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How to Make Outdoor Furniture Plans

Posted on Nov 20, 2013 in Patio Furniture Sets

Decorating the exterior can be almost as challenging as decorating the interior; in fact, there can be certain aspects of patio decorating that puzzle us, because we rarely think of where we want to sit when we’re outside, but we have much clearer images of how we want our homes to look like on the inside. In what follows we are going to talk about how to make outdoor furniture plans; this might include both making your own furniture, but how to arrange for the perfect ambiance as well. Of course, the simplest solution would be to purchase some patio furniture sets and have them sat on the porch or the lawn; but everyone can do that, and it lacks personality and intimacy.

The first thing you have to take into account when making outdoor furniture plans is the layout of your yard, garden or porch. If the shape is irregular, or narrow, you need to think about how you can add the furniture without cramming the space, but while managing to create an intimate and welcome space. Next, you have to think about what kind of space you want it to be; if it’s to be a place where all the family and friends gather around to eat, drink and talk, then you need as much space as possible. The ideal solution is to get a large, round table with benches around it; but if you don’t have enough room for it, then you could build something more imaginative, such as a fire pit.

Fire pits are very popular nowadays, and they’re not that difficult to built; you will need to excavate or dig a little, but you gain space and confer personality to your yard. So imagine digging a four by four square or round hole in the yard and covering it with marble, stone, wood or some other natural looking element, and creating seats out of various levels in the hole. The middle of the pit will hold the fire, which could become a grill as well. As you can see, you don’t always have to buy patio furniture as long as you know how to make outdoor furniture plans that suit your taste and imagination.

Moreover, when you make outdoor furniture plans, you don’t necessarily have to purchase sets, you can buy disparaging pieces and fit them together for a unique effect. Yard sales, markets and furniture fairs are great places to find unique furniture that you can refurbish or repaint; not only will it come out cheaper, but it will create a special atmosphere in your garden. Choose a theme for the furniture based on your yard or garden; if you like romantic places, you can choose cushion furniture in happy colors; for a more rustic style, go with lots of wood and earth tones. You can complete it all with colorful pillows and mattresses found in all home decorating stores; just make sure they are suitable for outdoor use, that they are resistant to weather even if used only during summer, and that they will be easy to store away during winter.

Outdoor furniture plans have to be complete before you begin anything; if you have drawing skills, you can even draw your ideas and put them together. You can also use a panel with photos to inspire you and written ideas; they will help you materialize your project and keep you on the right track even if you can’t find all of the objects you wanted.