Designing your Outdoor Sanctuary

Posted on: August 17, 2020

The zenith of summer days is upon us. While we continue to practice social distancing, we can still find plenty of ways to sit back, relax, and enjoy the sunshine from the comfort of our homes. Blending a unique to design to your exterior space can create quite the sanctuary, and provide all the leisure one needs during this time. This month, I’m diving into the top design tips from experts to put together the perfect proposal for an outdoor oasis in our region.

Interior vs. Exterior

Before you start adding items to your cart, consider your design palette. Do you anticipate on flowing the interior design to your patio or backyard? Or, do you want to separate design aspects and start from scratch? I suggest beginning with these initial questions and researching a design that is going to create the most carefree, calm space for you and/or your family.

Practicality and Functionality

Depending on your exterior space and how that is designed, whether it be a deck, cement patio, or something different, you’ll want to keep in mind how practical and functional your outdoor furniture will be. For example, with a slated wood deck, some chair legs may be too slim and could fall through the cracks. Other things to consider are the elements surrounding your exterior space. If you’re contemplating on adding a firepit, will this be the most functional use of your outdoor oasis? Lighting is another important aspect, will solar be the best option for you or, are there other creative ways you can keep your space well-lit?

Climate Considerations

Considering our weather in Washington can be unpredictable at times, weatherproof outdoor furniture and items are going to be critical when setting up. Investing in durable, weatherproof covers (or furniture) will let you rest assure that your pieces will remain in wonderful condition for next summer.

Product Inspo

Not sure where to start? The work is done! Visit these links below to start getting inspired:

Backyard Patio Ideas

Bright Ideas for Outdoor Lighting

Backyard Goals

Large Patio Ideas

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