Published on August 7, 2015

Creating an outdoor living room may be easier than you think! See how Julie Blanner transformed her deck from dark and dated to fresh and relaxing with paint, furniture and lighting!

Comfortable seating encourages guests to relax and enjoy the view.

Pair a large coffee table with small side tables for accessible places to set drinks.

Give your patio or deck life by adding plants. Don’t forget a cozy spot for furry friends to relax as well!

Make a deck feel like an extension of your living space by painting it a soft, neutral color.

Go classic with wicker that doesn’t weather.

Accessorize with pillows and throws.

Add a rug to define a space and add comfort.

Enhance the ambience with thoughtful light fixtures. These lanterns provide a soft glow.

Outdoor decorating ideas

Use trays for easy entertaining – trays make outdoor serving and cleanup a breeze.

Keep it simple. After all, this is a space to relax and enjoy!

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