Treat your outdoors like you treat your interiors
Treat your outdoors like you would treat your interior areas. Seating, lighting, accessories and possibly outdoor draperies giving you all the elements you have in your home extending it outdoors. Other outdoor features like artwork and a mirror to reflect a part or parts of your garden giving the area an inviting and cozy feeling.
A trend……people seem to be entertaining at home more. The summer is a great time to entertain outdoors with all the fanfare that you would if entertaining indoors. Outdoor kitchens, fireplaces and comfortable seating area with sectionals, sofa and of course chairs.
Today, outdoor fabrics have come a long way from when your grandparents had their vinyl chairs pads on their patio sets. They are tested for sunlight exposure, durability and mold and mildew resistance. Outdoor fabrics are much more subtle and colourful with a wide variety of patterns and finishes such as velvets, chenilles from traditional patterns to very contemporary designs. Even outdoor drapery fabrics including drapery tassels and trims.
Major fabric houses such as Kravet fabrics, Duralee fabrics and Maxwell have collections available priced from $70.00 per yard and up.
When choosing your colour palette to keep in mind what will compliment your exteriors surroundings such as brick and stone colour, siding and deck finishes. Choosing your seating is important as well. Make sure it’s comfortable for you and your guests to sit and relax enjoying your company as well as your surroundings and of course with a cocktail in hand. Also, incorporate potted fragrant flowers and or herbs so when sitting you can enjoy all the scents and colours.
Screened-in porches and gazebos are becoming very trendy again. Screened in areas for outdoor dining or just sitting is a must-have to keep those summer pests away. Screened in areas also add extra living space to your home and also protects you from the elements such as rain and sun guaranteeing you that your outdoor dinner party will go on and not have to stay indoors.
Acanthus interiors offer a wide selection of outdoor fabrics so you can customize your outdoor space as you would the indoors.
You can visit us here:
46 John Street
Port Hope 905 885 8648