By: Jennifer Culp – Interior Designer
Heat got you down? Economic doldrums? No time for a luxurious vacation? Well join the club my friends! But don’t despair, there are plenty of ways to stay put and enjoy yourself. Remember you may not have to look further than your own backyard this summer. Here are some great ideas for outdoor entertaining and relaxing…
Happen to have access to a dock? Setting up chairs and an umbrella creates a cozy way to spend your afternoon. No dock? A backyard is perfect too!
Turn a garden shed into your own private studio, create a colorful cabana and daybed or just add a gorgeous table cloth to your outdoor table. The possibilities are endless…No backyard? Maybe you can create a rooftop retreat (or borrow a friends).The covered outdoor space creates an intimate environment for dining or relaxing.
Last but certainly not least you can’t go wrong with a good old hammock.
Images: House Beautiful, Elle Décor