When you’re decorating your home, don’t forget about the exterior. You may spend most of your time indoors, but your exterior is the first impression people get of your abode. Plus, when the weather warms up, it’s ideal to spend as much of your time as you can living outdoors. From your porch, to your patio, deck, and backyard, here are 5 of the best outdoor decor tips ever!
1. Paint the Roof of Your Porch
Have you ever thought of painting your porch roof? In the warmer months, your porch can act as another living area, providing you with a spot to enjoy the outdoors and the company of your family. Painting your roof is a big trend for indoor spaces, but also looks amazing for a porch roof. Choose a shade like seafoam or robin’s egg blue to mimic the colour of a clear-blue sky and give off a soothing, tranquil vibe.
2. Blend the Indoors and Out
If you’re big on entertaining, you know how important it is to have ample space to host your guests. Forget being limited by your indoor and outdoor square footage, blend the two to give you a vaster space to entertain. You can do this with the help of gorgeous patio doors that open up one space to the next, and also by continuing your indoor flooring to the outdoors, and decorating both spaces so that they compliment each other.
3. Outdoor Curtains
Outdoor curtains are a clever way to make your front porch more intimate and cozy. They’ll make your outdoor area feel more indoorsy, framing your space and upping the comfort level. On top of that, they’ll provide protection from wind and harsh weather, as well as sun and outdoor noises. If you decide to go with outdoor curtains, make sure they’re water-, fade-, and mildew-resistant so they last as long as possible.
4. Increase Your Surface Space
It’s important to have lots of surface space in your backyard, not only for guests to sit, but also for them to set down their food and drink. Especially if you plan on hosting large gatherings, you’ll want everyone to feel like they have plenty of space. You can consider things like built-in seating, the surround of a fire pit (if you have one), and outdoor tables for extra surface space.
Approach your outdoor space just as you would your indoor, and don’t forget decorating and accessorizing. Add items like area rugs, throw pillows, lamps, chairs or couches, side tables and potted plants to give your space some life! You and your family and guests will love spending time outdoors in your cozy, decorated area. If you’re worried about things getting ruined, you can keep a storage chest to store your delicates when they’re not in use.
Don’t neglect decorating your outdoor space. Use these tips to create a gorgeous and comfortable living area outside your home!