How to Style Your Outdoor Space

Create an Outdoor Living Area To Fully Enjoy The Summer

Creating a comfortable outdoor space is easier than you think! Here are some ways to style your outdoor space to make it fun and inviting for everyone: 

Create a cozy lounge area: Nothing says “SoCal living” like a cozy and practical outdoor lounge. Achieve this by adding comfortable seating, such as a sectional sofa or a set of lounge chairs, and soft outdoor cushions. An outdoor rug, side tables, and some decorative lighting can also create a relaxing atmosphere. 

Add greenery: Plants and flowers can add color and texture to your outdoor space. You can opt for potted plants, hanging planters, or even climbing plants on walls or fences to incorporate more greenery to your space. 

Install outdoor lighting: Outdoor lighting can take your outdoor space to the next level. Hang string lights, lanterns, or install wall-mounted lighting to highlight key features of your outdoor space, such as plants or architectural elements.


Create a dining area: There’s something magical about dining outside on warm spring or summer nights. When creating an outdoor dining area, be sure to choose durable furniture that can withstand the elements. The sun can be intense, so consider adding an umbrella or awning to provide shade and sun protection.

Incorporate water features: Water features such as fountains or small ponds are a fun addition to any outdoor space. The sound of running water can help drown out the noise and create a peaceful ambiance. 

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Shannon Jones has been selling real estate since 1998 and specializes in listing and marketing homes. She has consistently been one of the top Realtors in the Long Beach area. Prior to her award-winning career in real estate with the Shannon jones Team, Shannon has had successful careers in journalism and public relations. She holds a bachelors degree from UC Irvine and a masters degree from UC Berkeley. Shannon holds E-Pro, CDPE (Certified Distressed Property Expert), and PSC (Pre-Foreclosure Specialist) certifications. Shannon is very personable and maintains a very strong moral compass, always putting the best interest of home buyers/sellers above monetary goals. A California native, Shannon enjoys gardening, travel, reading, cooking and poker when she’s not selling homes MY DESIGNATIONS Lic# 01247705 | CDPE (Certified Distressed Property Expert) | E-Pro | PSC (Pre-Foreclosure Specialist) MY SERVICE AREAS Anaheim Bellflower Buena Park Carson Cerritos Cypress Downey Fountain Valley Garden Grove Huntington Beach La Palma Lakewood Long Beach Los Alamitos Los Angeles County Norwalk Orange County Rossmoor San Pedro Seal Beach Signal Hill South Bay Westminster