It might be too chilly outside for most of us to start dreaming of our spring / summer outdoor space. But hopefully you’ve learned by now that it’s really never too early to start thinking ahead. If not, then check out this list of the outdoor spaces that will inspire you the most. After all, who doesn’t love a good patio or garden?
You can spruce up your outdoor space while keeping it simple and modern by using a monochromatic palette. This will give your outdoor space a polished look while still keeping everything contemporary and simple.
Love this idea? Check out this gorgeous patio set.
You can add a touch more fun to your space by playing with vibrant colors and bold geometric patterns. Stick to colors like tangerine and fuchsia for maximum impact, and look for patterns like ikat, stripes and loud florals.
If you’ve got a lot of space out back, going with a more natural charm is often a good choice. You can create an intimate gathering space by using the space fully and leaning on natural colors and hues. Think about wicker sofas, freestanding umbrellas and a fire pit to create cozy, entertaining-ready surroundings.
If you live in an urban space (and are lucky to have garden room at all), achieve a sense of privacy by enclosing your outdoor area with a tall wooden fence. Plan and prioritize the area before placing the fence. Will you still have room for dining and entertaining? Where will everything live in the space? The grill and the table should be your top priorities.
You can completely transform a small porch space into a stylish and comfy outdoor space. Think creatively and stick to a budget. Try to use items like day beds, potted plants and Chinese lantern to give a “globetrotter” kind of feel. That old trunk you’ve been eyeing at the antique shop? Wouldn’t it just make the best coffee table…?
Down the Rabbit Hole
Did you know your outdoor space doesn’t have to be a man-cave grill-haven? Dining outdoors is all about gathering together and escaping the humdrum of our usual eating habits. There aren’t really rules to it, so break out of the norm and try a classy and upscale garden party for once. Tip: pastels, florals and light fabrics make great accents 🙂
If you want to capture that truly easy-going feeling in your outdoor space, there’s only one style choice: country. Settle your tables and chairs away from your home, placing them more in nature and away from the hum-drum daily stuff. The feeling of eating under an open sky, with grass beneath your feet, is an unexpected and pleasurable entertaining and dining experience.
Don’t Pop the Budget
If you want a patio makeover without spending a lot, trying using vibrant accent colors throughout the space instead. Try pops of color on the dining furniture, in lighting fixtures and through the various textile elements (pillows, throws, seat covers, etc.).
Even the smallest of spaces can explode with color under an island-styled decor. Pack the space with bright tropical colors like red and green, accented with pinks, purples, whites, yellows and blues. Consider hanging graphic art on the wall to give it an even more tropical feel.
Don’t be afraid to get creative with your space. Mix and match different materials for an informal and eclectic outdoor space that is truly one-of-a-kind. Accent with bright colors, floral patterns and bold geometric shapes.