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How to Make a Cozy Outdoor Living Space

How to Make a Cozy Outdoor Living Space

Warm nights and long days mean patio weather is in full swing! But, old patio furniture that has spent far too much time soaking in the rain or baking in the sun can really put a damper on your outdoor living experience. That is why we suggest a gazebosunroom, or patio cover to ensure all of your furniture and decor stays safe from all weather. 

Gazebos and Sunrooms

If you are looking for full weather protection, an enclosed gazebo or sunroom would be the best option for you. If you don’t mind a little bit of a breeze, you would love an open-air gazebo! To learn more about gazebos and sunrooms read our latest blog post on the topic here! 

Awnings and Patio Covers

If all you need is a little shade or rain cover on your deck, an awning would perfect for you! There are many options in this category depending on what size your outdoor space is. Some covers are clear and purely offer rain protection, but we have tinted patio covers as well, which will provide shade and rain cover. Some of our favourite covers are the Olympia, and Sierra. The Olympia patio covers come in tinted options that provide some shade, while the Sierra has clear roof panels and provides rain protection. All three covers block 100% of harmful UV light, while still allowing natural sunlight to pass through.

Olympia Patio Cover Awning by Grizzly Shelter Ltd.

Patio Furniture

Once you have decided what sort of cover you want, its time to figure out what you want to use your outdoor living space for. Backyard BBQs? Watching the sunset? Drinking your morning coffee? Yoga? Why not all of the above? The options are endless! We believe having a combination of comfortable lounge furniture, a heat source, and outdoor dining set to really maximize the comfort of your outdoor living space. For the ultimate cozy backyard experience, we suggest a large sectional couch, and a lounge set with a coffee table. We offer different styles and colours of furniture so that you can customize your patio style.

Finishing Touches

Now that you’ve got weather protection, and furniture it’s time to add a little personalization. Solar-powered LED string lights are a great way to add some ambiance to your patio, deck, or gazebo. Throw pillows, blankets, rugs, and any other textiles help to bring indoor comfort to an outdoor space. A heat source such as a small fireplace, or heater is another must for those cool, breezy summer nights. And of course, you want to include some living decorations such as planters full of flowers and succulents, or even a small greenhouse for easy access to veggies on those backyard BBQ nights. Speaking of BBQs, a grill is a MUST for any outdoor living space.


We hope you enjoyed these tips! Feel free to reach out to us with any questions. And don't forget to follow us on Pinterest for more inspiration!