Create a Great Outdoor Space with Five Tips from Erin Paige Pitts
Your neighbors will be swooning in no time.
1. Make It Inviting
Decorate your deck or porch with items that you would consider using indoors (just be sure they can withstand the elements) such as colorful pillows, lanterns, accessories, and unique lighting fixtures.
2. Make It Comfortable
Use seating such as sofas and secotionals and pair them with comfortable lounge chairs and ottomans. Make sure they are deep and have soft, comfy cushions. Don't froget to check that there is a table or surface within reach of all of your seating - your guests need a place to set the yummy appetizers and beverages you've prepared!
3. Make It Fit for a Party
Be sure you can accomodate a crowd with extra benches that you can pull up in a pinch!
4. Make It Structured
The best outdoor spaces have some type of "structure" associated with them. Bring everyone together under a pergola, canopy, or roof.
5. Make It Durable
Use only fabrics, furniture and accessories designed for the outdoors. Make your space last!