An outdoor living space should be an extension of your home. The goal is to be as proud of this space and as comfortable hosting guests there as you are inside your home. This can be accomplished with some easy tricks and design principles, many of which are carried over from interior decor.
Living in Florida, I know the importance of a fabulous outdoor space, so I’ve written a lot on the topic. The following six posts cover everything from color and accessories to lighting. With these simple tips, you can be on your way to creating a more inviting outdoor space that you will love entertaining guests in.
How to Bring Elegance to Your Outdoor Space
When you are decorating an outdoor space, it is best to think of it as another room in your home. This will give you the best results when you apply everything you have learned about decorating for the interior of your home to the outside as well, because decorating an outdoor space follows all the same design principles. Here are some tips to get you started.
Creating Ambiance with Stylish Outdoor Lighting
Lighting is a huge component in decorating, not only in interior spaces but also in outdoor spaces, as well. Lighting enhances a space by both the type of light it puts out and also by the design of the object that is emitting it. There are so many beautiful choices for stylish outdoor lighting that I thought I would gather some of my favorites and share them with you.
Adding Color to Outdoor Spaces
One quick way to add new life to a space is through the use of color. It can change the dynamics of a space in an instant, even with a limited budget. Even the smallest accents can make a big difference. Here are 10 ideas for adding color to outdoor spaces that will have them looking fresh and inviting in no time.
Outdoor Chandeliers: Glamorous & Unexpected
Chandeliers have been bringing elegance to dining rooms for centuries, but it’s only recently that it has become a trend to feature these lighting beauties in outdoor spaces. They are an wonderfully unexpected dose of glamour on a porch or patio. There are a variety of outdoor chandeliers to choose from, so here a selection that successfully improved their spaces.
Great Outdoor Kitchen Ideas for Every Budget
An outdoor kitchen is one of the most sought-after home upgrades and it’s not hard to see why. They are great for entertaining purposes when you want to entertain your guests outside but don’t want to be separated from them while you’re in the kitchen cooking. Fortunately, there is an outdoor kitchen for every budget. Check out these inspiring ideas to get you started.
10 Spectacular Outdoor Fireplaces
Outdoor fireplaces are a great asset to an outdoor space. No matter what the style of your outdoor space is, there is a perfect fireplace for you. They range everywhere from contemporary to rustic and can be made to fit just about any size space. Here are 10 spectacular outdoor fireplaces to inspire your own space, both architecturally and stylistically.
I hope these tips and ideas inspired you to transform your own outdoor space into the oasis of your dreams. If you have any questions on decorating for your outdoor space, please leave me a comment.