Getting A Screen Enclosure? 4 Things You Need To Create A Cozy Space

Posted on: 2 September 2015

Outdoor spaces are a must-have during the spring and summer, but they can also be utilized during the fall and winter, especially if they are screened in. If you're getting a screen enclosure installed, you may want to consider incorporating some décor to make the space feel more like a part of your home rather than an afterthought. Here are four things your screen enclosure area needs to create a warm and inviting space that is just as appealing as the interior of your home:

1. A Stylish Wooden Bench

In an outdoor screen enclosure, you will need sitting room. You should start with a bench or two and a couple of chairs. You can go as far as creating a space with a couch, love seat and chair. However, to start, consider getting a wooden bench and maybe even a wooden chair or two. This will help make the space feel like a true extension of your home, which automatically helps make it feel more comfortable and inviting. Wooden benches have a natural charm to them, which is what makes them perfect for a screen enclosure. Consider getting a bench with an arched back and rolled arms for maximum comfort and style.

2. A Reversible Outdoor Area Rug.

To help define the seating area in the screen enclosure, consider adding an area rug. If possible, get one that is reversible so that when you get bored with one design, you can flip it over and have another design. Usually, these designs will be similar, but they'll be different enough to make a difference in appearance. You can opt for neutral colors or you can go bold with a bright, daring color or pattern.

3. Some String Lights.

Any outdoor living space needs ample lighting, but you want to make sure that it is stylish. Strands of lights are perfect in a screened enclosure. They can be hung from the top of the enclosure or around the edges to create a much more intimate space. String lights often cast a very beautiful and soft glow, which can help encourage a more romantic feel to the space.

4. Several Throw Pillows.

To go with your bench (and possibly chairs), you will want to add a couple of outdoor throw pillows. These are the finishing touches to the outdoor living space and are important. They not only add a layer of texture and comfort to the area, but they can help pull the entire space together when you choose to use colors and patterns that complement the rest of the décor (think the area rug).

No one wants to have a dull outdoor living space. If you're getting a screen enclosure installed, make sure that you're ready to decorate it the moment that it is done. To learn more about screen enclosures, contact a company like Mullet's Aluminum Products Inc.