Maxine Ochoa Outdoor June 23rd, 2018 - 03:50:17
A sparsely furnished deck or patio doesn't feel very welcoming for you or your guests. The addition of a brightly-colored doormat, hanging metal garden accents or statues can bring warmth to the atmosphere through the colors and textures displayed. Choose outdoor decor accent pieces that complement your garden area or the decor inside your home to create a warm look that flows.
If you enjoy updating your home's decor as the seasons change, it can be nice to include a few outdoor touches year-round. For example, you might want to add some natural decorating materials such as flowers, plants, pinecones, or seashells. Even if you add only a few small touches, your home will have the subtle atmosphere of the great outdoors. You could also choose to "go bold" with your outdoor decorating scheme by using wind chimes, trellises, outdoor flower pots, fencing sections, or other outdoor decorating materials in interesting new ways indoors.
You can also check out sites related to garden fountains to find some great outdoor decor pieces that will accent your yard beautifully. You can find fountains that can be installed in the front or back of your home, as well as bird baths that will make your home look more inviting.
Outdoor decorating involves different challenges. The most important is dealing with materials that will encounter the outdoor elements. Sun, wind and rain have an effect on outdoor furnishings, and this needs to be taken in consideration when purchasing furniture, accessories, and outdoor art decor.
An outdoor area will look great in the evenings if you have candles at hand. Get several votive candles in glass jam jars or purchase some inexpensive tea light holders from your home improvement stores. These candles when hung and placed around the patio will create a romantic atmosphere for you and your loved ones. It will be a great place to just relax and enjoy each other's company.
One of my favorite outdoor decor pieces is bamboo water spouts. A beutifuly designed Japanese bamboo water fountain like a Shishi Odoshi (Deer Scarer) bamboo fountain creates zen-like back yard. A perfect compliment to a Shishi Odoshi fountain is a tea stand and fragrant Asian herbs.