It’s that time of year where a cozy fire makes all the difference. I know those of you up north are in an area where it’s just too cold to sit outside fireplace or not for at least a couple more months. But, in the west and in the south this time of year can be perfect for firing up the fireplace and scooting up in a comfy chair with a blanket and a cup of hot chocolate, a glass wine or a coffee drink. And, of course, your significant other and friends.
Better Homes and Gardens had some wonderful pictures filled with great ideas for warm, cozy sitting areas in front of the fire. Take a look at this picture above and notice all the details here. Remember, the design is in the details. It’s what will take the space from so-so to oh-my-gosh! In the picture above check out the chandelier, the pillars with the stonework and the comfy, inviting furniture. All those gorgeous flowers don’t hurt either! Doesn’t this look cozy????? I want it in my own backyard. Everything….all of it!
For those of you who prefer a cleaner, less cluttered space you might like something like this patio above. Beautiful fireplace, great furniture. Love the black and red brick floor.
Great look here with the ivy growing all over the stone fireplace, the flagstone floor and the wonderful punch of red in the upholstery and the umbrella. This combines cozy and clean.
Great space here in this outdoor kitchen and dining area. The fireplace can also add a cozy charm without the heat in the summertime by adding candlelight as shown above.
This stacked stone fireplace has a bit more rustic feel. Love the height.
Great patio with an amazing view. Look at the detail on this wonderful fireplace. The urns on each side add decorative detail. The greenery as a back drop enhances the stone’s texture and character. The cozy wicker seating provides for a great conversation space.
It’s time to think about the style, color and size fireplace you’d like to have and start planning your own outdoor space. It’ll be your new favorite place to hang out with family and friends.
Stay Warm and Happy Decorating!!!