The winter is upon us. A chillier atmosphere, darker environment, and everyone just want to hole up near the radiator. In any case, the cold shouldn’t stop us from enjoying and hosting in our outdoor entertaining space. Here are a couple of tips that will help you take better care of your outdoor entertaining space during the winter months.
If you want to enjoy the snow up close and protect your outdoor space at the same time, adding a roof onto your existing patio or purchasing a pergola will make sure that you can readily utilize your outdoor space all year long. It will also help during the summer too as well as on a rainy or windy day.
Regular cleaning works wonder when looking to preserve your outdoor space. Wetness, debris, dust, and other accumulated gunk should be removed. You can also invest on weatherproofing cleaners to protect your outdoor dining furniture from weather elements, winter-brought or otherwise.
You won’t be using your outdoor dining furniture during the summer, so you need to decorate accordingly. Pillows, cloths, and covering can get wet and soak on the furniture’s wood or oxidize metal. With that said, if your outdoor furniture is exposed to the elements constantly, ensure that they are weather resistant.
Add a pop of colour
You can make your outdoor space more inviting and appealing through some colourful plants that beautifully bloom during the winter. Pansies, Japanese quince, heather and dogwood are all fantastic wintertime plants. If you already have these on your entertaining space, make sure to care for them depending on the species.
You know the winter has come when it gets darker before dinnertime. You can encourage yourself to use your outdoor dining furniture and the outside space using more than the standard porch light. You can make use of solar lights, string lights, and even candles. This also scares of wild animals if any while bringing some light and warmth to the space.
If the winter happened to be especially harsh, you can also consider storing or moving the outdoor dining furniture along with other outdoor entertaining stuff inside your barn/shed if any. If you don’t have the space and still want to ensure their safety, you can use tarps to completely cover them during the winter.
Better quality furniture
Outdoor dining furniture sure does take a lot of beating just being outdoors and being exposed to all manner of stuff. The best way to secure your investment and avoid embarrassing moments during entertaining caused by parts breaking down is to purchase a durable yet aesthetically pleasing table. You can visit Domayne to see full range of outdoor dining furniture and own a great model that you’ll be proud showing off and appreciate preserving.
The cold won’t last forever, so your outdoor entertaining space needs to be ready when the sun finally comes shining again. Remember to read up on the furniture care instructions that come with it as this can help in protecting your outdoor space. We hope you have a great time outdoors even through the winter!
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