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Creating the Dream Outdoor Space


The hot days of summer have arrived at last and are here to stay! Here in the Midwest, the season of spending every spare moment outdoors has just begun, and this has many of us thinking about how to upgrade our own outdoor space! Today we are going to share with you a few ways to create your dream outdoor space perfect for enjoying a cocktail after work, gathering with family, or hosting friends!


  1. Consider the Nature

When planning your ideal outdoor space, consider the nature around you. Using the natural elements that already exist in your yard will bring your outdoor space to life. Add simple potted flowers, or if you’re looking to do a bigger project-- adding a fountain will bring a peaceful, natural ambience to your space.


  1. Make it Cozy

If you’re anything like me, any moment that can be spent outside in the midwest summer is spent outside. For those of us who will spend the majority of our summer months outside, the comfort of your outdoor space is very important to consider. Take the time to truly contemplate what will make the space most comfortable for you and your family! This can mean a sunshade, drop down screens, extra comfy furniture, and so much more!


  1. Lights

On the days of blazing heat, you may want to reserve your outside time for the cooler evenings. Selecting the correct lighting for your outdoor space will completely transform your space in the later hours of day. Add some path lighting to light the way to your dreamy space, or add string lights strung over your space to add a warm, welcoming ambience. There are endless options when it comes to lighting for the outdoors, so no matter what level of light you are hoping to achieve, there is something for everybody!


  1. Let There Be Guests

Creating the perfect outdoor space of course includes considering what kind of entertaining you want to do with the space. Hoping to host lots of dinner parties? Then consider having a dining table with lots of seating. Dreaming of having cocktail hours with friends? Then check out bar top options, and lots of lounge seating for your outdoor space! Regardless of what you hope to achieve with your outdoor space, there are endless options for spaces of any kind!

As we jump into patio season, there are endless options when it comes to revamping your space. Whether it be a quick refresh, or starting at square one, we hope we inspired you in your journey to create your dream outdoor space.

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