9 TIPS FOR CREATING A PERFECT OUTDOOR LIVING ROOM

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Life outdoors is life fully lived. It’s our mantra that we live by at Design Roots!

Bringing your family together outdoors creates lasting memories and quality time free from distractions. We’ve compiled a few tips for you to make an outdoor living room that’s comfortable, beautiful and enjoyable.

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1. MAKE AN OUTDOOR LIVING ROOM

We like to blur the line between indoors and out and create comfortable environments outside. Start with an outdoor rug to frame in a sitting area. (For added texture we like to layer rugs, too!) The rug helps to create the indoor look while also being a nice surface for your feet.

2. SOFA SO GOOD

When it comes to the outdoors, you must choose outdoor-rated furniture with weather-resistant fabric. Come see us at Design Roots and we can show you endless options that will be sturdy enough to hold up to the elements!

3. MAKE PILLOW TALK

Add pops of color and fun patterns with decorative pillows, but be sure that the pillows are made specifically for outdoor use to get the most out of your pillow purchases! These whimsically printed pillows are perfect to brighten the setting and durable for an outdoor living room.

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4. SUN’S OUT… FUN’S OUT!

When setting up your outdoor space, choose a shaded spot or create shade with an umbrella or sail shade. Again, be sure that your fabric is certified for the outdoors, and of course Design Roots can help with that and the installation as well!

5. GET LIT

Create a romantic ambience with these solar-powered electric candles. They charge during the day so that you can have a well-lit evening with a flickering effect.

We also carry a line of candles that are hand-poured into cement vessels that can be used after as a planter!

6. DON’T STOP BE-LEAFING

Just like indoors, natural greenery helps make your outdoor living room more inviting! Plants and greenery can soften the hard lines of furniture and bring a natural feel to your space. Bring your garden over to your outdoor living room with potted plants.

The pottery that you choose needs to be freeze- and frost-resistant like this line of resin planters.

7. BUZZ OFF, MOSQUITOS

Here in Texas, skeeters can be a real problem for your outdoor living room! Snag some all-natural citronella spray and burn beautiful-smelling citronella incense sticks to keep your outdoor living room bug-free!

8. FOOD TASTES BETTER OUTSIDE

Use a natural wood board to serve a beautiful cheese, nuts & fruit arrangement on a coffee table in your outdoor living room!

9. BEAUTY IS IN THE EYE OF THE BEER HOLDER

Keep your drinks cold (or hot!) in insulated drinkware like these beautiful tumblers made by Swig.

We hope you enjoy your time in your outdoor living room! Let us know if you have any outdoor obstacles that you’d like to address!