Everyone’s favorite season is rapidly approaching. The sun is shining, the beach is starting to beg you to come play and the birds are chirping away trying to convince you to go outside. As much as your body and mind might be ready for summer, is your home? If you’re not sure, then use these 3 tips to help your home in the direction of summer!
1. Dust off, clean up or replace the outdoor furniture.
If we plan on getting that beautiful, golden tan or hosting a BBQ (or two or three) this summer, we’re going to need the furniture to lend us a helping hand. Take a quick look at your outdoor furniture. How’s it looking? Do you need new cushions? Does it need to be cleaned? Or is it time to ditch it for some new furniture?
2. Bring out the marshmallows.
Get that fireplace ready for those gooey, delicious s’mores! It’s not summer unless you’re ending your nights around the fire and roasting your marshmallows for the classic summer time treat. No place to roast those marshmallows? No problem! It’s time you get that fire pit and set it up. These are easy to shop for and there’s no need to build one or lay brick!
3. Let it flow
It’s time to let the air flow through your home! Open those windows wide and let the summer breeze fill your home! This lets you keep your home cool and gives those indoor plants a little fresh air as well!
With the amazing weather that we’ve had lately, it’s no surprise that we want to be outside. A good way to get out and enjoy the weather is heading to the patio or backyard. We love lounging and taking in a sunset in comfort of our own space. And we think that you should too! That’s why today’s post is all about helping you get your outdoor furniture set up and ready for you to enjoy! We think that there are 3 things everyone should look for in outdoor furniture, keep reading to find out!
The first thing you should take into account is size. Not only should you think about the size of your potential furniture, but you should also keep in mind the size of the space you have to decorate in. There’s a ton of great furniture pieces out there, but if they don’t fit there’s no point. Make sure you know your measurements so you can get furniture that fits and give yourself plenty of room to enjoy it!
A question you really need to ask yourself is, “What am I going to use my furniture for?” Is it going to be used for solo sunset gazing or are you going to want to have a nice family dinner outside? The furniture you invest in can serve more than one function. A comfy chair can not only be a nice place to plant your tush when you’re sun bathing, but it can also provide great comfort when you’re serving Grandma’s famous apple pie!
This one is crucial! Since outdoor furniture is, well, outside, you’re definitely going to want furniture that’s going to last. Look for materials that can stand the elements of weather such metals or durable woods, like teak, to name a couple. Choosing the right materials will make all the difference in the life span of your furniture. Investing in good outdoor cushions will also provide comfort and style!
If you plan on enjoying your backyard this summer you’re going to want these 3 must have pieces of furniture. This furniture will allow you to enjoy yourself and let your friends enjoy themselves too! What are you waiting for? Scroll down and find out what our 3 summer backyard furniture must haves are!
1. Somewhere To Sit
Our first must haves are outdoor chairs and sofas! These give you and any potential summer party guests somewhere cozy and comfy to sit. This way everyone has a place to plant their bum and enjoy that tasty BBQ!
2. Somewhere To Lounge
Next we’re working on our summer tan. Who doesn’t want to be a golden goddess or god this summer? Right?? That means you’ve gotta grab yourself a nice chaise lounge chair so you can soak up those rays! Don’t forget that sun screen!
3. Something to gather around
There is no better way to end a fun, summer night than gathering around a fire. Bonfires, fire pits and outdoor fires places give us the perfect setting to end those memorable, summer nights. Plus that always gives us the option for S’mores. One option we’ll always choose!
Not sure where to start your summer furniture search? Well then let us help you! Head over to our online store at TuvaluHome.com.
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It’s so beautiful outside today we had no choice but to post about how to take advantage of this weather. It feels like summer’s already come here in Southern California. We apologize for all our friends and family that are covered in snow, you really should be out here! For those of you that are here, you better be outside reading this on your laptop! Unless you’re here for a few tips on how to enjoy the great outdoors. Let’s get this started.
1. Get outdoor furniture.
First, and foremost, you’re going to need somewhere to sit and gather. This will give you a space to be outside and enjoy the weather. It can be a full outdoor furniture set or just a pair of chairs. It all depends how many people will be out there enjoying the day with you. The more the merrier in our opinion!
2. Get an outdoor rug.
Anchor that space and make it clear where we’re suppose to be! More importantly, give those toesies something cool to walk on! That cement gets hot! My toes aren’t one place I’m trying to get a burn.
3. Get your garden on.
Give yourself something to do while you’re outside! It’s a great way to work on your tan, be active and possibly grow something edible. If you have a green thumb and space, why not start up a fun garden? If your gardening skill or space is limited you can always opt for a smaller, easier garden set up, like Michelle’s pictured above.
If you want to browse some outdoor furniture, outdoor rugs or garden accessories come into the store or check out our online store here.
Take advantage of that outdoor space that’s been given to you! Whether it’s in the front or back of your home you can maximize your home and space with proper design. Do you have a deck, patio, porch, or free space in the backyard? Whatever it may be it’s time to use it. First things first you need some type of furniture. This creates a place for everyone to gather around. Next is a table of some sort. This way if you want to bring food or drinks out you can. Plus now you have something to decorate and a place for decor. Now it’s time for the rug. A nice indoor/outdoor or just outdoor rug will really define the space. It will turn your random furniture sitting outside into a real outdoor space waiting to be used. Bring on the accessories! Time to really make your outdoor space look like another room in the house. The best and obvious choice for outdoor decor – candles. They are a must have for any outdoor space. The rest is up to you. Want to bring out some fun glass jugs or coasters? Do it! Hopefully it will cool down around here and we can actually go outside and enjoy it for a change. Is it fall yet?
Like what you see featured above? Find all your coastal home decor online at Tuvalu Home!