Dinner under the stars is one of life’s simple pleasures, but creating a beautiful outdoor dining space doesn’t have to break the bank! With a few simple steps, you can transform your patio into a space fit for a feast. Plus, creating a little incentive to dine at home can save money in the long run-according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics; the average household spends nearly $3,000 a year eating out. Here are a few tips to help:
Have a purpose for your outdoor space. First you should think of what are you trying to achieve. Do you want to use the space for dinner parties, daytime lounging or evening entertainment? Knowing what you want will make it easier to decide and strive to decorate accordingly.
Change the outside furniture. You don’t have to buy a whole set of patio furniture but you can get away with a few key items. Buy a rectangular outdoor table with chairs. This will be great to entertain your guest and host dinner parties all year long. If you have limited outdoor living space you can definitely incorporate extra seating by doing a lounge area. Try using large furniture instead of smaller pieces this way it will prevent the area from feeling too cluttered. Shop for new patio furniture in outlet stores, best time to shop is close to the end of summer when they are trying to make room for fall inventory. You can find great deals before major holidays too.
Another great way to have that perfect patio is to upgrade your patio or deck with natural stone. Travertine offers beauty and practicality when using it outdoor. Travertine has a non-slip surface and unlikely brick; travertine does not get hot overtime, making it ideal for the outside.
Try to bright things up with a nice area rug if you have a cover patio or deck. But don’t limit yourself to just a rug! Adding things like flowers with nice pots or even vases can add a pop of color. Investing in nice lamps, pillows, throw blankets will make your new patio cozy and bright!
Have you read our previous article? Travertine Tiles For Bathroom