Many times outdoor spaces don’t get used much, because they aren’t inviting. You throw up a couple of folding chairs and a cheap plastic table and leave it at that. In today’s market there’s no reason to have an ugly, uninviting, nearly useless outdoor space. With the development of outdoor fabrics that can last for years you can fill you space with furniture, just as comfy as you have inside.
That’s not all that’s needed to make a space really inviting though. It’s the little touches that go a long way to making you attracted to a room. Brightly colored throw pillows, table clothes, placemats, lighting, flowering plants, and especially fragrant flowering plants.
You won’t find many of these things in the outdoor section of the store. Mostly you’ll need to be creative and use items from the kitchen décor section or possibly the bath section. There you’ll be able to find throw rugs, dinnerware, glasses, candle holders, etc., that will hold up to outside use. There are even tablecloths made from the same sun resistant fabrics as is used on outdoor furniture.
If you have a screened in room or hot tub with a shelter, you can check out kitchen curtains to give you some privacy. They even come made out of bamboo, which would look natural and blend in with the surroundings.
Be creative when decorating your outdoor room and you’ll find you’ll spend more time there than inside during the summer.