Our biggest travel lately (for most of us) has been to the backyard. So, it makes sense to dress up that area so it’s as inviting and cozy as it can be. After all, you may be spending a lot more time there lately. JCPenney has a variety of items ready to bring comfort and style to your backyard or patio.
Start at the Ground
Your patio or deck is probably like most—solid-color concrete or wood. Liven it up with an outdoor rug that’s durable enough to withstand the sun, rain and dirt with ease. Many are treated to be stain and fade resistant so they’ll last through many get-togethers in the outdoors. A lively color or pattern can add instant pizzazz to the outside living space. Placing patio furniture on top of the rugs can really tie the look together and extend your stylish decor outdoors. Although the most popular shape is rectangle, the octagon, oval and round rug varieties can provide a welcome newness to your area. When cleaning an outdoor rug, most can be sprayed down with a garden hose and left to dry. How easy!
|Madcap Cottage By Momeni Brazilian Avenue Rectangular Indoor/Outdoor Rugs||nuLoom Truday Indoor/Outdoor Area Rug|
|Outdoor Oasis Lakehurst 7-pc. Patio Dining Set||Signature Design by Ashley® Preston Bay 7-Piece Patio Dining Set|
Make your backyard a bonus room, but ensure it can still be a usable space with lighting that allows you to extend your time outdoors into the evenings. Imagine a dinner by the stars with subtle patio string lights to add ambiance. Even candles can provide that soft glow of coziness and relaxation. It’s even better if you can find candles that are also bug repellants, keeping the mosquitos at bay.
|String Lights Led Micro Diamonds 10Ft||Westinghouse LED Cafe String Lights|
Outdoor clocks can keep that normalcy to your day by keeping you on track if you’re using the outdoor space as your office certain days. Purchase a clock that also shows the temperature and barometric pressure to track the weather conditions.
|Citizen Cream Wall Clock-Cc2057||Citizen Blue Wall Clock-Cc2030|
Soften the Space
When decorating the area in backyard, be sure to think of accessories, just like you would indoors. There are plenty of outdoor pillows and blankets you can use to provide a luxe retreat. Movie night will be super comfy with extra-comfy cushions for patio seats. Extend your area with curtains and shades to provide extra sun protection and make the area even more like an island oasis. (Hey, you can dream, right?) Attach solar shades to your patio overhang to block out UV rays, reduce glare and protect furniture from fading.
|Outdoor Oasis Square Outdoor Pillow||Classic Accessories Patio Seat Cushion|
|Radiance Cordless Exterior Crank Operated Solar Shade||Escape Solid Grommet-Top Outdoor Curtain Panel|
With vacations on hold a bit right now, the backyard is shaping up to be your best getaway for the moment. Spruce it up so it feels and looks like a brand-new destination.