June 1, 2012 § 1 Comment
Living in San Diego, we are so spoiled by our beautiful weather and the amount of time we can spend outside. I know some people that probably spend more time outdoors than they do indoors and with a well designed patio and the San Diego sunshine, who can blame them? Here are some tips to arranging your patio or outdoor furniture.
1.) There’s always a lot of traffic on patios. Make sure you keep your furniture away from all doorways and walkways. General rule is to keep your furniture about 6 feet away from all doorways.
2.) Make sure when measuring your space you consider patio furniture that you need to keep in the shade or under a covered area
3.) Set your longest piece of furniture against the longest wall or railing. This will make arranging the other pieces easier
4.) Place additional pieces closer to your longest piece to promote conversational areas
5.) Remember to place your small tables and accent pieces next to your seating for places to set drinks and snacks down.
6.) Make sure you remember to accessorize your space. Add lighting, maybe an area rug, a couple pieces of artwork, or pillows to make your space come together.
7.) Keep the area around your BBQ free of furniture. This will help keep children and guests safer.