THE 5 ESSENTIAL PIECES YOU NEED TO START YOUR OUTDOOR SPACE
The three A's: Atmosphere, Accessories, and A glass of wine. A great outdoor space start with the basics and evolves into a personality. Tables and chairs are the rocks but were exploring the building blocks that make it feel like a second home. Finding your style is hard when there are thousands of places to start, so take a look at the list below for essential places to begin.All pieces described below can be purchased exclusively from Brick Wood and Iron.
Like we’ve said, the world is your oyster with a pie iron. And the amazing thing is that 90% of people don’t know what it is. Find dozens of recipes we’ve determined at A++ quality here to spark your imagination.
Easy- The pie iron is basically a cast iron pan meets panini press. However, it offers a lot more control with your ingredients. It doesn’t get simpler than this… Step 1: In the two cast iron pieces of the pie iron, fit any type of breads, waffles, wraps, or base of your imagination. Step 2: Fill with whatever your heart desires. Step 3: Clasp the pie iron together and place over the grill (Now your see why #1 on the list is so important). Make gourmet, versatile meals with easy clean up and storage. Feeling lazy? The pie iron can be used over a gas stove top as well. Check out the full guide here!
Choose lighting that will illuminate the mood your are looking to portray. The fun thing about lighting is the more the better. You’ll never need to worry about “too much” that is overpowering the space. Also, lighting doesn’t need to match. The more variety in light design, the less accessories you need to fill the space.
Versatile, cool, easy – this plant is basically the living version of the pie iron. We especially love the cactus because of the Spanish/ Desert aura they emulate. The cactus makes the color from your plants pop as they simplify the space. They’re sister plant, the succulent, is also great for adding shape and texture alongside your jungle of other plants. But warning!! beware of water, these things are not the biggest fan.
Last but not least lets not forget about vines. You don’t call them potted plants but we sure do. One planters is all you need and then – grow baby grow. Across railings, up buildings, or hanging from the sky, vines make your space actually alive.
However, if your renting or working with a slab of concrete then we’re here to help a sista/ brotha out. Tile or wooden floor blocks are a perfect way to change a space without getting into a 4 days project that we give up half way through. Outdoor carpet is also great for avoiding splinters, covering ugly, or adding comfy.
Wood, tile, or cement flooring is a great neutral base to pile on color. However, if your style is speaking to you in reverse then why not start from the bottom and go up? We’ve already determined that title is a lot of effort but if your DIY spirt wants the challenge then spice up your patio with LOTS of pattern and color. Or, the simple alternative? Outdoor carpet.
This is especially great for the indecisive type. You can change the look and feel of your outdoor space seasonally or even monthly. Outdoor carpet is also much easier to swap out than furniture, plants, planters. If you like to play in simple with those pieces than you have found carpet to be your BFF.