Summer is officially here and for many of us, that means vacation season. But not everyone is planning to leave town; some of us are looking forward to a relaxing staycation right here at home. If that is your plan for a summer vacation, do your best to make your home feel like a resort. One of the best ways is to add TUUCI umbrellas, which are the shade umbrellas of choice at many five-star resorts.
Here’s how to make your luxury outdoor living space feel more like resort-like.
Pretty Up the Poolside
What do you usually see when you venture out to the pool at a luxury resort? Rows of comfy lounge chairs, occasional tables and umbrellas lined up on the pool deck to allow guests to enjoy sun or shade, depending on their mood.
Why not go for the same effect at home? Start with several chaise lounges in the style of your choice (Woven or metal? Contemporary or traditional?) and intersperse them with a few cute little tables for holding a beverage and perhaps a flower arrangement and a good book. Then place a TUUCI umbrella, such as this freestanding market umbrella, between each pair of chaises. It’s elegant, beautiful and oh-so practical for enjoying every possible moment poolside.
Shade Your Dining Area
Here’s another tip from world-class hotels: an outdoor dining area is the perfect place to sip an adult beverage and enjoy a grilled steak. Make sure the cushions on the dining chairs are deep and plush and the area is adequately shaded so you can enjoy it any time of the day.
While you may not be able to talk your kid or a neighbor into playing the part of restaurant server (then again, maybe you can?), you can still recreate a resort dining experience in your own backyard. Rather than opting for a traditional dining table that supports an umbrella in the middle, why not create smaller, more intimate groupings with their own shade umbrellas? These fabulous TUUCI Stingray umbrellas would be perfect.
Emphasize the View
One thing that resorts and hotels do particularly well is capitalize on a gorgeous view. You are apt to find decks and patios throughout a resort property with open railings and lots of comfy chaises, chairs or sectional sofas facing out toward the view.
Where is the best view in your backyard? Try to make it the focal point by constructing a platform where you can place plush seating pieces that face the ocean, trees, landscaping or whatever pleasant view is available. Add to the relaxing feel of the area by using a freestanding shade umbrella to keep you safe from the elements. Could this be your new favorite place to enjoy your morning cup of joe?
World Class Resort Comfort Right at Home
There are lots of ways that you can transform your luxury outdoor living space into a place worthy of any staycation. It all starts with the right furnishings and de rigeur accessories, such as TUUCI umbrellas to add both beauty and comfort.