Jacquelyn Poole Outdoor August 04th, 2018 - 12:40:11
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.
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.
Outdoor lighting plans are a great investment and a wonderful way to decorate the exterior of your home. You can use accent lighting, illuminate walkways and add carriage lights around doorways. Outdoor lights come in a variety of styles to complement your home's décor.
Another outdoor decorating idea to improve your home's curb appeal is landscaping. Choose your plants carefully and they'll reward you by thriving with very little care. Add different textures, heights and colors. Trees also provide shade and are eco-friendly by cooling your home and decreasing energy costs. Make a statement with colorful flowers. They make beautiful accents and can direct the eye to the front door.
If your outdoor area is a bit sunny and planting trees around it for shade may take some time, you can try putting up a shade instead. All you need is a canopy. Put it up and you get instant shade that immediately makes your area a great place to hang out.
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.