Stunning outdoor patio furniture ideas to check out
Who doesn’t love to sit outside and enjoy the sun, have a drink on the deck or a chat with the neighbor on the porch. No matter where you live, as soon as it gets warmer and the days are ending later you have to create an outdoor space for yourself and your family. Because being outside is just a feeling of freedom.
Depending on what you enjoy most, whether you like to sit on your front porch or you love to have peace on your deck or balcony, begin with these simple steps to create a beautiful outdoor space.
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How do you start setting up your outdoor furniture?
It really helps to start clean and fresh meaning a good tidying up and cleaning. Dust off spiderwebs, sweep the floor, maybe power wash the outside of your house and get rid of all the pollen and dust.
Check your furniture and accessories if everything is in good condition or needs a repair or a replacement. Wash off all the dust from your furniture with luke warm water and a special furniture detergent. Also if it is possible, put the covers of your pillows in the laundry for a fresh and clean smell.
Do you have a color scheme?
Before you start buying anything new, whether outdoor furniture, pillows or a rug, choose a color scheme for your porch or deck. What color is your front door or trim? Repeat the same color in the accents you choose such as outdoor cushions or an outdoor rug and of course flower pots.
If your house and front door is rather neutral add some splashes of color with yellow and orange accessories, or do you like a pretty teal and red maybe?
Arrange your outdoor furniture and make your seating area inviting. Put an outdoor rug down, add an umbrella for shade, get some happy pillows.
If you start from scratch and you need new outdoor furniture ask yourself some questions before you go shopping:
- Is the area protected from wind and rain?
- How much space do you have for the furniture?
- Do you entertain often, casually or more formal?
- Are you looking for something comfortable for yourself?
Depending on all the above answers to the questions you have to decide whether you need a nice and big table, or just some comfy chairs and a side table.
The material of the outdoor furniture depends on the space you have, is it covered or open to wind and rain.
If you have a lot of space available, you can think big, if you have limited space available think smart. Can I use the side table as a seat and a table? Do I have folding chairs available which don’t use a lot of space?
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I love the vibe of a porch swing or a hanging chair. Who doesn’t love to swing in a comfy hanging chair dreaming about a vacation on the beach or in the mountains?
Add plants everywhere
Plants like ferns can give your outdoor space a lush and healthy feel or use a planter box to add color with seasonal blooms.
Roses start blooming in April and end blooming in August, that guarantees a long time to enjoy them and they come back every year.
Add outdoor curtains if you need sun protection
Outdoor curtains or mosquito nets are very helpful and add privacy.
If you need sun protection choose heavier outdoor curtains. It is actually pretty cheap and easy to mount if you use a stainless steel cable.
Hang the curtains on the cable with regular hooks. I love the look of it.
Sun protection for your outdoor patio furniture
A fast and easy solution to add some color to your patio is an umbrella. Looks great, creates shade and adds a happy atmosphere to your outdoor space instantly.
Add side tables for convenience
A little side table fits everywhere and is so useful for setting down a drink and a book. If you have very little space you might want to consider a garden stool, which can act as a table or an extra seat.
I bought this very inexpensive daybed at Walmart and made a couch out of it. You don’t need to spend hundreds of dollars to create a comfortable and pretty space.
Just shop around for some cheaper options and make them pretty.
This one I found on Amazon, for more information just click on the image:
I also find great stuff at flea markets or on FB Marketplace.
Put lights up to create a romantic atmosphere
Add some garden string lights for a special ambiance or a variety of different candle holders for a romantic feeling.
I love this moroccan light fixture. You can open it up on the bottom and put a candle inside. Looks stunning.
There are many different light options, I find the best ones at World Market: https://www.worldmarket.com/category/outdoor/lighting.do
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Add some fun to your backyard
If you have children, a fireplace is a must, because cool summer nights and a fire just belong together.
And a fire place is so easy to make by yourself.
This is what you need:
- brick adhesive,
- a shuffle and
- some pebble stones.
Of course a hammock is always welcome if you just want to let your soul hang loose and enjoy the sun.
Add more fun to your backyard
What about a hot tub? We use ours year round. In winter as a hot tub in summer to cool off from the heat and the humidity.
And this hot tub can be stored away if you don’t want to use it anymore because it is deflatable.
Click on the image for more information if you are interested. The money was really well invested and the tub doesn’t need a lot of space.
Do you like to entertain outdoors?
If you like to eat outside or need a table for entertaining, this one is a great fit.
(Originally it was brown, but of course I painted and stenciled it. Here are all the details how to do that. ).
Ikea has a great selection of relatively reasonable priced outdoor furniture.
This table is big enough for just one family to sit and eat comfortably.
But this table has the option to put extensions on the left and right side to add more people to it.
Get some funky, colorful chairs and your are all set.
If you need more chairs, add additional folding chairs to your selection. Extra chairs are always so helpful.
Summary of ‘Stunning outdoor patio furniture’
I hope my outdoor patio furniture ideas give you some great inspiration for you own house.
It is time to prepare your house for summer to be able to enjoy the sun comfortably.
Here in the Carolinas it is already warm and we have been enjoying weekends and many evenings outside.
So don’t be late, start early and you can enjoy the outdoors from the first day of summer on.
Do you have any questions? Just let me know in the comments.
Want to read more? Here is a lot of information you definitely need for summer Shade Ideas for Outdoor Spaces.
This is certainly a good one, especially if you are in a hot region as I am.
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