Summer has finally arrived here in sunny South Africa and the holiday season not far behind. What better way to celebrate summer, than by giving your patio a brand new look!
Bring on summer and revitalize your outdoor living area:
1. OUT WITH THE CLEANING SUPPLIES
First things first, spring-cleaning the patio! A long winter can leave your patio furniture looking dull and unattractive. Fortunately, it is easy with little effort to get the patio furniture looking beautiful again. A quick scrub or a little dusting can do the trick. If the furniture needs a little extra, you can certainly have a look at our previous blog on how to rejuvenate your outdoor furniture
2. CREATE SOME SHADE
Basking in the sun may be wonderful but it is important to do so sensibly. Too much sun if unprotected from UV rays could leave you with a nasty sunburn.
A trendy way to set up some cool shady spots is with stylish parasols or umbrellas. At Creative Living, we have just that, a beautiful collection of both to choose from!
To view our range of parasols and umbrellas, click here.
3. ADD SOME GREENERY
Summer be very dreary without the magnificence of bright blooms and lush greenery. One of the easiest techniques to add a splash of colour to your outdoor living areas is to use plants. Utilising raised planters or simple terracotta pots your patio can be transformed into a magnificent area with a rustic feel and rejuvenating plant life.
Boost your local ecosystem by planting indigenous plants and give your patio some added colour.
4. ACCESSORIES AND LIGHTING
Finally, accessories are a wonderful way to pull the entire space together. With so much to choose from, where does one begin?
The easiest option would be to add cushions. In doing so you increase the overall ‘cosy’ feeling of your patio. To create a feeling of comfort and style is simple enough with the wide variety of shapes, sizes and colours of cushions available that will suit your individual style.
Lighting is another very important part of any outdoor setting and yet it is often overlooked. It is important to provide ambient lighting that not only adds to the ambience but also ensures the safety of each person.
The lighting should be good enough yet subtle enough not to distract from the beauty of the night sky and the setting you are creating.
Feeling inspired? Find out more on how to enhance your patio, here. While you’re exploring, be sure to look at our magnificent range of outdoor furniture at www.creative-living.co.za