How to Turn Your Outdoor Space into a Tropical Retreat

If you are like most of us and find yourself spending more time at home lately, you may be dreaming about escaping to a tropical retreat! Well look no further than your own backyard. One of today’s most popular trends in home space involves moving more of what you enjoy indoors, outdoors. In addition to being an ideal environment for relaxing with friends and family, outdoor living offers the benefits of that renewed connection with nature, while also expanding your home’s living space without the added cost of constructing a new room or addition. As we move into the warmer summer months, now is the perfect time to think about transforming that outdoor patio or porch into an outdoor retreat, and Budget Blinds is here to show you how!

Tropical Retreat Outdoor Space

Stop UV rays, glare and heat with solar shades.

Chances are your outdoor space receives a fair amount of sun, and solar shades from Budget Blinds serve as an effective shield against solar heat gain, thanks to their varying opacity levels, which helps to keep your outdoor space comfortable.  If you’re looking to maintain your view, yet reduce glare at the same time, the light diffusing characteristics of our beautiful solar shades makes it easy to dial in just the right amount of natural light by offering different opacity levels. Each fabric has an opacity percentage, so the lower the percentage number, the less UV light can come through the fabric. This opacity or openness factor effects your view too. The more open the weave of the shade is the more you can see through it. The color of your shade is important too and not just for coordinating with other exterior elements. Your view is better through a darker colored shade like chocolate brown or charcoal gray. On the other hand, lighter colored shades reflect more light and provide less of a view, which is nice when you need more privacy. Known for being extremely versatile, exterior solar shades can be installed to the outside of your windows, patios and porches and can be fitted in a zip track with motorized lift, making them ideal for homes with small children and pets. Imagine the convenience of raising and lowering large patio shades with the simple push of a button. And since they are available in an impressive array of designer-inspired fabrics and colors, solar shades from Budget Blinds can be customized to pair with your existing patio décor to create an inviting ambiance both you and your family will appreciate.

Outdoor Solar Shades

Add exterior shutters for an enhanced view and optional privacy.

For preserving your view any time of day or night, exterior shutters are a great solution, and with advanced aluminum materials, are more durable than wood shutters. From outdoor rooms to enclosed balconies, exterior shutters from Budget Blinds offer a unique design aesthetic that complements your home, and their exceptional strength and durability make them an investment for your home’s value that pays for itself over time. With styles that include hinged, fixed, multi-fold, and sliding panel, exterior shutters also allow for a wide variety of applications and can also be ordered in a sleek, modern looking clear-coat anodized aluminum finish, as well as in durable, powder coat finishes, and in several colors and wood tones. With their variable light control functionality, maintenance free design and enduring style, it’s easy to see why exterior shutters are trending for those who want to embrace the warmer summer months and extend their home’s living space year-round. With their ability to be locked in place exterior shutters create a beautiful and safe outdoor space.

Aluminum Shutters on Patio

Add softness and color to your outdoor space with draperies.

If you’re looking to create a stylish outdoor sanctuary that complements other furnishings, then consider the dramatic look that custom outdoor draperies offer. Available in a multitude of colorful, outdoor-friendly fabrics, panel drapes pair beautifully with our selection of outdoor pillows and rugs. Do you enjoy spending late afternoons on your patio, but feel the cooler breezes chase you back indoors? Then explore the benefits of our outdoor drapes that let you stay outside by closing them to keep the evening chill at bay. You’ll also have fun with our collection of beautiful weather resistant outdoor drapery hardware that makes a statement by taking your outdoor draperies to a whole new level. Choose from the latest curtain rods, drapery hooks and finials to add a personalized style that is uniquely yours. From modern to an enduring classic look, outdoor draperies let you expand your outdoor experience without leaving home.

 Outdoor Draperies on Patio

Add screens for security and to keep pesky insects away.

With the warm weather of summer approaching, you will likely want to take advantage of gathering out on your patio. Relaxing with those soft summer breezes has a way of redefining what a slice of heaven is all about. And to protect you from the sun’s harmful UV rays, as well as insects and other unwanted pests, explore the benefits of installing ultra-strong and versatile screens. In addition to keeping insects from spoiling your relaxation, screens from Budget Blinds provide added security and peace of mind, since they are made of stainless-steel mesh. In addition, screens can provide enhanced energy efficiency and resale value to your home. If it’s a doorway that you’d like to utilize in these warmer months, we have you covered. That’s because our custom security screen doors add enhanced airflow and versatility to any entry door, and they are available in a variety of colors and styles, including retractable screens, to suit any home décor. Budget Blinds can also create inviting patio access with multi track sliding security screen doors that provide enhanced outside airflow. Our security screens offer impressive versatility - they can swing outward or inward, and fit single, double or triple sliding windows. With so much functionality and peace of mind, it’s no wonder more and more homeowners are exploring how adding security screens completes their outdoor living space!

Arched Screens by Pool

Make it cozy with pillows, rugs, and more.

Once you’ve surrounded yourself with sun-shielding solar shades, timeless exterior shutters, elegant outdoor draperies, or security screens, it’s time to tie everything together with the perfect pillows and rugs. Colorful throw pillows are one of the quickest and easiest ways to add a pop of color to your outdoor space. Made from durable fabrics and trims that are treated to withstand the outdoor elements they are a fun way to brighten up your space. Afraid to commit to a pattern? Try this designer tip: Have one side of your pillow be a print and the other side a solid. This way you can mix up the pillows depending on your mood or style. Let Budget Blinds help you find the perfect fabrics and patterns to create your ideal retreat.

Assorted Colorful Pillows

Looking for outdoor patio rugs? Then look to Budget Blinds and our collection of beautiful outdoor rugs. Our vast collection of area rugs come in a variety of shapes, sizes, fabrics and weaves that promise to bring a colorful, tropical, or bright beachy vibe to your patio, deck or other outdoor space. Rugs help extend the life of your flooring while providing a special design accent that can easily be mixed and matched with other rugs. Aside from protecting your deck flooring from heavy furniture or outdoor foot traffic, the right outdoor or patio rug embellishes your space by providing an ideal accent to existing furnishings. Our outdoor rugs are made from mildew resistant fibers and are simple to clean. Just hose them off when you clean your deck! From classic to modern, and available in a variety of eco-friendly sustainable materials, our outdoor rugs inspire you to create a style all your own and promise to garner compliments for years to come.

Outdoor Patio Rug

Add ambiance and finish off your retreat with lighting and music

To enhance the atmosphere of your outdoor space, add ambiance by streaming music with the new Sonos outdoor speaker. Called Move, this speaker is portable, battery powered, and weatherproof! Enjoy the exceptional sound of Sonos inside and out. Add patio lights or battery-operated candles and the stress of life melts away as you relax in your own backyard.

So whether you are looking to harness the power of our state-of-the-art solar shades that feature available push-button motorization, surround your outdoor kitchen in durable, luster-rich aluminum exterior shutters, or drench your patio in luxurious outdoor drapes and the relaxing sound of music, Budget Blinds has the perfect custom solution to meet your unique style and budget.  To begin creating your outdoor retreat call your Budget Blinds Design Consultant today or schedule your complimentary virtual or in-home consultation here. Let them guide you through creating the perfect outdoor space with solar control, privacy, ambiance, color and texture. All you will have to do is sit back, relax and enjoy! Happy Summer from Budget Blinds!

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