This summer, watch the day roll right into night as you entertain on your Olson Homes deck. While soirees in the great room and around the kitchen island are fun, don’t forget about the comfort and versatility of your outdoor space. Whether you’re hosting gatherings or enjoying some alone-time, sprucing up your deck is a great way to enjoy the outdoors at home.
Play With Your Furniture Layout
Deck sizing greatly varies, so play with different furniture options until you find the combination that will optimize your lifestyle and satisfy your design taste. Try an alfresco dining set, a few stackable chairs, and a minimalist side table to keep it simple. Or, utilize the corners of your deck with a modern, modular sectional and coffee table. Both styles are perfect for entertaining and lounging.
Dress It Up
Utilize your outdoor space by preparing your exterior dining set for an aesthetically pleasing dinner experience. Drape a white tablecloth, center a simple flower arrangement, and stack your favorite vintage china to create a welcoming atmosphere. Next, set the ambiance with a string of twinkle lights and a few tea lights to complete the look. An Olson Home patio is the perfect setting for romantic dinners and friendly gatherings, alike.
Get Ready for Game Night
Next time it’s your turn to host game night, try setting up on your deck! This way, you and your friends can enjoy the warm evening air while playing your favorite games and socializing. Simply roll out your bar cart, shuffle some cards, and let the good times roll.
Make It Cozy
Make your deck feel like a second living room by adding plush seating, an ottoman, pillows, a throw blanket, and an area rug. Layering these pieces creates a homey feeling outdoors so you can enjoy the fresh air in the utmost comfort. This area is perfect for enjoying your morning cup of coffee, snuggling up with a good book, or stargazing.
Stay Cool With Refreshers
It stays warm morning, noon, and night during summer. So ensure you’re staying cool by making some easy, refresher drinks to enjoy on your deck or patio while you’re soaking up your daily vitamin D. Make a quick pitcher by brewing some green tea, adding a splash of your favorite juice, and then roughly chop up some fruit and mix it in. Bam! Refreshed.
Keep It Cohesive
If your living room or kitchen opens up to the deck, be sure to tie in their respective styling elements to maintain a cohesive overall design. Utilize similar colors, textures, patterns, and details like metal finishes and wood stain colors. When you focus on the details, it shows!
Give It Vacation Vibes
Hanging plants is a great way to save precious ground space, and it adds vertical intrigue. Find upholstery with playful patterns and colors that remind you of your favorite vacation spot, and opt for rattan furniture for the ultimate island style. A seagrass rug and hanging hammock chair will make you feel like you never left your vacation!
Start A Veggie Garden
Save some money at the grocery store by starting your own mini vegetable garden. All you need are a few pots, a rail planter box, and a few hanging planters to get started. Start growing vegetables that grow well in late summer and fall, like tomatoes, cucumbers, squash, peppers, and green beans. A little effort really pays off, and soon you’ll be enjoying your own farm-to-table meal!
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