Posted by: Open Air Lifestyles, LLC | December 12, 2011

Getting Ready For The Holiday….Outdoor Style!!


Do you remember the lazy, hazy days of summer…

…that seemed to end all too soon?

You probably spent a lot of time on your outdoor patio, soaking in the sun, dining outside and enjoying the breeze. Just because the weather is getting cooler, there is no reason to neglect your outdoor patio.

While it may be too chilly some nights to enjoy dinner alfresco, you can still take advantage of the cooler weather to make your patio something to be proud of.

Why let your relatives have all of the fun of hosting?

Don’t be ashamed of your old patio and backyard any more by sprucing it up this holiday season.

New patio furniture is the first step in making your outdoor living space the ideal entertaining area this holiday season.  First we recommend the following steps to ensure when your new furniture arrives, you are all but ready to start the party.

  • Sweep out the corners and hose the whole thing down on a warm day.
  • If dirt and grit has accumulated between the pavers, scrub it out with a stiff brush.
  • Throw away old plants and put away the decorations for which the season has already passed.
  • No excuses; if you don’t do it now, you’ll still be looking at your old mess months from now when spring breezes tempt you outdoors again.

Now that your outdoor living area is clean…

…it’s time to purchase or unpack your new patio furniture, making your outdoor space look spectacular for your guests arrival.

Cast aluminum or wicker furniture are your best options for good year round, durable outdoor seating. These days, there is no such thing as having to keep everything uniform.  Mix and match wicker with cast to have the best of both worlds. Open Air Lifestyles, LLC has a virtual catalog of these configurations, bringing this style to the forefront.

Once your furniture is in place, here are a few more ideas to make your outdoor space festive for your upcoming gathering.

  • Hang twinkling white lights across the ceiling to add a touch of holiday magic once the sun goes down.
  • Purchase or re-purpose a large planter and plant an evergreen tree. Decorate it with stringed popcorn and cranberries to provide a feast for the local birds and to give yourself and your guests an up-close bird-watching experience.
  • Don’t be afraid to incorporate your family’s religious or cultural holiday symbols on your patio. For example, place a menorah on a small glass table, or assemble a creche on small platform.

Next, think about entertaining.

When the temperature heats up inside due to your roaring fire coupled with many guests, some family members will likely spill out into the patio, even if the air is crisp and cool.

A fire pit is the perfect thing to add to your patio if you are remodeling. Picture your guests snuggled together in the soft glow of the flame, roasting marshmallows or simply enjoying the romantic atmosphere.

Sprucing up your patio for the holiday season is a an oft-forgotten part of seasonal decorating, but so important. As the holidays approach, but before it gets too cold, look at your patio from every angle, and consider what you may need to do to keep it in good physical repair.

Let Open Air Lifestyles, LLC add that extra special something to your outdoor entertainment space, from luxury patio furniture, to some of the most high end outdoor fire pits in the industry, we can take your holiday gathering from ordinary to extraordinary with a few simple additions. Pleas do not hesitate to call us at 1-877-548-5697 and let one of our outdoor specialists find the perfect fit for your outdoor living space, ensuring your holiday event will be one that will be talked about for years to come.

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