Hot trends in out­door spa­ces

In­door ideas work out­side as well

The Covington News - - Showcase Of Homes -

Ex­pand­ing your liv­ing space to in­clude the out­doors has been a big trend over the past few years.

More and more home­own­ers are tak­ing the dec­o­rat­ing ideas they’ve used inside their home and are bring­ing them out­doors.

Re­tail­ers are help­ing to fuel the trend by of­fer­ing items like out­door car­pets, high- end furniture and ac­ces­sories.

It’s easy to cre­ate a so­phis­ti­cated out­door liv­ing space with­out break­ing the bank with a lit­tle ad­vice from the dec­o­rat­ing ex­perts at Rus­tOleum. So, get ready to throw out con­ven­tional rules and bring the in­doors out. Here’s how.

Give your pa­tio ta­ble and chairs a new high- end look. De­signer pa­tio sets can cost thou­sands of dol­lars. But, with fin­ishes like Rust- Oleum’s Mul­ti­Color Tex­tured, it’s easy to give your old pa­tio set a con­tem­po­rary look that’s vir­tu­ally in­dis­tin­guish­able from a new pa­tio set. Choose a rich multi- hued fin­ish like Deep For­est, Ra­di­ant Brass, or Rus­tic Um­ber. Or, try a bright, bold color like Stops Rust Fresh Blue or Painter’s Touch Wa­ter­melon.

Don’t for­get your ac­cent pieces. Ac­cent pieces make a house a home and it’s im­por­tant to ac­cent your out­door spa­ces too.

Trans­form an or­di­nary lantern into a shim­mer­ing light fix­ture with Stops Rust Metal­lic spray paint in Cham­pagne, Char­coal, Sage, Pale Gold or Rich Carmel.

To add a splash of color to your out­door space, con­sider fin­ish­ing your mail­box or a small ta­ble with Amer­i­can Ac­cents Aqua.

If neu­tral col­ors are more your style, con­sider a cool crisp gray, like Amer­i­can Ac­cents Stone Gray, or choose Gran­ite for a sophis-

Sun-kissed: ticated up­scale look.

Trans­form or­di­nary planters with bold splashes of color. It’s easy to bring new life into old planters — or give in­ex­pen­sive planters a touch of style — with paint.

To match its ex­pen­sive coun­ter­parts, spray a worn metal planter or flower­box with Rust- Oleum Gold or Cop­per Ham­mered fin­ishes. Us­ing Rust- Oleum Spe­cialty Plas­tic Primer, add a bold splash of color to an in­ex­pen­sive plas­tic planter with a hot new hue like Painter’s Touch Caribbean Blue or Blue Sky.

For more in­spi­ra­tion and project ideas, visit www. paintideas. com.

There are hun­dreds of easy, in­ex­pen­sive projects that can help you trans­form any out­door or in­door liv­ing space.

Metro Creative Ser­vices

Trans­form the look of in­ex­pen­sive or weath­ered out­door decor with a fresh coat of spray paint.

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