Many times when the weather becomes sultry, the only place we want to be is in our favorite chair on the porch, sipping ice-cold lemonade! So, if we spend our summer months languishing with Mother Nature, why not treat our outdoor living spaces to a little freshening up, and make our time outdoors more enjoyable! Here are some great, easy ideas you can use to add your own personal style to a much needed “outdoor room”!
Outdoor Living Spaces – Decorating Ideas
Treat your outdoor living spaces just like indoor rooms when you think about decorating it. Mother Nature has got the ceiling covered in most cases, but you should think about floors, furniture, accessories, color, and, yes, walls, just like any other project! Choose a theme, even if it’s just color! Try our posts Patio Floor Ideas and 15 Amazing Outdoor Patio Ideas. Photo by ‘HGTV‘.
Use existing fencing, tall plants, trellising, etc… for your walls, or just imply that walls exist by arranging your furnishings as if they did. You can also make privacy screens to keep your outdoor living space…well, private! Check out our post on DIY Patio Privacy Screens.
Light the night! Make some of these projects from our post on Inspiring Backyard Lighting, or check out How to Install Low Voltage Outdoor Lighting. Jen at ‘City Farmhouse‘ created this whole outdoor living space with amazing ideas and a couple of great tutorials. Love the globe string lights!
Get rid of those boring planters! A little paint, or a drill and saw, or even some concrete and a little imagination can make all the difference in your outdoor room. Jump on over to our posts on DIY Outdoor Planters. and Planter Box Ideas & Projects on our sister site ‘OhMeOhMy‘. Photo by ‘Good Housekeeping‘.
Take the time to dress up your outdoor living spaces…it doesn’t have to cost a lot of money, and it will help create a relaxing sanctuary to wile away those lazy days! (If you actually have any of those!)Image Credits: Houzz, HGTV, Lowes, Country Living, Lowes, City Farmhouse, Good Housekeeping