As summer is fast approaching, many homeowners want to upgrade their outdoor space. 

If you have a deck or patio you want to spruce up, it can double as a family room when complemented with the right set of furniture. It will also give your loved ones a perfect garden getaway when it’s warm outside!

Here are a few tips to help ensure that your outdoor retreat will keep your family and guests comfortable this summer.

Focus on Function

Before going out to shop for new outdoor pieces, think about how your patio is going to serve your needs. For instance, if you would normally use your patio to relax, a couple of chairs and a small table will serve you nicely. But if you see yourself or your family regularly dining outdoors, you should have a proper dining table and chairs. Envisioning the kind of activities most likely to happen on your patio or deck can help you save space and money.

If you like spending time outside with your kids, pets and guests, this outdoor sectional from Ava’s Attic provides plenty of seating.

Add Side Tables

When going out to your patio, it’s important to have a dedicated place to put down your coffee or a glass of wine when you’re trying to unwind and appreciate the warm weather. Side tables are also essential for placement of other accessories such as small potted plants and candles to brighten up the area. They aren’t too expensive, yet they can change the whole look of your outdoor area!

These beautiful sets pictured below include matching side tables, so there’s no need to go on the hunt for multiple pieces! 

Invest in Comfy Furniture

If you see your patio as your own little nook where you can zen out, invest in recliners, rockers, daybeds, hanging egg chairs or hammocks. You might also consider upgrading to upholstered outdoor furniture, which is perfect for cat naps and lounging with friends under the sun. 

If you have a covered patio, this custom-built bed swing will be perfect for a reading session or siesta. Contact Ava’s Attic and we can custom build the perfect one just for you!

Think Wood

The rustic appeal of wood will bring you closer to nature and is a perfect match for your summer outdoor retreat. However, the type of wood plays a great role in determining its long-term endurance, and you want something that is weatherproof if you intend to leave your furniture outdoors. 

For a beautiful piece that will last, consider this hardwood bench from Ava’s Attic.


Finally, if replacing all your big-ticket items is impossible, you can spruce up your patio with strategically-placed accessories. Vibrant throws can easily brighten up and add texture to an old seating area. Lanterns and candles add both elegance and a warm, cozy ambiance at night.
At the end of the day, it’s important to strike a balance between budget and quality when it comes to updating your patio’s look. Visit Ava’s Attic on Facebook for more outdoor design ideas!

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