Ida Green Outdoor September 01st, 2018 - 00:04:36
There is a difference in decorating your outdoor space compared to your indoor or interior living space.
Cooking and dining outdoors is part of the summer experience for many individuals. However, cold weather, rain and other outdoor obstacles can often make it difficult to enjoy outdoor living whenever the mood strikes. Instead, why not create an indoor picnic area that can be enjoyed year-round? All you'll need is a patio or picnic table, and an area to create your indoor "outdoor" environment. A corner of your basement, garden room, indoor patio or breezeway could be just the place to create a picnic-like dining area.
If you have a deck or patio, there would be a great assortment of outdoor deck lights to enhance this area. Even the grill could use the outdoor bar-b-que light. One which would clip on to any work station of the grill or you might want one of the outdoor floor lamps. The patio furniture could make use of the umbrella's with the outdoor string lighting or the outdoor lighting designed to fit any umbrella's post. The use of outdoor garden lighting, outdoor post lights could be used to bring the sense of warmth and security to your property.
When choosing outdoor support for areas, such as, outdoor counters, shelving, and awnings, forged iron is clearly a good choice over other materials that deteriorate quickly and those that are weak and flimsy. Look for a metal that is of a heavy gauge or heavy duty iron. Not only will you achieve a strong support, for your counters and such, but you will be bringing in design and character to your outdoor living space through using decorative iron. There are many decorative architecture iron products on the market that work beautifully in outdoor and indoor settings.
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.
The first step in your outdoor decorating project is to take a photo of the front of your house. This gives you the opportunity to look at your front yard objectively. Take the picture from the curb. Does your door stand out or blend in? Your front door is your focal point, so it should stand out. It directs your visitors and tells them where to enter your home. You can accent your front door by color and/or pottery flanking each side.
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