8 Sure Fire Ways to Create a Colorful Outdoor Space-Part 2
There may be no better place to spend time than in your own backyard. In Part 1, Tips 1-5 gave you ideas for matching the design of your space to your home, surroundings, style and mood. Now I'd like you to think about how you furnish your space. These tips will help you create an outdoor living space you can't wait to come home to.source
6. Get creative
Today’s outdoor furniture designs are not only comfortable, but follow fashion and come in colors from turquoise to orange to black. Modern wicker, for example, features a host of shades and finishes that can offer a vibrant look to a ho-hum area. Pair this with gorgeous cushions and pillows in an eye-catching pattern to create a comfortable and chic space.
7. Cushy comfort
Almost all types of outdoor furnishings — wicker, wood, and metal — need a layer of cushion comfort. All-weather outdoor furniture cushions give your space an instant color makeover. Cozy, stylish and able to stand up to environmental elements, cushions can be custom upholstered to colorfully coordinate with the rest of your space.
8. Infuse color with accessories
If you have a plethora of plants and flowers, they will add color to your decorating scheme. If you are starting from scratch, consider accessories that will give you a pop of color. Lay an artsy outdoor rug to define a seating area. Add colorful pillows to chairs or for lounging on the floor. Place cut flowers or artificial greenery in terra cotta urns and planters. Hang colorful outdoor artwork on a wall. If your space is covered by an awning or pergola, hang long drapes of weather-resistant fabric to make it feel like a room. Coordinate neutral or colorful fabric patio table or floor lamps, which come in a bevy of shapes, sizes, styles and colors.
Once you've created your space all that is left to do is to head outdoors and enjoy your beautiful space. Enjoy!
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