Even though the calendar says we’re halfway through August, the hot weather is telling us summer isn’t over yet. While the ongoing pandemic has dampened our plans for any grand trips or vacations, there are still plenty of places where we can unwind and bask in the sun’s rays. Number one of which is your backyard!
If you have outdoor furniture, congrats! Your time in the sun is officially going to be a lot more fun. There’s a lot you can do with your outdoor furniture collection to get more use out of it. Here are a few suggestions.
Upgrade Your Patio Furniture With Paint
Just because your furniture collection comes in a particular colour doesn’t mean it has to stay that way. Depending on the material, repainting your current patio furniture is as easy as sanding it down and painting it with your choice of colour. You can match your outdoor furniture to your mood, your house or even the season!
Try experimenting with summer colours which tend to be bright and fun. Even show off your artistic side by stencilling and painting your favourite pattern. Polka dot lounge chairs, anyone?
Light Up Your Patio Furniture
Yes, it’s possible to recreate that romantic outdoor scene from your favourite movie. And no, you don’t need to break the bank to do so. Lighting will make your summer experience infinitely more enjoyable and will allow you to spend more time outdoors. You don’t have to limit yourself to the same old outdoor lights either.
Think of the mood you want to portray with your outdoor space and get some lights to reflect that. Small fairy lights winding around trees and bushes will evoke a feeling of intimacy or relaxation, while large, bright lights might be great if you’re trying to create a party atmosphere.
There are countless options in between, like backyard decorations, that are designed to look like streetlights or even neon sign lighting.
Accessorize And Protect Your Patio Furniture
Having outdoor furniture means you need to protect it from the elements so you can enjoy it in future seasons. Rain, sun and snow can shorten the lifespan of your patio furniture set if care isn’t taken. Don’t worry, it’s very easy to keep your furniture safe and add a touch of style while you’re at it. Invest in waterproof furniture covers to keep your items dry and free of mould. Furniture covers come in lots of different colours and patterns so it’s a perfect way to explore your style without investing too much money or effort. Just make sure they’re easy to use and remove in case you need to cover your furniture in a hurry. This will add years to your patio furniture without breaking the bank.
Bring The Movie Theatre To Your Backyard
Your backyard is an extension of your home so why not make the most of it while the weather is still warm. Instead of gathering in the living room for a movie, why not move it out to the backyard! Bring out the laptop or invest in a projector to make movie night extra special! Make yourself comfortable in your favourite patio chair and don’t forget the popcorn.
Eat Under The Stars