March 20, 2019

How to Create a Living Room-Worthy Escape on Your Patio

Bring the Indoors Out

We’re slowly seeing signs of spring which has got us scheming for all the outdoor entertaining to come! When planning al fresco gatherings, every great host’s top concern is the comfort of their guests and we’re here to help you create an unbeatable outdoor oasis! Keep reading for all the essentials along with tips for utilizing items you already have to bring the comforts of your living room outside.

Refine Your Furnishings

One of the quickest ways to elevate your patio space is with furniture pieces that combine the elegance of indoor furniture with the durability of outdoor furniture. The stylish patio seating below is from Summer Classics and boasts details traditionally found indoors, including tailored slipcovers and cane detailing. Forget about matching sets; when it comes to creating a cohesive arrangement, it’s all about the mix!

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Roll Out the Rug

No outdoor rug? No problem! A flatweave indoor rug like the stunner from Madison Lily below can easily be transported outside to define your entertaining space with added warmth and texture. Weather permitting, you can even spread a rug out on the lawn for a true under-the-stars experience.

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Marie Flanigan Interiors

Marie Flanigan Interiors

Enhance with Accessories

You have the rug and furnishings, and now it’s time to layer in your chicest accessories to bring your al fresco setting to life. Throw pillows crafted from weather-friendly materials, like hide, can bring the perfect homegrown charm to your outdoor space. When temps drop, sprinkle a couple of plush throw blankets throughout the area to keep your guests cozy. Simple, neutral floral arrangements lend beauty that won’t distract from the ever-flowing conversation. Need more seating? Pull out a bench or ottoman from your living room or bedroom that can be easily repurposed.

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Marie Flanigan Interiors

Create the Ambiance

No party is complete without delicious snacks and a great bottle [or three] of wine! You’ll never go wrong with a traditional meat and cheese tray.

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How are you prepping to entertain outdoors? Share in the comments below!

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