The warmer temperatures, sunny days and bright blue skies will be soon luring you to spend as much time as possible outside. So, if you have always wished to entertain, eat or lounge out in the open, now is the perfect time to rethink how that area feels and looks like.
A small backyard? A few square inches can go a long way. Limited budget? Just use what you already got. No greenery? Absolutely no big deal. Let’s take a look at some easy decorating ideas that can work miracles for any outdoor spot you may have set your sights on for beautifying.
You can easily give your space a fresh face by simply sticking to a monochromatic palette and without overdoing it. A good idea is to choose the essential pieces in modern grey and white and pick contemporary furniture such as a wirework round table, a sleek, white umbrella, and minimalist outdoor stools.
If you want to add a touch of fun to your outdoor space, throw in some colourful accents. Add some bold cushions in vibrant colours and some modern prints like stripes, ikat, and eye-catching florals. As for the furniture, go with white bar outdoor stools to tone down the cheerful colour scheme. Foot stools are also a great idea to add more comfort and functionality to your space.
If you live in the urban jungle and are aiming for a sense of privacy, enclose your outdoor space with a tall wooden fence. Make sure to decide how you want to use this area before making any decorating decisions. For instance, if you plan on using it mostly for entertaining and dining, the grill and the table should be the first key pieces that you arrange around. Add a couple cool outdoor stools to maximise functionality!
Natural Living Room
On the other hand, if you do have some space, re-imagine a room without walls. This way it will be easier for you to create an intimate gathering space that’s all set for entertaining. Picture this – a wicker sofa around your coffee table, a free-standing umbrella and a fire pot.
If you are lucky to have an ocean front view, set up your picnic table and go with the nautical theme – blue hydrangeas all around and a fish motif on the linens. In this case, go with benches. They are the perfect choice here because they don’t have any backs to obstruct the gorgeous view.
Simply put – formal without any unnecessary fuss. Surround your teak table with wicker chairs to keep a relaxing mood. As for the accessories, nothing more than chicken wire lanterns for an oh-so-easy table décor.