The whole point of having a patio area is to extend the outdoor space of the house. Instead of cramming guests in the family room, bring the festivities outside with more space to move around. Not the same holiday feel, you say? But it can be! In no time at all, you can convert your outdoor patio into the perfect holiday hang out. It’s easier than you might think.
Start by putting your tree center stage and then let the transformation begin. Arrange outdoor sectionals around the tree and near the dining set. Now get to all the extras that make feel like the holiday. Holiday memories are often correlated with certain smells; pumpkin pie, gingerbread, peppermint candy canes and sweet vanilla. So keep all those smells flowing outdoors with seasonal scented candles. Incorporate traditional decor and a fresh pine scent by using your tree trimmings to line the shelves, the bar area or arrange a holiday center piece for outdoor tables.
Add outdoor finds, like pine cones and berries to hang on a wreath above the mantle. Bring the warmth outside with outdoor throw pillows and rugs that incorporate the colors and textures of the season. You’re almost there.
Ready to make everything merry and bright? Color solar string lights give any space an instant, magical makeover. Drape them beneath the umbrella, pergola, overhang or lace up a few trees and see what a difference it makes.
Now you’re ready to put on the final touches. Recruit everyone in the family to add something personal. Kids may want to hang artwork or hand- made ornaments. Adults can display holiday nutcracker keepsakes or photos from years past. Together, you have started a new tradition.
Now, step back and take a look… your outdoor holiday room has come together perfectly. So get cozy, you’ve earned yourself an egg nog!
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