Whether you have a small courtyard or big backyard, these easy decorating tips will help you create your very own outdoor escape.
To create a space that feels inviting, carry all the comfort and style of your indoor rooms through to the outdoors. Not only will this give you a visual connection between the two, but it also makes the most of your home’s space by creating an extra ‘room’.
For those that would like a summer vibe year-round, have fun and play with a bright palette of punchy hues.
Durable and easy to care for, tiles make a great choice for outdoor entertaining areas. To anchor your space team a specially designed outdoor rug with your outdoor tiles. Make sure you don’t skimp on size though, otherwise your space will look smaller. Instead, choose a rug that is large enough to accommodate dining chairs that are pulled out.
Lighting is one of the easiest ways to create an enchanting outdoor space. Keep in mind that it’s better to have multiple low-level lights rather than a single, bright bulb that can ‘blind’ the eyes.
When choosing outdoor furniture look for tables, chairs and sun lounges that are built to last outdoors and are as flexible as your lifestyle. The best pieces encourage togetherness by being easy to move around and create alternate seating. Also, keep large pieces of furniture visually light so they don’t overpower your garden view.
Pillows and cushions can help soften the great outdoors and create a spot where you’ll want to linger. If you plan on leaving them outside, look for cushions in fabric that is fade and water resistant.
Last, but by no means least, choose pots with strong lines that show off the plant, rather than the container. And for visual harmony, group pots in similar shapes, but different sizes.