By Kristin Jackson

Published on April 14, 2015

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Creating a stylish outdoor living room can be acheived whether you have a sprawling backyard
or a small balcony. Paying attention to a few details and treating the space as you would any interior
room will allow you to extend your home during the warmer months.

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When beginning an outdoor space look at what you already own, if you were sucked into buying the
entire set a few years back, there is no reason you can't break it up now.

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Adding in exterior accent tables that mimic the feel of an indoor table instatly amps up the style & adds interest to the basic woven
set. If you are looking for a custom touch, you can have your cushions reupholstered using a wide
array of outdoor fabrics. This is a great solution to refresh a tired set or simply make a new one your
very own.  Throw pillows can transform a space in a matter of minutes.

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Looking for pillows with vibrant color & special details (like the tassels on these from Lacefield Designs) make
the space feel welcoming with a touch of luxe. The addition of a rug (Zadie Collection from Loloi) can also ground your space as it would
with any interior room.

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Going for pattern on an outdoor rug is a great choice as it helps to camouflage any spots
that Mother Nature (or a great party) might leave behind. You can also accent the walls outdoors as well.  I choose
to add a large plate wall using thrift store china transforming a boring wall into an instant feature.  Living walls & plants
as art are a great solution to go vertical as well.

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