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How to Bring Indoor Comfort to Outdoor Living

outdoor living If you love seasonal changes, Northeastern Pennsylvania is one of the best places to live and enjoy your natural surroundings. But why nature watch from behind your window pane when you could be relaxing outside and taking in the fresh air? Bring the indoors outdoors with these great outdoor living tips!

 

1. Make Your Home’s Entrance Welcoming

What does your front porch or entrance way say about your home? Does it welcome company? Would do you look forward to curling up on the front porch with a hot cup of coffee? If not, there’s a lot you can do to utilize this area; stop treating this space like it’s only meant to display your jack-o-lanterns and potted plants.

Hanging a rustic porch swing can be the perfect way to create an area that beckons both you and your family outdoors. For a more natural look, consider hanging your swing using sturdy rope as opposed to the traditional metal links. Adding decorative throw pillows can also be a wonderful touch, and you can change them according to the season to keep the area looking fresh.

2. Add a Touch of Mood Lighting

 

People often shudder at the idea of installing additional lighting to any space, but it really can be as simple as lighting a few strategically placed candles. The best way to keep your candles lit is to invest in a few inexpensive outdoor lanterns. Selecting the right lanterns can add charm and warmth to your outdoor living area, and they require very little in terms of installation.

Using outdoor lanterns can be as easy as hanging them from a small ceiling hook, lining them along railings, or placing them on side and main tables. And best of all, you don’t need to deal with chords and outlets.

3. Bring Your Indoor Decor Outdoors

Many people in NEPA have patios and decks, but don’t utilize them nearly as much as they could. You’ve seen it many times … a deck with just a picnic table, a few chairs, a grill … and that’s it. There’s absolutely no personalization. Maybe the family grills a few burgers once or twice a week during the summer, they eat, and immediately head back into the house. If this sounds like you and your family, there’s so much more you can do to enjoy this space.
The biggest secret to transforming your patio or deck is to treat it like any other room in the house. Start by taking a look around your interior and remind yourself what it is you love about your home decor. Just like your home’s interior, your deck or patio should not be ignored. Use your home’s exterior wall to hang tasteful decor. And adding a variety of personal touches to the outdoors is the key to making the space feel comfortable; your family will look forward to spending time in it.

5. Turn Your Patio into an Oasis

By selecting luxurious varieties of potted plants, you can easily transform a boring concrete patio into an attractive oasis. Adding lush greens to your living space is a wonderful idea for any season. Spring and summer months can provide beautifully scented bloomers and fruits, while fall and winter month evergreens are a hardy selection.

6. Warm Up with an Outdoor Hearth

 

Nothing brings you closer to nature than a flickering flame, and an outdoor fireplace will warm both your summer and winter nights. Outdoor fireplace come in a large number of shapes and sizes, and it is easy to find one that will fit into your budget.
If you’re not interested in making any drastic changes, there are small, portable fireplaces and fire pits that will fit perfectly on your patio or deck. Your family will love gathering around the fire to enjoy your new outdoor space’s warm relaxing glow.

 

Do you have any outdoor living ideas to add to our list? Please let us know how you enjoy your outdoor space and comment below!

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