Outdoor Decorating Ideas
Whether you have a porch or patio, take advantage of this ideas by creating a luxurious outside lounge.
The exterior often reflects the overall style of the house and the family that lives there and it sets the pace for the rest of your space. In the end, whether you have stone, wood, brick, steel or vinyl siding, make sure your materials, paint colors and overall design represent what you like and who you are.
Here you have 5 examples of simply magnificent ideas for your outdoor spaces of the house!
Add a Rug
In this Los Angeles outdoor room designed by Mary McDonald, the striped outdoor rug is from Ceylon et Cie.
Plant Fragrant Flowers
The walled courtyard garden is a fragrant oasis tucked into the backyard of a Savannah, Georgia house. “We put in orange trees, jasmine, and hydrangeas, my favorite flower” says designer and owner Lynn Morgan. “It’s incredibly fragrant. And we put twinkling lights in the trees, so candlelight dinners are positively magical.”
Considering Installing a TV
Designers Parrish Chilcoat and Joe Lucas’s client loves to entertain, so they set up the open-air loggia in a Hermosa Beach, California, house, with a fireplace, a flat-screen TV, and overhead heat lamps”so he can use it all year.”
The chandelier and string of lights add even more romance to the patio of a Corona del Mar, California, house designed by owner Dana Abbott and her design partner, Kim Fiscus.
Go Bold With Color
A screened porch in a Sullivan’s Island, South Carolina, house is collaged in bright outdoor fabrics. The swing cushion is Nemo in Soleil by Manuel Canovas. “In my houses, I tend to make a base of neutrals, and I love using small amounts of color for contrast,” designer Sally Markham says. “But the client urged me to use brighter colors than I normally would have, and I’m glad she did. They add excitement.“
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