Tips for Enjoying Your Outdoor Space In Summer And Beyond

The Fourth of July might be behind us, but that doesn’t mean you can’t take advantage of what the rest of the summer has to offer. It is hard to beat the enjoyment of the summertime and spending time on your beautiful patio is one way to maximize your enjoyment.

A patio is the perfect space to rest, unwind and relax. When you get home from a long day at work, you can kick back on your patio while enjoying the fresh air. However, to get the most use of your patio, you should design it with motorized shades, relaxing furnishings and some other elements.

Fire Pits

The campfire has been a focal point of gathering for family and friends since the beginning of time. It’s the place for relaxing conversation, toasted marshmallows, ghost stories, and laughing. The campfire is a beacon that draws us together.

A fire pit can add beauty, warmth, and light to your outdoor living area—enhancing the space in a way that you can enjoy it to the fullest. The ambiance of the fire will make your outdoor meals, lounging, or entertainment even better.


Consisting of a sling-like design made of fabric or netting that’s suspended between two anchor points, it offers the perfect lounging area for a patio. They are comfortable, easy to set up and look great in all styles of patio decor. Be warned, though, you may find yourself falling asleep when lounging on a hammock. Since they create a weightlessness feeling, it’s easy to doze off when lounging on a hammock.

Screened Patio

Assuming your patio is open, you should consider screening it in. Screened-in patios are more relaxing than open patios for several reasons. First, they provide a higher level of privacy, which naturally creating a more relaxing environment. Secondly, a screen enclosure keeps pesky bugs like mosquitoes, wasps, flies and gnats out of your patio. It’s difficult to lounge on your patio when you’re being bombarded by flying insects. If it’s screened in, however, you won’t have to worry about this. You and your family can enjoy this outdoor extension of your home without the threat of pesky bugs. If you have an existing patio cover, motorized screens are a great option. When the screens are down your patio is completely enclosed, but when you want the openness, at the touch of a button or by voice control your screens completely disappear.

Screen In Your Patio

Add More Lighting

It gets dark earlier in the fall, so go ahead and prepare with more lighting and readjust timers to illuminate your outdoor spaces. Lighting fixtures can be solar and LED, along with different types, like path markers, spotlights, and patio string lights.

Make Things Cozy

Adding sources of heat and lighting help to keep you outside, but try to add a feeling of coziness and warmth. To do so, make your patio or outdoor space a true outdoor room by adding the comforts you enjoy indoors: pillows, throws, and blankets to share with a friend while you enjoy gazing at the stars or enjoying a hot beverage.

Weatherproof Furniture

If you want to enjoy your patio or outdoor space beyond summer, make sure your garden furniture is weather-resistant. Furniture made from materials like powder-coated steel, teak, and polyresin wicker are built to withstand the elements and last through many seasons. Also, cover it and bring in cushions and pillows when it rains or snows.

Symmetrical Design

Finally, arrange your patio furniture and furnishings to create a symmetrical design. When your patio features proper symmetry, it creates a more relaxing environment. Unfortunately, this is something that many homeowners overlook when designing their patio. They assume it’s okay to arrange their furniture and furnishings in unsymmetrical designs. In doing so, they create a poorly balanced decor that’s not particularly relaxing.

Some believe that the end of summer also marks the final days of enjoying outdoor barbecues, parties, and casual get-togethers. Yet, just by adding a few design elements such as patio screens to your outdoor space, you can extend the good times through the fall months and even into winter.

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