With brighter days and warmer weather approaching, it’s time to spring into action and get your outdoor living spaces ready! After all, if you’re going to spend more time outside, you’ll want the area you’re hanging out in to be as beautiful as it is relaxing. Whether you have a deck, patio, or open yard, these five decorating tips will help reawaken and rejuvenate your outdoor space.
Bring in Live Florals
One of the best parts of spring is the abundance of colorful, fragrant flowers it brings. Incorporating these seasonal blooms into your outdoor design is an easy way to add more color, brightness, and life to your porch or deck. You could cultivate an entire garden, stage potted and hanging plants throughout the space, or line your railings with boxed flowers. Regardless of which method you choose, bringing in live blooms is a must.
Try New Seating Arrangements
Simply rearranging your porch or deck furniture can make the space feel new and inviting. You could create one focal seating area that is open, easy to access, and conducive for socializing or stage smaller vignettes throughout the outdoor living space to give you and your guests the ability to spread out. Keep in mind the importance of angling your furniture inward, which creates physical closeness and, in turn, fosters conversation and connection.
Lay Down an Outdoor Area Rug
Define your porch or deck with an area rug. Laying down an area rug under your furniture set can make that area feel warmer and inviting. It also allows you to tie in different colors, patterns, and textures, so be intentional and expressive with the one you choose. When shopping for a new outdoor area rug, be sure to look for durable, weather-resistant options. Some outdoor area rugs are machine washable, so keeping them clean is a breeze.
Toss in Throw Pillows
Since they’re available in different sizes, shapes, colors, and patterns, incorporating throw pillows into your outdoor living area design is another easy way to add personality to your space. Whether you arrange them on bench seating or toss them on the ground around low tables, pillows are often the personal touch you and your guests need to feel relaxed. Like area rugs, you’ll want to make sure you invest in throw pillows that can withstand the elements. You may also want to consider adding a bench with storage so you can tuck them away during any storms.
Explore Lighting Options
One final touch to make your outdoor design complete is staged lighting. If your porch or deck is enclosed, consider adding an outdoor chandelier. These fixtures emit radiant light, which is bright and energizing. If your space is fenced in or open, consider adding low-light sources like string lights and lanterns, which set a more intimate tone.
When you decorate your porch or deck for spring, you’ll be inspired to spend more time outside soaking up the sunshine. Are you ready to update your space but need help bringing these ideas to life? Contact us today to schedule your in-home design consultation.