With summer quickly approaching, you might be thinking of ways to optimize your backyard for the warm weather season. At Monark, we believe summer gives you the perfect opportunity to completely renovate your backyard and add the outdoor deck furniture you’ve had your eye on! Whether you’re looking for a complete backyard makeover or just want to add something new, we’ve got you covered with our favorite tips and tricks for choosing outdoor deck furniture.
Opt for color
Now’s the time to brighten things up a bit. Go bold and channel summer colors! Use yellows, oranges and greens to bring some visual warmth to your outdoor deck furniture. From pillows to all-weather rugs, adding vibrant décor to your backyard seating area will brighten up your cookouts as well.
Light things up
For those who like more of a romantic setting, adding strings of lights to your backyard will definitely set the mood. Whether you want to create an Italian feel in your outdoor kitchen or simply lighten the yard at night, adding lights around your outdoor deck furniture creates an amorous feel. You’ll be able to enjoy the warm summer nights long after the sun goes down.
Consider the quality
It’s important to be conscientious about the seating you’re choosing for your backyard, especially if you live in an area with unpredictable weather. Natural cedar and teak wood are both great options for furniture that will last for years outdoors. It’s important to seal the natural cedar with paint and use teak oil every now and then to maintain their natural colors and material. All-weather wicker is another great option that looks beautiful but can handle any inclement weather. Outdoor deck furniture can be a bit trickier than indoor furniture, so it’s crucial to consider the best options for your future outdoor kitchen and seating area plans.
What do you do when the sun gets too hot, but you don’t want to go inside yet? You make your own shade! Adding umbrellas or even simple awnings to cover your outdoor deck furniture and kitchens gives you instant shade and will transform it into a comfortable and cool setting. Once everyone’s cooled down, the option to close the umbrellas and retract the awning is almost too easy to not have.
By keeping these tips in mind, your backyard and outdoor deck furniture will be the ultimate relaxation spot this summer. Staying cool, being bold, brightening things up and picking the right decor for your patio will make your backyard or outdoor kitchen the luxurious and comfortable duo you’ve dreamed of.
Of course, no great outdoor kitchen starts without a trip to your local Monark showroom to talk with our experts. Stop by and get started today!