tips on creating an outdoor room
Treat this space as you would any interior room during the warmer months.
Published Apr 14, 2015 4:00 PM
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.