Now that spring is here, and summer is quickly approaching, there is not a better time to get your backyard and patio ready. Backyards are a great place for gatherings of family and friends. Nothing can beat spending time with your favorite people under the stars in your backyard.
Don’t wait too long because before you know it, summer will be here. It’s often much easier to work on these weekend tasks before the hot summer months begin.
Outdoor Patio Furniture
One of the first things you need to plan for is seating. Today there are tons of outdoor furniture options to help decorate your patio and provide comfortable seating.
Outdoor Sofa – An outdoor couch or sofa can be an extremely comfortable place to relax. Manufactures specifically make outdoor sofas, so they hold up to the elements. They are usually made out of wicker, or a string plastic the materials can take a beating from the elements and remain in good shape. Some of the outdoor sofas will come with matching chairs.
Patio Chairs – You can get all sorts of sizes, shapes, and colors when it comes to patio chairs. The options you choose will be dependent on your style and preferences. Keep in mind that not all the patio chairs need to stay on the patio. Some chairs look great and help spread your yard apart when they are placed throughout your yard. One fun concept is creating a sitting place around a fire pit away from your home.
Patios should not be all concrete and metal. It is a great idea to add some planter boxes or some pots on the patio. This will help add some greenery and give a pop of color to an otherwise dull area. Shrubs and bushes in a planter box can be used as a barrier to divide things on your patio. This can be a good idea to cover up something like a permanent garden fixture or an HVAC unit.
What can help make your backyard and patio more attractive is adding low-voltage outdoor lighting. These lights can help feature your trees and areas of interest in your backyard. It also looks nice when you can string some lights around a patio area.
If you enjoy entertaining in your backyard, you can go extreme by purchasing an outdoor movie projector and screen. There are a few options when it comes to the screens, but the one of choice is the blow-up movie screen. The projectors will play standard DVDs and are great for a movie night or music videos. Some will even combine with a karaoke system to have karaoke nights in their backyard.
Your backyard is an extension of your home and an often underutilized area for entertaining. Plan out the type of events you’d like to host on your patio or in your backyard. You don’t even need to break the bank, and many of these above decorating and entertaining ideas can be done on a budget.