Spring is in the air, pollen is on our cars, and the time to design your outdoor living spaces is here! There’s nothing like relaxing outside on a beautiful spring day in Georgia, and taking the time to create a functional, welcoming outdoor living space will make it even more enjoyable. We’ve already shared some tips for preparing the space and creating your own cascading flower planter, so today, it’s on to the furniture.

Whether you are choosing furniture for a porch, patio, pool deck, outdoor living room, or any other space, some principles remain the same- scale, style, and function.

Nothing makes a seating area look more awkward than inappropriately sized furniture. Consider the scale of the area, as well as the size of the furnishings in relation to each other. A narrow space might call for a small bistro table with cafe chairs, while a spacious deck will require a more substantial dining set, sofas, etc.

It’s also important to keep in mind the style of your home. There are many great options in outdoor furniture these days, so try to choose items that fit in the same general style category as the rest of your home decor, whether that is rustic, contemporary, traditional, or somewhere in between.

Finally, don’t forget about function. Whether you are designing an outdoor space like a patio or a semi-outdoor space like a screened porch, it is best to choose durable materials that clean up easily. Remember, that pollen gets everywhere!

Need some help choosing the right outdoor furniture for your home, or just improving upon what you already have? At MJN & Associates Interiors, we can help you bring out the best in your outdoor living areas. Contact us today to discuss our interior design services for your Atlanta or Gwinnett County home.

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