It's time to set up your porch, patio, or outdoor space to enjoy warm days and balmy evenings! Your outdoor space can give your home another place to entertain and a living space with a different feel. Here are 5 of my favorite ideas to set up a space that can take you right through fall.
1) Create a boundary. Carve out a space from the rest of your yard. Use potted plants as a divider...larger plants or those on trellises create the illusion of walls. I Hang a sail cloth 'roof' and outdoor drapes; a trellis will give the appearance of a doorway! Trees and plants can serve as your boundary and be enhanced with LED string lights. Define the seating area with a hardscape material like gravel, pavers, or a rock border, or simply lay down an outdoor area rug. Many stores sell easy-to-assemble decking that locks together creating a patio. Using polypropylene rugs is ideal for outdoors, but a covered area can tolerate sisal, cotton or other blends. Umbrellas are handy 'roofs' and also serve as a place to hang lights.