An ideal place to relax on a late summer evening is an outdoor lounge. Create your own private space by curtaining of a corner or nook in the space available outside your home. If you have a garden then a lounge facing the will be ideal to catch the evening breeze or if you have pool a lounge by the poolside will give your hours of fun.
For lounges enclosed by curtains add some comfortable chairs and sofas. Add some soft lighting and play soft tunes on an old record player and you can enjoy some pleasant romantic dinners outdoors. The lounge can also be an extension of your kitchen or living room. It can be on your front or back yard. It’s the private outdoor space to hang out with friends and family and enjoy nature. You can hold barbecues and cocktail nights when the weather is warm and pleasant or just have a quite enjoyable night with a glass of wine.
Furnish your lounge so, people can unwind and loosen up in comfortable settings. The furniture in the lounge can be anything metal or wooden, modern or rustic depending on your taste. Walnut or teak furniture are also available but that depends on your budget and how much you are willing to splurge on your outdoor lounge. You can have recliners, ottomans and deep seating sofas. You can choose rustic, classic or contemporary designs for the furniture slipcovers to add color and vibrancy to your lounge furniture. Select comfortable furnishings, as this is mainly a space for relaxation. Buy a pedestal table with a counter top to hold your food and drinks.
If you have beach side or poolside lounge then choose chaise lounge chairs or wicker lounge chairs. Fix a umbrella to give some shade for people lounging on chairs and chaises. Add elegant cushion slipcovers and some low oval tables to place drinks and lotions. You can add footstools to add more comfort. A few folding chairs will be ideal so, people can move them around and talk with people relaxing on the lounge chairs.
You can also invest in a small portable bar for your lounge to hold drinks and ice. It would be nice to sip on ice cold drinks on hot days. Also, you don’t have to carry your drinks too and fro from the house when you have lots of guests.
Remember, that the furniture set in your lounge may be exposed to the elements so buy quality outdoor cushions and covering materials. The furniture should also be suitable for all weather conditions. Else, you can buy inexpensive slipcovers that can be replaced easily and give a new fresh look to your lounge every summer.
Another option for people who use their outdoor lounge only occasionally is to rent the loungers and couches from furniture rentals. You could easily rent two seaters, cane or aluminum tables, a lazy boy, an ottoman, recliners, chaises, portable or retro bistros and patio furniture to have a nicely furnished lounge for your outdoor party. What’s more there is no need for any off-season maintenance. Just rent them when you want and return once you are done.