend on your style and what you plan to use it for. If you have a big family and love to entertain, you would select a much larger table than a single person would.
Lighting is essential if you want to be able to use your outdoor space in the evening and during the day. There are many different lighting options to choose from. Some options are permanent, while others are portable. A fire pit is an absolute must as it also provides heat. Incorporating lighting into your design helps keep it safe and beautiful because you don't want to be tripping in the dark.
If you plan to use your outdoor area when the weather gets chilly, you will need a heat source. As mentioned above, a fire pit can provide some warmth, but outdoor heaters are another popular choice. These enable you to use your deck for longer than just one season, making your investment worthwhile.
5. Potted Plants
Placing potted plants around your deck is a natural way to introduce life and attractive colors to your deck. They add different types of greenery to your outdoors and can complement your landscaping.
One of the best things about an outdoor space is cooking outside, which is when a grill comes in handy. There are many types of grills. If you can afford a built-in outdoor grill, I highly recommend that, as it will be more sturdy and durable. If you want to provide more food options for your guests, getting a smoker is also a great option.
7. Ceiling Fans
If your deck has a ceiling adding fans is a wonderful way to stay cool on warm days and evenings. This is another way to ensure you can get your money's worth in your investment and enjoy even more time outdoors! Outdoor ceilings can also add a pop of color to your deck.
8. Outdoor Games
For those who love to entertain, outdoor games such as cornhole, bocce ball, and bean bag toss are an absolute must. If you splurge for a deck box, you can even store the games outside for easy access when your friends and family come over.
Take your deck to the next level with a pergola. Not only will this add beauty to your space, but it will also protect you from the weather. A nice pergola allows you to enjoy your deck even in the rain. There is nothing quite like listening to a thunderstorm from the outside.
Adding umbrellas to your deck, especially with a picnic or patio table, is a great way to add a beautiful and functional accessory. Umbrellas provide shade and protection from the hot sun. With a wide variety of colors and patterns available, you can find the perfect one to suit your style and add some flair to your outdoor area.