Summer is here, and with it comes many nights spent outside basking in the beauty of the season. Preparing your outdoor patio, deck, or porch for hanging out with family and friends is important, but can be overwhelming, especially if you don’t know where to start. Don’t worry! This blog post will cover some basic ideas to help get your creative juices flowing so you can create a wonderfully beautiful outdoor space. When you’re ready to get started, check out CeCe and Me’s Outdoor and Garden section! You’ll find everything that you need, and the pieces are unique and unlike anything you’d find at you local outdoor supply store. Shop online today!
Decide on Your Own Style
Do you love the farmhouse trend? Are you into creating an outdoor bohemian paradise? Choosing your personal style may be a little stressful, but it’s essential to the success of the your patio decor. If you’re not sure about how to start, look for a few pieces that you really like or gravitate towards. Once you’ve found a few colors, prints, or elements that you like, evaluate to see which style you’re interested in. This step may take the longest but it’s foundational, so be sure not to skip it.
Choose Furniture and Tables
By starting with the larger pieces, you can establish your patio space and the uses that you’re planning for it. Are you wanting to lounge outside with friends? Or are you interested in hosting outdoor cookouts and dinner parties? Once you’ve decided on your main uses and wants for your outdoor space, you can choose the appropriate furniture. Don’t forget to consider other elements, like twinkle lights if you don’t have porch lighting or umbrellas if you’re planning to spend time outside during the day. You may even consider adding an outdoor rug for a little more coziness!
Add Personal Touches
Now’s the time to make your patio, deck, or porch your own! If you love gardening, plant some pots full of beautiful flowers or other greenery for natural decor that will flourish during the summer. If you love to entertain, creating an herb garden to season your favorite summer dishes will be a fragrant and functional addition. And if late night hangouts are your goal, be sure to have plenty of pillows and blankets ready for your guests, and a few extra seating options. Floor pillows are easily stored and can be brought out for overflow guests. Once your space is complete, the last thing to do is plan your first party of the season!
Creating a fun and functional outdoor space is a wonderful way to enjoy the summer and all that it has to offer. Plan and decorate your entire deck, porch, or patio with CeCe and Me! Our Outdoor and Garden section is full of on-trend and beautiful furniture, outdoor rugs, and other outdoor decor. Start shopping now to get your outdoor space ready for summer!