When decorating an outdoor or indoor living space, I aim to create a seamless flow between both spaces. Many homeowners consider their outdoor living areas an extension of their homes and spend a great deal of time under the skies dining, entertaining, or relaxing outdoors in warmer weather. My theory is that the outdoor space should reflect the home’s interior design so the areas blend together harmoniously.
When planning your outdoor space, consider the following or contact me for professional guidance:
Compatibility Both Ways. Your outdoor furnishings should be compatible with the architecture and aesthetics of your home and the surrounding landscaping. When planning your budget for your outdoor living areas, be sure to account for furnishings. If your interior has iron accents and furnishings, bring that element to the outdoor space. This will keep the eye moving and will make the home seem so much larger.
Create Outdoor Rooms. Think about how you will use your outdoor living areas and then design it by the way you prefer to use it. If you like to cook, create an outdoor kitchen and nearby dining area close to the house for ease of service. If you like to relax, hang a hammock further away from the bustle and noise for sweet silence. I’m big into a few chairs around a fire pit for immediate and cozy lounge feel. You’ll see the transformation.
Reflect Your Style. Add patterns, color and textures to your liking through accent pillows, linens upholstery and event pottery. Mix solids and stripes with florals or patterns for an eclectic vibe. A simple fountain, wind chimes, or herb gardens can be the right relaxation you need after a day at the office.
With warmer weather around the corner, now is a good time to think about how you would like to use your outdoor space this Spring. Delivery times vary by manufacturer and it’s never to late to start.