Adding a focal point to your outdoor living space is a necessity for an inviting space . Having a focal point creates a natural place for your eye to rest as well as a jumping off point for your patio furniture placement. Here are 10 quick and easy steps to creating a focal point in your outdoor living room.

1 - Use the natural architectural elements in your space such as columns or arches, patio or deck shape and surrounding plantings to place your outdoor furniture.

2 - Use bold color or pattern in your outdoor environment...don't be afraid to bring indoor elements outside to create comfort.  Todays quality patio accessories and fabrics are weather resistant and come in a multitude of colors and patterns made for your great outdoors.

3 - Add a graphic print to pillows or cushions on a side chair.

4 - Textured finishes or bold prints on an outdoor rug create a focal point and interest as well as dimension and define an area to anchor your outdoor living environment. 

5 - Accessorize with a collection of planters or lanterns in various shapes and sizes. These create warmth and interest in your outdoor room.

6 - Furniture can be used as a focal point in any room such as fire pits or outdoor chat groups.

7 - Repurpose or buy a piece of furniture with a different textured surface or special use. Use a tea cart for serving cold beverages or accessorize it with trendy succulents, bright planters or an eclectic mix of outdoor accessories.

8 - Think about scale to add a focal point. Oversized pieces add drama!  Patio Umbrellas are a great large scale focal piece available in many colors and patterns to fit your decor.

9 - Reflective surfaces add depth and reflect light. Adding a granite top fire pit that is also oversized packs a double punch.

10 - Feature comfortable cushions, pillows and relaxation spaces like a lounger or hammock with a side table for a cold beverage that looks too inviting to resist!

Have fun, don’t be shy. Enjoy your space.