Opening up your home to the outdoors is a great way to expand your living space. Just like the interior, your patio furniture should be relaxing and represent your style and tastes.
Fun With Pallets
Pallets are used in everyday shipping and can often be purchased for next to nothing. There are several different ways you can use the wood from these pieces to create unique patio furniture. Lining several pallets up and placing a cushion on top of them makes for a comfortable couch. You can also suspend one from a large tree or roof and place a small mattress on it to create an outdoor swing bed. By painting it and adding legs, you will have a functional coffee table.
Seating in the Shade
Traditional patio furniture requires that your seating is a chair or couch located on a deck or terrace. In fact, you could add some desired seating around your favorite shade tree. Tree benches are a great addition to any outdoor space and can either be purchased or made from the spare wood you may have around the house.
Old tires do not have to end up in landfills. Instead, they can be repurposed to be a stylish end table. By stacking two or three and then painting them a vibrant color, you can add a rustic feel to your outdoor space. To turn it into a table, simply add a glass topper or piece of wood.
Tires do not have to just be end tables. In fact, you can add a cushion to the center to make it a comfortable ottoman or simple stool. You can also add a planter in the middle.
Repurpose Terracotta Pots
You can add brilliant colors and useful designs by repurposing your old terracotta pots. By turning them upside down and adding another pot to add some height, you can have useful end tables that are better than the old standby. These pots are durable and sturdy. You can easily repaint them to match your space or other patio furniture pieces.
Open Center Tables
Patio furniture should be functional. Sure, a traditional picnic table is functional enough as a place to set your plates and drinks when you are eating outside. However, if you open up the center just a little, you can put in a cooler. This allows you to keep cold drinks within easy reach during your meal.
Not everyone likes the idea of having a cooler in the middle of his or her table, however. For those who don’t care for the cooler idea, the space can be used for other things. Succulent plants add beauty to a dinner table. You can also add useful herbs to help enhance your meal.
Decorating your outdoor space is a fun way to let your personality show. You can take everyday objects and turn them into fun, functional pieces that everyone will be talking about.