Four Easy Ways to Get Your Outdoor Space Ready for the Fourth of July

June 30, 2016
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Designer Matthew Leverone, photography Lisa Romerein

It’s almost time to celebrate America’s birthday, and that means getting your outdoor space party-ready. If your outdoor oasis is lacking sunshine in more ways than one, an outdoor refresher is just the thing you need to get you well on your way to barbecues and bonfires.

Think of the Fourth of July as your opportunity to officially transform your space for the summer season. You can easily make your home the go-to spot for summer entertaining for years to come if you follow these simple tips for seasonal longevity.

Choose the right fabrics

This weekend – and all season long – the right outdoor fabrics will keep you worrying less about little spills and more about who’s ready for a refill.

Today’s selection of high-quality, weather resistant fabrics and furniture are not only incredibly resilient (think: antimicrobial, quick-drying, UV resistant and more), but they follow the most current trends in pattern and color for the home. You can create fun patterned umbrellas or accent pillows that can easily be switched out for a quick décor change.

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Architect Edward Seigel, designer Ernest de la Torre, photography Pieter Estersohn

 

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Select the right furniture

Thinking about furniture that will wear well in the outdoors is an excellent thing to consider as well (think: sturdy steel, wicker/rattan, wrought iron and wood for example). Investing in durable outdoor furnishings from the start is a great way to ensure that your pieces stay livable for a long time.

If you’re unsure about choosing the right fabrics and furniture for outdoor use, ask one of the experts on the Davin Interiors team for advice – we are happy to help!

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Designer Timothy Corrigan, photography Eric Piasecki

Create multiple seating areas

Give your party guests plenty of options for hanging out – whether it’s a cozy nook with a chaise, a group of inviting chairs around a fire pit or a plush sectional for lounging. After all, what’s outdoor entertaining without a great group of family and friends?

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Landscape architect Edmund Hollander, photography Pieter Estersohn

 

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Architect Michael Imber, designer Lynn Myers, photography Richard Powers

Use multi-functional pieces

Garden stools can act as drinks tables or extra seating. Storage benches can stow away blankets for a late-night bonfire or firework show, while also upping the seating count. Think about maximizing space and optimizing pieces.

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Designer Barbara Barry, photography Victoria Pearson

If you need help getting your outdoor space summer ready, email us at info@davininteriors.com to get started.