Dining set? Check. Firepit? Check. Umbrella? Check. You may have everything you need to make your backyard space usable and comfortable, but have you gone so far as to decorate your outdoor space? Just like inside your home, your outdoor living space should be a reflection of your style. Taking the time to decorate your outdoor space can make it even more relaxing and enjoyable. And with an outdoor area, you have a little more liberty to get creative and add some flare. With that in mind, here are some creative ways to decorate your outdoor space.
Add a pop of color
Outdoor spaces are made for bold pops of color, and there are a host of creative ways to add color to your outdoor space. Paint old or plain wooden patio furniture in a bold color. Or paint them white and place them against a bold accent wall and add colorful cushions. If you don’t want to make a permanent commitment to a bold color, look for bright accessories, such as large flower pots, outdoor rugs or a bright umbrella.
Light up your outdoor spaces
Your outdoor space needs lighting to make it usable in the late evening hours. Porch lights create a harsh, concentrated light that is attractive to bugs. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to add soft, ambient lighting that makes your outdoor space feel like an evening refuge. Hang fairy lights across your pergola or patio roof, or string them freely from one point to another. An old chandelier can be painted, filled with tea lights and hung above a patio table. Place candles in fun candle holders or lanterns around your space, or use decorative patio torches.
Use everyday objects in unexpected ways
For a really fun look on your patio, get creative by using everyday objects in unexpected ways. A crate or an oversized flower pot can be turned upside down to use as a side table. An old window frame can be painted and fitted with a mirror or hanging plant pots. Colorful colanders make for beautiful planters. When decorating your patio, there is no limit to ways you can repurpose regular objects into stunning décor.
Bring the indoors outside
Think of it this way: decorate the outdoors the same way you would decorate indoors, but with furnishing that you know will stand up to the elements. You can hang curtains, use tablecloths, lay down a rug and fill your seating area with comfortable cushions or outdoor bean bags. Hang up weather-resistant wall art, mirrors or chandeliers. Visualize your outdoor living space as another room in your home, and decorate it with the same types of objects you enjoy having in your indoor spaces.
For more inspiration on decorating your outdoor space, stop by the Tri-County Hearth & Patio showroom. We carry everything you need to make your outdoor living space a stylish and inviting extension of your home.