Inspiration For Accessorizing Your Lanai and Patio

Inspiration For Accessorizing Your New Lanai

Outdoor Chairs, Sofas, & Center Table

A lanai is best experienced with friends and family in the comfort of the outdoors while keeping the insects at bay. One of the most critical accessories you can add to your lanai are outdoors chairs and sofas. Weather it’s lounging out by the pool or socially gathered under the lanai, these pieces are a must own for any lanai. The MOST IMPORTANT factor when purchasing your furniture is that the cushions you are purchasing are solution-dyed acrylic. This means that your upholstery will be water resistant if caught in the middle of a rainstorm. Most cushions have a 100% polyester fill as well.

This patio oasis is complete decor and accessories that will make you want to never go back inside. All of the accessories pictured here can be purchased on Amazon.


If your lanai has an undercover space a TV/entertainment system is a wonderful way to enjoy movies, music, and TV outside in the warmth of the Florida sun. Speaker systems can be easily installed and flat screen TVs can be easily mounted to the wall giving viewers a comfortable experience. This can be best enjoyed in conjunction with an outdoor sofa set and communal gathering table.

Hot Tub

Even in Florida, you like to relax in a bubbly Jacuzzi while the winter breeze flows through your lanai. Hot Tubs are yet another way to add diversity and relaxation to your lanai. Most companies can conveniently install hot tubs through the opening of your lanai doors. If not, the teams at Gulf Coast Aluminum can custom remove aluminum sections of the lanai so your hot tub can fit with ease.

Fire Pit

Nothing is more communal than a night around the fire. Fire pits are a great way to bring everyone together and will wow guests. Fire pits can be built into the pool or lanai system with matching paver or stonework.

Natural Plants

We are blessed to live in Florida where there is such a diversity of lush green plants everywhere around us. You can never get enough of these botanical wonders so why not include them in your lanai to give it a natural look. Many people immediately consider palms to add but be very careful of palms and other high growing plants, as they will likely outgrow the size of your lanai. It’s best to select low growing plants such as Aglaonemas, Cast iron plants, Star begonias, Spiral gingers, and Crossandras. The possibilities are endless and choosing the planters and pots can be a fun DIY project with endless possibilities.


A great accessory to add to the selected plants and lanai is specific lighting. There are great low cost LED lighting systems you can purchase and install around the perimeter of your enclosure. There are also great low-level spotlights that can be placed around the outside of the enclosure to enhance your surrounding plants at night. The correct string lights are a pleasant DIY lighting system that gives the enclosure a homey feel.

Corey Philip

Corey began working on screen enclosures as a teenager in 2004 after hurricane Charley devastated his home town of Punta Gorda. 7 years later, after holding positions from foreman, to sales, to project manager, while attending college at Florida Gulf Coast University, Corey and childhood friend Thomas Davis founded Gulf Coast Aluminum in 2011. With a focus on delivering an unparrelled level of service, the company has grown by leaps and bounds under their leadership. Today you’ll find Corey answering the phones In his free time Corey likes training for triathlons, running the trails at Ding Darling park on Sanibel Island, and of course, working on growing Gulf Coast Aluminum.