❏ Covering – Ground and Sky
Consider your budget, the look you want and the maintenance required for each of your options. Ground covering can include tile, grass, gravel, sand or a run and overhead you can use lattice work, a pergola or an umbrella.
Perhaps the most important element. Think outside the rocking chair – hanging beds, joggling boards, throw cushions and more can be delightful and comfortable places to sit.
Try an old stump or a repurposed electrical roll for a place to set your glass of wine or iced tea when lounging. Consider your intent to use the space: serving areas for a buffet or bar or a potting table for a gardening station.
Don’t get caught in the dark, incorporate a fire pit, candles, a string of lights or installed lighting.
Use plants, drapes or screens made of old shutters enclose your space.