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Outdoor Furniture & Décor: How to Create Your Own Patio or Poolside Paradise

We'll help you transform your patio and/or pool area in to an outdoor oasis you and your family can enjoy all year round. In this article we'll share some simple tips, styling advice and product recommendations so you can take your backyard to the next level! 

Create a backyard space that's perfect for entertaining and family get-togethers, with the right outdoor furniture and décor to make your outdoor spaces stylish, comfortable and practical. 

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1. Assess Your Outdoor Space/s

The first step is to get a better understanding of the space you have available. Here's a few tips to help you get started: 

  • Evaluating Your Space: Measuring the size of your backyard is key. This step is vital for ensuring mobility and practical usage, helping you select furniture that fits perfectly. Here's a handy guide on how to effectively plan an outdoor space. 

  • Analysing Sunlight and Shade: Sunlight and shade can affect your backyard throughout the day. Once you know how the sun moves through your property you'll know where you need to add extra shade or even bring the sun in through careful pruning for example, and get a better idea of where to position furniture to get the right balance of sun and shade. 

  • Selecting Furniture For Natural Settings: Choosing the right outdoor furniture and décor can take your backyard to the next level, and allow you to enjoy the natural beauty of your backyard. Place seating in areas that allow people to enjoy green spaces and nature. 

2. Selecting Furniture: Balancing Comfort And Style

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    The next step is to look for ways to use furniture to allow you to enjoy your outdoor spaces. Think about everyone's needs and how you'll use your spaces, and try to combine comfort and style when selecting your ideal furniture:

    • Materials Matter: Choosing materials involves mixing aesthetics, durability, and maintenance considerations. Different materials have distinct advantages and styles.  Find out more about material selection here.

    • Comfort Is Key: While aesthetics are important, comfort should be the top priority. A visually stunning chair loses its appeal if it’s not comfortable. To truly create an inviting atmosphere for relaxation and enjoyment outdoors, look for pieces that seamlessly combine beauty with comfort. Soft cushions, ergonomic designs, and durable yet cosy materials are things to look for. Your outdoor space is an extension of your living area, so it should be a place for leisure and comfort.

    • Styling Your Space: Many home owners spend lots of time considering the style of their interiors, and every little on exteriors. But we think your outdoor areas should be a reflection of your personal taste. Here's a few questions to help you understand what style might be right for you. What is the architectural style of your home? What are the colours, and the overall vibe you want to create? What is your interior décor style? Whether your inclination leans toward modern minimalism or rustic charm, your furniture and décor choices should flawlessly complete these elements, resulting in a cohesive and visually captivating environment.

    3. Setting The Scene With Sophisticated Sun Lounges 

      Sun Lounges: The Ultimate Relaxation: Sun lounges are a must-have if you want to elevate your patio or poolside area.  They're not just a luxury symbol but a commitment to relaxation and health. They also offer several benefits such as:

      • Stress Reduction: Unwinding on a sun lounge in the warmth of the sun offers a peaceful escape and mental health benefits.
      • Vitamin D Boost: Spending time on sun lounges allows you to reap the rewards of vitamin D exposure, which plays a crucial role in maintaining healthy bones and supports our immune system.

      4. Crafting A Charming Outdoor Haven With Gazebos

      Gazebos: Your Personal Outdoor Sanctuary: Gazebos can be both practical and provide a statement piece for your backyard.  They're perfect for both social gatherings and quiet moments, enhancing your outdoor experience. Just picture yourself enjoying a cup of coffee in the morning or hosting a cosy dinner party under the twinkling stars, all within the elegant embrace of your gazebo.

      5. Setting The Mood

      Firepits are more than a heat source; they're a focal point for social interactions, perfect for storytelling and memory-making on winter evenings. Before you light the first fire, make sure you are aware of the basics of backyard fire safety.

      6. Designing A Versatile Entertainment Space With Outdoor Lounges

      Transform your backyard into a premier entertainment spot with stylish outdoor lounges. These pieces of furniture seamlessly merge comfort and style.

      • Versatile Seating: Outdoor lounges provide adaptable seating for any event, from family get-togethers to outdoor parties.
      • Design and Comfort: Combining aesthetic appeal with ergonomic design, lounges provide the perfect balance of style and comfort. They are crafted to create an inviting atmosphere where guests can relax and unwind.
      • Durability and Craftsmanship: Made from high-quality, weather-resistant materials, these lounges are built to last while maintaining their elegance.

      Incorporating outdoor lounges into your backyard not only elevates its look but also enhances the functionality of your space. 

      7. Outdoor Dining: Savouring Meals Under the Sky

        Elevate your outdoor dining experience by incorporating elegant dining sets into your backyard. These sets turn every meal into a special occasion. You can further enhance your dining area by adding cushions or adding a pop of colour with decorative accents. 

        Bringing It All Together

        Creating your perfect patio and poolside paradise can be an exciting and rewarding journey. It goes beyond simply selecting furniture; it involves creating an extension of your home that reflects your unique style and preferences. With our extensive range of products at The Best Backyard, from sun lounges to gazebos, firepits to outdoor lounges, and dining sets, you’re set to transform your backyard into a haven of luxury, relaxation, and enjoyment where you can cherish moments for a lifetime.

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