Outdoor living spaces lend themselves to becoming a great extension of the main house for either a relaxing evening spot with your loved ones or an entertaining space for the weekends.
A long outdoor sofa or large chaise offers cozy, family room–like places to lounge in the fresh air.
Light it up
Place lanterns on the dining table with a couple candles inside, and they’ll throw soft, flattering light on your dining guests.
Mix 'n Match
Give your existing pieces a facelift by bringing some of your indoor textiles outside for an upcoming gathering or party. Keep it tonal, and mix and match patterns within a specific color to give it a casual and summery vibe.
Keep it versatile
Designer Leanne Ford offers her take on how to accommodate impromptu entertaining just in time for outdoor dining season.
Add pendants to your tree or even market lights around your patio to give your outdoor space that elevated look.
Keep it organic
To avoid competing with the natural beauty of the outdoors, try incorporating organic elements such as stained wood, cotton, and linen, which blend in best.