How to Turn Your Outdoor Space into a Retreat

Vacations seem to be a long-forgotten dream. As the world faces some of it’s most uncertain times, relaxation seems to be placed on hold...unless you’ve spent this time renovating. For many, this summer of uncertainty has meant bringing the vacation home. Here’s how you, too, can turn your outdoor space into a retreat that’ll have you believing it’s always island time.

5 Ways to Turn Your Patio into a Summer Oasis

1. Find the right mood with lights.

Summers can get quite toasty—but without the right lighting, you’ll be fighting to savor that daylight on your back porch. Find the perfect softly-lit string lights and your patio will become the perfect perch long after sundown. 

2. Add screens to keep away pests.

Nothing ruins the mood of an outdoor oasis than a mosquito or fly. Want to love sitting, chatting, and sipping on your outdoor patio without pests? Installing ultra-strong and versatile screens can make all the difference. You’ll enjoy a nice summer breeze and plenty of shade without any unwanted guests.

3. Expose that green thumb.

Expose that green thumb and brighten up your space. A true oasis is never complete without more than a few plants and flowering bushes. Go tropical and plant a bed of hibiscus flowers and leafy greens. Or, if you love cooking at home, you could go the practical route and plant an herb wall or garden. All you need to do is place your herbs in a sunny spot and water daily.

4. Create your own shade.

Chances are your outdoor space receives a fair amount of sun. Solar shades can help you reduce glare, keep out the heat, and dial in just the right amount of natural light. Looking for ease of use? Exterior solar shades can be installed on the outside of windows, on patios, and on porches with remote control lift for shade with a click of a button. 

5. Design with draperies.

Need a pop of color to tie it all together? Custom outdoor draperies can be fitted and selected to match your oasis aesthetic. Available in a multitude of colorful, outdoor-friendly fabrics, you’re sure to find the right fit for your space. We even offer beautiful weather-resistant outdoor drapery hardware to set off the look. 

Choose Budget Blinds for Outdoor Window Treatments and Blinds Near Mill Creek, Woodinville & Mukilteo

Even during these unprecedented times, the team at Budget Blinds is always taking steps to make the customer experience seamless. Our team is staying safe, as requested by Governor Inslee—and we hope you are too. But, even now, our team can help you select and style the perfect window treatments for your space. We're now doing a combination of virtual and in-home visits with good safety measures in place! 

When you contact us, please just let us know if you’d prefer a virtual or in-person consultation. Virtual consultations are available to take away the stress during these unprecedented times, but we assure all clients that in-person consultations will be done with safety measures in place, too. Simply call us at 425-263-9138 to set up a virtual or in-home consultation with one of our designers. To learn more about Budget Blinds of Snohomish County’s updated policies surrounding coronavirus, follow us on Facebook.

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