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It’s finally starting to feel a little like summer, and with that warm weather comes the urge to get outside and enjoy it as much as possible.  Although we are a cleaning company in Pickering, we still appreciate home décor for both the indoors and outdoors. But since we have beautiful weather now, we thought we would give you some idea to make your outdoor entertainment space extra enjoyable. It’s great to be able to go out for some entertainment in Durham Region, but it’s even better when you can enjoy a glass of wine from the comfort of your own perfectly styled outdoor patio.

Here are some ideas for making your outdoor space beautiful this summer:

Patio Furniture

We know. This one is kind of a given. However, patio furniture has come a long way since the wicker furniture we used to be familiar with. Colourful bistro sets, comfortable sofas that are durable and can withstand the weather and beautiful swinging benches and hanging tear-drop chairs are making an impact on outdoor furniture. Styling your outdoor space with patio furniture is just as fun as styling the décor in your home.

Outdoor Lighting

Patio lanterns are a thing of the past. Now, you can find just about anything to create some ambiance for your outdoor space. If you’re looking to add a little fun, string lights that come in different shapes like chilli peppers and flamingos can really add a cute touch. Standing lanterns with glowing candles, round bulbs on string lights and oversized lanterns can make a big impact on the mood you set. We recommend trying a few different options so you can play around with lighting depending on the mood you’re trying to achieve.

Outdoor Area Rugs

We LOVE outdoor area rugs. When they were first introduced, they were plastic and not the most versatile patterns. Now you can source almost any pattern to add a statement to your outdoor space and create a separation between the ground and your feet. It makes your outdoor space feel just a little more liveable and appealing.

Throw Pillows and Blankets

Did you know you can purchase fabrics that you don’t have to bring in every time it rains? Throw pillows are not just for your couches anymore? Make your patio furniture more comfortable with some throw pillows featuring beautiful patterns. Stow away cozy fleece throw blankets that are inexpensive in covered baskets so they are easy to grab when you or your guests catch a little chill in the evenings or the mornings. If the inexpensive blankets only last one season, it’s not a big deal! They just add a nice cozy touch to your outdoor space.

Planters  

We love when we’re providing residential cleaning services for a client and we see various sizes of planters filled with leafy green plants and floras arranged perfectly on an outdoor space. The different sizes add a little dynamic to the space, and the leafy greens make it appear lush and an inviting. When buying planters, consider the colour of the plant you are planning to plant in it and try to create a beautiful contrast. There are so many colourful options to choose from. However, when in doubt…terracotta pots always look perfect.

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