Summer is here and every weekend is an opportunity to host family and friends at your home for a barbecue or picnic. Now’s the time to make sure your outdoor living spaces look great and are comfortable for your guests.
Here are five tips for decorating outdoors this summer:
1. Make sure everything is waterproof – Rather than having to bring everything inside every time there is a threat of rain, choose water proof fabrics for your outdoor furniture, curtains, pillows and other outdoor décor.
2. Choose rust-resistant metallics – Again, you want to be able to leave your outdoor décor outside and uncovered. Tables, chairs, accents and even the grommets on your curtains should be rust-resistant to hold up to the elements.
3. Keep it clean – When you leave something outside, it’s not just the threat of rain you have to worry about. High wind can leave fallen sticks and leaves. Birds might leave their droppings. Take pride in your outdoor entertaining areas and make sure they are clean and ready for your guests.