Bring the inside...outside for the summer.

Alright, we're just kidding. We're not suggesting that you move your bedroom set under the stars this summer. Although, maybe backyard camping with the kids could be a tent of course.  This beautiful Homecoming bedroom by Kincaid Furniture  needs a space inside your home, but some of your other furniture may be suitable for spending some time on your covered patio or screened in porch during the warmer months. Memorial Day Weekend is the kickoff to summer. The start of BBQ’s and pool parties and it's time to get your outside and inside décor working together. With the warm weather coming, are you ready to entertain both inside and out?

One of the best things about summer is the extension of our living space that now includes outdoor decks, porches and patios. We wanted to inspire you with some great design ideas that can help you go from spring to summer without skipping a beat.

Like this amazing picture of a seamless indoor/outdoor dining area courtesy of, many modern homes have a patio or deck that rivals their indoor living spaces.  These homes have elaborate outdoor kitchens, grills, fireplaces, pools and beautifully landscaped gardens perfect for entertaining. Some areas are completely open air, others have overhead cover and some may also be screened. As long as you have coverage, indoor furniture can spend some time outside. Of course some pieces are better suited for this than others, in their design, durability and size for moving from space to space.

Here is another cozy outdoor space from Better Homes and Gardens to help inspire you to decorate and use your outdoor spaces. A gorgeous fireplace setting to warm up a cool summer evening.

Selecting the right furniture for your indoor/outdoor spaces can really add to the look of your home. Wicker s a great choice for furniture that can do double duty. These wicker swivel chairs by Lexington home brands , available at Belfort Furniture, are durable, lightweight and can be used both inside and out.

This Island Estate Rum Beach Wicker chair from Tommy Bahama Home , also available at Belfort Furniture, may wear better on the inside of your house but the wicker design gives an outside summery feel to your room. It is the perfect accent chair for your screened in patio or a covered porch.

If you allow for your indoor space to flow into your outdoor space you add to the perceived size of your home. The outdoor space becomes a seamless extension of your indoor space. Your patio becomes a second kitchen and dining room for entertaining, and the gardens and flowers in bloom enhance your outdoor decor.

Take some inspiration from these pictures and remember that your outdoor space is an extension of your home. Entertain your friends indoors and out all year round.

Belfort Furniture is conveniently located in the Dulles area of eastern Loudoun County, Virginia, easily accessible from Loudoun and Fairfax Counties. Whether you live in Northern Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, or Washington DC, we have the selection, styles and prices that make Belfort Furniture worth the trip! Belfort Furniture was voted “Retailer of the Year, 2012”, by National Home Furnishing Association and has been voted best furniture store in Loudoun County for 17 years in a row.