Outdoor Living

Glen’s Outdoor Decorating Tips

Designer Glen Peloso shares tips for creating your own outdoor oasis.

INCLUDE TABLES THROUGHOUT YOUR OUTDOOR living space, be it a dining, coffee or side table. When spending time out in the sun, you will want to have refreshments on hand and table space to set them on.

SELECT FABRICS THAT ARE RESISTANT to UV light and stains as outdoor spaces tend to require more resilient pieces.

YOU MAY PLAN TO TAKE THINGS IN during bad weather but even the best intentions don’t always pan out. When selecting outdoor furniture and cushions, look for fabrics and materials with rain management properties that will not hold water.

ANOTHER GREAT WAY to ensure you get more use out of your space is to include a heat source like a propane heater or a firepit for cool evenings.

WITH MANY OF US WORKING FROM HOME, your outdoor space can become the perfect home office on nice summer days! A Wi-Fi extender is the perfect addition to your outdoor space this year, allowing you to access your internet throughout the yard so you can take your work wherever you please!

DON’T FORGET ABOUT LIGHTING! Add lighting throughout your outdoor living space so you can enjoy the space long into the evening!

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Canadian Home Trends' National Design Editor, Glen Peloso forged into the world of design 20 years ago after completing his Masters degree in Fine Art. As Principal of Grafus Design Co., he has worked in residential, hospitality and commercial spaces for clients in several countries and has successfully designed over 300 projects in that time. TV Celebrity Designer and Canadian Home Trends National Design Contributor, Glen is also recognized as a design expert on The Marilyn Denis Show and from his past work as a host/designer of the internationally popular television shows Foodnetwork/HGTV`s Restaurant Makeover, and W networks ‘Take this House and Sell it’, and “Slice Network” show, Renovate my Wardrobe.

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