Whether you’re planning a large renovation to turn your patio into an outdoor living room or just want some simple ideas to transform your existing concrete patio or deck, we’re here to help! Here are a few little things you can add to your outdoor space to spruce it up and make it feel like a cozy inviting outdoor living room.
1.) An outdoor rug—essential for turning your space into a warm conversation area.
2.) Fire pit and/or water feature—nothing is more relaxing than sitting by the fire and/or listening to flowing water!
3.) Three sizes of the same beautiful planter sitting together with lovely flowers or greens in them.
4.) Outdoor lamp lighting—nothing makes your patio more like being inside your living room or great room. Great outdoor lamps are now available that adds warmth and interest to your outdoor living space.
5.) If you’re an al fresco dining aficionado, a grill with a side burner is essential—you never have to go running back and forth to the kitchen. You can boil, saute, and grill—all in one place!
6.) A seating vignette that includes a sofa is a “must” if you have room, or you can use 4 comfortable swivel chairs and at least 2 ottomans for extra seating—or for putting your feet up!
7.) A standout accessory—a sculpture or large concrete turtle or rabbit—something that says “garden.”
8.) Great fabrics and colorful pillows—no more boring fabrics. Sunbrella makes gorgeous fabrics now that shout “outdoors”—maybe throw in some monogrammed outdoor pillows for elegance!