The official start to summer is quickly approaching, and as any Texan knows, there’s a short
window of time to make the most of the fresh air before the Southwest heat takes over. Whether you're a grill master, a professional cabana lounger, or your neighborhood’s resident patio dweller, a well-designed outdoor area can make the final days of spring that much sweeter. Below, find our best recommendations on how to elevate your space, so you can enjoy the weather before summer comes in full swing.
Amplify Your Ambiance
Traditional decor like area rugs or accent pieces (pictured) add a personal touch to any room, but if you’re looking to amplify your outdoor space in a way that puts the ambiance at the forefront, utilize your lighting fixtures to upgrade the character of your space. Family-owned Arteriors has an incredibly wide range of lighting fixtures to fit any style and need, from sconces to outdoor-specific fixtures, so you can match your style to a T.
Make Your Furniture a Focal Point
Whether your goal is to host the neighbors on a regular basis or create your own at-home
getaway, quality furniture is the soul of any space. Invest in pieces that not only speak to your
preferred aesthetic but serve as the focal point of your outdoor area. Look to Palecek (pictured) for customizable pieces or visit Dedon’s showroom to see varied offerings of furniture that give you the freedom to create a seating or dining area that’s a conversation piece.
Combine Practicality with Aesthetic
If you gravitate toward cooking a good meal for friends and family, invest in a professional-grade grill setup to not only impress your guests but supply yourself with everything you need to pull off the ultimate dinner party. DDD’s own Brown Jordan (pictured) is the go-to for customizable outdoor kitchen designs to set you up with everything you need. Bonus: if you’re also in the market for a furniture upgrade (see above), they also specialize in everything from dining areas to lounge pieces.