by ipdesign |
July 23rd, 2013 |
With so many of today’s homeowners desiring to expand their living spaces, it’s only natural to incorporate the GREAT outdoors in your next decorating project. Whether it’s a porch, patio, sun room or four season room, outdoor decorating can become a beautiful extension of your home.
And, as with other rooms in your home, it all begins with a plan. Do you entertain a lot? Is your new outdoor space primarily for your personal and family enjoyment? What activities might be taking place in this new area – outdoor/indoor games? Dining? Reading? Relaxing?
Once you have determined your needs and wants, it’s time to begin! And with Mother Nature as your backdrop, why not be a bit bolder in your color selections. Creating a bright and dramatic outdoor color scheme is sure to take your new space from dull to dazzling!
Furniture styles? There are a myriad to chose from – all sizes and shapes – as well as a countless all weather fabrics in gorgeous designs. Wicker and rattan continue to be the most popular and comfortable seating selections.
Area Rugs? Yes! For sure! Nothing helps set off a conversational area better than a well designed area rug. Today’s all weather styles will add a definite touch of design excitement to our new outdoor space!
Lighting? Of course! Especially, if you intend to use your space for reading and relaxing. Task lighting options are virtually limitless!
Window Treatments? Not something that you typically think about when designing an outdoor space, but creating a beautiful, functional and practical window treatment can actually help add even more ambiance to your new room’s style!