Summer is just around the corner—is your outdoor living space ready? This area adds incredible value to your daily lifestyle. Whether you use the space to relax in a hammock with a good book or to entertain neighbors, family, or friends, this bonus “room” deserves the same inspired decor as those inside the home.
Outdoor living space: design for your style
Here are 6 ways to liven up your outdoor living space and make it an inviting extension of your home:
Light it up
One quick search on Pinterest results in a smorgasbord of ways to incorporate string lights to accent your outdoor living space. These hanging bulbs gleam like stars in the night and can even be powered by the sun if you choose the solar-powered variety. Want even more light (and ambience and warmth)? Why not add a firepit as a focal point for the space? This inviting combo is sure to draw visitors.
Set the tone with outdoor furniture
What’s your intention for your outdoor living space? Will it be an oasis for relaxation? A hub for gatherings with family and friends? A play zone for little ones? Whether it’s a lightweight hammock or a sprawling outdoor sectional, select furniture that will accommodate your needs and intention for the space.
Deck the walls
Just as with indoors, artwork and wall decor can deliver an instant vibe to an outdoor space. Consider the elements (sunshine, precipitation, etc.) and each item’s ease of cleaning, and then place the mood-enhancing pieces accordingly.
Establish a theme
Bring your personal style to the space with decorative embellishments that create a theme. Tiki torches and plants create a fun oasis. Minimalistic elements with clean lines and geometric shapes offer a modern vibe. Colorful pillows and foot stools and outdoor rugs can impart a chic bohemian style. What do you envision? Decide on the theme and carry it throughout the space.
Play with color
Do you desire the elegance and simplicity of neutral colors, or are pops of color that lend an eclectic vibe more your style? Color choices make a huge difference in the feel of a space. From cushions to rugs to planters, it’s easy to play with colors to set the tone. How will you use color to enhance your space?
Ready to maximize your summer lifestyle? Now is a great time to decorate the outdoor living space in your brand-new home at Meridian Ranch.
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