Planning Your Outdoor Living Space

By Mary H. Dyer | April 19, 2016
by Mary H. Dyer
April 19, 2016

Traditionally, the choice for people who love spending time outdoors has been simple – either you’re indoors or you’re outdoors. These days, however, many gardeners are opting for a third choice by creating relaxing, stylish outdoor living spaces that offer the very best of both worlds.

Imaginative Outdoor Living Spaces

Outdoor living spaces are versatile and can be adapted to suit every budget and any decorating style under the sun. The good news is that you don’t have to take out a second mortgage to enjoy nature in comfort.

An outdoor living space doesn’t even need to be an actual room. Latticework or a simple trellis or archway draped with a graceful vine can serve as a “wall” for a distinct, separate space. Even shrubbery or garden benches can divide your outdoor refuge from the rest of the landscape to create a roomy feel.

And don’t forget garden stools when planning your outdoor living space”¦

Adding Fun and Functional Garden Stools

Once you’ve created your outdoor living area, you’re ready to furnish the space. This is where the real fun begins. Garden stools have been around for centuries, mostly in the form of elegant Chinese ceramic stools. These days, you have a choice of sturdy garden stools that provide style and functionality for every space imaginable – just the ticket if you want to add a cheerful touch or an accent with a bit of whimsy.

One of the best things about garden stools is that they’re so easy to move around and place wherever you like, an important factor when you need a little more seating to accommodate extra guests or an impromptu get-together. Kids love sitting on garden stools, but they’re sturdy and comfortable enough for anybody.

Keep in mind that garden stools aren’t just for sitting. For example, stools make great little side tables to hold a drink or a book, or use a stool to prop up your feet! While they aren’t in use as seating, garden stools are perfect for displaying your favorite potted plant or cut flower bouquet. You can even gather several stools and use them as a pedestal for an elegant glass tabletop.

If your climate dictates that your outdoor living room is seasonal, bring the stools indoors during the winter months where they accent any room in the house. Use them as side tables, next to the bed, or even in the bathroom.

There are no limits when it comes to decorating with garden stools. Use your imagination and have fun with these trusty little dynamos.

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  • Kari Judd
    Comment added May 2, 2016Reply

    Love these Ideas for using Garden Stools!

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