Outdoor Décor: Customizing your Lanai
With so many unique lanais in Southwest Florida, we are frequently asked about customizing the furniture and accessories for this space. Just as an indoor room is an expression of who you are, your outside living areas should also tell your story through design. Are you relaxed? Colorful? Elegant? Fun? You also want your lanai to fit with the overall look and feel of your home. While they don’t have to be identical, creating cohesion will make your indoor and outdoor spaces flow together so this will usually entail a degree of customization to achieve this unity. Here are a few tips and tricks for creating a lanai that matches your design style and personality.
A good starting point for customization is your fabric. Draw your inspiration from anywhere—a color on a piece of tile, patterns from a throw pillow, or your favorite resort getaway. Use your imagination. There are so many options and the selection process can be enjoyable, especially if you come in with your design inspiration already decided. We can help with the rest. The advances in outdoor fabrics means there are more choices than ever before. You have thousands of options to choose from in any color, style, and pattern. Each outdoor manufacturer offers a vast array of furniture designs where you can mix and match fabrics. Another option allows customers to supply their own fabrics. The industry terminology for this is COM or Customers Own Material. This custom option displays a unique one of a kind look.
For a fresh new look for your existing furniture, you may want to consider re-upholstering. With a wide range of fabric options, we are able to correlate any existing furniture and lanai design. Embellishments like cording, piping, fringe, beads and roping are other options that can add a special flair to your cushions.
Another great way to customize your furniture is through the finishes. Synthetic and natural wicker can come in a variety of colors and weaves. You can choose anything from light/whitewashed to a dark cherry or black hue. Aluminum frames from traditional to contemporary comes available in standard and premium finishes. Standard finishes provide a solid color while premium finishes can provide textured affects. Reclaimed wood is also a look that is extremely popular. Rustic and patina finishes are palatable for an entire vignette.
Fire features are one of our favorite ways to customize a lanai as they can be built into dining tables, bar tables, balcony tables, chat height tables and even end tables. In other words, fire pits are a fabulous accent for all your seating groups. Custom tops surrounding your fire pit bowl can be made from natural stone to porcelain tiles to custom aluminum finishes. Regulated fire flames can channel through an assortment of colored glass pieces that may coordinate with your fabric selections. Maybe you’d prefer a more rustic design by displaying cement logs or lava rocks. All in all, fire pits are a cost effective and fun way to spruce up your lanai.
We also have the ability to custom-design your outdoor tables. Made from fiberglass, these super durable pieces can be finished with porcelain tile, marble, stone and colorful mosaics. From end tables to dining tables, you can create a personalized look to your lanai through the colors and textures you choose.
Your lanai is your space to create. Take the time to find the pieces, fabrics, colors, and finishes you want and don’t feel limited by one manufacturer or collection. Make the space truly yours though quality customizations so it’s a place your family and friends can enjoy for years to come.
Outdoor Decor Store, Inc. is a family owned and operated Fine Patio Furnishings and Accessories retail store, servicing all of Southwest Florida and beyond. The No. 1 retailer for many brands both nationally and state-wide, owners Todd and Sharon Galler and sons Dan and Tim Galler pride themselves on exemplary customer service and industry experience for over 40 years.
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