Designing a beautiful outdoor area isn’t easy. Sure, you might have a picture of how you want your property to look, but how do you make your dream a reality? First, start small. You would be surprised at how much a simple addition can add to your outdoor design. Next, personalize it with color, foliage or accessories. A little color, a plant here and there, and some comfy furniture can go a long way when transforming your outdoor design.
Are you feeling inspired? Read on the next 6 interior design tips!
1- Choose a decor style …and stick to it! While no one doubts that your modern-boho-industrial-Tuscany-chic look is going to take the world by storm, a mix of too many competing styles can be confusing. Creating a cohesive decor theme and color scheme allows the eye to relax and enjoy the overall beauty of the scene.
2- No patio set is complete without an umbrella. They are great for bistro sets and also make a nice poolside addition.
3- Adding a little lighting to your outdoor living space makes the backyard more inviting, cozy and homey. From twinkling string lights that can be wrapped around trees to classic globes that can be strung along your deck space, there are dozens of outdoor lighting options to choose from. With a glimmer of soft lighting in your backyard, you won’t want to go back inside.
4- Outdoor showers provide an element of luxury to your outdoor space. Be sure that your idea blends with your home so it does not look out of place. Do this by building your outdoor shower with some of the same architectural elements that are found in your home. You could also consider blending the shower with your landscape such as a stone wall with your garden around.
5- Luxury patios have clearly defined spaces for every activity. “Here is where we eat, here is where we play bocce; here is where we lounge by the infinity pool with our dry martinis.”
While you may not have these luxuries, you can make your space feel fancy by grouping furniture in a way that makes the purpose clear. Anchor dining and entertaining spaces with rugs or landscaping details, like stones or flowers, and create enough room between them for an easy flow of traffic.
6- In the absence of an in-ground pool, small water features like bird baths, ponds, or fountains create a soothing ambiance while elevating your space. Not into water? No problem! Anything that gets friends and family together is a worthwhile investment.
Fire pits are a beautiful example of extending your patio into the winter months—think of all the marshmallow roasting!
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