When someone mentions redecorating, our minds go to our indoor spaces: the living room, bedrooms, baths, etc. When was the last time you looked at your outdoor entertaining spaces? Chances are you've congregated to your patio with friends, only to find yourself in a lackluster space.
Here are some of the latest tips on updating your space into something to make you proud.
Exterior Wall Decor
Outdoor walls are easy to ignore when you're decorating, but the latest trends have us seeing these in a whole new way. Have you ever considered hanging up a canvas print, just as you would indoors? If you don't have a well-covered space to display art, you might consider a greener alternative; plants. Show off a climbing ivy or wall planters, these can transform your dull walls into a stunning vertical garden.
Next, we're on to a change in materials. In the past, outdoor furniture tended toward natural-looking materials, such as rattan, wicker, and wood. The latest and greatest is to bring a bit of metallic shine to your outdoors. Update the space with metallic pots, iron furniture, and lanterns. You'll be glad you did.
Speaking of lanterns, have you thought about how your outdoor gathering spot looks at night? It's easy to see how beautiful the area is when the sun's shining, but what about those evenings when you'd like to sit out under the stars? Consider a light-up umbrella, bistro lighting, a stunning fire pit, or even a series of lanterns filled with candles. Don't miss out on using your outdoor space just because you can't see it.
A great way to designate seating areas from those for general use is to use tile. Beautiful tile underneath your outdoor furniture will draw people's eyes to your inviting outdoor oasis.
Perhaps you'd like your outdoors to be an extension of your first floor - bring your indoors outside by mimicking your color scheme and theme on your patio. Staying within the same decor family will provide a cohesiveness that induces calm and peace.
Outdoor patios are often overlooked when staging a home to sell. As these spaces provide a sense of excitement and desire to entertain for potential buyers, it is important to properly stage them. If you need help transforming a modest outdoor space into an eye-catching, jaw-dropping entertaining hotspot, please contact us today!