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Outdoor Living Ideas by Mr. K's Fabric Shop in Quincy, IL


Creating an Outdoor Living Space


Outdoor living is all about comfort and relaxation. It can happen wherever you have outdoor space – in the courtyard or backyard, balcony or terrace.

Build your outdoor retreat from the ground up, considering flooring, plants, furniture, umbrellas and awnings. There are so many choices in colors, finishes and materials – and most outdoor living elements are now made out of materials that resist degrading in the heat and humidity.

Outdoor Living Space - Design Ideas by Mr. K's Fabric Shop in Quincy, IL
 
Outdoor Flooring and Furniture - Design Ideas by Mr. K's Fabric Shop in Quincy, IL

For your flooring, think wood planks, terra cotta, flagstone, pavers, or an interesting cement finish. Outdoor rugs can soften a hard flooring choice.

In your furniture scheme, plan for a dining area with tables and chairs, and a more casual lounging area for just hanging around.

Explore the variety of furniture materials available, including real or faux wicker, teak, faux wood products, powder coated aluminum and glass.
 

For sun covering, you can use umbrellas, have a shading structure built or install an awning that comes out from the house. Or you can get your shade from strategically planted trees!

In the foliage category, consider blooming flowers that add not only color, but smell good, too! A lush trellis can add intimacy and privacy. 

Outdoor sun protrection - Design Ideas by Mr. K's Fabric Shop in Quincy, IL
 
Outdoor Accents - Design Ideas by Mr. K's Fabric Shop in Quincy, IL

For your dining pleasure, use washable cotton table linens or even paper napkins and unbreakable plates and glasses. It’s time to put away the starched table linens and the fine china and take it easy.

Accent pieces that add to your outdoor ambience include throw pillows, outdoor lanterns, water features, candles and flower arrangements.
 

And don’t forget the barbecue! Who doesn’t like cooking and dining in the open air?

According to Better Homes and Gardens Magazine, 72% of their Facebook fans say that a backyard barbecue is their favorite kind of summer party. But keep it easy because people also like the easy, relaxing feel of outdoor dining.

Planning for outdoor living now lets you be spontaneous when the good weather arrives. Please contact us for more ideas or for help with your next design project.

April 2015

Outdoor dining setup - Design Ideas by Mr. K's Fabric Shop in Quincy, IL
 
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