Taking Your Outdoor Room From Blah to Beautiful
I love this time of year – warm weather, food on the grill, and great parties outdoors! But when its time for outdoor parties sometimes our outdoor spaces need a little boost to get them ready for guests so here are 3 tips for taking your outdoor room from blah to beautiful!
1. Add a pop of color with pillows
On this porch we helped clients design we started by layering in fun pillows with a beach theme in a beautiful blue color to remind them of the ocean, one of their favorite vacation destinations while also providing some contrast against the chairs. To see more about this fabulous porch design, watch my TV segment below.
2. Layer in textural decor
Texture in a space is critical – it softens the hard surfaces and creates interest. In this photo the large blue green vase on the hearth adds a pop of color while the branches inside add texture along with the orange flower and napkins.
3. Make it Personal
When you’re decorating or designing a space its important to add your own personal touches that show off your personality. In this porch the client had a painting done on wood and picked up an iron table base to give this outdoor room a one of kind look.
The same holds true for this outdoor patio space where a vintage trunk on wheels has been re purposed as a coffee table. Other personal touches on this patio include a vintage candelabra and wrought iron table that was handmade. To see more about this patio design, click on the TV segment below
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Porch TV segment (click here)