Picking the right patio or outdoor furniture for your home can be as important as picking furniture for inside your home. Just because its outside, doesn’t mean the same interior design rules don’t apply. During the summer months, you can end up spending a lot of time out there, and you want it to be comfortable.
For some reason, probably due to the larger open space, picking the right furniture and décor seems to be tougher than inside. We have put together our list of tips and tricks to help you better navigate the process of choosing outdoor furniture.
1) Consider bright colors
Get yourself out of your comfort zone and go for bright colors outside. A lot of furniture comes in fun colors, it’s great to add a cheerful mood to your outdoor space. It’s also a great excuse because sometimes were afraid to go bright inside, so now you can take it outside.
2) Know your style
Do you want modern or classic outdoor furniture? There is wood or metal, even outdoor furniture designed to look just like indoor furniture. Do your research and figure out which look you like best and which goes best with the outside of your home.
3) Add a rug
A rug is often forgotten about with outdoor furniture. It adds that “complete” feel to the overall look and really makes the atmosphere more comfortable. There are rugs designed specifically to hold up against weather. For example, take a look at Mafi International and all the options they have for just outdoor rugs.
4) Don’t forget décor
Making the outside really feel complete can be a challenge. Just don’t forget to consider décor just like you would for the inside. Plants, pillows, table décor, side tables, even outdoor lighting are items to be considered.
Have fun with your outdoor space, let it be somewhere that you decorate in a way you would never expect. Big or small, put some time and effort into making it somewhere you want to spend time.
Do you think a good amount of effort should be put in to decorating your outdoor space? Leave us a comment and tell us what you think!
Happy Decorating 🙂