With warm weather on the horizon, you can use your outdoor spaces as an extension of your home. Outdoor spaces are a great place to entertain and relax. When planning for your outdoor spaces think about creating different areas. Just like rooms, dining can be separate of space from entertaining and relaxing. Here are some fabulous inspiration photos to get you started on your outdoor makeover!
While these are some great inspiration photos, whose yard actually look like this? If yours does please give me some landscaping tips because you obviously have a green thumb! Flowers can add color to an outdoor space, but think about incorporating color through fabric and furniture. By bringing in bring fun color through fabric and furniture you can add functionality and flair to any outdoor space. Here are three fun tips to spruce up those outdoor spaces and extend your floor plan for the spring and summer.
1.Bright and Bold
Bright and bold colors can make any outdoor space feel fun; don’t be afraid to use adventurous colors outdoors that you might not be comfortable with in your interior. If you have some old outdoor metal sets try spray paint to give them a face lift. Also think about unifying mismatched pieces with color. Use bright coordinating colors on a matching set to make it a focal point on your patio.
2. Found Materials
Use furniture as the base of the design to your outdoor space. If you don’t have old pieces to spruce up here are some fun idea to make outdoor furniture on a dime. Think about using recycled materials like pallets or cinder block to create unique outdoor seating to fit your patio or yard. Try your hand at making your own outdoor furniture check out this great DIY blog tutorial here @ Ana White Homemaker. Different types of outdoor furniture will help to define the style of your outdoor living spaces.
3. Pillow Pizzazz
Now that you have all this great outdoor furniture for seating, you can use fabric to complete your space. Outdoor pillows are a great way to bring color to outdoor space or unify your brightly painted furniture pieces. Think about using a good solid for your cushions and build your patterns from there. Again don’t be afraid to go bold – pillows are easy to change out from season to season. Mixing the solids in with fun patterns and stripes will add visual interest and spice up your seating areas.
With more light in the evenings to enjoy the great outdoors, it’s time to give your patio a facelift. Extending your living space outside gives you a different place to relax and entertain in the warmer weather. Fresh air and fun colors in your new outdoor living space can do wonders after the long winter months.