With summer finally here, more and more people are looking forward to spending an extended amount of time outside. Especially after the particularly nasty winter the country went through, now is the perfect opportunity to kick back and relax outside with friends and family and enjoy each other's company. If you host people at your home on a regular basis – or just want to change things up a bit for yourself – you should consider creating an open-air living room in your backyard. They are perfect for any occasion, whether you are celebrating an engagement or just want to have a casual BBQ.
Here are a few tips for creating an open-air living room for your home:
- Define the space: While you want your open-air living room to have a relaxed and comfortable vibe, it should also feel like a cohesive room. This is simple, because all you need to do is group your furniture in a central area in order to keep the space defined. The room should facilitate conversation and allow people to spend time together.
- Invest in nice furniture: You are going to want to buy furniture that is sturdy so it can withstand the elements over the course of the summer. The furniture that you buy is likely going to last you many seasons into the future, so you should purchase pieces that are both aesthetically pleasing and durable.
- Keep the yard landscaped: Even if you have a great outdoor space, it can look less than appealing if your yard is a disaster area. Make sure that you keep the grass cut and have flowers and other plants around the yard to give the space a pop of color.