Patio Spaces: Al Fresco Entertainment

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With summer just around the corner, we’re heating up the grill and stepping onto the patio to enjoy the fresh air and new outdoor décor. Whether this season you decide to take up gardening by adding a new planter to the backyard, or create a personal getaway with fresh seating on your porch, this summer is all about getting outside and staying there. Bring a new level of comfort to your patio with an outdoor-friendly rug, and light up every occasion with stunning outdoor sconces to keep summer parties going long into the night. The best way to create an outdoor space that is both cohesive and charming is to first choose a central theme to style your space around. Here, we take a look at multiple design themes you can combine with your personal style to create a patio that is solely you.

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Garden Chic – Inside Meets Outside

Satisfy your green thumb and add the charm of the great outdoors to your patio space. The best way to make your outdoor space more inviting is by embracing the nature that’s already there! Strategically place furniture facing the best view in your yard and give your space a natural focal point. Add a few planters or urns with beautiful greenery or flowers around your seating area to bring life to your patio for a true garden feel.

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In addition to bringing life and color to your porch with planters, another key element to your outdoor design is choosing the right furniture for a space people will want to gather around. You need pieces that can withstand the outdoor elements and keep your family and friends comfortable. With the perfect couch and seating area, your outdoor patio can quickly become a second living room during the warmer months. Currey & Company’s faux bois collection adds garden charm to your space by bringing woodland elements and natural colors together in pieces that can endure the outdoors. Throw a few outdoor pillows onto these pieces and discover your new favorite place to entertain.

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Sleek & Simple – Less is More

It’s important to remember when designing your outdoor space to not overcrowd the area, especially if the space is limited. For a sleek and simple look start by focusing on your central pieces and working around them. Secure your furniture by placing an outdoor friendly rug under your seating. Not only will this add continuity to your design, but a soft outdoor rug ensures comfort for bare feet and a no-slip grip for your patio furniture.

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Now that your seating is set and secure, add a few practical accent pieces to bring your sleek look together. An Arteriors side table brings a modern and clean feel to your space and provides the perfect piece for setting drinks or appetizers down while entertaining. Outdoor side tables are also useful to double as ottomans or another seat during large gatherings.

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Industrial – Cool & Calm

When it comes to an industrial style, lighting is crucial. You want your outdoor entertaining events to last long past sunset, so how you light the area directly affects the atmosphere. For an industrial vibe, dark sconces with cool metals are your best option. These Currey & Company sconces add an instant edge and bring depth to your space. Their soft glow adds a warm and welcoming ambiance. Mix and match sconces, or even add a pendant light or chandelier for an abundance of lighting that will create a cool industrial tone. For furniture, select chairs and couches that keep the room balanced with cool, dark tones. Lighten the setting with a light, neutral outdoor rug to bring the space together.

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Nothing says industrial like a unique fireplace. Browse our selection of fireplace screens, tools, and lighters to add interest to your outdoor fireplace. Focusing on your fireplace provides a central location for everyone to gather as well as a spot to keep everyone warm as summer transitions to fall and winter.

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So this summer, step outside to enjoy the breezy summer air from a fresh and updated patio space. Create the atmosphere you desire by strategically selecting pieces and colors, and host friends and family to enjoy those long summer days. Whether your style emphasizes the beauty of nature, the simplicity of neutrals, or the edge from industrial pieces, the key is to create an outdoor space with style reminiscent of the inside of your home.

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