If you're like most people, you look forward to warmer weather so that you and your family can enjoy some scrumptious food from the grill. However, you can add to your outdoor space by providing a great living room area. This list offers ideas to bring the indoors out, so that you'll be able to enjoy the space, even after the sun goes down.
The Right Flooring
Start planning your outdoor living room by choosing the flooring. Choose between stone, outdoor tile or brick pavers. However, whatever you choose, make sure that you pick a stylish throw rug or two. Rugs offer a sense of "comfort" and make your outdoor space seem like a living room instantly.
Once you've chosen the type of flooring, hire a landscape designer to set the stone, tile or pavers. Once the floor is complete, it's time to move on to other items on the list.
The Right Fire Feature
It's difficult to find a home with an outdoor entertaining area that doesn't have a fire pit. However, up the ante a bit and choose an outdoor fireplace instead. Look for a unit that contains the fire so that anything you place overhead remains safe from flames.
The outdoor fireplace should somewhat match the flooring and be located in an area of the "room" where it becomes the focal point of the space.
The Right Furniture
Now that your flooring and fireplace are all set, it's time to choose the furniture. Take some time to shop around for your set. Choose something that looks like living room furniture instead of your typical outdoor patio furniture.
Look for a couch, sofa and chair that's upholstered with weather-resistant fabric. Additionally, look for a coffee table and end tables that look like they're made for your indoor living room but won't become damaged from the weather elements. Some plastic tables have a wooden look to them, so if you're going for a traditional living room feel, this type of tables are a good choice.
Don't forget to accessorize with cool outdoor decorations. A nice tabletop fountain, flowers in a pot or outdoor vases will create a classy, yet relaxing atmosphere.
The Right Walls
If your living room is under a cover, find some curtains that bring out the color of the furniture, fireplace and flooring. Sheers are a nice touch to hang from the cover around your new outdoor living space. However, if you prefer plants, ask your landscape designer which plants are easy to care for and remain green year round, so that your outdoor living room is always inviting, and then ask them to plant them for you.
Plan to spend some time shopping for all the right materials and decorative items to create your new living space. Ask your landscape designer for help if you just can't decide on which items to pick. One word of warning though; when your new living room is finished, guests may not want to leave after they've eating all the yummy food you've cooked up on the grill.
To learn more, contact a company like Heritage Lawn & Landscape with any questions you have.
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