Get Your Outdoor Space Staycation Ready In 5 Easy Steps
Summer is approaching fast and it’s time for beaches, mountains and a few weeks of rest otherwise known as the great American vacation. But what if you’re unable to go on a traditional vacation?
The Staycation Is The New Vacation
What is a staycation? It’s taking a vacation from the comfort of your own home. And the best thing about staycations are their tremendous flexibility. You can take a weeklong staycation, a weekend or even a single day staycation. You can see the sights and participate in “touristy” activities in your own town, but most importantly you get a chance to really relax in your own space. But is your outdoor space staycation ready?
Make Your Outdoor Space Staycation Ready
Step 1: Seating
Does it seem like you’re on your feet 24/7? You need a break, right? What better way to take a break than to sit and enjoy your outdoor space, but that requires comfortable seating. You going to want to look for seating that fits with your space and your lifestyle. Do you grill and eat outside often? Then consider an outdoor dining set. Do you like to lounge in an outdoor extension of your living room? Then consider an outdoor sectional set. Choose seating according to how your family uses or will use your outdoor space.
This Peckham outdoor sectional set with ottoman is a perfect way to extend your living room to the outdoors. Your family can relax in style while enjoying each other’s company, as well as the gorgeous weather.
This Tanglevale 7 Piece Outdoor Dining Set is a wonderful way to grill and chill outdoors. There’s plenty of room for entertaining and the chairs are comfortable enough to dine and lounge in.
Expert Tip: Measure the circumference of your space and bring a tape measure with you to the showroom.
Step 2: Rugs
A rug can elevate an outdoor space with minimal effort and expense. Outdoor rugs have come a long way from the AstroTurf of the 60’s and 70’s. They’ve evolved to the lush, plush rugs of today. Some are so soft and comfy, you may feel tempted to bring them inside. Not only do they centralize an outdoor space, but they also add color and distinction.
Step 3: Shade
Both lighting and shade are equally important to enjoying your outdoor space. Umbrellas add needed shade and can add height to an open outdoor space. Always opt for a tilting umbrella, so you can adjust no matter where the sun is.
This large Signature Design auto tilt umbrella adds interest and height. It also moves to accommodate the position of the sun, so you always have perfect amount of shade.
This medium Signature Design auto tilt umbrella works well for smaller outdoors spaces. Also you may want to opt for two medium umbrellas instead of one large umbrella, if you have family members who like different amounts of sun exposure.
Step 4: Lighting And Heating
If you decide to use your outdoor space after hours, you’re going to need some lighting and heating. Don’t rely on floodlighting, which is essentially meant to guide you in the dark, and not meant to be nuanced. Buying a string of retro lights to hang over a pergola adds soft light. Also, depending on which part of the tri-state area you live, nights can get a little chilly. A patio heater adds light and warmth to your outdoor space at night.
This Signature Design Peachstone Patio Heater adds ambient light and just the right amount of heat for those chilly spring and summer nights and the wood base adds interest and texture.
Step 5: Enjoy!
Once you’ve cultivated your space, the next step is to schedule your staycation and enjoy! Explore attractions that you’ve always wanted to do in your hometown. Then return home to your inviting, relaxing outdoor space. Sit back in your outdoor sectional or cook out in your outdoor dining area. Take in the fresh air and all that the outdoors have to offer. But most importantly, forget about work for a while, so you can return refreshed and renewed.
Value City NJ Can Help Make Your Outdoor Space Staycation Ready
Value City NJ Furniture has a long history of serving all of the tri-state area’s furniture needs. Contact us today! We have everything you need to make your outdoor space ready for your next staycation.