Spending time outdoors is good for your mental health and well-being, and your outdoor space can be a reflection of your own personality.
- 1 Upgrades to Elevate Your Outdoor Space Experience
- 1.1 Dining & Entertaining
- 1.2 Seating Solutions
- 1.3 Relaxation & Recreation
- 1.4 Storage & Organization
- 2 Endnote
Upgrades to Elevate Your Outdoor Space Experience
Even with a small space, you don’t need to compromise. Furniture pieces such as these will fit into any space and suit any personality. Whether you are looking for entertainment pieces or hoping to create an outdoor oasis, there is something for you on this list.
These innovative outdoor pieces will enhance any outdoor area and entice anyone to spend more time in their backyard.
Dining & Entertaining
Outdoor Kitchen Islands
Look at ways in which you can maximize your barbecue area on your deck. Built-in grills, sinks, and storage for convenient outdoor cooking will ensure your reputation as a grill master of note. But be sure to use weather-resistant materials for extra longevity and durability.
Wooden items, especially, need to be sealed. Coat wooden items with sealing finishes that also protect your outdoor furniture from the sun’s harsh rays. Even if your deck or patio has an awning over them, they’re still exposed to the changing weather’s effects.
Convertible Dining Tables
A transformer table with adjustable height and expandable features is perfect for the entertainer with limited space. Use it in its compact form for solo meals, or spread it out when the party takes over.
These ingenious creations are both stylish and functional and with one simple adjustment can accommodate larger groups for dinner parties or backyard functions.
Some of the best extendable tables will offer you up to six different sizes. Make sure to choose one that is weather-resistant and rust-resistant to last you a lifetime of dinner parties.
Modular Seating Systems
Modular sofas and patio couches offer versatile configurations for various indoor or outdoor spaces. With adjustable features for personalized comfort, you’ll never be stuck with too many guests and not enough seats. Simply rearrange and reconfigure them, as needed.
Create a cozy corner for more intimate evenings, or open them up for larger gatherings. But don’t forget that once opened up into a larger configuration, it’ll still have to fit into your available space. Check with the manufacturer to be certain that the expanded dimensions will fit your patio or deck.
The humble hammock has never gone, nor will it ever go, out of style. It’s a relaxing and stylish seating option for your patio or deck. Several space-saving and portable designs are available, so do your research before purchasing. Many garden centers also sell these items.
Some users report that using a hammock is much easier on their backs than upright outdoor seating. If you’re into sewing and crafting, it’s also fairly easy to make your own hammock. Echo the fabric’s print or colors in cushions on your other outdoor chairs, for a cohesive outdoor decor theme.
Relaxation & Recreation
You’ll add a sense of luxury to your outdoor space with a canopy bed. It offers a peaceful place to nap outdoors, chill by the pool or read a book, a canopy bed will bring a touch of comfort and elegance. An outdoor canopy bed is designed to provide shade, comfort, and relaxation.
It typically consists of a structure much like an ordinary bed, but with a canopy to protect you from the sun. Made from weather-resistant and durable materials like metal or sealed wood, it can be made to complement your other outdoor furniture.
Take care to use fabrics that are weather resistant too, for the shade/canopy. Avoid dark colors as this will be uncomfortable in the summer heat. Lighter colors are a better choice for hot days.
Not only will this provide a protected area to escape the sun, but it will also make you feel far away from home. Perfect for those who are looking for an island escape style! This is a modern and functional way to enhance your patio space and add a touch of extravagance.
Fire Pit Tables
Have an outdoor fire pit built that has dual functionality – coffee table by day, firepit by night. All it takes is a removable cover and you’ll have a truly functional piece that provides warmth and ambiance for all your outdoor gatherings.
A built-in firepit is also a great way to add another area of interest to your home, should you ever consider selling your house. Any dedicated outdoor space is a top way to add value to your home, year after year.
This will be a game changer for entertaining in your home and a warm and cozy space to gather on cool evenings after dinner. A gathering spot perfect for a drink, games, or conversation. So many stories are told around the fire, and plenty of memories are created.
Storage & Organization
Outdoor Storage Benches
The outdoor storage bench is one of the most innovative and functional furniture pieces you can own.
By adding some cheerful outdoor cushions to the top, it offers extra seating. But no one will know about the practical, yet hidden, storage compartment within. Store the cushions inside the bench when the weather takes a turn for the worse.
You can also use it to store your gardening tools, picnic plates, cutlery, or even your barbecue tools.
Vertical Gardening Walls
On the subject of gardening, if you want to maximize your outdoor spaces for gardening, there’s a remedy for that too.
We’d all love to have the space for a backyard farm, growing fresh produce. But few of us have the space. Even if you don’t have a garden, you can do patio gardening, with vertical gardening walls.
These multi-pocket hanging plant hampers provide easy access to your homegrown herbs or flowers.
With indoor gardening and home-grown herbs and vegetables becoming more popular in our homes, this will create a beautiful natural space on your patio to relax. These lush vertical garden walls also offer some insulation from heat and noise and improve the air quality around your home.