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In Texas, every home should have an amazing outdoor space! Our sunny summers just beg for a beautiful spot to sip mimosas with friends and family. Follow our do’s and don’ts list and you’ll be sitting pretty on the patio of your dreams.

The Do List

  1. Measure your outdoor space.

Before you start browsing for furniture, make sure to write down the dimensions of your outdoor space. It’s also a good idea to take a few pictures and mark where you’d like to place furniture and accessories.

  1. Play with color.

If you typically go for neutral tones inside the home, try going bold outdoors! Your outdoor furniture is the perfect way to experiment with color. Citrus blends of yellow, green, and grapefruit red are in the color forecast for this year’s summer color trends.

  1. Pay attention to materials.

Durable material should be your top criterium when you’re on the hunt to transform your outdoor space. Outdoor furniture made from stainless steel, teak wood, and sunbrella fabric are our choices for top-performing materials that survive the weather and maintain their original forms.

The Don’t List

  1. Don’t ignore your location.

Before you buy outdoor furniture, consider your climate and find out how different materials will react to the elements. If your back yard beams with sunlight, consider adding a chic umbrella—this can make all the difference when it comes to a comfortable outdoor space.

  1. Don’t let your back yard become a junkyard.

When decorating your front or backyard, it’s easy to quickly put everything you like in one area. Maximize your outdoor space by moving your favorite pieces around to find the golden spot for each.

  1. Don’t compromise on quality.

You may be tempted to buy cheap furniture, but maintenance will be complicated in the long run. The one way to avoid this is to buy high–quality, weather–resistant furniture. This will be easier to maintain and will last for a number of years.

For your next home project, consider redesigning your neglected outdoor space. Schedule a consultation with Pamela Hope Designs today to talk patterns, color, and more to transform a back yard, patio, or deck.

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