In today’s fast-paced world, setting aside family time at home can be challenging. With this in mind, make it more inviting. Create a cozy space, or spaces, on your back deck or porch you can enjoy with the people dearest to you.
Here are a few ideas from Atlanta Decking & Fence for outdoor living inspiration during the winter months.
Feature Soft Cushions and Throw Pillows — Comfortable and durable cushions and pillows are essential to creating a relaxing environment. Anchor your furniture with a soft rug to give your porch or deck a real cozy living room feel. Choose rugs light on fiber and are not heavily hooked, and you’ll have the perfect foundation for the rest of your furnishings. Once everyone settles down with cushions and pillows, then everything goes smoothly.
Choose All-Weather Furniture — All-weather furniture, like a resin wicker sofa, means one less thing to think about as you decorate your outdoor space. Less maintenance means more quality time with your family. Plus, think about an all-weather bin to store cushions and pillows in when it is raining. This will make the life of your cozy space essentials last longer and keep out dirt, dust, mold, and mildew.
Add Mood Lighting — An inexpensive strand of strings lights can bring a relaxing ambiance to your deck. That can set the mood for quiet conversation to catch each other up on your busy day. Battery-powered remote-controlled candles are a great way to provide just the lighting you need for a relaxing outdoor evening. Add a couple of lanterns by your door leading to the deck and you are good to go.
Spruce Things Up with Planters — Bring Mother Nature and some color into the mix with planters containing seasonal flowers. Georgia’s comparatively mild winters and early springs mean plenty of opportunities to feature your favorite plants. Different colors and textures will be sure to add vibrant elements to your already beautiful outdoor space.
Provide Seating for Everyone —Often family time means mealtime, so make sure you have sufficient seating for everyone. Add an outdoor dining table and chairs to ensure comfort over cozy dinners that will help make great family memories for years to come. In fact, if you have room for it, add an outside coffee table too with a few chairs.
Keep Things Cozy with Outdoor Textiles — Whether you toss a blanket on an outdoor chair or use an area rug to encourage people to gather, have fun with patterns and textures that place your personal stamp on your back porch. Cottons and linens are always a good go-to for comfort and breathability.
Build Your Cozy Place — If you don’t have your dream backyard porch, we’re here to help. We can design and build you your happy place to enjoy with family and friends for years to come. Creating comfortable and beautiful outdoor living areas is our specialty.
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