Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Transform Your Outdoors into a Relaxing Oasis

Regardless if you have a small or large patio or deck area, you can still turn it into a peaceful hideaway for some rest and relaxation. When creating your space, think about how best you can utilize the area, such as sized of the outdoor furniture and how you can protect yourself from the sun.

If you are working with a small space, stackable or folding pieces are a great way to create a welcoming space, but keep it uncluttered when you don’t need the extra chairs. Multi-functional furniture, such as watertight chests, is another way to save on space and use as storage.

Dealing with a larger space, how about hammocks or hanging chairs to create a whimsical setting. Sun lounges, deck chairs and even an outdoor sofa are some other things to consider to add to make your outdoor space more inviting. To have your furniture last longer, buy furniture made of woven synthetic fibers which are durable to weather and UV rays.

Protect yourself from the sun by including parasols, retractable awnings or shade sails. These are also great to keep your area cooler in those hot months when you are trying to stay cool.

What are some things you've done to create your perfect outdoor getaway? Share your thoughts and tips with us.

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