Interior Design Tips & Tricks  

Jun 27

Tips for Decorating Outdoor Living Spaces

Posted by Nicole King on Thursday, June 27, 2019

Outdoor spaces used to be where you kept the grill and patio set and let watermelon drip off your chin. These days, when it comes to outdoor living, the sky is (literally) the limit. Whether you want a full kitchen, fireplace, and TV outdoors or just a beautiful, functional space to relax and enjoy your morning cup of coffee or evening glass of wine, the options for creating a beautiful and functional outdoor living space are endless. Here are a few simple tips to turn your deck, patio, porch, pool or fire pit area into an outdoor oasis. 

Set a Perimeter for Your Space

If your space doesn’t have a perimeter, consider using architectural features to make it feel defined. You might add structural elements such as enclosures, fencing, awnings, pergolas, latticework, or shrubs. Rugs intended for outdoor use offer another great way to define a space, and they add coziness at the same time.

Functional Furnishings for Outdoor Areas 

Select furniture of the right scale for your space. Place the pieces to frame the area for your intended purpose, be it curling up around a fire, casual lounging, social conversation, or for dining. Every line of designer fabric that we carry offers an outdoor furnishings collection, so you’re sure to find something that suits your style.

Outdoor Fabrics for the Elements

Use fabrics designed for outdoor use. We carry an extensive selection of outdoor fabrics that resist UV damage, stains, and mildew. They’re designed to be durable and cleanable, while looking great in solids, prints, and patterns you’ll love.

Accessories & Finishing Touches

Outdoor decorating calls for color, inspired by nature! For pops of color, add outdoor throw pillows and plants in decorative containers and pots. Use string lights, torches, candles, or solar lights to cast a warm glow in the atmosphere. Often overlooked, walls in outdoor spaces can feel heavy without accent pieces that connect to light and airy outdoors. Finish it off with a tabletop water feature or colorful place settings.

Complementary Consultation

Whatever you’re looking for, there are more styles of outdoor furnishings available in a variety of durable materials today than ever before! If you’ve been struggling to create the right ambience in your outdoor living space, let us help. No matter where you’re starting from, we’d love to help bring your beautiful outdoor space to life!