How to Create a Charming Outdoor Seating Area

Mar 24 2022
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We have several little nooks and crannies that give us a wonderful outdoor seating area here at Grandma’s house. Though we have a ton of outdoor space, not just as decks, but throughout the farm, I try to create cozy places to sit for just a couple of people. Comfy chairs, maybe a place to put up our feet and a spot to set a drink are mandatory. As for me, its also really important that the seating area gets some sunshine at least part of the day too!

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As the spring weather approaches, much of the country is itching to get outside in the sunshine. If you are lucky enough to have even a small yard or patio, now is the time to consider how you can utilize the space. Creating a charming seating area can give you a place to relax, unwind, and entertain your family and friends.

You don’t need a sprawling yard to create a small area that could be considered a seating area. All you need is a few square feet, a couple of chairs, and the right ambiance. Having a place that is surrounded by beauty, where you can escape the worries of the day, could be a lasting joy.

Whether you want to redo your outdoor patio with Amber tiles or create a secret nook in your garden, there are a few things to consider when you start your planning. Let’s take a closer look at a few ways to create a charming outdoor seating area.

Foundation

There is nothing wrong with setting out a couple of deck chairs on your lawn, but some people would rather have a seating area with a firm footing. If you want to create a specified area for seating, you need to start with a foundation. It’s up to you to choose the materials that will set off your style. Wood decking, outdoor tiles, concrete, or crushed stone are all great alternatives for a small seating area foundation.

Privacy

If you live in a neighborhood, your backyard privacy may come at a premium. To create a comfortable seating area, you will want to create the feeling of having peace and quiet. One way to provide privacy for your seating area is to surround it with natural hedging. Another way to improve your privacy is to install lattice walls around your seating that can be used for vine growth or decor. You may want to put up a pergola that has retractable blinds to help give your space more privacy.

Comfort

No one will want to take advantage of your outdoor seating area if it is not comfortable. You don’t have to invest in expensive furnishings to have a nice place to sit for a while. Choosing the right chairs that are ergonomic in style, adding a few cushions, and a throw blanket can really make you and your guests more comfortable.

Beauty

The key to creating a charming seating area is to take advantage of the natural resources of your yard. You and your guests deserve a beautiful place to sit and gather as a family or for some quiet personal time. Once you choose the location for your seating area and your furnishings, you can start considering the little extras that will make your space special. You can decide what plants to add to the area, including those known to repel bugs like lavender or lemongrass. You can add delicate and subtle lighting to your garden nook by hanging fairy lights or add a natural element to the space with a water feature.

With the warmer weather well on its way, it’s time to start thinking about entertaining outdoors. If you are lucky enough to have an outdoor space, follow these tips to help you create a charming outdoor seating area for you and your family to enjoy.

We have several little nooks and crannies that give us a wonderful outdoor seating area here at Grandma's house. Though we have a ton
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