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How to Transform Any Yard or Porch Into Your Own Private Park

September 08, 2020


This pouf reminds us of a cozy sweater.
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The Georgia air is just starting to cool off, making this a great time to enjoy your yard for more than just a few sticky summer minutes. If you're looking to prepare your yard for the fall, here are some simple steps to turn your yard into the perfect outdoor sanctuary.

With the right seating options, your porch, deck, yard or other swath of outdoor space can function as anything you want it to: Living room, den, even an office. One easy and affordable way to do it? Outdoor pillows. Here's how to use these accessories to expand your living area into the outdoors.

Perfect Perch

This pouf reminds us of a cozy sweater.
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Sometimes the difference between a comfy outdoor seat and a backbreaking ergonomic nightmare is whether you can put your feet up. A portable, lightweight footrest is a great option. (And it doubles as seating for kids!) We like that this one is made of a durable, dense textile that can stand up to the weather.

Multipurpose Storage

Comes with two poufs and a coordinating storage table.
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Outdoor furniture can be expensive, but it doesn't have to be. With a little smart searching you can find multi-piece sets that offer seating, table top space and storage all in one.

Good Looks That'll Last

Fade-resistant fabric means the bold patterns on these pillows will stay vibrant.
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Yes, many outdoor textiles say they're weather resistant, but there's a lot more to worry about than moisture including pollen, mold, mud and even animal droppings. That's why it's a good idea to look for outdoor pillows and cushions with removable and machine washable covers. You can keep them clean then easily keep them sanitary and around for many seasons of outdoor weather to come.

So Comfy

These pillows are overstuffed for comfort.
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Overstuffed for ComfortNew text box: Comfort is just as important outdoors as it is indoors! We're also fans of the fact that they come in more than 40 colors, and the filling is made from recycled fiber.

No Mold or Mildew

Comes in a pack of four.
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One major challenge with outdoor textiles of any kind is that they will get wet—whether it's by a rainstorm, morning dew or your garden hose. Since no one wants to have to bring their outdoor stuff indoors at night (or anytime really), it's important to look for products made from anti-mold and water resistant material.

The final step to creating an outdoor sanctuary right outside your home is to keep all unwanted guests and pests at bay. So keeping all trees and shrubs trimmed away from your home, as well as keeping your outdoor furniture clean and dry, will help to ward off any critters attracted to moisture. If you find any pests around your home or under your cushions, don't hesitate to reach out to us, so you can enjoy your yard with peace of mind!

Written by Lauren Brown West-Rosenthal for Better You and legally licensed through the Matcha publisher network. Please direct all licensing questions to legal@getmatcha.com.