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5 Ideas For Outdoor Decorating This Summer

MAY 15, 2017

Can you hear it? It’s the sound of children playing in the neighborhood as the sun starts to slowly drop in the sky. Can you smell it? It’s the aroma of barbecue grills firing up all over the country as we move our kitchens outdoors more often than we do during the rest of the year. Summertime is fun time for most families, and that means that we should be thinking about exactly how we’re going to be spending time on our patios, porches and in our yards. Outdoor decorating is a part of this time of year, as you’ll want to maximize the enjoyment, look and utility of these portions of your home so that they’re ready to impress those who see it and accommodate those who use it. Below are 5 ideas to consider for your outdoor decorating. Enjoy these summer months!


Prepare For the Rain

While we tend to think of sunny days during the summer, we need to prepare for rain and even the occasional storm. That includes our thinking with regards to outdoor decorating. If you’re going to be designing an outdoor space, choose furniture and other décor that can handle moisture, sun and the occasional gusts of wind.


Prepare For the Sun

In addition to preparing for the occasional rain and storms, you should also keep in mind that outdoor decorating involves preparing for the sun. You may not want to slather on sunscreen every time you enjoy your outdoor area, so think about incorporating an umbrella or some other form of shade for those nice days.


Prepare For Those Summer Nights

There’s may not be anything better than sitting under the stars and the moon on a warm, comfortable summer night. That is, unless, you’re concerned about finding your way from your patio to your house in the dark. Think about adding some nightlights in and around your seating area to make moving around that much easier for everyone.


Prepare For Summer Feasts

For a lot of people, summer means cooking out in some form or fashion, perhaps regularly. If this includes you, your outdoor decorating should include providing your chef or chefs with ample counter space for cooking and your patrons with ample table space for comfortable eating. This can make all the difference when it comes to thoroughly enjoying those delicious meals.


Prepare Your Plant Life

Finally, outdoor decorating should include adding some green ambience to your overall look. Just because you’re already outside doesn’t mean you shouldn’t add some plant life to your living area. In fact, it’s a tremendous opportunity to add quite a bit of plant life that may not be possible inside your home. Get creative and don’t be afraid to try new things.


Overall, outdoor decorating can be as fun and exciting as the thought of enjoying your summer together. If you’re not sure of what you need to do to get things prepared properly, feel free to contact the team at Decorist.

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