Sweet summertime is in full swing and we’re in high-gear relaxation mode! What could be better than soaking up the sun and enjoying leisure in your private Atlantic Builders backyard or deck? From reading your favorite book with a refreshing drink in hand, to throwing a summer dinner party for your family and friends, we have plenty of ways to make your outdoor space feel special.
Whether large or small, your outdoor area can be maximized to reach its full potential with the right accessories! Let your inner-designer run free and get inspired by a few of our favorite trends heating up this summer. Have fun decorating and happy summer!
Larger Than Life Backyard
Throw Some Shade: In your luxurious Atlantic Builders backyard, give your guests something to smile about as they enjoy an appetizer or drink under a wide, sleek umbrella. Light, bright colors like yellow go great when they match things like patio chair cushions, and neutral colors like tan go with any color scheme or homestyle. Umbrellas keep everyone cool and shaded as the temperatures rise, especially those that come with a tilt adjustment. Pick your favorite and watch your backyard come alive with color!
Pro tip: if you throw a lot of dinner parties at night, choose an umbrella with LED lighting.
Flamin’ Hot Fun: If you have fond memories of camping in the summer, there’s no better way to relive childhood than with a backyard fire pit. Small, compact, and easy to use, fire pits come in all designs and shapes, and certainly add a spark to your outdoor space. Set up a food station from a two or three-tiered shelf, where you can rest supplies for everyone to enjoy: think chocolate, marshmallows, graham crackers, and sticks! Your family and friends will never forget late nights sitting around the flames.
Let the Good Times Flow: You don’t need to break your wallet to incorporate luxurious, flowing water in your beautiful space. Water fountains are making a comeback with contemporary, chic designs! Coming in all shapes and designs, from multi-tier to basalt, you’re sure to find a gorgeous piece that suits your style perfectly and adds the sweet sound of rippling water to your space.
Big Ideas for Small Spaces
Grow the Magic: Container gardens are on the rise, and they’ve certainly caught our eye! Give pops of life and color to your space with your favorite bright fruit or flowers grown in trendy planters like metal and cedar. You’ll love looking at the creations that you grow yourself! The perfect decoration and size for a small space, container gardens are a fun and contemporary way to accessorize.
Secret Garden Tip: Can you already feel the fresh, ice cold lemonade or iced tea in your hand? So can we... Make sure you and your guests are resting your delicious drinks on something stylish! A compact garden accent table is a great way to bring a touch of chic to your patio without overwhelming the natural scenery and small space. Whatever color or design floats your boat, your drinks are sure to look cool!
Love Letter to Summer: What better season than summer to make memories with family and friends? As your guests come and go for gatherings and dinners outside, encourage them to write a fun message in your DIY message center! A blackboard and colorful chalk is all you need to give your small space a fun and personal touch. This board can fit anywhere, and will add to the charm of this cozy area.
This summer, give your backyard or patio a little makeover with a few fun ideas! You’ll love using your creativity and spending time outside. Slip on your favorite sunglasses, sit back, relax, and enjoy the beauty of your Atlantic home!
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