Since most of the country is having unseasonably warm weather now, I know that many of you have your outdoor living spaces on your mind. During the warmer months, I love nothing more than to spend time outside with a glass of tea and a stack of magazines. And, I especially love it when the outdoor space I’m in has as much style and flair as an interior room. Check out these fabulous outdoor spaces and a few tips I have on making the most of yours!
I love the idea of using outdoor furniture styles that look as though they are meant for the inside. No longer do you just have to settle for wicker or wicker-like furniture for your outdoor space. This space is stylish, elegant and oozes of comfort.
- Look for weather resistant metal tables or how about outfitting a round fire pit with a wood or metal top to create a table. When the fire pit is needed just remove the top and you have instant ambience.
- Check on-line specialty stores like Bellacor.com which offers a great selection of outdoor table and floor lamps which have all the style and quality of indoor lighting.
- Go bold and bright with your pillows. There’s not better way to energize an outdoor space than with fun and vibrant pillows. I love the selection of indoor/outdoor fabrics from Calico Corners (just a sampling in the photo below).
via Calico Corners
I love the cheery feel that this small but impactful outdoor space has. Bright colors, lots of flowers and a mix of textures add to the personality of this space.
When it comes to flower pots and containers, mix and match. Use a variety of colors, mix metal with ceramic and add pieces with detail.
Turquoise Cane Pattern Garden Stool–Home Decor Direct
And finally, every outdoor space needs a beautiful serving tray. I’m loving the large acrylic tray (monogram available) from The Zhush!