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Creating an Outdoor Living Space
By Runnings
7/14/2017 12:00:00 AM
Creating an Outdoor Living Space

Every home needs the perfect go-to or getaway spot! With the spring and summer months coming and going quickly, make the most of your outdoor space. Create an outdoor living area that will surely call your name each and every day. Whether you’re desiring a farmhouse or modern theme, we have exactly what you need to create a space as unique as you! Host a BBQ or have a place to relax and unwind after a long day. Heed these valuable tips to ensure your home is the spot to be each summer. So start building and start inviting!

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Relax and Unwind

Options and ideas for outdoor patio furniture are certainly abundant, but don't let all of the choices confuse the functionality of your new space. Will you be entertaining regularly? Or maybe you just want a quiet and tranquil place to read. Start by assessing your specific wants and needs before you begin your furniture search!

After a long day, sometimes you just need to stretch out and relax! With a patio swing, that dream is made a reality. Offering room for three, this swing is a great way to get the family to enjoy the outdoors! Complete with an awning, shade can be found even on the hottest of days or can be removed to stargaze at night. Comfortable and durable, this swing is perfect for the spring through autumn seasons.

If it’s a serene spot you’ve dreamed up, then this comfortable, quilted hammock is ready to provide hours of relaxation! Grab your latest read, a refreshing glass of lemonade, and head for the backyard!

Come Together

Every good gathering has a few main focuses: food and conversation. Have it all with this outdoor Tuscany dining collection from Runnings! Complete with four dining chairs and two swivel rockers, hosting a backyard BBQ is made easy! With both a modern and rustic feel, this dining table collection will give your backyard space a little update and endure the test of time with a powder coated steel frame and weather resistant polyester fabric. So, pull up a chair and catch up with your company around this backyard patio classic.


Fire features are a great addition to any backyard space! fire pit knows how to kick the party up a notch and gather everyone around! With a deep fire bowl and a metal cooking fire grate, this fire pit is completely multifunctional. Grill an easy, healthy meal like chicken and veggie kabobs or skewer marshmallows for a classic favorite, s’mores! Gather the lawn chairs around and prop up your feet on the oversized, built-in footrest. The options are endless when it comes to this fire pit. Make an adventure out of your backyard with this sizzling addition.



Live it up after sunset in your backyard space by adding inviting yet soft light fixtures. Design a cozy ambiance with these solar powered lanterns to light walkways and landscaped areas. If you’re in search of more illumination, give these captivating fire-lit bamboo torches a try. Not only do they ward off mosquitos, they also create an environment reminiscent of a tropical oasis that you can enjoy all summer long.

Invite the Right Company

Once you’ve got your outdoor living space assembled, it’s time to add the finishing touches and invite the proper guests! If you delight in the sound of local songbirds or the sight of captivating hummingbirds, try adding this wild bird feeder or hummingbird feeder. Attracting the proper guests may also invite pesky guests such as squirrels (they’re fun to watch too, right?), but putting out the proper feeders and seed will allow for some great bird watching.


See Green

Spruce up your landscaping with bright, leafy plants and shrubs to add a little green to your living space. Potted or hanging plants contribute pops of color and provide visual refreshment. Adding water fountains, garden entrances, and stone paths will push your backyard space to new heights you may have never thought were imaginable.  Just remember, if you can dream it, you can most certainly do it!

Make Your House a Home

The phrase, ‘Bring the outside in’ has been used for many years when it comes to decor and indoor theme, but what about, ‘Bringing the inside out?’ Constructing an outdoor space that is just as comfortable as your indoor areas may not always be easy, but it sure is worth it!

Whatever your priorities for your outdoor living space, Runnings has just what you need. So, head on over to your local Runnings store to talk to an expert to add beauty, functionality, and comfort to your backyard!

Tags: Outdoor, Lawn, Garden
Categories: Know How


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