Whether you’ve just bought a beach house on 30A or you’re getting ready to sell one, outfitting your outdoor living space to make it a spectacular place to spend time is essential. Check out these five must-haves for your outdoor living space so you’re ready to entertain, relax or do whatever your heart desires outside this summer.
5 Must-Haves for Your Outdoor Living Space
Most decorating professionals agree that these are the five must-haves for an outdoor living space:
- Outdoor lighting
- An area rug
- Awnings or an umbrella
You can totally transform your outdoor living space with the right lighting. String lights are incredibly popular – you can drape them wherever you’d like and plug them right into the nearest outlet – but torch-style lights give string lights a run for their money. You can choose torch-style lights that sit low to the ground for seating areas or pick tall ones to create an ambient glow in your space.
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Any seating option becomes a lot cozier when there’s a pillow on it. Outdoor pillows are available in a huge range of designs, sizes and styles, and they’ll stand up to the weather (just pick pillows that are resistant to water and the sun’s UV rays).
Pro Tip: Keep your outdoor pillows in a deck box or storage bench when you’re not entertaining outside. If you have the space, bring them in the house to keep them safe.
Outdoor Area Rugs
An outdoor area rug can pull everything together. Place one beneath your seating area and put a table in the center and you have an instant conversation spot. The key: Choosing one that’s water-resistant, can stand up to heavy traffic, and won’t fade when the sun’s beating down.
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Look into wall-mounted planters, which create instant art in your outdoor living space (and don’t take up much real estate on the floor, where all the traffic is). If you have extra room, big planters that you can bring in when the weather gets rough are a great idea, too. Some of the best potted plants for our Floridian climate include:
- Angel’s Trumpet
- Banana trees
- Passion flower
- Sky vine
- Tropical milkweed
Awnings or an Umbrella
Even if you’re relatively new to 30A, you know that the sun can be pretty brutal on some days – and that’s exactly why you need to invest in an awning or, at the very least, an umbrella for your outdoor living space. While you can opt for retractable awnings, you can choose a less costly shade sail or a roll-up umbrella to save some cash while still providing plenty of shade.
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