5 Patio Essentials to Bring Your Patio Dreams to Life
One of the best parts of summer is the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors. Sometimes, an old folding chair just doesn’t cut it. Take your outdoor space from weathered to wonderful with these 5 key components plus awe inspiring imagery from our favorite designers!
1. The Best Base
There are a few simple steps that go into creating the perfect patio or deck space. When designing for the outdoors, you have to use materials that can withstand the elements. Luckily, you don’t have to sacrifice style for durability.
The flooring of your outdoor space acts as a staging area for placing your furniture. Traditional options include concrete, gravel, laid bricks or pavers, or wood decking.
The majority of decks are built with natural woods but building with composite wood is a growing trend. When it comes to composite wood, Fiberon is the best. Fiberon comes in tons of different finishes and styles and looks just like real wood!
Fiberon is created using recycled wood and plastic. This tough, recycled material is practically invincible to the elements and does not need to be restained every few years like wood. In the long run, you’ll spend less time and money caring for a Fiberon deck or patio than you would with traditional wood flooring, making it a worthy investment.
2. Divine Dining
Whether you’re unwinding at your favorite bistro or your own backyard, eating outdoors is a staple of summer. Build your own outdoor dining oasis with just a few pieces.
3. Luxurious Lounging
When dinner is over and it’s time to relax, kick back on a chaise or lounge chair. When it comes to relaxation, the Dimitri Collection is the perfect combo of comfortable and stylish.
Keep the summer heat at bay with the breezy Julian Outdoor Chair. This rope woven beauty is perfect for those hot summer days when a fully upholstered chair just won’t keep you cool enough. When the evening chill comes in, cozy up with a light blanket like the Kathleen Throw.
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4. Fabulous Firetables
Fire pits have been a staple of outdoor fun for years, but we think it’s time to upgrade the traditional summer campfire. Meet the fire table. This gorgeous outdoor feature brings elegance, style, and functionality to any outdoor space. Roast s’mores, chat with friends, and keep the late night chill away with a fire table.
The Cosmopolitan Round Firetable features a hidden propane tank and a rounded edge perfect for setting your drink or s’more supplies on.
5. Lighting and Layering
When the breeze isn’t enough, an outdoor fan will work wonders to cool down your space. With 8 blades, the Bluffton 72” Ceiling Fan is the perfect solution to hot summer days.
Layer your lounge and dining chairs with sturdy outdoor pillows to keep you comfortable while you chat the night away with friends and family. Layering pillows adds depth and texture to a sofa or chaise. Simply spot clean your outdoor pillows to make them last through the seasons.
If you’re looking to add some privacy to your outdoor space, place a few tall, leafy plants around the area to act as both a privacy wall and gorgeous natural decor. Opt out of digging up your yard in favor of using planters like the Fauna Small Outdoor Planter. When the winter chill comes in, bring your planters inside to make sure that your plants will flourish for years to come.
Whether you’re working with a small apartment deck or acres of land, make the most of summer with beautiful, durable, irresistible outdoor furniture and accessories. For more outdoor inspo, be sure to check out our founders’ new patio reveal.