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Large or small, a patio space provides great opportunity for expanding your home’s living, entertaining and relaxing space. Determining just how to decorate and define your outdoor living space can seem like an overwhelming proposition. By following a few patio decorating tips, you can transform your patio into a functional, inviting and comfortable outdoor space.
Create Separate Spaces
If you have a large patio, or even a medium-sized one, create separate zones rather than trying to decorate one large space. You can have a dining area with tables and chairs and a separate seating area with lounge furniture or a fire pit. Creating multiple zones on your patio will enhance the function of your outdoor space, and it will provide different areas for your guests to mix, mingle and relax when you entertain.
Think About Skipping the Patio Set
When decorating your patio, it can seem standard to go to the store and spot a set of tables and chairs, but you don’t have to go straight for a traditional set when you’re decorating your patio. If you are looking for a space to relax, an outdoor sofa can provide a comfortable spot. Hammocks can provide a laid-back space for you to lounge as you enjoy your patio. There are also outdoor chaise lounges or bar sets. Once you migrate away from the usual patio set, you will find a range of furniture options to fit your needs.
Create a Focal Point
Just like rooms inside your home, a patio space can benefit from focal points. Outdoor fireplaces or fire pits, trellised plants or outdoor artwork can add a focal point to your outdoor spaces, anchoring the space and adding visual interest. Once your focal point has been established, don’t forget to create additional aesthetic interest in your outdoor space by layering in additional décor or plants.
Bring Indoor Comforts Outside
When it comes to decorating your outdoor space, don’t be afraid to approach it just as you would your indoor space! Add an outdoor rug to help define your spaces and add color. Use outdoor throw pillows for comfort and a pop of style. If you have a pergola or roof over your outdoor space, you can even add outdoor curtains to define and soften your patio space or to lend a sense of sophistication. To truly enjoy your outdoor living space, your patio should have the same elements of comfort and style as your indoor spaces!
Celebrate the Outdoors
Don’t forget that your outdoor living space is outdoors! While you might enjoy modern lines, bold patterns and bright colors, pay homage to the outdoors and add interest to your outdoor space with natural accents. Plants of any sort — whether they’re in pots, window boxes or planters — are an easy way to accent your outdoor space, but you also can use décor made from natural elements like wood or stone.
Most importantly, have fun as you decorate your outdoor living space! You want it to be an inviting area that provides additional function to your home. Make sure your patio reflects your style and your needs. And if you need style inspiration, stop by the Tri-County Hearth & Patio Showroom to see our collection of outdoor furniture, appliances and décor.
Yeti has taken the world by storm with their high-quality, high-strength coolers and tumblers. These tumblers can keep ice frozen and drinks cold for days. One of the newest Yeti inventions, the Hopper.
For its many uses and its functional durability, the Yeti Hopper has been met with rave reviews.
Some ideal uses for the Yeti Hopper include:
- Boating. Whether you’re tubing off the back of your speed boat, hitting the river rapids or paddling serenely across the lake, the Yeti Hopper makes a perfect accessory. It can be tethered easily to a kayak, raft or canoe. As a matter of fact, the Hopper does not take up the space a traditional hard-sized cooler would. On a boat that’s going to be tossed around, like a speed boat or whitewater raft, the soft-sided Hopper offers a degree of safety; it won’t be roughly tossed to cause potential harm the way a hard-sided cooler could.
- Tailgating. Let’s face it: Tailgating requires a lot of gear, from the chairs to the table to the grill. However, a soft-sided Hopper will keep your brats, dips and beer as cold as its hard-sided counterpart. It doesn’t take up the space in the back of your car. Also, it can be easily fitted in under a seat or in between your gear.
- Camping. It’s undeniable that anything longer than an overnight camping trip requires a large cooler filled with provisions. You might not be able to forego the big cooler, but bringing along a Yeti Hopper provides a major advantage. You can pack your cold drinks and your lunch while you take off on a day hike or a picnic.
- Hunting and fishing. Hunters and anglers often set off for a long day. They need plenty of meals and snacks to keep them going. In most cases, toting a hard-sided cooler is a big inconvenience for an outdoorsman. The Hopper solves the dilemma between wanting to keep food cold and not being able to tote a big cooler. With its soft sides, shoulder strap and portability, the Hopper can allow you to keep your food and drinks cold on all of your outdoor adventures.
Most people see the convenience a soft-sided cooler has to offer, and if you’re serious about boating, tailgating, camping, hunting, fishing or other outdoor endeavors, the Yeti Hopper will stand up to your needs. With 1 inch of rubber foam insulation on all sides, the Hopper will keep your food and drinks cold, and your ice frozen, for days. The Hopper also features a DryHide shell that is puncture resistant and ultra-durable, a HydroLok zipper that seals the cold in and the heat out and an FDA-approved food-grade interior liner. On top of that, the Hopper is leak proof and mildew resistant.
If you are ready to take your outdoor adventures to the next level with the convenience of a Yeti Hopper, stop by the Tri-County Hearth & Patio showroom to see what the stir is all about.