Outdoor Living | 5 Tips for Creating The Perfect PNW Style Patio

I don’t know about you, but living here in the PNW I have a strong yearning to spend as much time outdoors as possible during the Spring and Summer. Nothing more enjoyable than entertaining family and friends, or relaxing in my lounge feeling the breeze in my hair, and meditating to melodious songbirds. . . truly outdoor living at its best. On today’s blog, we want to share our 5 designer tips for planning your perfect PNW style patio.

Patio living for man and man’s best friends…

Tip 1: Be sure to add in plenty of seating and entertaining options for all types of weather. And to help define those seating spaces, outdoor quality area rugs and draperies can be the perfect complements. Tip 2: When selecting outdoor fabrics for cushions and pillows, choose proven performance outdoor fabrics such as Solarium or Sunbrella for season after season durability, and feel free to mix up those patterns, colors, and textures!

outdoor draperies create privacy and help control the view…

Tip 3: Warm up the PNW chill with an outdoor fire table . . .we are just loving this fire table for year-round enjoyment! From sunset to sunrise, remember it’s never too early or late in the season here in the PNW to put your feet up, relax, and enjoy a fire.

it’s a dog’s life…

Tip 4: Aluminum tilt capable patio umbrellas provides the convenience of portable sun shade to loungers and diners alike…Replacement canopies are an affordable and easy way to change up your outdoor living decor. Add an inexpensive LED umbrella light for dusk to dawn entertaining.

open spaces for multi-functional outdoor living…

Tip 5: Composite decking and aluminum railings allow for easy to maintain deck finishes perfect for PNW weather. For us, making the decision to replace an old cedar deck with composite was easy…no more insects, no more dry rot, no more sanding, scraping, and refinishing every year. We get the look of natural wood without the never ending upkeep. Winner, winner!

ah, relax…

What a transformation . . .time to stream our favorite music, grab a cold one from the rolling cooler, and enjoy our year-round PNW outdoor living space!

special thanks to Buddy Boo boo and Rudy toot toot . . .extra treats for being cute!

special thanks to Buddy Boo boo and Rudy toot toot . . .extra treats for being cute!

We hope you enjoyed our 5 designer tips for creating your perfect PNW style patio. For purchase information about a featured product or to inquire about our interior design services, please contact us and we will be happy to help.

Be like me and get out and enjoy your PNW outdoor living space!

Corinne Gail

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