All winter long we look forward to these days, when the light lasts longer and the weather is warm enough to stay outside well into the night. Yet most of the time, we still find ourselves inside – somehow it always seems easier to stay inside for dinner, or reading, or lounging. Why not take a little extra effort to create an outdoor room you can enjoy all summer long? Below are a couple of tips to help get you started and take advantage of this beautiful weather.
Not sure how to decorate your outdoor room? Take cues from your home’s architecture. This 50’s style set-up takes inspiration from the 1954 home, with its low, modern seating and retro-fabulous tables in a sleek lime shade.
If you’re looking for that last piece to tie your new outdoor room together, look no further than under foot. Sometimes a great rug is all it takes to give the space impact and style – and so it reads more as a “room” and less as a “patio space.” Cotton is a great option if you live in a dry climate, or if the space will be covered, and the style possibilities are endless.
When in doubt, don’t be shy with color. Go for bold and vibrant – you’ll be enjoying this space when all that’s green and growing is at its peak, so choose your colors to match! Textiles, whether in accent pillows or comfy poufs, are a great way to bring color into the space.
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