When creating the perfect outdoor entertainment setting it’s all about balance. Too much furniture
or not enough feature plants can throw the whole ambiance of your outdoor area into disarray.
Luckily, companies like Additions Building can help you find the perfect equilibrium – and these top five tips will also assist you
with this fun-filled project.
Outdoor furniture needs to be well-constructed; even if it’s under cover it still has to brave the
elements. But it’s something that you’ll use time and time again so it’s advisable to not to sacrifice
quality for cost – paying that little bit extra may give you an outdoor setting that lasts a lot longer.
No one is going to thank you if they fall through the bottom of some cheap wicker chair that you
bought for a few dollars. Buying cheap is a false economy as you’ll be constantly replacing pieces
of furniture that have rotted and/or rusted away. Always remember that quality, durable outdoor
furniture is usually built from solid, hard materials; it has to be in order to survive the harsh weather
conditions that it’s continuously subjected to.
Bearing in mind that your outdoor furniture will be made of hard materials, never forget that a few
delicate (and colorful) cushions will smooth out the experience of your next lazy outdoor breakfast.
Your guests will also thank you for the additional padding during those patio dinner parties that
stretch into the balmy summer evening. The basic rule is one of opposites; if your furniture is dark
then go for colorful cushions, if it’s a lighter tone then opt for a darker cushion. Don’t just imagine
sitting on those gorgeously soft cushions – get out there and buy them!
3. Don’t Over-do it
Unfortunately we can all get a bit carried away when buying accessories for our latest project.
Generally less is more is the safest option. Don’t swamp your outdoor area with more furniture than
the space can reasonably handle, otherwise the area will just look cluttered and busy. Select your
furniture with discernment and pick out a few potted plants and/or ornaments that complement
one another. Harmony is your mantra.
4. Infuse your Personality into the Space
It’s easy to go to the shops and buy up an entire outdoor setting but it can be a tad clinical and dull
– and why let someone else have all the fun of designing the space that you’ll be using? It’s your
garden so put yourself in the design! Get quirky and whimsical and put your individual stamp on the
area. You don’t have to an artist; just buy some terracotta pots and some paint.
5. Enjoy it your Way
There are thousands of life-style magazines telling you to do this or that to your outdoor
entertainment setting but most importantly just do it your way. After all, it’s your space and you’re
the one using it.
Do you have any tips to share? What do you think is the most important feature for an outdoor