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August 10th, 2015 at 10:00 am

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In Southern California, we are no strangers to outdoor living spaces. In fact, we demand them.

If you’re trying to create or spruce up your outdoor living space before summer ends, here are a few characteristics you should think about. Once you’re finished with your backyard makeover, you’ll have the perfect patio where you can relax, entertain, or enjoy Sunday brunch with family and friends.

Incorporate bright colors
Show off your personality. You can have more fun in your outdoor space by adding bold colors or fun patterns. Try to incorporate colors that are already found in your yard or home, and add bright colors to them.

You can also get creative around holidays, adding red, white, and blue paper lanterns for the Fourth of July, or green table settings for St. Patrick’s Day.

Use indoor features outdoors
The goal of your outdoor living space is to make yourself as comfortable as you would be inside. Here are a few things to consider adding to your patio.

Lighting
Lighting is essential for any Southern California backyard, but how do you decide among lanterns, twinkle lights, and candles?

Plants
Plants should, of course, be a part of your outdoor living space. When deciding which plants to include, think of what benefits certain plants can give you.

Fun additions
From games to a fully stocked bar, your outdoor space should be a fun escape.

Whatever you decide to do with your outdoor living space, make sure it reflects your personality. You should be proud to welcome guests or spend a lazy afternoon in the comfort of (the outside of) your home.

 

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