It’s officially summer, which means the heat is here to stay! As the temperature rises, don’t let your outdoor living area become a place of discomfort. Here are some tips to keeping your cool and still enjoy being outside.
How to Keep Your Outdoor Space Cool This Summer
1. Fun Umbrellas.
Sitting under a relentlessly beaming sun is the quickest way to a meltdown when trying to relax on your patio or deck. The umbrella may be an old standby, but there are tons of fun and modern ones that will work great with any style.
2. Cool Materials.
When selecting outdoor furniture, go for options that are wooden or rattan. The plastic and especially metal versions will absorb the heat and brand your legs with that unfortunate grid pattern. For cushions, opt for the lighter tones that will stay cooler in the heat.
3. Act Shady.
Plants are a great way to naturally cool off your outdoor living space. Bring in some topiaries, or plant trees if possible, and strategically place them where they will provide the most relief during the times you’ll be out there.
4. Circulate the Air.
If your outdoor area includes a roof, definitely consider installing some ceiling fans. If not, keep an electric one handy that can easily be brought out when needed. Some outdoor fans even have a misting option!
5. Beverage Storage.
Nothing will cool your guests off faster than an ice cold beverage within arm’s reach. Find an attractive stationary cooler and make sure it stays stocked while entertaining.